A ROLE OF JALAUKAVACHARANA (LEECH THERAPY) IN VARI-COSE VEIN WITH ECZEMA (CHRONIC DERMATITIS) – A CASE REPORT
Keywords:Sirajagranthi, Sodhana( Bio purification), Jalaukavacharana, Varicose Vein
Varicose veins are generally caused due to weakening of vein walls and valves. The walls of the veins have stretched and lose their elasticity causes vein to weaken. In Ayurveda classics describe the ailment of varicose veins as (“Siraja Granthi”). As per Ayurveda Jalaukavacha-ran (leech therapy) is indicated in all diseases which are caused due to Rakthadusti (vitiated blood) and twakvikara (discoloration of skin). Jalaukavacharan is considered as a Shodhana (purification) procedure in Raktajavikara. A 35 year old female patient known case of vari-cose vein was visited in OPD of Dept. of Shalya tantra in Shubhdeep Ayurved Medical Col-lege and Hospital, Indore. She had the complaints of tortuous and dilated vein with aching pain, eczema and depigmentation of skin of both lower limbs since 5 years. Jalaukavacharan fallowed by internal medication was given. After 4 seating of jalaukavacharan patient showed marked improvement in symptomatology like pain,eczema and depigmentation of skin of both lower limbs, changes in the skin were also starts reversing to normal skin.
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