Trichotillomania – hair pulling help

Trichotillomania is seen to have a combination of complex biological and behavioral causes. Hair-pulling disorder is mainly attributed to an imbalance of certain neurotransmitters in  the brain, mainly dopi1116mine and serotonin. There are many indications that obsessive-compulsive disorder may also be due to failure of the immune system.

These factors tend to increase the risk of trichotillomania:

Family history.Genetics may play a role in the development of trichotillomania, and the disorder may   occur in those who have a close relative with the disorder.

Age. Trichotillomania usually develops just before or during the early teens — most often between the ages of 11 and 13 — and is often a lifelong problem. Infants also can be prone to hair pulling, but this is usually mild and goes away on its own without treatment.

Negative emotions. For many people with trichotillomania, hair pulling is a way of dealing with negative or uncomfortable feelings, such as stress, anxiety, tension, loneliness, fatigue or frustration.

Positive reinforcement. People with trichotillomania often find that pulling out hair feels satisfying and provides a measure of relief. As a result, they continue to pull their hair to maintain these positive feelings.

Other disorders. People who have trichotillomania may also have other disorders, such as depression, anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

hirudo trichTreatment with leeches can brings positive results.  Leeches contain in their saliva many substances which may stimulate the growth of hair (improving circulation, nourishes the hair roots ) and contain neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine, acetylcholine and hormons of happiness (endorphin). Leech therapy stimulates and increases immune system activity

We invite patients from: Luton, Milton Keynes, London, Cambridge, Oxford, Northampton, Bedford, Coventry, Peterborough and the surrounding area.

Treatment For Hair Loss

The most common causes of hair loss are:

– Deficiency of minerals and vitamins, caused by poor diet
– Chronic stress situations,
– Hormonal problems as a result of excessive activity of androgens,
– Genetic factors,
– Causes immune (autoimmune)
– Dandruff, fungal infection,
– Poor circulation,
– Improper hair care,

Medical leech therapy increases blood circulation and restore the immune system in the body.
When we use medical leeches in place of thinning hair or hair loss will increase circulation and improve the site entering the concentration of nutrients, and enhanced hair follicles cause hair growth. In addition, patients suffering from a fungal infection induced alopecia and dandruff, the antibacterial activity of the salivary secretions of leeches of the compounds prevents the development of a bacterial infection. łysinka

Leech therapy can effectively prevent hair loss by:

– Improving circulation,
– Elimination of inflammation of hair follicles,
– Immune regulation
– Support of the antibacterial action of antifungal therapy.

Leech therapy is known to increase blood circulation, therefore when therapy is applied to thinning or bald areas, the increase of blood circulation helps enhance the concentration and delivery of nutrients that assist in making hair follicles strong, thereby assisting in the promotion of hair growth.

People suffering alopecia caused by fungal infections or dandruff can also benefit through the antibacterial component in the leeches saliva, which helps combat fungal infections.

Increased hair fall, Baldness, Alopecia etc, are some of the problems which are having an upward trend in the recent decades. With ever increasing stress and fast pace of life, people are often neglecting this problem. Heavy hair loss also indicates problems with the general health. In general if the body is void of nutrition, roots of hair get weak and thus results in hair loss.

To cure this condition we have to improve blood circulation, give strength to the hair roots. Also, we need to improve the nutrition of the person in general.
The treatment is done by first using treatment modalities like leech therapy through which the layer gets removed and fresh blood starts circulating.

 

Welcome patients from: Milton Keynes, London, Northampton, Coventry, Luton.

Varicose veins – Ulcers – Piles Treatment

pajączki 2Varicose veins of the legs are so annoying sometimes that prevent walking and cause pain when standing up and sitting down. Extends the residual blood veins and highlights them, which causes itching and inflammation of the nose. Surgery and bandaging legs are cumbersome. In a short time in more than 30 percent of patients operated the problem returns. About causes of varicose veins you can read here .

