Hirudotherapy in Medicine and Dentistry ZE05-ZE07
Dr. Kunal Jha,
Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, KIIT University,
Bhubaneswar, Odisha-, India.
The concept of Unani medicine is based on balancing body humours, the imbalance of which causes diseases. The application of leech therapy in medical and dental science is well recognized. Although easy and non-invasive, complications also exist. The article aims to presents a brief review on the applications of leech therapy. The physiological effect, along with its therapeutic role in cancer, diabetes and dentistry have been underlined. Complications of leech therapy have also been dealt with.