Jalaukavacharana (leech therapy) panchakarma therapy, word meaning , procedure , benefits, importance of blood , description about leeches and its collection.
Jalauka – the one which is having their abode is water - leech Leeches are also named as jalayukah as the water is its life. As leeches emerges from water , lives in cold and is sweet due to which it is being used for blood letting when pitta is vitiated. It is been included under raktamokshana ,which is considered to be one among the purificatory therapies ( shodhana ).according to acharya susruta , the purificatory therapies are divided into a group of 5 which are been named as panchakarmas. The 5 purificatory therapies are vamanaRead More