Medicinal leech therapy in pain syndromes:

wiz 16Medicinal leech therapy is used in a variety of conditions; most of which have pain as a major symptom. Its mode of action relies on the injection of leech saliva into patients’ tissues during the process of blood withdrawal. Leech saliva contains active ingredients with anti-inflammatory, thrombolytic, anti-coagulant and blood- and lymph-circulation enhancing properties.

Pain relief from leech therapy is rapid, effective and long-lasting in many conditions.

The saliva of leech contains more than 100 pharmacologically active biological substances like Hirudin, Hyaluronidase, Vasodilators, Anesthetics, Antibacterial, Fibrinases , Collagenase etc. These substances are injected into human body while sucking of the blood and are responsible for the analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling effects of leech therapy.

Treatment helpful for:
• Sports injuries
• Chronic muscular aches and painskolano ból
• Neck, back and shoulder problems
• Muscular aches and pains
• Pain Relief, Knee pain,  Tennis elbow
• Lower Back Pain 

source:  PubMed
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