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