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Publication announcement: Medicinal leech therapy in pain syndromes: a narrative review

This narrative review on leech therapy in pain syndromes compiles the existing results of published clinical studies and case reports. Leech therapy was used to relieve patients of pain suffering from a variety of underlying diseases, like:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Epicondylitis
  • Vertebrogenic pain syndromes/lower back pain (Lumbago)
  • Hematoma/swelling/oedema/contusion/distortion
  • Varicose veins/leg ulcer/phlebitis/thrombophlebitis
  • Cancer pain

The review indicates the important impact of leech therapy as an efficacious pain treatment with only minor adverse reactions.

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The final publication is available at