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Medicinal leech therapy in New York and New Jersey- Offices Make sure to visit the links bellow for a broader view of leech therapy. According to many holistic alternative leech practitioners, researchers, doctors, leech companies and including Biebertaler Blutegelzucht GmbH (this German institution has been involved in the field of leech breeding and therapy for decades and they were the first pharmaceutical company that established high standards for medicinal leech in the European Community) according to them, no one has ever died or killed by the medicinal leech therapy. Their suggestion for safety is that leech therapy should be conducted by a trained leech therapy physician or a trained hirudotherapist or leech therapist.
Leech Bite: The bite of the leech is less painful than the sting of a mosquito. The bite is felt for a very short period of time. The medicinal leeches have an analgesic effect on the body therefore the pain does not last. Most people report muscles relaxation because the leech’s saliva has chemical ingredients that relax the whole body and provide a state of calmness and serenity.
FDA Approval In the United States the FDA categories medicinal leech as class 2, which means is safe and there is no danger. Medicinal Leech is approved by The FDA for micro and constructive surgery. Only licensed physicians can do micro or constructive surgery.
Holistic Alternative Ancient and New Therapy A certified hirudotherapist applies medicinal leeches in the traditional way, but with modern skills and applications to assure a better and safer outcome. Certified hirudotherapists promote wellness and prevention with leech therapy and other holistic alternative therapies for greater wellness benefits.
Safety and lack of knowledge You should talk to your doctors about the safety of leech therapy. Unfortunately, most physicians are not trained in this field, so most of them don’t really know about leech therapy. Some people assume that leech is a bad animal (worm) and it is not safe because most people only know leeches as blood suckers. Leech therapists use medicinal leeches that have been bred specifically for therapy, and the location must be a safe and clean. Leech farmers and distributors have leech technicians and/or biologists who have been trained to monitor that medicinal leeches are safe and sound before selling them to hospitals and leech therapist clinics. This is done for additional safety because no one has ever been killed or infected by leeches. For example in Turkey, many people every year have reported being bitten by leeches in rivers, lakes and other wet locations without any harm. Leech is a safe and beautiful. This is a curative animal that most of us have yet to discover. One day, like they used to in France, medicinal leeches will be used by most of us because we will know and understand its curative power for prevention and wellness.
To Conclude about the safety of medicinal leech therapy:
After many thousand years of leech applications, from Ayurvedic medicine in India to modern scientific medicine and to holistic alternative medicine in America and Germany, leech therapy has established itself as a safe multi-curative natural medicine that has proven to be very efficacious in a broad spectrum of applications. We believe that more and more people including scientists will use leech therapy for prevention, and especially to alleviate or eliminate pain.

Click on these links to find out about many countries that are practicing leech therapy:
Visit Russia's biggest leech company
Visit the link of an Australian Visit a German Leech Veterinarian Visit Leech Miracles Visit this great German leech company Visit this French-Swiss Therapist Visit this English Leech Association Visit this Naturist
Visit this Russian and Turkish leech site
Read this important article
Visit the AJ
Visit leeches at the Australian Museum
Visit Leech USA
National view about medicinal leech
Visit the French company that obtained the FDA approval
Read The Spanish'view
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