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Application Of Leech Therapy In Clinical Practice

Application Of Leech Therapy In Clinical Practice
Item Code: NAW844
Author: Mahesh Kumar And Sunil Kumar
Publisher: D.P.S. Publishing House, Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 2021
ISBN: 9789383046096
Pages: 133
Other Details: 9.00 X 6.00 inch
weight of the book: 0.32 kg
About The Book

This book deals with detailed description regarding a parasurgical procedure Leech Therapy (Jalaukavacharana) Agnikarma in Ayurvedic and modern perspective. The Raktamokshana, Rakta, their historical aspect, method of Jalaukavacharana (Leech therapy), about Leeches, clinical significance of Leech therapy, their indication & contraindication, status of research, Leech farming, various references, index etc mentioned in this book. The authors tried to give a vivid pictures for the doctors, clinician, undergraduate scholars, postgraduate scholars and researchers. Simple language with specific description is the unique features of this book. The primary aim of this book is to make the thought of Leech therapy more straightforward and understandable to the learner and clinician by presenting it on practical background.

About the Author

Dr. Mahesh Kumar

Born at :Village-Garha, Post-Mara, Districtt. Gonda (U.P.) India-271305

Father- L. Ramdeen Gupta, Mother Smt. Sudama Devi

Education :

B.Sc. (Zoology Chemistry, Botany from RMLAwadh University Faizabad)

BAMS(Ayurvedacharya, SAC, Lucknow university),

M.S(Ay)(Ayurveda Dhanwantari, from IMS BHU Varanasi),

Certificate course in Yoga (Lucknow Uni.) & Hospitalmanagement (BHU).

Skill /expertness : General surgical care, Anorectal disorders and Ksharasutra Therapy, Raktamokshana (scrapping, venipuncture, Leech therapy), Agnikarma, Uttarbasti, emergency care.

Work experience & Teaching Experience : House officer (HO) and Resident medical officer (RMO) at SAC & Hospital Lucknow. Now working as Assistant Professor Shalya Tantra at CBPACS New Delhi. Have fortunate enough work culture experience of BHU Varanasi the capital of knowledge, state Ayurvedic College Lucknow and CBPACS New Delhi. Have a keen interest in teaching (>5 years), training, academic research and patient care. Also have experience of ROTP, TOT, refreshers courses in Ayurveda. Have a Pioneer work and unique experience on Leech farming/cultivation.

Publication etc. : Publication 22, Paper presentation 31, workshop 16, CME 6, Refresher course/Training 08, Medical camp & social awareness events (20)

Award : Merit award (in BAMS), Ayurveda Visharad Award (from Himmalaya pharmaceuticals), merit award from Charak Pharma and merit award in conferences.

Book Published : 01(Application of Agnikarma in surgical Practices)

Dr. Sunil Kumar Pandey

Father Name : Late Prasidh Pandey

Date of Birth : 02/01/1981

Birth Place : Sasaram, Bihar (India)

Education : BAMS (Ayurvedacharya, IMS, BHU), M.S( Ay)(Ayurveda Dhanwantari, from IMS BHU Varanasi), Certificate course in Yoga

Skill /expertness : Keen interest in academic activity, patient care, general surgery.

Work experience & Teaching Experience : Now working as Assistant Professorin Department of Shalya Tantra at Ayurveda & UnaniTibbia College Karol Bagh New Delhi. He has more than 7 years' experience of teachingin Shalya Tanta

Article Publication : He published more than 20 papers in various national & International journals.

Book Published -2 Life time member of National Sushruta Association.


It is a matter of great pleasure to write a foreword to Dr. Mahesh Kumar & Dr. S. K. Pandey book titled "Application of Leech Therapy in clinical Practices". The history of Ayurvedic Shalya tantra (surgical discipline) is very prehistoric and rich. The surgery was on such admirable height in Sushruta period which is not comparable at present era. Sushruta made more attention on Shalya Tantra among Astanga Ayurveda which includes an exclusive treatment modality by name of Raktamokshana (bloodletting). The Raktamokshana contains various types like Siravedha (venepuncture), prachhana (scarification), Jalaukavacharana, Shringa, Alaabu therapy. Among these procedures, the Jalaukavacharana is Leech therapy and it is a unique method of bloodletting.

Leech therapy is an important parasurgical procedure. Although it is very effective therapy but much confusion and unawareness exist in society regarding its application and result. There is a physical necessity of such books which pronounce the subject elaborately in the present situation & disregard the confusion from students, clinician, and researchers. The author's review the Ayurvedic literature including various research works and adding own experiences on Leech therapy. Accurate description in simple language is the attractiveness of this book. I know the authors very well and satisfied with their views. I also hope that the authors will, retain his interest to bring out a few more such books.

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