CONCEPTUAL STUDY OF SIRA VYADHA WSR TO SUSHRUT SAMHITA
*Dr. Sameer, Dr. Ashok Kumar Dwivedi, Dr. Renu Tripathi, Dr. Mini K. V.
Ayurveda is not only science of medicine but also the way of life style. It is well organized system of medicine that has unique techniques for harmonious living. It is not a stagnant one. It was developing throughout its history. The science of Ayurveda has glorious past with extra-ordinarily enriched documentation of medical literature. That is nothing but experience and observations of ancients. Shodhana chikitsa has great importance. Expulsion or removal of vitiated blood from the body is known as Raktamokshana. This can be done either through the prominent superficial veins with the help of simple scalp- vein canula (Siravyadha), with the help of Leech (Jalukavacharana), by taking multiple incision on a particular site (Prachana Karma), by sucking blood with the help of animal horn (Sringa) from the site where prior incision is taken or removing blood with the help of empty dried bottle gourd (Alabu). Raktamokshana or bloodletting is given prime importance in panchakarma or Sodhanachikitsa . It is said that a number of diseases which are otherwise incurable can easily and effectively be cured only by Raktamokshana alone.
Keywords: Sira, Sira Vyadha, Raktha Mokshan.
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