What is leech therapy, and is it useful? Here’s what you need to know.
0:00 What is leech therapy?
0:40 Effects of leech therapy
1:02 Conditions people use leech therapy for
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Today we’re going to talk about leech therapy. Leech therapy has been around for a very long time. In 2004, the FDA approved medical leeches as a medical device in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
In the saliva of leeches, there are over 100 bioactive substances with a wide range of effects.
These effects can include acting as a:
• Blood thinner
Conditions people use leech therapy for:
1. Venous congestion
2. Cardiovascular (to help reduce the clotting mechanism in stroke patients and heart attack patients)
4. High blood pressure
6. Blood clots
7. Skin diseases
Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you better understand leech therapy.