In Ayurveda Raktamokshana is the procedure of Panchakarma. Jalaukavcharana is the type of Raktamokshana. A detail description on Jalaukavcharan is available in Ayurveda. It is used in the management of various diseases in all the systems of the body including ears, nose, throat, eyes and head. Now a day’s Leeches are also used by ophthalmologists to treat inflammatory, traumatic processes and various diseases of eyes. There are various bioactive substances are present in saliva of leech. Along with that, it also exerts a therapeutic effect in several diseases. Jalaukavcharana is very effective ancient method of Panchakarma neglected by physician. There are many side effects of modern medicine. So it is the need to spread awareness about Jalaukavcharana and its efficacy. Thus Jalaukavcharana is the alternative therapy promising more effective and safer outcome for the society.
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