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 morning, you need a few hours before receiving the ball or put the ears on the leech.Traditions girudoterapii sealed and in some Russian literary masterpieces. So, Leo Tolstoy in his novel “War and Peace” wrote about the medicinal leech lines like: “Stepan one undershirt shirt sat at the wheel chaise, sticking out his lip, looked like leeches sucked into convex hemisphere his chest swelled with black blood. Stood near the regimental medical assistant, smoking, filtering through the sparse teeth tobacco smoke.
– From the chest pulls. Heart kubyt roomier …
– Leeches – first means! ”
For information on how and where to put the leeches in the literature XVIII and XIX centuries it was possible to find a lot of information. For example, “Journal of Medicine” for 1838 indicates: “If severe headache, violent delirium, and all this with a strong red face, we recommend that fasten three leeches behind the ears. It goes without saying that before the oversight piyavits should be careful diagnosis accurately ascertain called suffering. ” A “Medical Newspaper” in 1846 gives the following recommendations: “In simple inflammatory fever, we advise mentally hold on the stomach side of the two lines, and for barbers and paramedics signify these lines in bold ink. On the first line of pripustit piyavits 3 to 5, the second – from 6 or more. Then, depending on the age and condition of the patient, above and below the transverse line of the abdomen few pieces “.Russian scientist who has devoted to this surprising treatment plan, there are several of his research was Gregory A. Zakhar’in. His well-known clinical lectures arouse great interest among specialists. Its recommendations on the use of leeches in various diseases, some girudoterapevt follow today.Of course, every era has left its mark on the characteristics of treatment with leeches on the list of diseases for which recommend hirudotherapy, and the degree of its popularity. There was a time when almost every home in the bank floated leeches. But be aware of other times when girudoterapiya hardly in demand, we can say, “go underground” after decades of turning into a true means healers from damage and the evil eye. Took place a hundred years, leeches took place in Russia’s exports equal to cereal crops and a half century, in 1984, the medicinal leech was listed as endangered.It is interesting that in Russia even ordinary people are not privy to the secrets of clinical skills used leeches. With their help, they just were bled. In particularly difficult cases invited healers who knew how, in some cases, how much and where to put the leeches. Today, this practice home grudoterapii forgotten. You can often come across the opinion that the house in any case can not afford to put leeches. In part, this view is correct. Uninitiated into the mysteries girudoterapii person can avoid some mistakes that prevent leech help him. But one hundred years ago, the peasants in Russia, oddly enough, was well versed in matters of aseptic and antiseptic, and how to take and put himself leeches. However, no data on complications, but the fact that the prevalence of such treatment shows that they were rare. Leech anciently was popular not only in Russian families. Such great sources, as the Talmud, have kept the session description girudoterapii and their fragments. The Talmud, for example, described the session hirudotherapy for the treatment of certain diseases of the oral cavity: first leech briefly dipped into wine, then carefully placed on the patient mouth. Can be found in the Talmud and the description of examples of preventive action leeches.