A CASE REPORT ON EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF AURICULAR KELOID BY JALAUKAVACHARANA
Keywords:Jalaukavacharan, keloid, Leech, Leech Therapy
According to literature of Ayurveda two basic types of chikitsasutra are described in our brihatrayis. Those types are Shodhana and Shamana chikitsa. the diseases are caused by vi-tiation of three doshas as Vata,Pitta and Kapha. It is said that a number of diseases which are otherwise incurable can easily and effectively be cured only by Rakta mokshana a method of treatment which act as a shodhana and shaman chikitsa both. Rakta Mokshana by Jalouka, is considered most unique method of bloodletting by which doshas are removed without any cutting instruments, and shamana of prakupit pittarakta doshas so it comes un-der ashastra type of raktha mokshana. Keloid (key-loid) is the overgrowth of scar tissue caused by an excessive accumulation of plasma proteins in skin during healing process of tissues. Keloids are characterized by pro-liferation of immature fibroblasts and also immature blood vessels. Keloid has claw-like pro-cess which is lumpy smooth, pink or purple in colour and raised patch as well as unsightly, often tender to touch. Auricular keloids are common following ear piersing these lesions are highly produces cosmetically discomfort to the patient. Various types of treatments like sur-gical excision, laser therapy, radiation are available but not shows as much satisfactory re-sults.The present paper is a case presentation which elaborates the mode of action of jalaukavacharan on auricular keloid.
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