Critical Review on Maggot Therapy

Authors : Dr. Poonam; Dr. Manjunatha Bhat; Dr. Mahabaleshwar S

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 1 - January

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Healing of ulcers is one of the major problem starting from Vedas & Puranas till now, and now a days ulcers are becoming resistance to conventional therapy. But when modern medicine fails it is useful to draw ideas from ancient methods. Maggot therapy is such an alternative method for treatment for treatment of chronic, Non-healing, infected wounds. And now a day’s recently increasing around the word due to its efficacy, safety and simplicity. A very few references are available related to maggot therapy in our Samhitas, But the first reference related to maggot therapy was found in Sushruta Samhita1 Chikitsa Sthana 18th chapter in contest of Kaphaja Arbuda Chikitasa. Similar concept is explained in Ashtanga Sangraha2 35th chapter, and Ashtanga Haridaya3 30th chapter in kaphaja Arbuda Chikitsa. Hence, Acharya Sushruta is not only the father of surgery but father of maggot therapy too. In this article an attempt is made to understand the maggot therapy.

Keywords : Alternative Procedure, Tiny Surgeons, Maggot Therapy, Ancient Method


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