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Leech bites & the leech exhilaration

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Leech bites & the leech exhilaration

Bloodsucking leeches bite to feed.They only feed on fresh blood drawn from a living mammal or human.Leech exhilaration is the state a person enters after leech therapy or after being bitten by a blood-sucking leech.This high is generated by the following leech types:Hirudo Medicinalis (Western European medical leech),Hirudo Verbana (Eastern European medical leech),Hirudinaria orientalis (Asian medicinal leech),Hirudea Manilienses (buffalo leeches) andHirudenia Decora (North American leech).   Leeches have access to your bloodstream in several ways;1. Through leech therapy / hirudotherapy.If you are in a situation where leech therapy is needed to treat an illness or medical condition, or if you would...

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How does leech treatment work?

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How does leech treatment work?

Today's knowledge of how this therapy works goes far beyond the simple bloodletting effect. In leech treatment, physical, reflective and biochemical effects intertwine, which make up the healing effect of the therapy.Biologically active substancesThe saliva of the leeches contains over 30 biologically active substances (hirudin, hyaluronidase, egeline, calin, ...).These ingredients work:anticoagulantanti-inflammatorypain relievervasodilatorSaliva can prevent blood clotting (thrombosis) and even dissolve thromboses that have already formed (destabilase).Bloodletting effectThe bloodletting through the leeches decongesting and pressure equalizing. Blood loss stimulates the body to form blood. The result is a "fresh cell therapy". There is a total blood loss of about 15 -...

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For which diseases is leech therapy indicated?

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For which diseases is leech therapy indicated?

  THE BLOOD GEL THERAPYLeech therapy has been established as a naturopathic treatment for centuries and is now available as a modern treatment with a broad spectrum of efficacy and good tolerance.For which diseases is leech therapy indicated?acute and chronic joint pain (e.g. knee joint, thumb saddle joint arthrosis)Varicose veins / spider veins / lower leg ulcersTendon and tendon sheath infections (e.g. tennis elbow / golf arm)High blood pressure (supportive treatment)Rheumatic diseasesOtitis media / tinnitusBoils / carbuncles / abscessesSpinal and sacral syndromesCirculatory disorders after skin and tissue transplantsWhat happens in leech therapy?A treatment usually lasts between 60 and 90 minutes....

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The proven healing effects of hirudotherapy

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The proven healing effects of hirudotherapy

A millennia-old natural and well-proven healing treatment.The secret of the success of putting leeches on is in the saliva secretion of the animals. It contains numerous substances with great effects.Leeches belong to the family of blood-sucking ringworms, the anelids, and are close to earthworms. The best known of over 300 species is the medicinal leech Hirudo medicinalis. It used to be widespread in our waters, but is rarely found today due to poor water quality. Leeches are definitely bred for medical purposes.When starved, i.e. when put on the client, leeches weigh between one and three grams and are usually eight...

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Which diseases will leeches help with - and how?

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Which diseases will leeches help with - and how?

Leech therapy is a method of naturopathy and has been known for around 2,000 years. During blood sucking, the leeches secrete various substances in the blood and tissue. This is used to treat various diseases, such as inflammation and pain. When sucking, the leech releases saliva into the wound - and it contains a whole cocktail of substances that have a healing effect. Leeches - the term "leech" is derived from the Greek word echis, which means little snake - are among the ringworms and are considered to be more advanced relatives of earthworms.Of the 14 different leeches, the medicinal...

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