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Leech Therapy (Jalaukavacharana) in Ayurveda: A Scientific Review

@inproceedings{Vaibhav2016LeechT,
  title={Leech Therapy (Jalaukavacharana) in Ayurveda: A Scientific Review},
  author={Amit Vaibhav and Meera Antiwal and Jai Prakash Singh and Om Prakash Singh},
  year={2016}
}
Leech therapy is a novel gift of Ayurveda to the modern world. Modern medical science is now fully developed and most acceptable medical science across the world but still it is struggling in the management of various chronic disorders like chronic eczema, psoriasis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, sciatica, inflammatory reactions, acne vulgaris, varicose veins, rheumatic diseases, Ischemic heart disease, complicated wounds, boils and abscesses, thrombosis (blood clot), alopecia etc… Expand
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RAKTAMOKSHAN- AN ANCIENT AYURVEDIC PARASURGICAL PRACTICE AND ITS APPLICABILITY IN CONTEMPORARY CLINICAL PRACTICE: A REVIEW
Ayurveda is about ten thousand year old science. There are several surgical and parasurgical procedures mentioned in ancient ayurvedic texts which are applicable today by making few technologicExpand
Leech therapy (Jalaukavacharana) - A gift of ayurveda for treatment of medico-surgical diseases
Saxena Varsha1, Srivastava Niraj*2, Kumar Pradeep3 1Department of Shalya-Tantra, Main campus, Uttarakhand Ayurveda University (UAU), Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India 2Department of Kaumarbhritya /Expand

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