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Rakta Mokshana - Blood letting
Raktamokshana-An important procedure among the Panchakarma
Ayurvedic panchakarma procedures mainly focus on throwing the vitiated dosha out of the body and thus checks the reoccurrence of the disease. And raktamokshana is one procedure among panchakarma which aims at excreting vitiated blood (Dushta rakta ) from our body.
The word Raktamokshan is derived from 2 words mainly Rakta (blood) and Mokshan (let out, to relieve).
These procedures explained thousands of years ago still holds and important place in ayurvedic treatment in curing many diseases, and have become a necessity in todays world due to changing food habits and lifestyle, for curing ailments and also to maintain health.
So before learning about this procedure let’s briefly go through an ayurvedic prespective about Rakta (blood)
What are the methods of Rakta Mokshana ?
Pracchana : Scraping by scapel usually done in superfacial blood letting.
Shringa : Horn of cow to withdraw superfacial blood after scraping, taking the advantage of its hollowness.
Use of blood letting :
It is useful in pittaja and raktaja diseases.
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