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A CASE STUDY OF PRACHHANNA KARMA ON SHWITRA FOLLOWED BY APPLICATION OF ARAGWADHAKSHARA
Dr. Prabhat Dixit*, Dr. Chhavi and Dr. Vivekanand Kullolli
The beauty and attraction of individual depends upon chhayaand prabhawhich reflects physical and psychological health. Normal skin colour is dependent on haemoglobin (in both the oxygenated and reduced state), carotenoids and melanin pigment. Melanin pigment provides protection against UV rays. Shwitra is explained independently by Acharya Vaghbhatta, for which the etiological factors are traced up to the deeds of previous life, paap karma. Sampraptimanifests that shwitra is due to raktadushan, which demands raktmokshan. Vitiligo of contemporary science is the nearest co-relation for the shwitra. Considering unknown aetiology, clinical manifestation and nature of diseases even today. A case diagnosed as shwitra classically subjected to prachhanna type of raktmokshanfollowed by aaragwadhkshara application. The encouraging results in this case are elaborated here. Shwitra is a disorder in which white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body. “Prachhanna” is one among the shastrakritaraktamokshana, in which multiple small incisions are made to irrigate the impure blood. And is usually adopted as a sthanikachikitsa.This case is there to show the effect of prachhanna followed by aragwadha kshara, application.[Full Text Article]