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Leeches can help with the following:
 
 
Musculo-Skeletal  Rheumatoid Arthritis
 Applying leeches to involved joints in rheumatoid patients reduced muscle and joint pain, duration of early morning stiffness, improved joint range of motion and functional activity, and reduced erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C reactive protein, prothrombin index (PTI), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) and prolonged coagulation time without any adverse effects being reported. [2002 European Congress of Rheumatology, June12-15, 2002, Stockholm, Sweden]
 
 


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