Varicose Veins Treatment
The use of medical leeches brings a welcome relief from suffering. After a few treatments legs become lighter, disappears feeling of weight and swelling, skin on your feet shine and smoothes out the pain subsides, and varicose veins begin to be absorbed.

Large, old varicose visually not reduced, because for several years, the walls were subject to stretching. While smaller and minor offten no longer visible. Significantly improves blood circulation, as evidenced by the heat and smooth the skin. Blood sucking leeches improves microcirculation by (improving blood flow and oxygenation of tissues, improve the flow of lymph, the expansion of capillaries, removing toxins).

Equally important is the function of salivary gland secretion . SGS contains compounds rebuild cells and interrupt pathological inflammatory processes. 

żylaki - leczenie pijawkamiIn the treatment of varicose veins importance of leeches is their  anticoagulant (lowering blood clotting) and thrombolytic (clot destruction) effect .

Leeches operate as plugged drain the blood veins. In addition, lower levels of triglycerides in the blood, which contribute to the formation of venous congestion. Leeches act beneficially on the whole body: improve sleep, soothe, energize.

causes of varicose veins 

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varicose veins bioleeches Varicose Ulcers

We evaluated the effectiveness of medicinal leech therapy in producing venous decongestion, reversal of oedema, hyperpigmentation and healing of varicose ulcer(s). Whether the leech selectively sucks venous blood was also investigated. Hirudo medicinalis (medicinal leech) was applied to the area surrounding the varicose ulcer(s) in 20 patients with varicose veins with complications and the patients monitored for ulcer healing, and decrease in hyperpigmentation, oedema and limb girth. After leech therapy all the ulcers showed healing, while 95 per cent of patients (95%) showed a decrease in oedema and limb girth. Seventy five per cent  patients (75%)  demonstrated a decrease in hyperpigmentation. Thus it appears from this study that the medicinal leech sucks venous blood and aids ulcer healing, and can probably therefore be used as an effective adjunct in the management of complicated varicose veins.

from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9701897

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Haemorrhoids  are similar to varicose veins, but they affect the veins of the rectum. They are caused by high blood pressure in the veins of the anus. They can be internal or external. Typically a person with hemorrhoids has pain, swelling, inflammation, and bleeding. The person also may be prone to thrombosis and the buildup of blood clots. P1070833

By placing leeches on the tailbone area, one is able to simultaneously drain the affected area and divert the blood flow, which in turn, has a strong healing effect.

One patient who had undergone two surgeries and “tried everything” did not find relief until she began leech therapy.

Home Visit!  No Pain !  No Side Effects !

 Leech therapy for complicated varicose veins.

 The symptoms can include pain and fatigue in the legs, swollen ankles and calves, burning or itching skin, skin discoloration and leg ulcers. In less severe cases, thin, discolored vessels – “spider veins” – may be the only symptom.

żylaki-varicose-veins

We evaluated the effectiveness of medicinal leech therapy in producing venous decongestion, reversal of oedema, hyperpigmentation and healing of varicose ulcer(s). Whether the leech selectively sucks venous blood was also investigated. Hirudo medicinalis (medicinal leech) was applied to the area surrounding the varicose ulcer(s) in 20 patients with varicose veins with complications and the patients monitored for ulcer healing, and decrease in hyperpigmentation, oedema and limb girth
After leech therapy all the ulcers showed healing, while 95 per cent of patients showed a decrease in oedema and limb girth. Seventy five per cent patients demonstrated a decrease in hyperpigmentation.
Thus it appears from this study that the medicinal leech sucks venous blood and aids ulcer healing, and can probably therefore be used as an effective adjunct in the management of complicated varicose veins.

source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9701897

Leech organic face- rejuvenation – Hirudo Mesotherapy

pijawka twarzLeech Organic Face-Lift Therapy is the only facial solution that can claim to be effective and long-lasting, safe, noninvasive, drugless, and all natural with no side effects. It is better than Botox. Leech Organic Face-Lift Therapy can dramatically reduce facial lines and wrinkles – smoothing and tightening the skin and providing it with a youthful glow. Also, this process can be employed to help clear up resistant-to-treatment complexion problems such as acne, skin blemishes, and rosacea.

