How can osteochondrosis be treated with leeches (hirudotherapy)
The History of leech therapy has over two thousand years. Even in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs depicted on the walls of pictures with their scheme of production. In ancient times, many ladies put these blood-sucking the day before the prom to get a healthy glow and remove the puffiness. This method of treatment has been successfully used now, as virtually no contraindications and side effects.
The Leech (lat. hirudo) is the only one of 400 species of annelids, which is used in medical practice. Its saliva contains a special enzyme – hirudin. It is an anticoagulant, meaning that it prevents collapse of the blood. After the worm disappears from its place of attachment for several hours oozing blood.
Leech selectively attached at those points where the stagnant venous blood the most. Therefore, the question of where to put them does not arise. Leech knows where to suck. Thus, hirudotherapy helps drain stagnant blood, reduce pressure at the site of inflammation, reducing thrombosis and improving microcirculation in the tissues.
Small chitinous teeth of leeches like needles to stimulate the acupressure points of the body. The identification of these blood-sucking equate to acupuncture and is carried out under the scheme. It relieves muscle spasms and produces a pronounced relaxing effect. And injection leech into the bite of the anesthetic agent additionally relieves pain.
Mechanism of action
leech therapy in osteochondrosis of the spine is one of the most effective methods of influence. Degenerative changes in the cartilage causes compression of arteries and veins. This is the main cause of headaches, reduced hearing and vision in osteochondrosis of the cervical spine. Violated not only the flow of blood to the head, but outflow it down.