Jaloukavacharana (Leech application) the process is basically meant for purification of blood and to treat blood related disorders. The use of Leech in the treatment of many skin diseases is now known and accepted all over the world . Leech therapy is used in various skin disorders, like Eczema, Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Non –heeling ulcers, Varicose veins, Pigment disorders, Hematomas, Piles and other vascular disorders (Deep vein thrombosis).Various scientific studies have been established the efficacy of leech therapy.
A special treatment in ayurveda, Agni Karma is an application of heat to a diseased part with the help of a metal rod. In this treatment, the spots are selected according to the ayurvedic acupuncture points or viddha Chikitsa.