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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 137-140

Clinical efficacy of Raktamokshana by cupping method in the management of chronic cervical spondylosis: A case study


Department of Shalya Tantra, Institute for Postgraduate Training & Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Ekta D Patel
Department of Shalya Tantra, Institute for Postgraduate Training & Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat.
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DOI: 10.4103/JISM.JISM_57_20

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Cervical spondylosis is a common condition affecting the neck. In Ayurveda, several methods such as Snehana (massage), Nasya (nasal insufflation), and Raktamokshana (therapeutic bloodletting) are indicated in the management of Sandhigatvata. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy Raktamokshana in the management of chronic cervical spondylosis. A 47-year-old male patient visited outpatient department (OPD) with the complaint of cervical pain radiating to hand, stiffness, and difficulty in neck movement since 4 years. On Examination, Spurling’s test and Lhermitte’s sign were positive. Along with the support of X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging investigations, the patient was diagnosed with degenerative cervical spondylosis due to cervical stenosis. Considering the cervical spondylosis as Sandhigatvata, the patient was treated with Raktamokshana in two sittings at 15-day interval. Before treatment, the pain score (visual analog scale) and Neck Disability Index percentage were 7% and 67.5%, respectively, and that was reduced to 2% and 12.5% within 1 month after intervention. Hence it concludes that, Raktamokshana plays a major role in the management of pain due to muscular spasm.


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