At our Center, we provide totally organic leech face-lifts in the form of leech application that contains only  those unique natural enzymes produced by leeches. Through this therapy, patients can begin to    experience the gift of a younger, smoother, and more radiant complexion – with signs of aging and other  skin conditions significantly reduced.


As highly satisfied patients who have received this unique treatment will tell you, only a leeches can produce these huge and positive changes.

While still relatively unknown in UK, Leech Organic Face-Lift Therapy have a long history. What was once a beauty secret practiced among the geishas of Japan is now a common health and cosmetic choice of beauty experts. And now Leech Organic Face-Lift Therapy are being discovered by American actors and demi moore about leech therapyactresses, models, newscasters, and other high-profile personalities – individuals who are professionally concerned about their facial appearance and interested in finding safe, results-producing, alternative treatments.
Among them is the noted actress Demi Moore, who reported enthusiastically about her leech therapy experience. (See Demi Moore talk about leeches on YouTube here.)

How It Works

Leech saliva contains over 100 bioactive enzymes. When applied to the body through your skin these substances have been noted to…

  • Increase circulation within tissues
  • Dissolve unwanted fat
  • Kill unwanted bacteria within the skin
  • Slow skin aging
  • Increase skin elasticity
  • Provide many natural antibiotics
  • Reduce inflammation within tissues
  • Dissolve unwanted impurities and deposits within the skin
  • Rejuvenate blood vessels
  • Relax and smooth skin

And the list of positive reactions goes on and on.

Hirudo Cosmetology does not cause such a stiffening like botox, only stimulates collagen, which makes skin is in better condition.

Acne treatment, wrinkles treatment,  organic face lifting botox,  Londyn, Luton, Hemel Hempstead, Aylesbury, St Albans,  Oxford,  Milton Keynes, Bedford, Cambridge, Northampton,  

Contraindications in hirudotherapy

Hemophilia (disorder of the blood-clotting system), Hemorrhagic diathesis, Hematological malignancies: Leukemia (Malignancy of cells in the blood), Lymphoma (Malignant tumors of the lymph system), Low blood pressure,  Anemia, Sepsis,  individuals with HIV-infection, during Chemotherapy ( or people who are on immunosuppressive medication),  Cancer, severe allergic diathesis and severe systemic reactions, individuals with installed Pacemaker, Pregnancy and Lactation, in women during abundant menstruation, individual intolerance to leeches, children under 10 years old.

Severe stages of internal diseases :  Decompensated diabetes, cirrhosis of the liver, AIDS, dialysis, severe renal failure, chronic steroids, pneumonia,  erosive gastritis and gastrointestinal bleeding, patients with general weakness, people with a high temperature, tuberculosis , people with mental illness.

 If use anticoagulant medication, such as Coumadin, Plavix, Lovenox, Marcumar, Vessel Due (sulodexinum) Acenokumarol ^ Marcumar, Warfarin, Heparin and heparinoids, aspirin, Clopidgrel, Iscver, Plavix or Immunossupressants , please contact your doctor before you set up an appointment for hirudotherapy. Hirudin in leech SGS (salivary glands secretion) works similar to the Heparin and it is more powerful then commonly use anticoagulants. Consequently, the two blood thinners cannot be applied together, at the same time.

 If  some vasoactive drugs e.g Gingko Biloba products – Japanese ginkgo , Aspirin, Fish Oil (Omacor), Viagra are in use, the intake of such should be temporarily stopped 2-3 days before the leech therapy begins. Please inform your Hirudotherapist of an intake of any anti-inflammatory and antidepressant medication, strong pain-reliever drugs, Chinese Herbs . Consult your hirudotherapist about any other questions. If you are on any specific diet such as starvation diet, juices-only diet, cleansing diet, dietary supplements diet,  etc.,  you have to finish it before you enter into Hirudotherapy sessions and please notify about it your Hirudotherapist.

Do not treat keloid scars, as will be higher after the treatment, as well as patients with a tendency to keloids.

