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About Hirudotherapy
Hirudotherapy is no recent fad . The use of leeches for medicinal purposes dates back over 3,500 years, a practice passed down through generations of healers and practitioners. In the modern era, hirudotherapy as gained renewed attention for its ability to alleviate a multitude of ailments using Nature’s remarkable creation – the Hirudo medicinalis leech.

The Fusion Of Innovation & Tradition For Optimal Healing

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FDA Approved

This treatment has received the seal of approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which classifies the leech as a medical device, while in Canada it is deemed a medication.

Innovative approach to modern medicine

From osteoarthritis to skin grafts, hirudotherapy has demonstrated its therapeutic potential, providing a unique and innovative approach to modern medicine that draws on the ancient wisdom of traditional healing practices.

Powerful punch

The Hirudo medicinalis leech may be a small creature, but its medicinal properties pack a powerful punch, representing an exciting frontier for medical research and practice alike.


3,500 Year Old Healing Practice

Hirudotherapy has a rich history dating back 3,500 years, with its use documented in ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures. This time-tested healing practice has proven its effectiveness across generations.

Global Reach

Hirudotherapy has gained recognition and acceptance around the world, with qualified practitioners and satisfied patients attesting to its benefits in numerous countries and cultures.

Minimal Side Effects

Compared to more invasive or pharmaceutical treatments, hirudotherapy typically results in fewer side effects, making it a safer alternative for many patients.

Natural & Holistic Treatment

Hirudotherapy harnesses the natural healing properties of leeches, offering a holistic approach to treating various health issues without relying on synthetic drugs or chemicals.


As a non-invasive or minimally invasive therapy, hirudotherapy allows patients to experience relief and healing without the need for surgical procedures or lengthy recovery times.

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We Carefully Manage The Treatment Of Patients

Dr. Dokukin has dedicated himself to learning basic principles and applications of Hirudotherapy to treat specific disease states in Russia where Hirudotherapy is a vital part of the main-stream healthcare system.

The principal of Hirudotherapy is not to “fix” any pathology per se, but to stimulate the body itself to heal from within its own reserves, and to return to the natural homeostasis that will greatly improve many symptoms associated with most disease states.

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Hirudotherapy can be used for a        wide range of therapy and services

Hirudotherapy for Varicose Vein

Treatment of varicose veins using medicinal leeches to alleviate pain, reduce swelling, and improve circulation.

Hirudotherapy for Pain Management

Application of leech therapy to address various types of pain, including muscle pain, joint pain, and migraines.

Hirudotherapy for Inflammation Reduction

Utilization of leech therapy to decrease inflammation in the body, potentially benefiting patients with arthritis or other inflammatory conditions.

Hirudotherapy for Skin Health

Use of leech therapy to promote skin health and treat various dermatological conditions, such as acne, eczema, or psoriasis.

Wound Healing and Scar Reduction

Application of hirudotherapy to support wound healing and minimize scar formation after injuries or surgical procedures.

Detoxification and Immune Support

Use of leech therapy to aid in the body's detoxification process and promote a healthy immune response.

Consultation and Customized Treatment Plans

Providing personalized consultation services to assess each patient's needs and create a customized hirudotherapy treatment plan.


What to        expect during and after therapy sessions

On your first appointment you will receive a thorough consultation

On your first appointment you will receive a thorough consultation with one of our clinic licensed providers who will go over your complaints and symptoms, will review your medical and surgical history, will examine you, and will discuss your treatment options. We will also review any pertinent lab work and imaging studies that you have. If you do not have any recent blood work results, we may order some laboratory tests to make sure we are able to treat and help you. You may or may not be offered your first Hirudotherapy sessions during your first visit as well.

During a regular treatment session

During a regular treatment session, you will need anywhere between 60 minutes to 1.5 hours to be spent in our clinic. During this time we will apply multiple leeches to specifically chosen places on your skin to target your specific complaints. We may use anywhere from 3 to 10 leeches. Treatment usually takes approximately 40-60 minutes. The attachment sites will then be dressed in clean surgical wound dressing and you will receive instructions for wound care at home as well as surgical dressing supplies. 

12- 24 hours after the procedure

Please expect that the small application punctures on your skin will continue to “bleed” for up to 12- 24 hours after the procedure. This is NORMAL. But you will always have a number to call us to reach us 24 hours per day with any concerns that you may have. As there may be plenty of blood-tinged discharge, please dress accordingly in dark loose comfortable clothing. Note: the amount and color of the discharge is a very important diagnostic finding and this will be used as a guide during your next session.

Notice results as soon as after the first or second Hirudotherapy sessions.

Depending on the condition and its chronicity, you may need to have anywhere from 3 to over ten treatment sessions. The treatment sessions are usually conducted anywhere from once per week to once per month. We expect that you will notice results as soon as after the first or second Hirudotherapy sessions. All of your further questions will be addressed at the time of your treatment.

"Before I discovered hirudotherapy, I struggled with the pain and discomfort of varicose veins for years. After just a few sessions at Leech Medicine, I noticed a significant reduction in swelling and discomfort. The staff was knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. I highly recommend their services to anyone seeking a natural solution for varicose veins!"
"I suffered from chronic migraines for years, and nothing seemed to work until I discovered hirudotherapy at Leech Medicine. After a few sessions, my migraines have become less frequent and less severe, allowing me to enjoy my life without constant interruptions. The team at Leech Medicine is compassionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated to helping their patients find relief through this unique, natural therapy."