The medicinal effects of leeches have been used for millennia throughout the world. Today the effects of leech therapy are supported by scientific research that has identified 14 medically active substances in leech saliva. The actions of these ingredients are to break down blood clots, increase blood circulation and to have an anti- inflammatory effect. In Australia, leech therapy is mainly used in hospitals to support healing of skin grafts and the re-attachment of severed limbs. Dr Stefan Hafner is one of very few practitioners who use leech therapy in private practice.
Leech therapy is an effective treatment for such conditions as:
- varicose veins
- back and neck pain and
- conditions of impaired blood circulation.
For more information please visit our Leech therapy website