Medicinal leech therapy (MLT) or Hirudotherapy or Jalaukavacharana, is an Ayurvedic surgical procedure, practised and documented in the Susrutha samhita, one of the primary text in Ayurveda.
There are many types of hair loss, finding the exact cause can be challenging but one of the common cause is Poor blood Supply to the Hair Follicles. At Ayulife, one of the best Ayurveda Panchkarma Centre in Gurgaon, we use the Leech Therapy to mitigate this medical conditon of the patient.
How Leeches Work ?
Medicinal leeches have three jaws with tiny rows of teeth. They pierce there teeth into person’s skin and insert anticoagulants through their saliva. Leeches contain Hirudin and thus thin the blood.
The leeches are then allowed to extract blood, for 20 to 45 minutes at a time, from the person undergoing treatment.
How baldness is cured by Leech Therapy?
In case of baldness, Leeches are applied on scalp and impure blood is removed from that area. When we apply the leech, impure blood is sucked by them. Impure blood is caused due to vitiated Doshas and leeches balance Pitta Dosha in blood which in turns hold the hair on scalp and open the blocked hair follicle opening which helps in growing new hair follicle and hair.
How Costly is leech Therapy for treating baldness?
The technique is cheap, effective, easy to apply comapred to the modern therapies like Hair Transplant. These modern treatments are not only expensive but also have many side effects. While this Leech Therapy has no known side effects.