Leech therapy: help with osteoarthritis, back pain and high blood pressure

Leech therapy: help with osteoarthritis, back pain and high blood pressure

Leech therapy: help with osteoarthritis, back pain and high blood pressure Leech therapy - sounds disgusting, but can work wonders - especially in pain. The use of small bloodsuckers is now medically recognized for chronic pain in the lower back and for osteoarthritis. The leech saliva contains many health-promoting substances, which in combination can alleviate various diseases. Not only naturopaths...
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Scientific studies into treatment of gonarthrosis with Hirudo Medicinalis

Scientific studies into treatment of gonarthrosis with Hirudo Medicinalis

Treatment of gonarthrosis with Hirudo Medicinalis (medical leech): How does the therapy affect the sensation of pain and the mechanical touch threshold?   Background: Gonarthrosis is one of the most common chronic diseases in the western world. The prevalence is over 10% among those over 55; a quarter of these are severely affected (Peat et al. 2001). The recommended therapy...
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Medical leeches are back because everything sucks

Medical leeches are back because everything sucks

Editor's Note: The video of leeches used in surgery is a bit bloody — especially after the 2-minute mark. Leeches get a bad rap — but they might not deserve it. Yes, they're creepy crawly blood-suckers. And they can instill an almost primal sense of disgust and revulsion. Humphrey Bogart's character in the 1951 film The African Queen even went so far...
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