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Application of Leeches

Leeches are used therapeutically to fast for at least hundred days. All territories anatomical, apart from the central facial, breast and penis falls leeches. Broussais advises applying a hundred leeches per session and each session costs the lives of many verses. The patient lies for not having sight of leeches and blood. We thoroughly washes hands and seized the medium Read More

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Leech Therapy in Nearly Total Amputation of Fingers Without Vascular Repair

Management of finger amputation, due its difficulties, is a dilemma and in many cases microvascular replantation is not possible, especially in those with crash injury. Since the purpose of replantation is obtaining a near normal function (motion, sensation, and handgrip), amputation of the injured finger seems to be the best treatment. Nowadays, microsurgical techniques have Read More

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Historical background

No one knows exactly when leeches began to occupy an important role in medicine. Varying sources date the leech to 2500 years ago, when it was used for bloodletting in ancient Egypt. Leeching is also mentioned in medical encyclopedia from India written in Sanskrit completed between 500 BC and 200 AD.Hirudotherapy has been mentioned in Read More

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The efficacy of medical leeches in plastic and reconstructive

Bloodletting and the therapeutic use of medicinal leeches dates back to ancient Egypt. Decades of reports of leech therapy in plastic and reconstructive surgery and more recently the application of leeching for medical problems has given Hirudo therapy a niche in contemporary medical practice. Plastic, maxillofacial, and other reconstructive surgeons use leeches to aid salvage Read More

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The overall complication rate associated with leech therapy

The overall complication rate associated with leech therapy of 21.8% was relatively high. The infective complication rate of 14.4% (N 5 33) gives more credence to the policy of antibiotic prophylaxis such as quinolones, which have good resistance profiles to Aeromonas species. Previous reviews have reported infection rates of between 4.1 and 20%. The review Read More

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Role of leech therapy in alopecia barbae

Alopecia means loss of hair or baldness. There are different causes and pattern of alopecia. Alopecia areata is a condition in which there is loss of hair in patches. A small patch of hair loss in beard area is called alopecia barbae. It is a type of alopecia areata. Alopecia Barbae can develop at any Read More


The leech therapy is one of the oldest healing methods of traditional medicine history

From the Indian medicine the first description comes with extensive representation in Sushruta (between 100-600 v. Chr.). In Chinese medicine the leech therapy has always been present but had a subordinate role. In Europe it was since the beginning a be understood as scientific medicine Part of medical treatment, but also always part of folk medicine. Even the Read More

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How do leeches reproduce

Leeches are hermaphrodites and therefore each individual is both a male and a female at the same time! When ready to mate, leeches have several different options. Some species mate in such a way that both individuals will become fathers and mothers at the same time (Motobdella montezuma does this), others are more selective and Read More

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What do leeches eat

Contrary to popular belief, not all leeches are bloodsuckers. In fact, many of them are sitand-wait predators and feed on a variety of different invertebrates such as insects (gnats, mosquito larvae, water bugs), oligochaetes (both aquatic blackworms and their terrestrial cousins, the earthworms), amphipods (side-swimmers), and lots of different kinds of molluscs including pond snails Read More

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Classic zone statement medical leeches

During the long years of use girudoterapii specialists have developed numerous methods of application of this Method for the treatment of various diseases. All of them are set forth in special monographs and textbooks. Therefore, this section provides the classical area formulation of medicinal leeches in certain diseases. When thrombophlebitis – in the course of thrombosed veins on both sides Read More

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Gold recipes Hirudotherapy

Hirudotherapy – is an ancient healing practice of using medical leeches and remarkable properties of enzymes for the prevention and treatment of huge range of non-communicable diseases. You may ask: “Why do they use when and because drugs and treatments lacking? “The fact is that too many complications, side effects, and again for the disease diagnosed by officially accepted the Read More

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Oriental medicine

Oriental medicine (Tibetan, Chinese, Indian) uses for thousands of years methods of correction parameters the human energy system, affecting the biological active points (BAP) with the help of acupuncture (acupuncture). Many points by which the therapeutic effect is achieved, so-called base meridians – energy channels (network). There paired and unpaired meridians which are divided into Yin and Yang meridians. Read More

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The main action takes place on the basis of hirudotherapy lymphoid system, accumulating metabolites. In other words, restores leech physiological excretory functions, regulating interconnection relations and interaction, activating interstitial humoral transport, slowing the aging process. Hirudotherapy effect on the pathological focus on three fronts: through lymph flow through the bloodstream, through biologically active points, restoring the internal environment more fully and physiological. Leech Read More

