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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52-58

Management of varicose veins through therapeutic purgation and bloodletting therapy: a case study


Department of Panchakarma, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Harshal Bramhanwade
Department of Panchakarma, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi.
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JISM.JISM_110_20

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Background: Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, and tortuous veins, which mainly affect lower limbs (legs and feet). There may be involvement of superior veins or deep veins. Varicose veins are not a threat to life but it affects day-to-day activities and conditions worsen with chronicity. In contemporary medicine, compressing and stripping by surgery are mainly used treatments for varicose veins. Varicose veins are described as Siragranthi in Ayurveda. Virechana followed by Raktamokshana and internal medication (Manjishthadi Kwatha and Kaishore Guggulu) are found to be useful in the treatment of Siragranthi. Materials and Methods: This case study of a 40-year-old patient of varicose veins includes Virechana and Raktamokshana (bloodletting), which showed significant relief in Shoola (pain), Shotha (swelling), and Daha (burning sensation). Results: After a total of 18 days of treatment, the VCSS score reduced from 8 to 3 and the VAS score reduced from 5 to 2. This proves the significant effect of classical Ayurveda Panchakarma treatment like Virechana and Raktamokshana in varicose veins.


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