And this is only the main impacts hirudotherapy. Hirudin – one of the key enzymes in the saliva of leeches. It interferes with blood clotting and clot dissolves. The enzyme is distributed throughout the body. This helps prevent blood clots in the arteries and thus prevent thrombosis and rombozov, which in turn are the cause of atherosclerosis, angina pectoris, myocardial infarction and stroke. In addition to hirudin in the saliva of leeches contains about one hundred more different enzymes that have a therapeutic effect.
The use of leeches in the first place used to improve blood flow to Prevention of venous congestion and to increase blood supply to organs and tissues. In addition to cardiology, hirudotherapy used in other areas of medicine in the treatment of various diseases. Treatment with leeches widely used in gynecology for the treatment of endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, vaginitis, with climacteric syndrome; to restore the menstrual cycle and premenstrual syndrome. Treatment with hirudotherapy treat such diseases in the field of urology as kidney stones, prostatitis and BPH. Hirudotherapy widely used in the field of endocrinology for the treatment of endocrine glands: thyroid gland, pancreas (diabetes treatment).
Thanks to resolving effect hirudotherapy used as a method to combat obesity. Treatment with leeches effective for skin diseases (psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema), with nervousness, insomnia and vertigo in diseases of the upper respiratory tract, as well as the rheumatic diseases. In general, the spectrum of diseases for which treatment is prescribed leeches, you can list indefinitely. There are contraindications to the use of leeches for medicinal purposes: – hemophilia (blood clotting disturbance) – Pregnancy – Some cases of anemia – allergic reactions – idiosyncrasy. In any case, all the contraindications should consult with a specialist. From all this we can conclude that hirudotherapy is popular in the treatment of various diseases has been for many centuries. Nature gives us a much more useful and natural, than we can currently assume, without harming the body. In addition, hirudotherapy harmless combined with other treatments.