ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: INDRALUPTA (ALOPECIA AREATA) MANAGEMENT BY PRACCHANA AND CUPPING: A SUCCESS STORY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Imlikumba *, Mahesh Parappagoudra, Pekyom Ringu
Abstract: A 35-year-old male patient came to OPD of NEIFM, Pasighat, with the complaints of Hair Loss for 5 years. The patient was taking allopathic treatment, from a Dermatologist but did not get significant relief. He was being prescribed Topical corticosteroids, Intralesional corticosteroids, Minoxidil, Topical immunotherapy and since there was no improvement, he was advised to get hair transplantation done by Tricologist. But as the price of the hair transplantation was very high, he dropped the plan and visited our OPD with the hope, if we could provide any alternative to Hair transplantation through Ayurveda. Examination of the patient Scalp and Hair revealed hair loss in frontal region on the scalp. In consideration with the findings of clinical examination, treatment with Rakta Mokshana (Pracchana & Cupping) was planned and given which improved the condition of the patient. After the therapy patient felt improvement with hair growth in the affected area and new hairs appearing within just 15 days after therapy.
Keyword: Indralupta, Alopecia Areata, Rakta-Mokshana, Pracchana, Cupping, NEIFM.