Venesection (Faṣd)

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.

Ancient Greek painting on a vase, showing a physician (iatros) bleeding a patient


The objectives of the procedure are as follows:


  1. To remove excess of humours

  2. To prevent toxicity and accumulation of waste material in blood

  3. To excrete the waste material from various parts of the body

  4. To stimulate metabolic processes

  5. To correct the altered temperament











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