According to one study, osteochondrosis of the cervical spine occurs in 75% of women after 35 years who lead a sedentary lifestyle, this pathology is also observed in men. In recent years, osteochondrosis has become much "younger". In the initial stages, hirudotherapy is a fairly effective tool to help relieve pain.
When using leeches in patients with osteochondrosis, their blood supply to cells improves, which contributes to a more active removal of decay products from the areas of inflammation. Since hirudotherapy improves blood circulation, the recovery of damaged intervertebral discs is faster. In addition, biologically active substances found in the saliva of leeches effectively relieve swelling and congestion in the affected area, so sometimes treatment with leeches can replace some pharmacological drugs that are poorly tolerated by patients and negatively affect the liver.
To get positive results, it is enough to go through 7-10 sessions of hirudotherapy, between which there should be a 3-5-day break. At the same time, it should be remembered that during treatment, sharp odors should be avoided, since leeches do not tolerate them. For example, they are sensitive to perfumes, skin dirt, alcohol, cigarettes, or even bad breath. When foreign odors appear, the leeches simply will not attach to the sore spot on the patient's body.
There are contraindications. Before use, consult a specialist (doctor).