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Leech therapy in all its versatility

Leech therapy in all its versatility

An old and reliable 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.

 

The medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis)

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...


For which diseases is leech therapy indicated?

For which diseases is leech therapy indicated?

For which diseases is leech therapy indicated?

 

Leech therapy has been established as a naturopathic treatment for centuries and is now available as a modern treatment with a broad spectrum of efficacy and good tolerance.

For which diseases is leech therapy indicated?

  • acute and chronic joint pain (e.g. knee joint, thumb saddle joint arthrosis)
  • Varicose veins / spider veins / lower leg ulcers
  • tendon and tendon sheath infections (e.g. tennis elbow / golf arm)
  • high blood pressure (supportive treatment)
  • Rheumatic diseases
  • otitis media / tinnitus
  • Boils / carbuncles / abscesses
  • Spinal and sacral syndromes
  • Circulatory disorders after skin...


Unusual but highly effective: this is why leech therapy returns

Unusual but highly effective: this is why leech therapy returns

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...