Leech Therapy for Skin Diseases

Leech Therapy for Skin Diseases

Medicinal leech therapy (MLT) or hirudotherapy is a complementary and integrative treatment method applied with blood-sucking leeches. One or more leeches are attached to the skin of the problematic area and the purpose is to gain potential utilities of leech saliva that is secreted while the leeches are feeding. MLT has been used for centuries. It has existed for 3000 years, and it is being used at a different scope.
MLT was previously tested and is widely used after plastic, reconstructive, and microsurgical applications, in cardiovascular diseases, deep vein thrombosis, postphlebitic syndrome, complications of diabetes mellitus, tinnitus, acute and chronic otitis, and in reducing the pain of osteoarthritis


leech therapy for skin diseases and other painful conditions in thane and mumbai

What are the benefits of leech therapy?

Leeches are effective at increasing blood circulation and breaking up blood clots. Hence they are used to treat circulatory disorders and cardiovascular disease.


Leech application gives significant relief for the symptoms of eczema. 


Common skin diseases: Skin disease typically occurs in the two uppermost layers, the epidermis and the dermis.  By improving blood flow to these two upper layers of skin, leeches help to cure many common skin diseases.


Leech therapy is useful in the field of plastic surgery, Arthritis (Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis), Venous congestion, Varicose veins, Hem­orrhoids vascular diseases, Thrombophlebitis, cellulitis, sciatica, inflammatory reactions, blood purification, ischemic heart disease, and hypertension. It is expected to be of paramount importance due to the ease of leech application and minimum side-effect

How does leech therapy work?

Medicinal leeches have three jaws with tiny rows of teeth. They pierce a person’s skin with their teeth and insert anticoagulants through their saliva. The leeches are then allowed to extract blood, for 20 to 45 minutes at a time, from the person undergoing treatment. This equates to a relatively small amount of blood, up to 15 millilitres per leech

During a session, live leeches attach themselves to the target area and draw blood. They release the proteins and peptides that thin blood and prevent clotting. This improves circulation and prevents tissue death. The leeches leave behind small, Y-shaped wounds that usually heal without leaving a scar.

How to connect for an Appointment

People staying at Thane Kalyan Mumbai Mira Road and nearby areas can visit the clinic with a prior appointment.  For patients residing at faraway places from thane kindly first book an online video appointment. 

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Arya Clinic

Cross Lane, Laxmi Vilas Apartment, Flat no 1, Ground Floor, Gadkari Rd, near RBL Bank, Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra 400602



7 Ways to Naturally Soothe Severe Menstrual Pain by Dr Pradnya Aptikar Thane West

7 Ways to Naturally Soothe Severe Menstrual Pain

The menstrual cycle is the regular natural change that occurs in the uterus and ovaries that make the pregnancy possible during the productive age group i.e. 12 yrs. To 50 yrs.

The menstrual cycle is a natural protection of the woman body. It is governed by hormonal changes. Hormones are governed by Emotions, Exercise and Timely food intake. These 3 factors maintain the biological clock of a woman’s body. If it is timely then the menstrual cycle becomes regular (21 to 35 days is the range for a normal menstrual cycle). The average menstrual cycle lasts for 28 days.

But many women from their Menarche (onset of menses in childhood) suffer from severe pain; before or during menses; called dysmenorrhoea. Pain radiates from the lower back to the lower abdomen, vagina, thighs and legs. Some feel severe headaches, body aches and vomiting as premenstrual symptoms. All these symptoms make women very stressed. 

Broadly, there are two categories of Dysmenorrhoea —

  1. Pains because of anatomical pelvic pathology – E.g. Fibroids, Adenomyosis, Endometriosis etc.
  2. Pains in absence of pelvic pathology – E.g. Hormonal changes, Water retention, PCOD, etc

For the first category, women should take Doctor’s advice. Sonography will confirm the diagnosis. Women may need surgical intervention.

