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5th Avenue Clinic

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Complementary medicine methods have a long history, but modern medicine has just recently focused on their possible modes of action. Medicinal leech therapy (MLT) or hirudotherapy, an old technique, has been studied by many researchers for possible effects on various diseases such as inflammatory diseases, osteoarthritis, and after different surgeries. 

Complications after replantation of previously lost limbs, arthritis, reconstructive surgery - these are the areas of medicine, in which leeches still provide valuable services. Nevertheless, these parasites are not commonly used in Polish hospitals.

Painful and Tender Muscles: Dry Needling Can Reduce Myofascial Pain Related to Trigger Points Muscles

Trigger points are irritable, hard “knots” within a muscle that may cause pain over a large area, leading to difficulty performing everyday tasks. When a person has painful muscles and trigger points, it is sometimes called myofascial pain syndrome....

Born to suck – The return of the leech?

... Born to suck – The return of the leech? Ernst, E. *. Article Outline. Collapse Box Author Information. ... At the height of hirudotherapy, leeches were used extensively. In 1833, for instance, more than 42 million leeches were imported to France. ...

Bowenwork® -­- An_Effective_Therapeutic_ Intervent

Last week, Sandra Gustafson, a senior faculty member of the Academy, presented two posters on Bowenwork at the American Holistic Nurses Association's 34th Annual Conference in Portland, OR. The conference theme was Through the Looking Glass: A Vision of Holistic Leadership and the conference was designed to explore possibilities for nurses to deepen their influence in all healthcare settings, provide information on the role of nurses in the Affordable Care Act and point to innovative strategies for transforming nursing practice. This is the poster that was used for the Research portion of her presentation.

Tune-up Your Body with Bowenwork

When your car engine is misfiring, you take it in for a tune up. If your vision is a getting blurry, you go in for new glasses. A piano tuner is called when your playing is a bit off key. But what can you do when your body is showing signs of wear and tear and needs resetting? Bowenwork can help the body to restore its natural balance.

Hirudotherapy: a guide to using leeches to drain blood from tissue

Leeches can be used to relieve vascular congestion caused by poor venous drainage in vascularly compromised tissue. This article describes how the treatment works and some practical considerations

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