The Efficacy of Jallaukavacharan(Leech Therapy) in Mukhdushika(Acne

Sheetal G. Asutkar

Abstract


Mukhdushika could be compared with modern medicine of Acne vulgaris. Many oral medicines and local applications are available in many other pathies which provide less relief and more side effects such as cortio steroids, Laser therapy, aroma therapy, local thermal facial packs etc. In Ayurveda, Mukhadushika is considered under the category of Kshudra rogas. Almost all the skin diseases are considered as 'Kshudra' because they are less troubling, consume less time, produce less symptoms and does not affect the physical working capacity of a person. Hence, it does not affect the day to day routine of a person. Hence they are termed as 'Kshudra’.

Mukhadushika appears due to dosha and dhatu dushti in the form of small pidikas all over the body especially on face. This affects the face mainly hence termed as 'Mukhadushika'.


Keywords


Mukhdushika, Kshudra roga, Laser therapy, Aroma Therapy, Thermal facial packs

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