Varicose veins are a common pathological process, a lesion of the veins (vessels carrying blood to the heart), which is characterized by an increase in the diameter of the lumen, thinning of the venous wall and the formation of" nodes " — aneurysm-like local extensions.
When installing leeches on the affected areas, the leech immediately has a therapeutic effect on the pathological altered organs and veins. Over time, a number of mechanisms for the normalization of microcirculation are activated — the removal of vascular spasm, acceleration of blood flow, and a decrease in blood viscosity. Normalization of microcirculation leads to an improvement in tissue nutrition, and therefore to the elimination of the pathological process.
For the treatment of varicose veins by hirudotherapy, it is necessary to undergo a course consisting of 10-15 sessions. For one session, you will need 4-8 leeches. It is recommended to conduct sessions at intervals of 2-3 days. The entire course should be repeated 3-4 times a year, and then less often for preventive purposes.
There are contraindications. Before use, consult a specialist (doctor).