Frequently Asked Questions

Leech therapy, also known as hirudotherapy, is an ancient holistic healing practice that involves the application of medicinal leeches to the skin. These leeches secrete enzymes and substances that have therapeutic properties, promoting various health benefits.

No, we do not reuse leeches. Each leech is used only once, and strict hygiene and safety protocols are followed to prevent cross-contamination.

Before your session, it’s recommended to have a light meal, stay well-hydrated, and wear loose-fitting clothing to facilitate access to the treatment area.

The timing of results can vary depending on the individual and the specific condition being treated. Some people may notice improvements after the first session, while others may require multiple sessions for more significant benefits.

Side effects are typically mild and may include temporary skin redness, itching, or mild bruising around the bite site. These effects usually resolve within a few days.

During a leech therapy session, medicinal leeches are placed on the targeted area. They bite through the skin and release their saliva, which contains bioactive compounds that can improve blood circulation, reduce inflammation, and help with pain relief. It’s a natural and non-invasive therapy.

Leech therapy has been used to assist in the treatment of various conditions, including, hypertension (high blood pressure), osteoarthritis, varicose veins, skin disorders, and some circulatory issues. It can also aid in the recovery of surgical procedures.

When performed by a qualified practitioner, leech therapy is generally considered safe. The leeches used are specially bred for medicinal purposes and are carefully handled to minimize any potential risks.

The leeches’ bites may cause minor discomfort, but it’s usually quite tolerable. Most people find the therapy to be relatively painless and even soothing, thanks to the natural analgesic properties of leech saliva.

A single leech therapy session can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the specific condition being treated. The duration and number of sessions needed may vary from person to person.