Leech therapy (Medicated Leech Therapy) is used in Panchkarma for purification of blood so sometimes called a blood purification therapy.
These are special medical leeches which suck impure blood from the skin and pure blood remains.
How Leech therapy treats?
Disintegrated red blood cells produces Pitta in the liver. So Pitta & Blood have a close relationship.
An increase in Pitta Dosha may cause toxicity into blood and thus Leech therapy which sucks toxins from blood cures many Pitta Dosh related disorders :
- Premature Greying of Hair
- Skin Problems
- Burning Sensation
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Leech therapy Procedure ?
- Leeches are small worms and have have tiny rows of teeth.
- The leeches are applied on the affected area of patient and pierce their teeth on person’s skin.
- The Enzymes in saliva of leech enter the blood of patient which acts as an anti-coagulant.
- This leech enzyme stays in the blood and do vasodilation and increases the blood supply to the surrounding tissue.
- This prevent necrosis and expedites the healing The leeches are then allowed to extract blood, for 20 to 45 minutes at a time.
- Bloodletting also stimulates the spleen to produce anti-toxic substances that help to stimulate the immune system. Toxins are neutralized, enabling radical cures in many blood-borne disorders.
- Pitta is produced from the disintegrated red blood cells in the liver. So Pitta & Blood have a close relationship.
- An increase in pitta may go into the blood causing toxicity, and thus pitta related disorders cured through Leech therapy.
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“You watch it swell up on your blood, watching it get fatter and fatter - then when it’s super drunk on your blood it just kind of rolls over like it is stumbling out of the bar.”
The actress, who was formerly married to Bruce Willis, is convinced the treatment worked.
“I’m going back – I only got four leeches and I felt a bit cheated,” she added.
Leeches have been used in medicine for centuries and were first employed in Egypt about 2,500 years ago.
They are often used today in plastic and reconstructive surgery, because the anticoagulant they secrete fights blood clots and restores blood flow to inflamed body parts.
In 2008, the union health ministry decided to recognize leech therapy to treat a range of diseases, including eczema, gangrene, vascular reconstruction and vascular surgery in chronic wounds.
The technique is in vogue in Jammu and Kashmir, coastal Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and some parts of Gujarat. Now the therapy is also practiced in some clinics across metropolitan cities such as Delhi and Mumbai.