Psoriasis and Hirudotherapy
There are many skin diseases that can be treated with Hirudotherapy and one disease worth mentioning is Psoriasis.
Psoriasis is a common skin condition that occurs when the skin cells replace themselves too quickly.
There are many different types, but the most common is chronic plaque psoriasis.
The extent of the disease can vary from a few tiny lesions here and there on the body, but are most commonly seen on knees, elbows, the chest and scalp, appearing as red, scaly patches that reveal fine silvery scales when scraped or scratched and often itch and feel uncomfortable.
Why psoriasis occurs is unknown, which makes it quite impossible to prevent. However, many things are thought to trigger the condition, including skin injury, sore throats/chest infections, some drug treatments, sunburn and even stress.
Already ancient doctors have been using Hirudotherapy to improve the outcome of skin diseases like psoriasis.
SGS, leeches' saliva also contains active substances that are bactericidal [fights off bacteria that proliferates over thick layers of excess skin cells]. Other substances in the leech's saliva also cause gradual slowing of skin cell production, giving noticeable relief for patients.
REMICADE and Psoriasis
Remicade (infliximab) has some of the most impressive numbers in clinical trials of psoriasis. However, it only works temporarily.
Our bodies have an excellent self-defense system. When something foreign, such as bacteria, is seen within the body, the immune system will act against it and hopefully prevent widespread infection and illness. Well, the same is true for certain medications like Remicade. We know that a significant portion of patients on Remicade develop antibodies to the drug molecule, and this may aid in destruction and elimination of the Remicade. Therefore, over time, despite increasing the dose and reducing the time between infusions, the effect of the drug lessens, and psoriasis activates again!
The good news is that there are options for dealing with this situation- this option is HIRUDOTHERAPY!
Instead of adding other medications or switching to another medication that is similar to Remicade - avoid the adverse side- effects and call ALA-MED HIRUDOTHERAPY OFFICES to set up your private consultation and to make an appointment!
One of my patients just completed the first 6 sessions of the psoriasis treatment. The results are visible already. The silvery scales are 90% gone from the patches, and the patches themselves change the color from intense, burning red, to light-pink with many entirely white, healthy skin spots in between!