Leech Therapy
March 6, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

Hematophagous animals including leeches have been known to possess biologically active compounds in their secretions, especially in their saliva. The blood‑sucking annelids, leeches have been used for therapeutic purposes since the beginning of civilization. Ancient Egyptian, Indian, Greek and Arab physicians used leeches for a wide range of diseases starting from the conventional use for bleeding to systemic ailments, such as skin diseases, nervous system abnormalities, urinary and reproductive system problems, inflammation, and dental problems.

A seminar was presented by Mr. Zuhair Rushdy, head of continuous education on leech therapy and its applications in medicine on 6/3/2016.