*Dr. Maheshkumar Nilkanth Chaudhari M.S. (Shalya-Tantra), Ph.D. (Shalya-Tantra) Pune and Dr. Murdula Maheshkumar Chaudhar


DVT is one of the commonest disorder in day to day surgical practice. DVT is blood born (रक्तज) as well as Sira-gat Vyadhi (venous disease), more seen in people who are working in standing position for long time and in patients in bed for a long time after major surgical procedures. Jalauka is a nature’s gift for blood borne diseases & best blood letting method for localized condition. Acharya Vagbhatta has mentioned the use of Jalauka in the treatment of clotted blood in deeply situated veins in his scripture Ashtang Samgrah, Sutra-Sthan adhaya 35 - Shlok no. 10 & 11 clearly. Hirudin is in the saliva of leech is very effective to dissolve the blood clot in deeply situated veins. Leech therapy has been recommended for the treatment of various diseases in Ayurvedic texts. This research paper outlines & is focused on the applicability of leech therapy as explained in Vagbhatta, specifically in DVT & this research study proved that Jalauka is very beneficial in DVT. Such leech therapy is discovered by our Acharyas, but most of the miracles of this treatment need clinical trials for the knowledge of the society at large & to be studied in detail for their potential usefulness.

Keywords: DVT (Deep vein thrombosis), Leech therapy, Hirudin, pulmonary embolism.

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