Unusual but highly effective: this is why leech therapy returns Posted on 28 Apr 14:17

How leeches help pain patients:
Treatment of osteoarthritis patients at the Imanuel Hospital Berlin

Ways to use medical leeches

This form of treatment is one of the most traditional and oldest in medicine. Today's leeches are making a comeback - rightly so, as the diverse application possibilities show. The different mechanisms of action enable the use of medical leeches for a variety of complaints:
  • Sprains, strains
  • Boils, abscesses, hematomas
  • Chronic back pain
  • Osteoarthritis in large and small joints e.g. Knee, thumb saddle and ankle
  • Joint inflammation, acute and chronic inflammation of the skin, bursa, tendons, muscles, bones e.g. rheumatism, arthritis, tennis and golf arm, limestone shoulder
  • varicose vein complaints
  • Tinnitus, sudden hearing loss, ringing in the ears, dizziness
  • Herpes zoster (shingles)
  • Detoxification and relief of the lymphatic system and the drainage organs liver and kidney
  • Neck and muscle aches
  • Menstrual problems
  • Fibroids, fallopian tubes

source: tcmfreiburg.de