Hirudo medicine has been used to treat patients for centuries. Today, doctors use leeches for treating abscesses, painful joints, glaucoma, myasthenia, and to heal venous diseases and thrombosis. Medical leeches are used for plastic surgery, improving brain circulation, and curing infertility.
The way of leech secretion injection is very simple. It is placed on an area of the body and bites into the skin. When this happens, the leech's saliva enters the blood channel and goes to the blood vessels where the disease is located. During treatment, we use hirudo-reflexotherapy placing the leeches on the reflexogenic points as "life needles." Medicinal leeches are used to treat: