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Leech Therapy: how does it work?

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 anticoagulant effect and improves the flow properties of the blood and lymph and thus contributes to better detoxification of the whole body. It also has an antispasmodic and decongestant effect.

Eglin inhibits inflammatory processes and is pain-relieving, Calin causes the...


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 a loyal helper to doctors. The best known is the medicinal leech (Hirindo medicinalis), which is bred today for therapeutic purposes.

In the mouth of the leeches are the 3 radially arranged jaws with approx. 80 lime teeth. The leeches...


The proven healing effects of hirudo therapy

The proven healing effects of hirudo therapy

The proven healing effects of hirudo therapy

Leeches

A millennia-old natural and well-proven healing treatment.

The secret of the success of putting leeches on is in the saliva secretion of the animals. It contains numerous substances with great effects.

Leeches belong to the family of blood-sucking ringworms, the anelids, and are close to earthworms. The best known of over 300 species is the medicinal leech Hirudo medicinalis. It used to be widespread in our waters, but is rarely found today due to poor water quality. Leeches are definitely bred for medical purposes.

When starved, i.e. when put on the client, leeches...