Types of Raktamokshana
Raktamokshana has two types:
1) Using surgical instruments
Pracchana: scratching with a sterile scalp is indicated to drain the accumulated blood from a particular point.
Sira vedhana: Venepuncture is devised whenever vitiated blood circulates in the body.
2) Other tools
Jalouka prayoga: Deep-seated blood can be extracted with the help of leech application.
Shringa: To extract the blood vitiated by Vata, shringa or deer horn is indicated.
Ghati yantra: To drain the vitiated blood, which has settled in different layers of the skin, cupping is useful.