A CLINICAL STUDY OF JALAUKAVACHARANA IN VARICOSE ECZEMA (VICHARCHIKA)
In adolescents varicose eczema is a common skin condition encountered by general practitioners and dermatologists in day today clinical practices. Varicose eczema is the condition usually present secondary to varicosity of superficial veins. For this condition there is no successful surgery as well as medical remedy available for the complete cure. However in Ayurveda, Jalaukavacharana (Leech therapy) as a parasurgical method is useful in this condition. Leech is used for the bloodletting at that particular site. With this background a study has been conducted to compare the effect of Jalaukavacharana without and with internal medications, Two groups were done as Group-A and Group-B, each with 15 patients. Jalaukavacharana was done at eczema in Group-A for four time with an interval of seven days that is, on day 1, day 7, day 14 and day 21 with internal medication. In Group B only internal medication is given. The pre and post therapeutic subjective and objective criteria were recorded. All data were analyzed clinically as well as statistically. In both Group-A and Group-B. Jalaukavacharana has shown good result in reducing the symptoms of varicose eczema (Vicharchika).
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