Chinese Medicine

How are leeches have been and still are used for medicinal purposes

Medically, leeches can and have been used for people who have ears reattached to their body. The leeches’ saliva has a blood thinner in it so that when you attach the leech, it keeps the blood from clotting. And when you are having an ear reattached, doctors have done this so that the ear won’t fall off from loss of blood. Naturally, it would clot, and the blood wouldn’t go to your ear, and your skin cells would die, causing your ear to fall off.




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