Please remember it is in your best interest, and we do not perform hirudotherapy simultaneously with other modalities & treatments on a day of hirudothrapy session and for the next two days after, such as: Colon hydrotherapy, Cortisone therapy, Prednisone therapy (for migraine headache), liver cleansing, kidney cleansing and/or any other Detox, lymphatic drainage, Chelation therapy, Acupuncture, Bee Venom Therapy, tranquilizers & steroids therapy, etc.

Physical therapy, Intense massage, deep-tissue massage, reflexo-therapy, aromatherapy, acupressure, jugging, biking,  swimming, weight-lifting,  running– cannot be perform  on a day of hirudotherapy session and for the next two days after each hirudotherapy session.

  Prior to starting hirudotherapy treatment a BLOOD TEST is required (when treatment will be long) – we need to know your Hemoglobin level. Please bring the copy of the results with you to the first visit. Hirudotherapy is a natural treatment with hirudosubstances from leeches SGS (Salivary Glands Secretion). Please read more about natural Hirudosubstances.

Leech therapy  is not a „Quick-Fix”  Magic Wand!

 Leech Therapy it is all natural, healing  process. There is no negative side-effect. Sometimes are temporary and harmless side effect that are described under  : Leech Therapy – Aftercare instructions.

„Bio Leeches” invite patients from: Milton Keynes, London, Northampton, Coventry, Luton, Bedford

Prevent Progress of Glaucoma

glaucomaGlaucoma is a condition that occurs when there is too much production of vitreous humor or when there is a very slow reabsorption of vitreous humor. Vitreous humor is a transparent, jelly-like substance that gives nourishment to the eyes. Too much of it however, can be problematic, where the intra-ocular pressure can increase, causing compression of the eye structures. This causes gradual blurring of vision and slow but certain loss of sight.

Those at risk of developing glaucoma include diabetics, people over the age of 40, and people with a family history of the disease. If detected and treated in its early stages, glaucoma can be controlled and vision can be saved. Leech Therapy can assist in the progression of this disease. The use of leeches to lessen the rate of blood flow to the eye lessens the production of vitreous humor and thus lessens the pressure inside the eye. Leech therapy can therefore help patients with glaucoma if this procedure is done in regular and frequent intervals and in conjunction with medicines that Ophthalmologists [medical eye specialists] prescribe to lessen the production of vitreous humor and lower the overall blood pressure in the area.

 

Causes of Piles / Haemorrhoids

Piles are very common. The people most at risk of developing haemorrhoids are those who have more causes for increased pressure in the tummy, for example: constipation, pregnancy, overweight people, and heavy lifting can all lead to an increased risk.
Haemorrhoids or piles are a condition characterized by occurrence of swollen blood vessels in and around anus. These are of two types: internal piles and external haemorrhoids.
Internal haemorrhoids are those which lie inside the rectum, far enough from the anus that one cannot see or feel them.
Causes of Internal Haemorrhoids
Internal haemorrhoids have the same causes as those of external haemorrhoids. Although the exact cause for haemorrhoids is still unknown but piles may be caused due to varicose veins which may be inherited or weakness in the veins present in the rectum and anus. Extreme abdominal pressure may lead to swelling up of veins that become susceptible to irritation.
Sitting or standing for long durations, obesity, straining on the toilet, pregnancy, sneezing, coughing, vomiting and holding the breath for long time, are some of the factors that may exert pressure on these veins.
Piles are also related with diet. Eating more fibrous diet helps in preventing haemorrhoids while eating processed foods may increase the risk of developing hemorrhoids. Constipation causing factors like inadequate liquid intake or low fibre diet may also irritate the swollen veins, aggravating piles.
Signs and symptoms of PlLES / Haemorrhoids
These are mostly painless due to presence of lesser number of sensory nerves inside the rectum. But one may be able to see or feel them as pinks and moist pads of skin when these grow abruptly and enlarge to protrude outside the anal sphincter. This is also characterized by inflammation or redness around the protruding haemorrhoids. This happens in case of prolapsed hemorrhoids which are painful due to presence of more sensory nerves in anus. Internal haemorrhoids can be classified into 4 grades depending upon the extent of protrusion as:
Grade 1 – when there is no prolapse
Grade 2 – when these hemorrhoids protrude only at the time of passing bowel and come back inside after some time.
Grade 3 – these protrude at the time of bowel movement but piles need to be pushed back manually
Grade 4 – these are the most severe kind of internal hemorrhoids and piles cannot be pushed back manually.
Bleeding is the most common feature of this type of hemorrhoids which helps to recognise its existence when pain is absent. One may see bright red streaks of blood along with bowel or on toilet paper especially while passing out stools. Sometimes the bleeding can be chronic and profuse with more than just streaking.
Sometimes, there is discomfort and pain during the bowel movement due to rubbing of the walls of hemorrhoids by the bowel.
Diagnosis of Internal Hemorrhoids
Internal hemorrhoids can be diagnosed by careful clinical examination by the doctor where the doctor examines the anus either with gloved and lubricated finger or through anoscope or a protoscope that are inserted inside the rectum. Other ways may be through colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy which include insertion of a flexible tune for viewing the deeper parts of rectum or colon. Barium enema followed by X-ray of lower gastro-intestinal tract may also be helpful.
It is necessary to rule out other diseases associated with anal bleeding. These include Crohn’s disease, anal fissure, colitis and colorectal cancer.

