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The Range of uses of Leech Therapy

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The Range of uses of Leech Therapy

With leech therapy (also called hirudotherapy), a patient must surely jump over his shadow, because he thinks of disgust when he thinks of "leech". But it is worthwhile to skip this first inhibition threshold, because leech therapy has been a form of therapy that has been used successfully for many hundreds of years.How does leech therapy work?The leeches are placed on the skin at carefully selected locations. In order to be able to suck up blood, you put a "bite" here - this feels like a nettle touch. While you are sucking a small amount of blood, you are releasing...

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Areas of Application for Hirudotherapy

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Areas of Application for Hirudotherapy

Treatment with medicinal leeches (Hirudo medicinalis / verbana / orientalis) is a traditional therapeutic method that has been known in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. In the meantime, leech therapy has become the subject of modern research, which has long shown that the healing effects of this therapy are not based on medieval superstition. The treatment with culture and breeding gels for human therapeutic use has also become an integral part of Western naturopathic treatment.The active substances in the leeches are polypeptides and enzymes, the main substance is hirudin, which promotes blood circulation. In the saliva of the leeches...

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Background Information on Leech Therapy

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Background Information on Leech Therapy

Leech therapy has been established as a naturopathic treatment for many centuries. During the treatment, the leech draws blood, which supports the detoxification of the body. At the same time, the leech releases anticoagulant, antithrombotic, antispasmodic and lymphatic accelerating agents with its saliva. Clinical studies have shown that osteoarthritis, back pain and tinnitus are positively influenced by leech therapy.You can expect these goals with leech therapy from us in Leipzig:Improve lymphatic drainageInhibit coagulation and improve the flow properties of the bloodLower blood pressureCombat acute and chronic joint problems or rheumatismFight otitis media and tinnitusAlleviate varicose veinsBilling is based on the...

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From A for abscesses to Z for tick bites: leech therapy target areas in practice

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From A for abscesses to Z for tick bites: leech therapy target areas in practice

An old healing method   Leech therapy is a very old healing method. There are indications that people were treated in this way as early as the Stone Age. Today leeches are still used by many primitive people to cure diseases. But leech therapy was used not only in primitive, but also in culturally more advanced peoples. Leech therapy became a widely recognized and widely used healing method.“The leech, also called the cupping head, is less dangerous, even very healing, if it is to be used in large numbers. It is often found in tumors and inflammation. Like some people,...

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Leeches in Asian Medicine

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Leeches in Asian Medicine

Leech therapy is one of the rejection procedures of medical naturopathy. The first representations of leech therapy come from India (approx. 500 BC). In Europe, treatment with leeches was first introduced around 200 BC. BC mentioned by the Greeks Nikander and Colophon.Leech therapy is now experiencing a renaissance in naturopathy, but also in surgery.The overall effect of leech therapy is due to blood loss and the specific leech agents. The leech produces an anticoagulant substance called hirudin in its neck glands. Hirudin has an anticoagulant, antithrombotic, immunizing and antispasmodic effect through local vasodilation. Other leech agents have circulation-promoting properties. Due...

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