Leech Therapeutic Applications
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 […]
Is hirudin a potential therapeutic agent for arthritis?
Is hirudin a potential therapeutic agent for arthritis? Author: K Scott, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand, firstname.lastname@example.org A recent pilot study by Michalsen et al showed that a single brief treatment with medicinal leeches (Hirudo medicinalis) can give relatively long term relief from pain in osteoarthritic joints. […]
The Importance of A Healthy Blood System
When we have a healthy blood system, our vital organs perform their functions well, our circulatory system remains healthy and delivers vital oxygen and nutrients to the rest of our body, and we feel well. Blood is a wonderful substance, both delivering nutrients and transporting toxins away to the organs that take care of disposing […]
The Sources of Toxins-How Do they Make It into Our Blood?
The source of blood toxins are around us every day. It’s impossible to escape them all. There are some things we can do to reduce toxins in our blood – improving our diets by removing junk food and alcohol is the first step. But our bodies can absorb toxins from things that are […]