Many dermatologists believe that any changes in the skin indicate a development of pathological processes in the body. The leech can help regulate many processes as it provides the following:
Skin diseases usually occur in the two uppermost layers of the skin, the epidermis and the dermis. The leeches help to improve blood circulation and nourishment of the skin, which together with all other benefits mentioned above help to relieve many common skin diseases.
Most patients feel better even after the first application of leeches. Depending on the problem 1-2 sessions can make a needed difference (i.e. for boils and carbuncles). And 5-10 sessions usually required for more serious conditions like psoriasis or eczema. The treatment with leeches has been shown to lengthen the periods of remission in many patients with skin diseases, and to delay the onset of illness ‘flare-ups’.