Raktamokshana – Jalaukavarchana (Blood letting by leech therapy)

Highlights of Treatment

Raktamokshana (Blood letting) is a Detoxification process, generally for localised diseases. It Should be done under strict medical guidance.


In Raktamokshana, generally Jalaukavacharana i.e. Leech Therapy is advised. The specific breed of Leech used in treatment has the specific property to suck only impure blood. Hence it is used for treatment purpose. Not much diet restrictions are to be followed during this period. It requires generally 2 hours for the procedure.

Jalaukavacharana is generally advised to patients having Skin disorders, localized pain like low back pain or joint pain, Plantar Fasciatis, Acne, Acute Piles and many more.