Leech Therapy, as the name implies, is the utilisation of medicinal leeches to treat and cure diseases and promote balance in the human body.
Medical leeches are placed on the patient's affected part (legs for vascular diseases, for example) and allowed to fasten their mouths on the patient's skin. In the process of sucking out "impure" blood, the saliva of the leeches enters through the puncture site, delivering valuable enzymes that act as an anticoagulant, anti-clotting, vasodilator, anesthetic, bacteriostatic, and anti-inflammatory agents. All these promote good blood flow with the prevention and breaking up of formed clots. It also relieves pain and inflammation.
THE HEALING QUALITIES OF LEECHES
Since ancient times, leeches were used to treat many illnesses and disease through bloodletting, a method where blood was drawn out in the hope that removing impure blood would heal the body. Believe it or not, leech therapy is sometimes the best alternative in treating illnesses, and even surpasses pharmacological treatments. Because of its healing effects to the human body, this traditional method of curing diseases is still thriving today.
Life Clinic Hirudotherapy & Healing provides natural therapy using leeches, one of the most ancient methods of healing documented in the history of medicine.
Our clinic offers a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere where leech therapy is provided for the treatment of many ailments to improve conditions, relieve pain and play a role in optimum health by aiding general wellbeing, assisting in reducing toxins, therefore building energy and keeping the body stronger.
BECOME A LEECH THERAPIST
Mehdi conducts Leech Therapy courses in many countries.
Courses provide the key fundamental foundation for Medicinal Leech Therapy and are suitable for those new to Hirudotherapy as well as experienced Therapists who need more comprehensive and informed knowledge. The Courses focus on core knowledge and safety.
Leech Therapy is a natural treatment for a range of diseases AND inflictions:
Baldness or alopecia is a very common condition where an individual loses hair. Leech therapy helps enhance the concentration and delivery of nutrients to hair follicles assisting in the promotion of hair growth.
Arthritis is one of the disabling diseases of the joints that affect not only the physical body but the quality of life as well. One of the oldest and most therapeutic therapies for this condition is leech therapy.
Since the early days of the 20th century, people have been using leeches to treat cardiovascular diseases because of the Hirudin enzyme in the leeches saliva, a substance which has systemic anticoagulative effects.
Today, Diabetes is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in the world. The microcirculation restoration effect of Hirudotherapy is essential in preventing amputation of fingers and toes.
Ear & Hearing Problems
Leech therapy can help cure the three most common ear and hearing problems: Sudden Hearing Loss, Tinnitus and Otitis Media, particularly when the problem is caused by an infection or a vascular issue.
Leech therapy is very beneficial to women suffering from Endometriosis. Leech saliva is rich with enzymes that can prevent coagulation of blood, dissolving blood clots to restored a normal flow of blood.
Leech Therapy can be beneficial for a number of eye diseases, such as Periorbital Hematoma or 'Black Eye', Preventing the progress of glaucoma and a number of eye inflammation disorders.
Leeches are known to produce many beneficial enzymes and have been used for many years to effectively treat gum disease and promote healing. Anticoagulation agents also help flush away toxins.
Leech therapy can been used in the treatment of Hepatitis contracted by viruses and for treating Alcoholic Hepatitis, by supporting blood flow and with the beneficial enzymes found in the saliva of leeches.
High Blood Pressure
The most common factors that cause high blood pressure is the lifestyle of an individual. Various studies show that the saliva of leeches contains many beneficial enzymes that can help lower blood pressure.
Infantile Cerebral Palsy
An unpleasant side effects of medications used in patients with infantile cerebral palsy is vascular complications. Using medications in conjunction with leech therapy can greatly reduce the risk of these complications.
Kidney diseases refer to a disease or injury to the kidneys that may arise from congenital or acquired causes. It has been found that leech therapy can significantly help individuals to have healthier kidneys.
Millions of people suffer from Migraines each year. There is a theory that suggests migraines are caused by tiny blood clots which travel to the brain and disrupt the flow of blood, causing the typical symptoms of migraine.
Leech Therapy can be beneficial in treating a range of skin diseases such as Alopecia, Boils, Shingles and Psoriasis due to the ability of leeches to remove pooled blood, but also the healing properties in their saliva.
Skin grafts, although taken from the same individual, can still present a lot of risks to the graft taking. Leech Therapy can promote healing as well as assist in the recovery of patients who have undergone skin grafting.
Leech therapy is extremely beneficial in the healing process of sport injuries due to enzymes found in leech saliva, which are known to reduce pain, inflammation and dissolving blood clots.
One of the biggest killer diseases in our society today are vascular diseases, which can be caused by many factors, such as hypertension, the foods we eat, obesity, our lifestyle, such as smoking,drinking and inactivity.
Venous disease refers to any disease or injury to the venous system (the network of blood vessels that bring nutrients and oxygen to and from the cells), and can be caused by many factors.
Why Mehdi Leech Therapist
Over 40 years of experience in the field of providing medical leech treatments
Obtained and passed an Examined Australian Patent for Methods to treat Cardiovascular and Vascular Disease using medical Leeches
Pioneer of Teaching Medical Leech Therapy Courses to local and overseas students in the University of Malay and providing other courses
Renowned for his work and passion in helping people and changing lives for the better
Hear from just some of the people we've treated with Leech Therapy: