The arteries move oxygenated blood from the heart to the rest of the body including tissues. Veins on the other hand transport deoxygenated blood to the heart for purification. This movement is against gravity and over time, there is a lot of pressure put on the veins especially because of age and other factors such as pregnancy. This results in the formation of varicose veins which can result in complications such as blood clots if not treated.
Leeches have been used in varicose vein treatment for years. It is believed that when attached to the body, leeches initially bite on the skin but it is a painless one. The bite of a leech is said to be anesthetic and this is why the bite is painless. The leech attaches itself to the skin for 20minutes to 40 minutes. The leeches’ saliva is said to have blood thinning properties that help prevent clotting while at the same time thinning any blood clots. The end result is a better flow of blood and nutrients throughout the body.
Although if varicose veins are left untreated they can result in other medical conditions such as ulcers and bleeding, it is possible to use a non-surgical cure for varicose vein. The use of leeches has been adopted as a natural healing method for varicose veins. Although it is easy to write off the use of leeches, especially for those who do not understand how the healing takes place.
However, as the leeches suck the blood, the pressure of the blood pooling on the lower part of the feet is reduced. It is possible for bleeding to continue a few hours after the leech has been detached from the body but it is not serious.
The use of leeches is an ideal varicose vein treatment at home. It is however important for you to remove the leeches after the required time, especially if they do not fall off as they should when satisfied. At this point, the leech is reasonably bigger in size because of the consumed blood. The leeches are usually attached at the source of the problem to relieve the pressure safely and quickly.
The reason why Ayurvedic is using this method for treating severe varicose vein condition is that it is safe. After undergoing the leech therapy, the veins in the legs become normal and they are able to perform the function of transporting deoxygenated blood comfortably. There are no side effects or complications arising from the use of this therapy.
Leech therapy is definitely a must try a natural treatment of varicose veins because it solves the problem before any unexpected problems arise. It is a treatment that has proven successful and is being used by many institutions and believers of the Ayurvedic treatment methods. The fact that leeches still find their way into the body without the person undergoing any surgical incisions is a definite plus for this treatment method since many people avoid surgeries unless they are absolutely necessary.