The history of the use of leeches in medicine dates back to 2,500 years. They have been used for therapeutic purposes by Ayurvedic doctors in India. The use of leeches in medicine is also described in ancient Greece.
Today, the use of leeches in medicine resumed in the 1980s after a long denial of this treatment. Only medical leeches are used for treatment. Their effects successfully replace many modern medicines. Medical leeches are safe, parasites cannot be obtained from them because they are specially grown and each is used only once. They are destroyed after the session.
Hirudotherapy is recommended if the patient has venous problems, clots, high blood pressure. Leeches potentially improve appetite, potentially cure chronic inflammation, relieve pain and restore the body. Old thrombi, for example, fail to dissolve the best drugs, but when they are added, their enzymes also cope well with old thrombi.