Modified Raktamokshna as Chinese cupping therapy in acute pain management of Lumbar spondylosis - A Rare Case Report

  • Madhuri Rai M.S. 3nd year Scholar, Shalya Tantra, Department of Shalya Tantra , Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
  • Tukaram Dudhamal Associate Professor, I/C HOD,Department of Shalya Tantra , Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
Keywords: Alabu, Cupping, Katigatavata, Lumbar spondylosis, Raktamokshana, Shringa

Abstract

Due to vitiation of vata spine will assume the shape of bamboo with limited or absent Chalaguna of Vata. This condition can be correlated with acute lumbar canal stenois. Raktamokshana is recommended in Ayurveda for such type of crippling disorder. In this case report a male patient of 54 years having sever low back pain which radiating in to both legs since 1 year, painful restricted movement of lumbar joint, patient was unable to walk for prolong distance since 4 months consulted to Ayurveda  shalya OPD. He had taken allopathic pain killer and finally orthopedic surgeon suggested for surgery. In this case study patient was managed with raktamokshana by wet type of Chinese cupping therapy in 2 sittings at 15 days interval. After first sitting of cupping 50% pain relief was found and after second sitting patient was able to walk without pain in lumbar region.

Published
2018-06-27
How to Cite
Rai, M., & Dudhamal, T. (2018, June 27). Modified Raktamokshna as Chinese cupping therapy in acute pain management of Lumbar spondylosis - A Rare Case Report. International Journal of AYUSH Case Reports, 2(2), 31-34. Retrieved from http://ijacare.in/index.php/ijacare/article/view/39
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Case Reports