RAKTAMOKASHANA IN MUKHROGAS
Dr. Ashok B. Deshmukh* and Dr. Pradnya Raju Bhumbur
The definition of mukha is according to Yogaratnakar is “Oshthhauchadantamoolkani dantajivhach taluch galogaladi sakalam saptangam mukhamuchyate “ Mukha word is used both for oral cavity and face. Mukha is one of the nine externally opening strotas. Ayurveda is the first and the oldest medical science, existing since or before the human creation. It is aimed to- 1.Protect the health by giving the knowledge of preventive health principles. 2. Cure the disease by explaining the different types of treatment procedures and principles. 21st century is the century of science and innovations. Life is too much faster in this time. Civilizations have changed human life considerably, with not only good benefits of it, but some bad effects on human health. As the lifestyle is changed individuals are consuming excessive quantity of apathyakar ahar i.e. mixed type of foods, chinees, cold drinks etc. Addiction like chewing tobacco, Supari(betel nuts).gutka, tobacco with lime, smoking, drinking alcohol etc. Ancient Indian texts have talked variedly about various procedures that can cause immense shodhana or purification of the body among the five cardinal shodhana karmas, Raktamokshana chikitsa is emphasized as half treatment as far as shalya tantra is concerned and every second patient invites this treatment.
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