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Basic Indications for the use of leeches

Under what diseases leeches are used, as well as their secret and preparations derived biologically active substances? The list of diseases of pathological states for which a use medicinal leech or girudopreparata includes almost all somatic diseases associated with blood circulation, tissue hypoxia, edema, stagnation, malfunctions enzyme that evolved to anyone, without exception, the system body or organ. In cardiology practice in Read More


Other indication for the use of leeches

The spectrum of urological diseases x available correction using hirudotherapy, including polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, hydronephrosis, malformations kidney disease ureter, bladder, scrotum organs, stricture urethra, prostate adenoma, diseases of the penis, cryptorchidism, chronic prostatitis, nocturnal enuresis. The effect of success is based on girudoterapii immunostimulating and bacteriostatic effect, as well as restoration cell-cell contacts and solving the problems of transport Read More


Contraindications for the use of leeches

Absolute contraindication to the use hirudotherapy Hemophilia is a disease. However, this provision directly concerns direct oversight of leeches, but some other girudoterapevticheskie methods may be used, and in this category of patients. There are also contraindications: common pustular skin lesions, malignant hypotension, extreme stage dystrophy (cachexia) pronounced secondary immunodeficiency, severe anemia, pregnancy. Contraindications are also: tumor of any localization and any nature, Read More

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The therapeutic and healing mechanism leeches

Therapeutic, therapeutic mechanisms of action of leech secretion as follows. • The total reflex action carried out by the pain and chemical stimulation of the receptor apparatus of the skin by the bite of a leech. Special section hirudotherapy – girudorefleksoterapiya – laying techniques involved leeches a few minutes on the acupressure points on the rules of the Read More

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hirudotherapeutic techniques

Hirudotherapeutic technique, which is quite a lot today, They can and should be included in the range of other therapeutic approaches, taking into account the stage disease (acute or chronic), localization of lesions, other state systems and organs, the patient’s age, length of treatment of medical drugs, allergic disposition of the body. We can say that the acute process oversight of Read More

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Technics oversight of leeches

Technics oversight of leeches is quite simple. For this portion of the surface of the skin, which is selected for the production of leech, wipe with a piece of gauze moistened with warm water until a light hyperemia (redness). After that, the necessary point massaged, and then placed the animal front suction cup on the skin near necessary point. Read More

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“Hepatitis” Treatment with leeches

Hepatitis – an inflammation of the liver. There are several types of the disease. The Most cases of hepatitis B virus is the causative agent. At the same time disease can develop as a result of common reactions to Some drugs are for him toxins or allergens. Such reactions may arise for a variety of chemicals, such as metal Read More

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hypertension and glaucoma

Hypertension Hypertensive heart disease as well as borderline hypertension up 90% of cases of chronic high blood pressure. The other 10% They occur in the so-called symptomatic, secondary arterial hypertension is a manifestation of diseases of organs and systems influencing directly or indirectly on the blood pressure. Hypertension causes morphological changes in the small arteries, arterioles and capillaries, such as plasmatic Read More



Pyelonephritis Pyelonephritis is an inflammation of one or both kidneys and appears in by entering the kidney microorganisms. Usually it is the so-called ascending infection, spreading the ureter from the bladder. Sometimes organisms penetrate the kidney together with the filtrate from the blood. In people, who are most likely to develop pyelonephritis occur recurrent infections of the lower urinary Read More

radiculitis leeches


Radiculitis – the most common disease of the peripheral nervous system. When the disease affects the bundles of nerve fibers extending from the spinal cord brain. The most common cause of sciatica – osteochondrosis. The joints vertebral discs are deposited with altered salt, causing overgrowth bones. These growths during physical exertion displaced together with discs squeezing extending in intervertebral foramen Read More

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Heart failure and thrombophlebitis

Heart failure develops as a complication of coronary artery disease heart, hypertension, rheumatism, myocarditis, valvular heart disease, myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmias, various kinds of chronic and disease lung, represents a state in which the load falling on the heart, exceeding its ability to do work. The characteristic manifestation heart failure: shortness concerned, tachycardia, peripheral edema, weakness, fatigue. Often, in addition to Read More

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The healing properties of leeches

Impact on human leech is complex and multifactorial. It manifests itself at all levels: spiritual, energy, psychological, physiological, biochemical, and others. In leeches, scientists have discovered more than 40 enzymes, under whose influence in all organs and systems of the human restored normal microcirculation of blood, lymph and interstitial fluid. As a result, reduce swelling, inflammation, pain, ischemia, Read More

