Many men experience an enlarged prostate which can lead to slow urination, decreased sexual drive, decreased fertility, and possibly prostate cancer down the road.
Adenoma (a benign tumor) and inflammation of the prostate gland usually result from venous stasis (slow blood flow) in the area.
Leeches are placed on the body, between the anus and the scrotum, and sometimes in the belly button and atop the liver/pancreas/spleen. The creatures’ saliva injects a natural anti-inflammatory agent directly at the site to shrink the prostate. By restoring proper blood circulation in the area, leech therapy attacks the core of the disease.
How many sessions depends upon the condition. Nine sessions is typical. Non-severe cases are often treated once a week; severe cases are often treated every day or every other day.
Many women experience bladder infections. Leeches are applied between the anus and the vagina, and at the belly button and pubic bone. It is the antibiotic effect – without the side effects of drugs – that triggers the healing.
Seven to ten sessions is common; the effect is cumulative.