Eglin, Calin and Hirudin: active substances in hirudo therapy

Eglin, Calin and Hirudin: active substances in hirudo therapy

Leech therapy has been known as a local elimination procedure for around 2,000 years. During blood sucking, the leeches secrete various substances that have an anti-inflammatory, blood circulation and analgesic effect. Leeches suck blood by drilling a small wound into the skin and settling. They release many different substances with their saliva, including Hirudin, Eglin or Calin. Hirudin has an...
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Leech therapy: everything explained in detail

Leech therapy: everything explained in detail

LEECH THERAPY The leech was known for its healing properties long before the Middle Ages. In medicine, leech therapy is now experiencing a renaissance. The German word for leech, Egel, comes from the Greek word echis, which means little snake. In the Germanic tribes, their word for leech more or less corresponded to the word "healer" and for centuries was...
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