For the second category, here are some tips to naturally soothe severe menstrual pain:

  1. Exercise — Daily exercise will reduce the severity of pains; especially, Soorya namaskar, bending exercises, Yogasanas, swimming and running.
  2. Water Intake — Drink ample warm water or Cumin seeds decoction (Jeera boiled water), 7 days before the menstruation. That will reduce water retention, congestion.
  3. Salt Intake — Before 7 days of menses, avoid extra salt in foodstuffs and avoid salty foodstuffs like pickles, papads, wafers, cheese, salty butter etc. This will also help in reducing water retention.
  4. Avoid –— some foodstuffs, which may accelerate the pain like Chana dal, besan, potatoes should be avoided 7 days before menses.
  5. Daily — Take Ajwain, dil seeds powder after meals with hot water. This home remedy will reduce the pain during menses.
  6. Local Applications — During Painful menses, one can apply Asafoetida (hing) mixed with a little bit of hot water on the lower abdomen. Hot fermentations with hot water bag or heating pad on the lower back and lower abdomen.
  7. Home remedy for constipation – Constipation increases the severity of pain. Hence, to reduce constipation, take 1 fist black currant. Add 400 ml water to it. Boil it. Reduce it up to 100 ml. filter it and drink it. You can eat boiled black currant also. 

With these remedies also, if anyone has no relief then it’s better to consult Gynecologist.

Masoor Pulao - healthy protein supplement recipe by Arya clinic thane west

Masoor Pulao : healthy protein supplement for patients having bowel problems


Medicinal use-


Ingredients- ( for 5-6 persons)

Basmati rice 250gms, akhkha masoor 250gms, groundnut oil 4TBS, 1 medium size bay leaf, 1 crushed Masala velchi- big cardamom, 8-10 freshly crushed black pepper, 1TBS cumin seeds, 4-5 cloves, 1-inch cinnamon, 6-8 freshly chopped garlic cloves, chopped medium size 3 onions, 1inch grated ginger, 2TBS Garam Masala, 1TBS red chilli powder, Saindha salt, water, freshly cut coriander leaves, fresh lemon, cow ghee 5-6TBS




Soak Akhkha masoor for 3-4hrs  and Basmati rice for 30 mins and then rinse them and keep them separate.


Heat the pan on medium flame and then add groundnut oil. Then add bay leaf, masala velchi, black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, cumin seeds, chopped garlic cloves, and vertically chopped Onion and saute all for 2-4 mins till aroma spreads.


Then add rinsed akhkha masoor and saute for 2-3 mins. Then add grated ginger, garam masala and red chilli powder to it. Then add rinsed basmati rice. Add 500-600ml hot water and cook on a medium flame for 6-8 mins. Add additional water if needed. Add Saindha namak as per the taste.

Then add cow ghee and garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves. Then cover the pan and cook the pulav for 3-4 ins on low heat.


Serve hot with fresh lemon juice and cow ghee.


Suitable for all and in all seasons.


( लघु, दीपक, पाचक, बल्य, पोषणमूल्य उत्तम, अतिसारमध्ये उपयोगी, acidity चा त्रास होत असे्यास गरम मसाला व लाल तिखट न घालता बाकीच्या गोष्टी घालून पुलाव करावा.)




#masoor pulao

#masoor pulao recipe

#light dinner recipes



Arya Clinic

Cross Lane, Laxmi Vilas Apartment, Flat no 1, Ground Floor, Gadkari Rd, near RBL Bank, Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra 400602



Arya clinic Ayurveda gynecologist Thane west Moong Dosa

Moong Dosa: Perfect Breakfast for everyone

Medicinal use-


Light to digest can be used as a protein supplement hence useful in protein deficiency conditions.   ( पोटभर व पौष्टिक पण पचायला हलके) आहेत


Moong Dosa


Ingredients – (For 5-6 persons)

500 gms yellow moong daal, 250gms rice( any type), 1TBS cumin seeds, 1inch ginger, 5-6 garlic cloves, fresh coriander leaves, Saindhav salt, 1TBS red chilli powder, half TBS turmeric powder



Rinse and soak the moong daal and rice grains for 6-7hours. Then grind these along with cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, and fresh coriander leaves into a very fine paste. Then add saindha salt, chilli powder as per the taste. Add water to adjust the consistency of the dosa batter.

Heat the Bead or non-stick Pan-Tawa on medium flame. Spread the dosa batter and make the dosas. 

Serve hot and crispy along with delicious green pudina chutney or red tomato chutney.

Suitable for all ..

