Raktamokshana (Blood Purification)
This method is effective in curing rheumatic arthritis, skin diseases etc. Though it sounds very primitive way of treating, it is a very helpful process. Raktamokshana means removing vitiated blood from the body. It is a localized treatment . Extraction of vitiated blood from the body by using surgical instruments and other tools is known as Raktamokshana.
Types Of RaktaMokshana :
Using surgical instruments
Method 1 : Pracchana: scratching with a sterile scalp is indicated to drain the accumulated blood from a particular point.
Method 2 : Sira vedhana: Venepuncture is devised whenever vitiated blood circulates in the body.
Primitive Method of JaloukaPrayoga: It is a special method for removing the false blood using an organism named as jelooga (leech). These leeches are made to suck off the impure blood from a person. They by themselves leave the person’s body once they are full.