LEECHES for chronic migraines- Yeah you read right

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deathbymigraine
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   Posted 10/14/2014 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Did I get your attention?

I wanted to bring attention to a migraine treatment that may seem incredibly disturbing and taboo.. but that I am now considering (this is how desperate I am after having a constant migraine for 18 months now). the treatment is…. LEECHES. Yes, that's correct- Leech therapy. My mother has a friend who suffered from chronic/daily migraines for years and SWEARS that this was her cure. WOW! After doing some extensive research and speaking to this woman I am almost (ALMOST) ready to try this myself. THe hardest part is of course, psychological. I'm getting chills and the creeps just writing this.

Anyway, for those of you interested, here are some links (warning, includes some disturbing photos):

http://www.leechestherapy.com/migraines.php

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2334337/Gruesome- medieval-utterly-bizarre--leeches-freed-awful- migraines.html

http://www.hindustantimes.com/technology/science/blood- sucking-leeches-cure-migraine-gout-and-skin-allergies/ article1-1163994.aspx

Best of luck to you all. If I end up going through with this fear-factor-esque treatment I will be posting all about it. I for one give up on western medicine and big pharma. The only bit of relief I've gotten has been from natural remedies and treatments. I know that my blood/chemical makeup is the underlying reason for my migraines. Knowing that leeches completely detox your body and relieve inflammation, improve circulation and remove blood clots sounds pretty amazing. Thoughts?

Here are some reviews form people who had this therapy for migraines in the UK- pretty amazing.
http://www.leeches.uk.com/about-us-s/leech-shop-uk- testimonials.html

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   Posted 10/14/2014 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I've seen leeches used in the hospital before. I don't know if it still happens, but they used to use them for people with inadequate circulation who had skin ulcers that wouldn't heal. Leeches debride the wound, cleaning away all the dead tissue so it can better heal. They also secrete an enzyme that prevents the blood on the surface from coagulating, so the oxygenation of the area is increased.
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