Raktamokshana- Blood-letting Therapy
It is one among the Panchakarma treatment which is specially meant for blood cleansing and detoxification in diseases associated with vitiation of blood. It includes controlled removal of small quantities of blood thereby eliminating the accumulated toxins. Commonly practiced blood-letting procedures are
- Prachana - through multiple incisions
- Siravyadha - venipuncture especially in varicose veins
- Jalukavacharana - Leech Therapy
Raktamokshana is very much beneficial in diseases like non healing ulcer, allergic dermatitis, eczema, varicose veins etc.