Old means rediscovered
Leech therapy is a very old form of therapy. Historical records show that this naturopathic procedure was already used in the Orient around 3,000 years ago. Only in recent years has leech therapy experienced a kind of “renaissance” with us and is increasingly being used in naturopathic practices or in conventional medicine.
For use in therapy, the leeches come from authorized breeding companies that have to meet strict requirements in accordance with Section 13 (1) of the Medicines Act.