CONCEPTUAL STUDY OF EFFICACY OF JALAUKAVACHARANA IN NETRAROGA
Pratibha Kondibarao Waghmare* and Nisar Ali Khan
Raktamokshana (Bloodletting) is one of the para surgical, detoxification method of panchkarma which helps to eliminate vitiated dosha that accumulate in the body.
Jalaukavacharana i.e. Leech therapy is the form of Raktamokshana, in which vitiated Pitta and Rakta doshas get let out from the body, practiced since ancient times to treat netrarogas. Netra is pitta sthana. Jalauka is recommended by Acharya Sushruta in Piitaj and Raktaj vikara. Jalaukavacharana has the property to subside immediately the pain, swelling, burning sensation and redness. Now a day environment is being highly polluted, due to which there is increase chances of infection in the eyes. there are many side effects of modern medicine. Jalaukavacharana is free of side effects, cheaper, easier, convenient method, prevent the recurrence of disease, minimal painful, can be done in children and delicate personalities. It has minimal chances of complication as well as leaves no scar after use and has a significant effect in relieving the symptoms of the patients.
So, it is need to spread awareness about Jalaukavacharana and its efficacy.
Keywords: Raktamokshana, Jalaukavacharana, Netraroga.
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