Hirudotherapy is a well-known practice, the essence of which is the treatment with leeches. Its uniqueness lies in the healing effect not only of the diseased organ, but also of the whole organism. The procedure is especially indicated for patients suffering from stagnant phenomena caused by sedentary work, poor diet and bad habits.
Treatment with leeches for alopecia
This method has been used for decades in the world trichological practice. Hirudotherapy helps to improve the growth of follicles and nutrition of epithelial cells. Also, hair loss is slowed by improving tissue nutrition and activating microcirculation.
Hirudotherapy is especially useful to patients suffering from psoriasis, seborrhea or dandruff, which often accompany excessive hair loss. Extract of leech is rich in antibacterial components, it is due to them that infectious and fungal head skin lesions are eliminated.
The effectiveness of treatment with leeches with alopecia and hair loss is confirmed by dermatologists, trichologists and therapists. Hirudotherapy is carried out exclusively in clinical conditions, because only a doctor will be able to detect the presence of contraindications (anemia, hemophilia, tumors, etc.) and choose the best place for the action of the leech. On average, to achieve persistent remission in the treatment of hair, 7-10 hirudotherapy procedures are required with an interval of 2-3 sessions per week.
What is the effectiveness of hirudotherapy hair?
In the glandular secret of the leech contains more than 100 useful enzymes. These are functional proteins that have a beneficial effect on the human body. The most valuable of them are:
Hirudin - has an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. Slows down the process of hemostasis (blood clotting), destroys vascular thrombi, helps prevent their further formation.
Destabilase is a strong antisclerotic. Contains antistasin, dekorzin, kalin, which quickly dissolve thrombi.
Eglin - a polypeptide that prevents the destruction of tissues.
Hyaluronidase - stimulates microcirculation, improves the permeability of vascular walls, which facilitates the assimilation of other medications.
Orgelase - promotes the formation of new capillaries and smoothing the inner walls of blood vessels.
After treatment sessions with leeches:
diluted, blood is renewed;
improves cellular immunity;
tissues are saturated with active oxygen;
accelerates the process of metabolism;
the bioenergetics of the body is normalized.
How is the hirudotherapy session conducted?
To introduce a secret on the skin, a leech is applied, which acts as a "living" needle - injecting biologically active enzymes into the bloodstream by microinjection (bite).
On an individual basis, he selects the zones for which leeches should be placed. Often these are acupuncture points or an area corresponding to the diseased organ. In some cases, the leech itself "chooses" the right place of bite.
During the procedure hirudotherapy, the patient can relax, comfortably sitting on the couch. In one session, put no more than 10 leeches (usually 4-5), each of which consumes about 3-5 ml of blood. Suction time is 5-15 minutes.
Leeches are susceptible to extraneous, unnatural smells, as well as dirt and cold. Therefore, careful preparation of the skin is a must. The surface is cleaned and warmed with warm water. It is not recommended to use shampoo, perfume, odorous soap before the procedure of hirudotherapy.
At the end of the treatment session, the doctor treats the wound with an antiseptic and closes them with a sterile bandage. Minor dizziness, drowsiness, fever (37-37.5 degrees) is a natural reaction of the body after hirudotherapy. There may be swelling in the bite zone, which is also considered normal.