Treatment of Hemorrhoids / Piles
I recommend Diet modifications and Lech Therapy.

Cupping therapy

Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine in which suction is created on the skin; this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing.

Cups are placed on the skin either by means of heat or suction.

I offer Vacuum (also known as Dry cupping) and Moving /Gliding cupping.

Benefits of Cupping:
Aids the relief of back and neck pains

Stiff muscles

Anxiety

Fatigue

Deep Tissue release – Toxins are released, blockages can be cleared

It also used for weight loss and to reduce cellulite – Both Suction and Moving cupping is used.

Cupping is also affective in treating the lung area and can aid the body to clear congestion from a common cold. It has also been found to help suffers of asthma.

The cups can leave temporary bruising marks on the skin, however this is just a sign the process is working and do not last more then a few days.

Whilst this treatment may look terrifying, it’s truly a wonderful treatment and I highly recommend it.

Leech therapy: Applications in Surgery

A doctor applies leeches to the back of a female patient as a means of letting blood in the 17th CenturyA doctor applies leeches to the back of a female patient as a means of letting blood in the 17th Century.

Hirudotherapy (HT) is the application of medicinal leeches (Hirudo medicinalis) for therapeutic use. It is one of the oldest remedies, being employed by various medicinal practitioners. HT involves the attachment of cultured leeches onto the affected areas. Leech therapy involves an initial bite, which is usually a painless bite, followed by the sucking of 5 and 15 ml of blood. Its major therapeutic benefits are not only due to blood sucked during the biting, but also from the various bioactive substances, such as Hirudin, calin, Hyaluronidase, and Histamine-like substances, to name a few.
HT has been employed in various disease conditions and surgical complications. It has been successfully used in plastic and reconstructive surgeries, cardiovascular complications, varicose veins, hemorrhoids and various joint ailments. Nowadays, it is also being utilized in gastrointestinal disorders, dermatology and gynecological abnormalities.
More recently, HT has found new applications in cancer therapy, hypersensitivity conditions, like asthma, male/female sterility and diabetes. Taking into consideration all the facts, HT efforts should be made in optimizing the success of medicinal leech therapy in clinical and private practice.

from : http://www.scopemed.org/?mno=14990

Interesting Leech Facts

  1. The leech has 32 brains – 31 more than a human.
  2. The nervous system of the leech is very similar to the human nervous system and is of enormous benefit to researchers in    their quest for the answers to human problems.
  3.  There are 650 known species of Leeches.
  4.  The largest leech discovered measured 18 inches.
  5.   About one fifth of leech species live in the sea where they feed on fish.