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Chikitsaa Prakaara: Chhedana S`hastrakarma

Prakaara Paribhaashaa:

  • This is one of the eight S`hastrakarma_s described by Sus`hrita.
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  • Chhedana is a procedure in which cut is to be taken over the body.
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  • The procedure in which a part is to be cut for complete removal is termed as Chhedana.


  • Before performing this procedure proper cleaning of the part over which the Chhedana is to done, should be performed first.


  • While performing Chhedana Karma over Arbuda precaution should be taken to remove, excise in to the Arbuda. Nis`hesha Nirharet|
  • While performing Chhedana Karma over Sakosha Granthi precaution should be taken to remove the Granthi along with its Kosha (capsule).
  • Thereare8 types of cuts described
  1. Riju (straight)
  2. Tiryak (slanting)
  3. Chandraakriti (circular)
  4. Ardhachandraakriti (half curve)
  5. Ardhalaangalaka
  6. Laangalaka
  7. Sarvatobhadra
  8. Goteerthaka

The last four types are applicable only in Bhagandara Naad`ee Vran`a.


  • Agneekarma should be done after the Chhedana for big piles in strong patients.
  • Aas`hvaasana Chikitsaa
  • Then Vran`akarma should be done. For this the collections should be totally removed and medicinal Varti should be kept over the wound. Then keeping Kavalikaa over the wound Bandha (bandage) should be applied.
  • Vran`a Dhoopana
  • Dhoopana of the room of patient and bed of the patient.
  • Diet management as per the condition should be done and medicines if required should be given.  

Last updated on March 2nd, 2021 at 09:46 am

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