Is it painful?
Attachment of leeches is almost painless as within few mins they produce anaesthetic substances.
How long does the treatment session last?
Between 45-60 min
How many sessions will I need?
This depends on the problem and patient.
What are the side effects?
After first few sessions there might be itching of place of bite , slight bruising or even swelling. This is normal and disappears within couple of days. Later on, when blood is clean no bruising or itching will occur. Patients also might feel weak following first sessions due to blood loss and toxins leaving the body. Drinking a lot of water and rest helps. Later when body adapts there will be minor blood loss and no side effects.
How long will the bleeding last?
Very first applications normally result in a prolonged bleeding between 8-24 hours. After the sessions repeated body adapts to leeches and bleeding decreases, eventually coming to its minimum that is normally between 20 min to 3 hours.