Originally published November 6 2003
To stay healthy, get the blood moving
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
This isn't really news, except to those who limit their knowledge to the narrow band of treatment known as Western medicine. Leeches have been used as healing therapy for thousands of years and continue to be used around the world. It's only the Western doctors who are coming to recognize their usefulness again.
Their healing properties, by the way, has nothing to do with leeches themselves. Rather, it's all about stagnation and the simple fact that leeches get blood moving again. The same can be accomplished with a vacuum pump, or with acupuncture, or massage, or moxibustion, or phototherapy with infrared lights.
You get the picture. Move the blood and healing accelerates. You can use leeches, needles, or light. You can even use hot and cold water (hydrotherapy). But use something. Because in the human body, things that don't move tend to become diseased.
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