Introductory seminar on leech therapy in medicine

September 1, 2018 8:30 AM Uhr
September 1, 2018 5:00 PM Uhr


The Biebertaler Blutegelzucht regularly offers courses on leech therapy for medical and veterinary therapists. We currently train approximately 500 therapists annually. We would be glad to assist in organizing similar courses in other EU countries. If you would like to teach, lead or organize classes on leech therapy, then please contact us at:


The agenda of our introductory seminar on leech therapy in medicine is as follows:


08:30   Andreas Neumann

            Welcoming of the participants. Tour of the grounds and

            facilities at the Biebertaler Blutegelzucht 


09:30   Biology of leeches with reference to the therapeutic relevance


10:15   Legal aspects of leech therapy (German law)


10:30   Break*


10:45   Dr. med. Maurice Müller, Physician
            Active agents, mode of action, clinical studies


11:30   Petra Flecken, Alternative Practitioner
            Indication areas/Major indications
            Local inflammations
            Venous and capillary congestions
            Chronic locomotor and muscular afflictions
            Further indications


13:00   Lunch*


13:45   Contraindications


14:00   Prevention: Anamnesis, risk estimate, and patient information


14:30   Potential adverse reactions and therapeutic measures


14:45   Break*

15:00   Prearrangement, performance and aftercare – Practical exercises
            The application of leeches is performed by the seminar participants.

            Casual attire and relaxed mood are recommended!

16:15   Accounting, example cases


17:00   End of seminar


Registration fee (including copies of presentation charts and certificate of participation):

€ 135 (incl. 19 % VAT) 


*A catering service offers breakfast roll, lunch (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) and "coffee&cake" in the afternoon at a flat price of 19,90 €. Drinks (coffee, tea, mineral water, juices, softdrinks) are included in the registration fee. Self-catering is also possible. Please indicate your catering wish with your application.


If you need overnight accommodation, we recommend the hotel “Garni-le Pierrot” (about 2 km distance from the facilities) or the "Hotel am Keltentor" (modest standard, about 5 km distance), both can be booked at tel. +49-(0)-6409-660030,, the staff speaks english.

We look forward to welcoming you at our seminar!


We also offer seminars dealing with specific topics in depth such as the application of leech therapy by certain indications. Included are reports on the latest developments in pharmacovigilance as well as a presentation on optimisation of therapy quality.


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