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Useful and therapeutic properties of leech

As a non-drug treatment of some diseases of internal organs used ordinary medical leeches (hirudotherapy). The therapeutic effect of occupational therapy is based on the ability leeches have on the human body krovoizvlekayuschee, analgesic, anti-inflammatory effect, prevent the formation of blood clots in the blood vessels. Leeches are used in the treatment of hypertension, coronary heart disease Read More

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Known experts recommend hirudotherapy

Known experts “leech case”recommend hirudotherapy after the session the next morning be sure to change the bandage, one day the blood dries on the dressing, bandage becomes stiff and can injure your skin. Small cracks in the skin can become infected with bacteria that can lead to the appearance of boils and carbuncles. Skin pyoderma, carbuncles, boils, Read More

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complications of improper setting of leeches

complications of improper setting of leeches In the “Medical Journal» XIX century, in the pages of articles that focused on hirudotherapy, quite often you can find threatening stories about what can be complications from the medicinal leech bites. Doctors retold “terrible” stories of their patients, the main motive which had complications after cardiac leeches. Most often written Read More

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Indications and contraindications to the use of leeches

Indications and contraindications to the use of leeches For several centuries, medicinal leeches were applied to normalize blood pressure, trauma, headaches, concussion. They are often used to remove quacks damage and the evil eye. Currently hirudotherapy used to treat a very wide range of diseases: gynecological, urological, neurological. Used leeches in diseases of the circulatory system, musculoskeletal system, Read More

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list of diseases that can be treated with leeches

The list of diseases that can be treated with leeches only specialists hirudotherapist It is difficult to enumerate everything diseases that today are traditionally treated girudo professional therapists. Doctors are sometimes surprised, opening new opportunities “leech” treatment. Below is a list of diseases that often come today patients in specialized clinics, where people are treated with leeches. Read More


Where and how to live a leech

Where and how to live a leech You scared? Not worth it, dear readers, leech bite – it’s not so scary and painful as it seems at first glance. This floating creature, which, at first glance, there are only teeth and tail, has an amazing ability to anesthetize each proper bite. You’re probably know how the analginum? Of course, Read More

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Where are more likely to live leeches

Where are more likely to live leeches Are you wondering where to migrate leeches, and where they are more likely to live? This question for decades trying to find an answer, scientists from different countries. The researchers of this issue came to the conclusion that the study of geography habitat medicinal leeches has yet except cognitive and Read More

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The usual habitat of leeches

The usual habitat of leeches are ponds, marshes, shallow lakes, backwaters of rivers with low flow rate – in a word, ponds, where the water warms up quite well, with a muddy and rocky bottom. Leeches, as you well know, in order to maintain its zhiznideyatelnosti feed exclusively on blood. They attach themselves to the frogs, snails, Read More

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Began another phase of research

Began another phase of research. Numerous Soviet and foreign scientists have studied the flora of the medicinal leech. And they found that the insides of medicinal leeches have symbiotic bacteria, which plays a major role in the digestion of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. A detailed study of the properties of symbiotic bacteria of the medicinal leech has Read More

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The secret of the salivary glands of leeches

The secret of the salivary glands of leeches contains a physiologically active substance, providing incoagulability blood, which has already managed to suck leech. The secret is released gradually in the process of blood-sucking, and with the blood gets into the intestinal canal leech saliva which is involved in the regulation of digestion. Salivary gland secretion coats the Read More

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Medical leech east

Medical leech east – Hirudo medicinalis orientalis. This species has a dark greenish color along the back – narrow orange stripes, covered with evenly spaced black spots quadrangular.Abdomen black with green spots, arranged in pairs at regular intervals. This kind of leech can not be used because it is not diluted in artificial conditions. For many centuries, biologists, Read More

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hirudo therapeutic technique

hirudo therapeutic technique You need just before “landing” leech rub it with a piece of gauze or coarse calico cloth dampened with warm water to ° sensation of feeling the heat in this area or a light redness. No need to handle skin area with alcohol or iodine before the session – it will scare leeches. If Read More

