A Raktamokshana with cupping method in the Management of Gridhrasi (Sciatica) - A Clinical video

  • Durgesh Nandini Ex. MS (Ayu) scholar, IPGT&RA, GAU, Jamnagar and Presently Assistant Professor, Dept. of Shalya Tantra, Santushti Ayurved Medical College, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Bijendra Shah Ms scholar, Dept. of Shalya Tantra, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (IPGT & RA), Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
Keywords: Raktamokshana,, Gridhrasi, Cupping, Sciatica


Gridhrasi can be correlated with sciatica which is a severe painful condition where back pain and radiating pain of the legs are found together on the basis of symptoms. In the treatment of sciatica only symptomatic management and a very few surgical procedures are available in conventional medical science with their own limits. Various methods used for Gridhrasi treatment in Ayurveda but para-surgical methods i.e. Raktamokshana by cupping is more beneficial. A 35 years female diagnosed case of sciatica was registered, from OPD of IPGT&RA was taken and  2 sittings of Raktamokshana by cupping method was performed at lumbo-sacral region and four angula above Janu sandhi (Knee joint). Raktamokshana (Cupping therapy) has shown better result in the symptomatic management of Gridhrasi (Sciatica).

How to Cite
Nandini, D., & Shah, B. (2018, January 12). A Raktamokshana with cupping method in the Management of Gridhrasi (Sciatica) - A Clinical video. International Journal of AYUSH Case Reports, 1(2). Retrieved from https://www.ijacare.in/index.php/ijacare/article/view/13
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