Possible side effects:

  • Very long bleeding, up to 36 hours
  • Redness or swelling in the area of the bite woundSwelling of the lymph nodes and the treated body part
  • allergic or inflammatory reactions
  • itching
  • fatigue

When should you not use leech therapy?

  • Anemia
  • bleeding disorders
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • fever
  • Histamine allergy
  • Cachexia (extremely poor general condition)
  • leukemia
  • stomach ulcer
  • Malignant tumors
  • Taking blood coagulating, blood thinning and mercury-containing medications or pain relievers
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