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formulation of leeches at home

formulation of leeches at home No need to catch leeches bare hands, it is better to take a pair of tweezers. Just try to keep them carefully leeches, not “biting” flexible forceps their writhing bodies. Do not forget that a leech – a living organism, like you, and she, like you, can be painful. And certainly not worth Read More


regenerative effect of leeches

It is also known and regenerative effect of leeches with autologous transplantation of tissues.Patients improved engraftment of grafts, reduces the risk of postoperative necrosis. For several decades the medicinal leech used by ophthalmologists. In Moscow ophthalmic hospital leeches put patients who suffer a variety of “eye” diseases: glaucoma, inflammation of the vascular tract, iridocyclitis, increased intraocular pressure. Helps Read More

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drugs replaced by treatment with leeches

The appearance on the market of medicines – pills, ointments and injections – medical leech has ceased to be the official way of healing. “Omniscient” doctors prefer a simple, affordable, faster and less troublesome than a leech, in their opinion, the methods of treatment. Patients who were treated with pills and injections, no fear of the procedure Read More

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Tradition in Russian fashionista

This tradition was supported by Russian fashionista. To this day, in secular circles can be heard on the “secret method” to make themselves very attractive on the eve of the ball, reception, date or an important meeting. To eyes sparkled, his cheeks was a delicate blush and your feet do not get tired to dance until the Read More

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Leech interested not only doctors

Leech interested not only doctors, but also philosophers. They tried to find a justification of its mystical power. These include Schopenhauer, German philosopher-irrationalist. He imagined the essence of the world as irrational will, put forward several controversial in the scientific and philosophical level theories, according to which one of the leech was primordial on the ground.Remembering ancient mythology Read More

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China and application of leeches

China is also famous for the wide application of leeches. If you believe the ancient manuscripts, the Chinese began to use the leech from the IX century BC. e. They treat these amazing creatures almost all diseases. Unlike many other countries, China is popular holding home girudoterapii sessions. Contemporaries wrote that the Yangtze – blue river and its tributary Yalong Read More

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In ancient times

In ancient times, healers knew three of the most effective method of treatment. The first and most popular of them was bleeding using medicinal leeches. The second most popular was considered venosektsiya, in other words, vein bloodletting. The third method involves the use of krovootsosnyh cans: on the skin of the patient makes a small incision, put the Read More

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Medical leech free from any dependency

 Medical leech free from any dependency, help restore proper energy exchange with the outside world, get rid of the guilt. This is a complex effect and becomes the basis of cure with Hirudotherapy most urological diseases. In addition, Leech injects patients blood nutrients.Efficiency Hirudotherapy to treat urological problems consists of the following elements: restored local microcirculation; shortens Read More

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Medical leeches in gynecology

Medical leeches in gynecology Today gynecologist girudoterapevt not uncommon. Gynecologists treat all “clinics leeches”, advice and tips gynecologists often coincide. Diverge specialists in the following areas. Can I put leeches pregnant? At what age can start to treat gynecology? What is the maximum number of leeches can be put in one session? Is it possible to treat Read More

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Leech therapy in urology and andrology

Leech therapy in urology and andrology His many years of experience shared with the author PhD, urology, andrology, sexologist responsible for paid medical services clinic number 92 Vitali Markovich Kuchersky. Girudotera-copy of it is used for the treatment of urological patients for more than 15 years. Probably the same amount of time he could talk about his Read More

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Introduction of leeches

Introduction of leeches The leech Hirudo medicinalis is known Norwell as the medicinal leech in the field methodsphysician. In the past, the man so usedempirical order to cure a variety of suf-foundations, from local pain and inflation processesinflammatories to eye disorders, congestionbrain, hemorrhoids, obesity, mental disordersles 1 and perhaps the rarest of all, bleeding 2 Read More

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The Medical Leech

The Medical Leech History could be traced through the invaluable benefits that medicinal leeches have brought to people’s lives. In ancient Greek history and mythology it is a well-known fact that the gates of Olympus – the mythical residence of the supreme Greek gods – were depicted with two leeches. A millennium ago, one of the first Read More

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The technique of applying leeches home

The technique of applying leeches home Of the total bank, which holds the leeches in a small vessel with a capacity of 50-100 ml is taken multiple instances in an amount slightly larger than that required for other purposes. Otsazhivayut leeches only need your hands or small nets for aquarium fish, not a pair of tweezers Read More

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treatment of liver disease using leeches

A millennium ago, one of the first papers on the treatment of liver disease using leeches was created. The author of this work was Galen – a Greek court physician to the emperor and author of more than 120 studies in anatomy, physiology, pathology and pharmacology. He was also the first to propose leeches be exported to Read More