Raktamokshana

The poisonous blood is let out from the body by using special surgical instruments or with the controlled use of leeches to suck out the impure blood
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Raktamokshana

What do you mean by Raktamokshana?

Generally, Raktamokshana is not considered one of the Pancha karma procedures. But according to one of the Ayurvedic scriptures, Acharya Vagbhata has considered Raktamokshana as one of the five supreme treatments of Ayurveda.

Raktamokshana is a blood cleansing procedure. It can be done for preventive or curative purposes.

Rakta means blood and moksha implies releasing. Therefore,  Raktamokshana is the therapeutic procedure of releasing blood from the body.

How does this alleviate diseases?

There are various ways through which vitiated blood can be released.  They are :

  • Siravyadha – a procedure of puncturing or sectioning a vein
  • Prachana – incise the skin superficially
  • Jalukavacharana – jaluka means leech. So by applying leech to a specific site and allowing it to suck vitiated blood.
  • Shringavacharana – horn of a cow used for raktamokshana
  • Alabu avacharana – bitter bottle gourd used for this purpose
  • Ghatiyantravacharana – a tube used for this purpose

By using these procedures, the vitiated blood is released, and the disease is alleviated.

Can this be done in all cases?

Though raktamokshana is a reliable procedure, it can be administered in cases of skin disorders like pigmentations, indigestion,  anorexia,  intoxication, sour belching, excessive sleep, etc.

There are cases when it should not be used like in children and senile people, pregnant women, in case of vomiting, emaciation, etc.

AyurVAID's Procedure

Preoperative procedure

We ask the patient to sit in a comfortable position and apply any medicated oil or ghee on the affected part. Then we do a swedana procedure (perspiration)  on the affected part.

Procedure

While the patient is in the same posture, a tourniquet is tied to arrest the circulation of vitiated blood. Then according to the type of Raktamokshana being administered, the appliance is used to release the vitiated blood.

Our group of alert physicians keeps checking for any kind of complication during the process of Raktamokshana.

Postoperative procedure

After the vitiated blood is released, the tourniquet is removed, and the area is wiped clean. We ask the patient to rest for a while and keep inspecting their condition.

Benefits of Raktamokshana

Raktamokshana is the best method to purify vitiated rakta (blood). People regularly undergoing Raktamokshana will not be afflicted with skin disorders, swelling, and other bleeding disorders.

It is the best method for treating skin diseases.

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FAQ on Raktamokshana Treatment

Will raktamokshana cause anemia?
No, raktamokshana is a procedure that releases vitiated blood. It rather prevents diseases from occurring. Also, after the procedure, medicines that increase hemoglobin are administered to cope with the loss.
Is raktamokshana effective?
Raktamokshana produces exemplary effects. It purifies the blood and improves the skin. It prevents the recurrence of diseases.
Is raktamokshana painful?
At the time of release, there will be slight pain felt by the patient. But later it subsided using medicines.

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