IMPORTANCE OF RAKTAMOKSHAN AS A FIRST AID MEASURE IN POISONOUS SNAKE BITE
Keywords:Raktamokshana, bloodletting, poisonous snake bite
Ayurveda has its own way of approach towards the management of visha, which is unique and parlance
with the concepts of current science. About 70% of Indian population lives in villages and forest area
where agriculture is the main occupation. These people are prone to incidence of snake bite and
estimation of snake bite mortality in India varies from approximately 50000 Indians mostly poor
villagers die in 250000 incidence of snake bites1. Raktamokshan (bloodletting) one among the
panchavidha shodhan chikitsa (five purifactory treatment modalities) mentioned by Brihatrayee.
Raktamokshan (bloodletting) aims to eliminate vitiated blood, as poison enters blood and spreads all
over body very fast.The aim of present paper is to review importance of raktamokshan (bloodletting)
chikitsa (treatment) in poisonous snake bite as a first aid measure.
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