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The therapeutic effect of the medicinal leech

It is believed that first began to use the method of treatment with leeches in ancient Egypt. Archaeologists have found a fresco in one of the tombs, which shows how the doctor puts a leech Pharaoh. In Europe, the method is widely spread in the 18th century and became even fashionable. Leeches were placed in the home at any diseases, believing means from any suffering.
And at the end of the 19th century from the body of leech extract is obtained and already scientifically substantiated its healing properties. Because the salivary glands has been allocated a substance, called hirudin. It has been proven that it is has a therapeutic effect.
With the advent of synthetic drugs girudoterapiya was not deserved forgotten. In the 21st century, complications after the use of antibiotics, analgesics and other medicines reached the 4th place in the world in terms of prevalence. This led to the return of interest in traditional medicine and to the old, tried and tested method of treatment with leeches - hirudotherapy.

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