Leech therapy is a method in which the localized impure blood is let out using leeches.
Leeches are used in the medicinal practice since ancient times to treat many diseases. Due to its magnificent therapeutic effect, this is successfully practiced even today.it is very much effective in skin disorders and certain non-healing wounds. Leech is also used to relieve venous congestion and to improve blood circulation.
BENEFITS OF LEECH THERAPY
- Improves blood circulation.
- Helps for fast healing.
- Reduces pain and congestion at the site.
- Reduces inflammation.
- Decreases infection.
20 TO 30 MIN
The treatment duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.
TREATMENT COURSE DURATION
The treatment course duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.
MODE OF ACTION OF JALAUKAVACHARANA
Leech have many distinct enzymes in its saliva through which they act. The enzymes enter the blood through the place where the leech sucks the blood. The most important enzyme is the Hirudin, which is secreted from the leech and acts as an anticoagulant which helps the leech to suck out the bloody without any barrier.
This enzyme also has the ability to stay in the blood and does vasodilation and further facilitate the blood supply to the surrounding tissues and prevent necrosis thereby helps in healing.
- Eczema Cellulitis
- Varicose vein
- Inflammatory reactions
- Thrombosis (blood clot) Alopecia
- Diabetes wounds
- Raynaud’s disease
- Immunocompromised patients
- Arterial insufficiency
- Extreme infections