Hirudo (Leech) Therapy in healthcare
Applying and monitoring the leeches and the patient takes a lot of time and effort. This therapeutic procedure should not be performed without a professional Hirudo therapist. The hirudotherapy application is based on an individual approach for each patient, since the older the disease is the longer it will take to heal and the more treatment sessions are required. Leech injection process is very simple. Once placed on the skin on goal oriented area by the professional, the leech bites, then the saliva enters the blood stream though the veins toward the center of the disease. The saliva continuously enters the patients’ body during treatment and each treatment usually lasts 15 to 60 minutes, with the leech remaining safely in place until fully distended, ending with the leech dropping off from the skin surface. When the leech bites, they create a tunnel to the lymphatic system, the enzymes released aid in removal of toxins from the lymph system as an effective way of systemic detoxification.
Today, doctors use leeches for treating the following conditions, to just name some: abscesses, painful joints, glaucoma, myasthenia, thrombosis and to heal venous diseases, reconstructive surgeries, plastic surgeries, for improving brain circulation and for curing infertility. The therapy provides a youthfulness to the body from both the inside and outside. It is a drug free solution to a health condition.