Leech Therapy by SKK Ayurveda And Panchkarma is one of the best therapy for dealing with blood disorders. Therapy requires a number of sessions (5 to 10 sessions) depending on the nature of the ailment and leeches stick along the affected parts to allow natural healing due to its suction capacity of the blood and removal of impure blood from the body.
The leeches are placed at the affected site and imperceptibly suck out the venous blood. After approximately 30-40 minutes, the leeches fall off by themselves. The so-called after-bleeding relieves the venous circulation and frees the body from harmful waste materials in the blood. The leeches, however, during their sucking process also suck out different substances like blood clots.
Leeches are used in the medical practice since ancient times to treat many diseases. It is a method in which localized impure blood is let out to heal the tissue. Leech therapy is Para-surgical treatment modality according to Ayurveda. Due to its therapeutic effects, this is successful even today. The description of using leech for therapy can be found in Sushruta Samhita written by Acharya Sushruta.
According to Ayurveda, Leech only sucks impure blood. Leech is used to relieve venous congestion and to improve blood circulation.
The patient does experience a little bit of pain when the leech bites or sucks the blood from a point on your skin. But this is a bearable pain and the treatment is very safe without any side effects. However, there can be mild redness or skin rashes post the therapy which will disappear within 24-48 hours depending on the patient’s response.
In this process, whatever we give to the patients in the large doses, is being given in smaller doses. The same medicaments are given to the patients when they are hungry. The whole crux is to pacify the doshas instead of expelling them.
Panchakarma is a therapeutic way of eliminating toxic elements from the body. According to Sushruta, Panchakarma inclu de five Shodhana (purification) process or therapies in which Raktamokshana (bloodletting) is one among them . Jalaukaavcharana (Leech therapy) is Shodhana type of treatment under raktamokshana. In Ayurveda, raktamokshana has been mentioned mainstay of treatment for raktapradoshajavikara. Deep vein thrombosis, or deep venous thrombosis, (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) within a deep vein, predominantly in the legs. Non-specific signs may include pain, swelling, redness, warmness, engorged superficial veins