CONCEPT OF JALAUKAVACHARANA (LEECH APPLICATION) IN AYURVEDAJournal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED AYURVED RESEARCH(IJAAR) (Vol.1, No. 01)
Publication Date: 2013-11-08
Authors : Rathod Motilal; Mutha Rashmi; Sharma Ajay Kumar;
Page : 1-6
Keywords : jalukavacharana; leech application; ayurveda;
Jalauka is very much Beneficial in vitiated Raktaja (Blood related) disorders, it expels vitiated Rakta Dosha (vitiated Blood) completely from selected part of the body. So Leech ther-apy (Jalaukavacharana) takes a predominant place in the list of Shodhana Chikitsa (Purification Procedure) right from the beginning of medical history. Acharya Sushruta has described Jaluaka (Leech) under the heading of Anushastrs (parasurgical procedure). It is much safer and less com-plicated natural process, therefore indicated even for King, Rich, Old, Fearful, Weak, Women and the people of tender nature. The Physician who knows about the Leeches, their Habitat, Method of collection, Varieties, Storage and method of application becomes successful in treat-ing the many diseases.There is need of understanding the applicability and scientific region to Leech apply is essential so effort has been made to understand the Leech application in various disorders.
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