Updated: Jan 22, 2019
Venesection (Faṣd) is a method of absolute elimination (Istifrāgh Kullī), used to remove the excess of humours or to get rid of morbid matter (Mawād Fāsida) from the body. In this procedure, an incision is given to the superficial veins and blood is allowed to flow.
The objectives of the procedure are as follows:
To remove excess of humours
To prevent toxicity and accumulation of waste material in blood
To excrete the waste material from various parts of the body
To stimulate metabolic processes
To correct the altered temperament