Treatment with leeches


Treatment with leeches is a method already known in ancient Egypt, and since 2005 recognized as an official method of treatment. It is worth noting that, of the 650 species of leeches, only one suitable for the treatment - Hirudo medicinalis (hence the name hirudoterapii).


Leeches are applied near the site of treatment, but for healthy skin. Their bite is painless because they produce substances anesthetic.



Formerly it was believed that the leech sucks bad blood, while their actual properties consist of substances that leech let in the human body. In this substance there are many enzymes that have antibiotic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and also to thin the blood and regulate the pressure.