Bloodletting therapy of Ayurveda

According to Susruta, certain diseases are caused by vitiation of the blood. These can be treated effectively by letting out the vitiated blood. Susruta and his disciples devised a form of surgical venesection called Raktamokshana to effect this.

Bloodletting is used to treat certain types of health issues headaches, skin diseases like eczema and leukoderma, hydrocele and abscesses.