How to book treatment &
General Information
medicinal leech therapy london

Before booking:

  1. Download and read GENERAL INFORMATION document.

  2. Read Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

  3. Read Contraindications List below (MOST IMPORTANT!!!) and check if you don't suffer from any of contraindicated conditions.


General Information

COMPLEX Medicinal Leech Therapy

Important information:


  • Please remember that we DO NOT PERFORM Medicinal Leech Therapy (MLT) simultaneously with other treatments, at least 1-2 days after and before the treatment.

  • Physical training such as weight lifting, running, swimming after treatment is FORBIDDEN 1-2 days after the treatment.

  • Prior to your first leech treatment, the patient MUST HAVE YOUR BLOOD TEST done.

  • Doppler scan MUST BE DONE before treatment for Varicose Veins.

Contraindications and important
informations for hirudotherapy:

This is brief list of conditions. Please contact therapist for further advice. A list of commonly established contraindications for Hirudotherapy (P. Flecken, A. Michalsen):

  • Haemophilia and anticoagulants (acenocoumarol, marcumar, warfarin, heparin and heparinoids)

  • Anemia and general fatigue

  • Hypotension lower than 80/60 mmHg

  • Upper gastrointestinal tract post - haemorrhage condition

  • Severe infection, active tuberculosis

  • Severe internal diseases, immunosuppression and immune system conditions such as HIV, AIDS, etc.

  • Cancer

  • Aneurysm

  • Severe allergy

  • Cold & flu, high fever

  • Pregnancy and menstruation

  • Wound healing complications

  • Children and unconscious patients

  • Mental impairment

  • Keloids

  • Bleeding disorder e.g. bleeding from stomach ulcers

  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

  • Diabetic foot and tissue necrosis

  • Dermatomycoses

  • Skin malignancies

  • Skin tissue loss, ulceration, decubitus

  • Autoimmunological pemphigus


Also contraindications for hirudotherapy are:

  • Diets such as detox diet, juice diet, etc. (diet must be completed)

  • Recent vaccinations 

  • Medication such as aspirin, gingko biloba, viagra, ibuprofen,  

       (treatment is possible 5 days after).

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Tooting Bec

5th Avenue Clinic

7 Upper Tooting Rd,  

SW17 7TS


Call us +44 752 611 6056

Opening hours:

Mon: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Tue: 10:15 am - 6:45 pm

Wed: 11:00 - 5:45 pm

Thu: 2:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Fri: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sat: 10:15 am - 3:45 pm

Sun: Closed