As you may be aware, the application of leeches is one of history’s oldest recorded medical treatments. Their use can be documented as far back as ancient Egypt, and their application was the standard medical practice until the mid-1800s when newer therapies took their place.
Over the last decade, the use of medicinal leeches has again entered the mainstream of modern medical practice. Researchers and surgeons are enthusiastic about the advantages of leech therapy as a means to restore venous blood circulation following cosmetic or reconstructive surgery.
This site illustrates how to use and care for leeches effectively. It outlines the benefits of leech therapy, provides a methodology for their application, and includes case histories detailing their successful use.
Marie Bonazinga, President – Leeches U.S.A. Ltd.