rakta moksha

rakta moksha

(rok′tă mok′shă) [Sanskrit]
In Ayurvedic medicine, purification of the body by bleeding the patient.

rakta moksha (räkˑ·t mōkˑ·sh),

n in Ayurveda, one of the five steps of panchakarma that refers to the puri-fication of blood by bloodletting to eliminate toxins that are absorbed into the bloodstream through the gastrointestinal tract; used to relieve skin disease, gout, and treat spleen or liver enlargement. It should not be administered to children, elderly, and in cases of anemia or edema. See also panchakarma.