Video By: Sajad Shah | Article By: Sajad Rasool
Leech therapy is a traditional means of treating different ailments. It is a very unique and specialized treatment therapy, dating back to thousands of years, which involves bloodletting by using leeches. It gives miraculous effects on many disorders like, Joint pains, Non healing & infected wounds and ulcers, Sciatica, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Varicose veins, Gout, Arthritis, Baldness, Alopecia, Back pain, swellings, blunt injuries, acne & pimples etc.
In Kashmir, there are special traditional leech therapists found almost in every area where people go for treatment. its scientific name is Hirudinea medicinalis.
“I have been suffering from arthrites and have taken meidcine for six years and have not got well. Today I have come here to try Leech therapy,” says a patient Gul Mohammad Wani.