Raktamokshana also known as – Leech therapy, in ayurveda has been practiced for centuries. The natural medicines of these creatures are used to heal a range of ailments, from inflammation to fever, and even enhance a person’s immunity.

Using leeches is not as creepy as it sounds! Here we tell you how this Eastern therapeutic practice can be both enjoyable and beneficial for your health.

Leech therapy is one of the oldest forms of medicine in the world that involves applying medicinal leeches to the skin for various disorders such as emerging skin ulcers.

Leeches are nocturnal animals that suck the blood of their hosts and are found around the world in freshwater habitats.

For centuries, leech therapy has been successfully used as a traditional medicine to help in the healing of skin wounds, to calm inflammation and even as a rejuvenator.

The medicinal properties of leech saliva are known to help in firming loose skin, combatting wrinkles and even helping in the regeneration of damaged tissues.

Leech therapy is practiced by placing an active medicinal clean leech on your skin for a few minutes. Their saliva contains an anaesthetic which numbs the area so that you will feel little or no pain.