Coconut Kokam Soup ( Hot Solkadhi गरम सोलकढी नारळाचे सार) Famous recipe from Goa

Coconut Kokam Soup ( Hot Solkadhi/ गरम सोलकढी/ नारळाचे सार)

Coconut Kokam Soup
( Hot Solkadhi/ गरम सोलकढी/ नारळाचे सार)

A famous recipe from Goa

Medicinal use-
Appetizer, taste stimulant, acid reliever, energy booster drink(especially after chronic fever), constipation reliever
( अग्नी दीपक, पाचक, रुचिप्रद, दौर्बल्य नाशक, पित्त शामक, जीर्ण ज्वरानंतर च्या अवस्थेत उपयोगी )


Ingredients- ( servings for 4-5 persons)
Coconut milk (4 coconut/ 2 tetra packs of coconut milk concentrate), 

Kokam concentrate( अगळ) 100-150 ml, 

Water 1200-1500ml


For Tadka(तडका/फोडणी)-

Cow ghee 2TBS,

1 tsp cumin seeds,

cut pieces of 2-3 green chillies,

5-6 fresh green curry leaves, asafoetida (हिंग),

cut fresh green coriander leaves,

Saindha namak


Mix the coconut milk and kokam concentrate in a pan. Add a sufficient amount of water and dilute the concentration of both. Then add tadka to the mixture. Add saindha namak and sugar as per the taste. Heat the mixture for 4-5 mins just before serving. Do not boil the mixture. Garnish with fresh chopped green coriander leaves. Serve hot as an appetizer and as a taste stimulant.

Suitable for all and in all seasons.


Arya Clinic

Cross Lane, Laxmi Vilas Apartment, Flat no 1, Ground Floor, Gadkari Rd, near RBL Bank, Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra 400602




Self care for immunity boosting guidelines by ministry of Ayush

Boost Immunity: Selfcare Guidelines By Ministry of Ayush

Ayurveda is the traditional medicine system of India. It has a huge potential in preventive and curative healthcare. Ayurveda has always emphasized more upon on body’s response. The occurrence of disease happens only if the Bala (Body immunity) is reduced.

The preventive aspect of our immunity function is majorly related to our digestive system. Balanced doshas or bio-energies, through cleansing, are also essential for a proper resistance to illness.

In the wake of COVID-19 cases, enhancing the body’s natural defence system (immunity) is important in maintaining optimum health. The Ministry of Ayush recommends the following self-care guidelines modified as per the available evidence for improving immunity.

1. Drink lukewarm water frequently.

2. Daily practice of Yogasana, Pranayama and meditation for at least 30 minutes as advised by the Ministry of Ayush National Clinical Management Protocol for COVID-19 prophylaxis

3. Spices like Haldi (Turmeric), Jeera (Cumin), Dhaniya (Coriander), Saunth (Dry ginger) and Lahsun (Garlic) are recommended in cooking.

4. Consumption of fresh Amla fruit (Indian gooseberry) or Amla products.

5. Gargling with warm water added with a pinch of turmeric and salt.

6. Food should be freshly prepared, and easily digestible.

7. Take adequate sleep (7-8 hours) and avoid daytime sleep.

#ayurveda #immunityboost #ayurvedaimmunityboosters #immunityagainstcorona #ayurvedalifestyle #thane #mumbai #ayurvedic 

Arya Clinic

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A young girl doing yoga at river bank close to arya clinic

International Day of Yoga | Arya Clinic Thane

International yoga day


International Day of Yoga

The 21st of June is celebrated as the International Day of Yoga. 

The rewards of Yoga for disease prevention and health promotion are well known. They have acquired special significance against the backdrop of Covid-19. Yoga has become a household name across the world to enhance fitness, reduce stress and cultivate inner peace. Traditionally, it is a form of Sadhana or spiritual practice for the purpose of self-realization

Ayurveda and Yoga: sister sciences

Ayurveda and Yoga are the sister sciences that work best together. They have evolved from the Vedas, part of the same ancient healing tradition with the common goals of preserving our health and raising consciousness.

Ayurveda uses various tools in disease management such as herbs, therapies like Panchakarma bodywork, and Yoga. Ayurveda provides a balance of body and mind, using all that nature can give us – plants, stones, fragrances, water, air.

Yoga helps the harmonization of the consciousness and the physical body using special techniques such as asanas, breathing practices (pranayama), meditation, prayers pronouncing certain sounds.

Source :  https://www.ayush.gov.in/

#yoga Ayurveda pranayama

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