Raktamoksha is mainly done in the diseases resulting from aggravation of toxins in the blood. It is done with needles, leeches or suction cups. This treatment is very good for treating eczema, psoriasis, infections gout, sciatica and in cases of stagnant blood causing local inflammation etc.
RaktaMokshana is one of the Panchakarma procedures that is carried out for purification and cleansing of deep seated blood toxins. It is a Para surgical procedure where vitiated blood is eliminated from the body either by phlebotomy (withdrawing vitiated blood by small incisions on the blood vessels) or by application of leach.
Rakthamoksha helps to overcome Various skin diseases like chronic Eczema, gout, enlargement of spleen and liver, jaundice, filariasis, several pitta related diseases, alcoholism etc.
It has been specified in Ayurveda text that Raktamokshana Ayurvedic treatment of Panchakarma works both as curative as well as preventive therapy. As in all Ayurvedic medicine, the Basti Karma is regarded as a partial or even a complete treatment method, similarly, in the Ayurveda surgery texts, Raktamokshana is considered as the partial or complete treatment in itself. It is used to treat the following:
Pigmentation, Scars, Wound, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Pericarditis, Gouty arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Atopic dermatitis, Pain, Uremia Inflammations, Allergies, Skin disorders such as Eczema, Allergic Dermatitis, Tonsillitis, Sciatica, Abscess.
Raktamokshana is an effective blood purification therapy, in which carefully controlled removal of small quantities of blood is conducted to neutralise accumulated Pitta toxins of many blood-borne diseases. This is because Raktamokshana decreases the quantum of enhanced Pitta dosha and thus the diseases caused by Pitta are also relieved.