Jalouka (leech) therapy is a traditional practice in Ayurveda, an ancient Indian system of medicine. It involves the application of medicinal leeches to the body as a means of treating various health conditions. This therapy, known as “Jaloukavacharan,” is believed to promote blood circulation, remove toxins, and balance the body’s doshas (energetic forces).
Jaloukavacharan, or leech therapy, is performed by placing leeches on specific points of the body. These leeches suck blood from the targeted area, releasing their saliva, which contains bioactive compounds with potential therapeutic effects. The saliva contains enzymes that act as anticoagulants, vasodilators, and anti-inflammatory agents.