Aftercare: Information and Instructions
The TEMPORARY and HARMLESS side effects
-- Do not touch the wound and Do not remove the dressing for as long as lymph/bleeding from the leech bite is oozing (8-12 hours);
-- No shower or bath for the next 24 hours after the hirudotherapy session;
-- Do not scratch the wound or the are around IT when itching or any TEMPORARY swelling and reddening of skin around the leech bite occur (allergy-like reaction), TO PREVENT INFECTION!
If you do not scratched, swelling will go away on its own after about 24 hours;
-- You might notice a temporary enlargement of lymph nodes, slight fever or chills - it is a part of detoxification process and will go away on its own;
-- Apply cold water compress, however DO NOT MIX IT WITH VINEGAR nor BAKING SODA!
-- Do not use alcohol swabs, use Hydrogen Peroxide instead to clean the area around the wound;
-- You can take Claritin or Benadryl (best in a liquid form) in case the itching becomes too annoying or allergy-like reaction occur (only if really necessary);
-- You should avoid drinking alcohol after the treatment;
-- Drink lots of water, and choice of: Cranberry Juice, Blackcurrant Juice, Pomegranate Juice, Tomato Juice, Coconut Juice or Coconut Water;
-- You might feel tied and sleepy or energetic and in-vigorous! All of the above are common and normal reactions.
Please EAT WELL and HEALTHY!
Bellow, is the list of the activities that should be eliminated and CANNOT BE PERFORMED ON A DAY OF HIRUDOTHERAPY SESSION AND FOR THE NEXT 24 hours AFTER EACH HIRUDOTHERAPY SESSION:
Physical therapy, Massages, specially no deep-tissue massage and/or lymphatic- drainage massage; Reflexotherapy, Aromatherapy, Acupressure, Jugging, Biking, Intensive swimming, weight-lifting, running.
After that you can resume your normal physical activities, otherwise, as per your
hirudotherapist specific instructions.
Once again, please remember:
Hirudotherapy is a natural treatment with hirudosubstances from leeches SGS (Salivary Glands Secretion). It is not a "Quick-Fix" Wizard Touch! It is a HEALING PROCESS that continues for days and weeks after the treatment!
THERE IS NO NEGATIVE SIDE-EFFECTS INVOLVED DURING and AFTER THE HIRUDOTHERAPY PROCESS!
TAKE IT EASY AND RELAX!
REMEMBER, YOU ARE IN THE CENTER OF OUR ATTENTION!
NOW, YOUR BODY IS ENTERING THE PROCESS OF THE TOTAL
DETOXIFICATION & BLOOD PURIFICATION.
YOU ARE ON A WAY TO the STATE OF HOMEOSTASIS!