The arthritic joint is cleaned first before the medicinal leeches are placed in specific areas related to the problem. This is a simple and natural process and feels similar to experiencing a mosquito bite when the leeches release a natural anesthetic. The leech has a natural process that removes infected blood and, at the same time, releases therapeutic components and enzymes from its saliva, allowing these components and enzymes to work their wonders to reduce inflammation and pain in the whole patient for approximately one hour [times can vary] before they are automatically disconnected. Throughout the process, patients feel relaxed. The area is then cleaned and dressed. All cases are individual, but on average, therapy with medicinal leeches is usually repeated if necessary every 6 to 8 months. The improvement in pain and inflammation of the joints will be noticed the next day after therapy. Not only is it a safe way to treat arthritis, it has been a universal treatment for centuries.
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