Evaluation of the efficacy of Raktamokshana by cupping method in vatapradhana katigata-vata.
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Kawane, S. F. (2021). Evaluation of the efficacy of Raktamokshana by cupping method in vatapradhana katigata-vata. Ayurlog: National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 9(02). Retrieved from https://ayurlog.com/index.php/ayurlog/article/view/822


With the advancement of age, each individual suffering backache once in his lifetime. In the clinical practice maximum number of patients visiting a doctor have symptoms of Low Back Pain (LBP). Taking into consideration, the frequency of this ailment various modalities of treatment such as NSAIDs, steroids, physiotherapy and lastly operative measures are implied on patients which have its own drawback like having temporarily relief, adverse side-effects, costly affair etc. In case of Ayurvedic Treatment: snehana, swedana, basti karma, Agni karma & Raktamokshana need to be implemented. An effort has been made to establish the practice of Raktamokshana with cupping method. Raktamokshana is done by after prachhan karma and applying transparent vacuum cups to drain vitiated dosha along with the impure blood. It is very similar to Ghati Yantra explained in the classics that is the Sushruta Samhita. A single arm study was conducted on 10 patients of katigatavata and were treated with raktamokshana by cupping method. A significant relief was observed in the patients complains. So, it can be concluded that cupping method is an efficient modality for raktamokshana for patients suffering from Katigata-Vata.


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