Effectiveness of Leech Therapy in Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Okay. I’m not saying I am going to start using this in my office, but I thought the article was quite interesting. Many times, gross, disgusting approaches are actually quite effective. Maggots have been used to save limbs that would otherwise have been lost to infection. I remember when my wonderful keeshound had severely injured his tail this summer. It did not look good and I kept it wrapped. To my dismay, several days later I unwrapped the bandage to replace it and maggots had infested the bandage. However, the wound was looking incredibly well.

Ann Intern Med — Abstracts: Michalsen et al. 139 (9): 724.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.