We do not apply leeches if client suffers from, or is experiencing:
- Multiple Myeloma
- Low blood pressure
- Liver Cancer
- Menstrual period
We do not apply leeches if client is on the following medication:
- Marcumar or similar are in use
The Hirudin enzyme in leech salivary gland secretion works similarly to Heparin and is 10 times more powerful than commonly used anticoagulants. Consequently, the two blood thinners cannot be applied at the same time. You do not need a physician’s consent to stop intake of aspirin, Viagra, fish oil, and ginkgo biloba.
If gingko biloba products, aspirin, fish oil, Viagra are in use, you should stop taking them 2-3 days before the leech therapy begins.
Please inform Pavel Gershkovich if you take any of the following:
- Anti-inflammatory and antidepressant medication
- Strong pain-reliever drugs
- Chinese herbs
- Alternative healing creams
- Homeopathic remedies
Some detoxification diets must not be in progress during hirudotherapy. Notify Pavel Gershkovich if you are on any special diet including the following:
- Starvation diet
- Juices-only diet
- Cleansing diet
- Dietary supplements diet
Also notify Pavel Gershkovich if you are engaged in any of the following::
- Colon hydrotherapy
- Cortisone therapy
- Prednisone therapy (for migraine headache)
- Liver cleansing
- Kidney cleansing and/or any other detox
- Lymphatic drainage
- Chelation therapy
- Bee venom therapy
- Tranquilizers & steroids therapy
The following activities cannot be done on the day of or for two days after a leech session:
- Physical therapy
- Intense massage
- Deep-tissue massage
- Intensive swimming
- Intensive running
Also notify Pavel Gershkovich of any medical issues, including the use of a pacemaker and having very low blood pressure.
We do not perform therapy on children under 12 years old.
Before your first leech treatment you must have a blood test done and bring in a copy of the results.
We DO NOT accept any verbal blood test results, or “my blood is O.K.” statements. We have to have a copy of your blood test on file.