Leeches Cure

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago Weird

Yes, leeches suck your blood, but some believe that could be healthy for you.
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Male 416
"leeches are still commonly used, even in developed countries."
Like England for example. I sometimes work in hospitals, and have seen jars of leeches. I couldn`t believe my eyes at first, so I asked one of the nurses.
She thinks they`re `cute` and is sad when they are killed once full.
Aww...

They also use maggots to eat dead flesh because that`s all they eat, they won`t touch the live stuff. Great for clearing wounds.

It`s all a bit medieval, isn`t it?

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Male 77
leeches. great analogy for whats actually sucking the life from american culture.but in the end they make us stronger. because we dont want to raise punks.
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Male 77
leeches. great analogy for whats actually sucking the life from american culture.but in the end they make us stronger. because we dont want to raise punks.
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Female 78
I don`t care if it`s good for me, I`d NEVER let leeches suck my blood willingly.
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Male 77
leeches. great analogy for whats actually sucking the life from american culture.but in the end they make us stronger. because we dont want to raise punks.
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Male 2,553
oh god eww
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Male 961
@ lionhart...
Unfortunately I picked my IAB username before I found the Godlike benevolence that is Andy Pipkin..

and Opie and backfat...roosterroaches, classic. Way to go, IAB filter. :)

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Male 949
Okay, that shot of the leech in the mustard and ketchup grossed me out. Ugh. Still, leeches aren`t that bad. Neither are maggots.
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Male 1,894
Spiders, snakes, slugs, roosterroaches... none of those freak me out too much (in fact I like snakes).
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I hate all of those things, but roosterroaches are the worst.

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Female 2,258
I just would not be comfortable with a leech on my face. I`ve had one on my leg before, but it never attached... however when my mom used to run a daycare out of our house she would take the kids and I swimming during the summer at the lake down the street from my house. One year a girl got a leech in her belly button, so we had to go back home, have her lay down on a table and pour salt on the leech to make it let go. Her belly button filled up 3 times with blood that we had to let coagulate and then pop out with a toothpick. It was disgusting.

(And there you have yet another pointless story from my memory banks... I do that a lot I think.)

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Female 15,763
Spiders, snakes, slugs, roosterroaches... none of those freak me out too much (in fact I like snakes).

Leeches?

I don`t even want to THINK about leeches... Dx

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Male 8,302
> uttersrules
> Same with maggots. They`ve been used for

Don`t you mean "same with m...m..m..mm..maggots, they`ve b..b..been used f..f...f..f.f..f....." And not only do you look taller than 2 and a half feet, but you`re the twin of the guy off Little Britain! Wow! :-)

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Male 961
Same with maggots. They`ve been used forever and a day, and still occasionally get used in hospitals here. Nothing new in it. But if its not all whiz bang fancy equipment with lots of blinking lights and a cool sounding acronym, some people just can`t believe it`s good medicine.
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Female 5,139
Why is Jay in the corner of I-A-B..

does anyone else have that pic on the right side of the screen, where the ad usually is xD lol

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Male 4,012
This is new?

Been standard practice for wound cleaning over here for centuries (probably). Heck, some beauticians even use leeches to get rid of acne, though I don`t think I`m keen to have leeches all over my face.

Note: Just because you never saw it before, doesn`t mean it`s new to the rest of the world.

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Male 8,302
Sure leeches have the medical uses, that`s why they have been used for thousands of years for it. MOST old remedies are based on actual properties of the thing being used actually doing the job. But honestly, would YOU like this Amazon Leech on you??

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Male 1,365
creepy as hell, not heel. Sorry
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Male 1,365
Nova did a segment about the anti-coagulant in the leeches that makes it helpful for severe surgery in saving damaged limbs. Still it`s creepy as heel.
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Male 961
kisato,
They actually don`t hurt, and thats why in the tropics they can be a problem. You can get covered in them, and barely feel it, and whilst a few are nothing major, a lot of them can cause a lot of blood loss, because you keep bleeding after they`re removed. When I was in the Army, checking each other for leeches after river crossings was mandatory in tropical areas.
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Female 1,070
freaky.

cool, but freaky.

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Male 2,076
*modern science that is
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Male 2,076
uh..they use leaches often to reattach fingers that might be cut off
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Female 5,139
Leeches freak me out, since i had one attatched to my ankle after going swimming.
omg haha i wish someone had a camera then, i would have found it funny now.
I was only about 7-8 though.
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Female 694
Interesting. I don`t mind leeches at all (I`ve never seen one in person though) and I don`t think I`d mind one sucking my blood. Although, I wonder how it feels and how painful it is, if at all. I`m just curious like that XD
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Male 961
leeces are still commonly used, even in developed countries. For example, in limb re-attachment. The drawing of blood stimulates circulation. Different rasoning, but same methodology.
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Male 3,301
I`ve heard that this actually works for like blood poisioning and stuff...
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Male 602
Haha that doesn`t look too bad. I had to have my foot operated on in mexico in this sketchy nurse room and the way she did it was so unprofessional that no "alternative medicine" scares me anymore. Except for maybe leeches on your eyeballs, but only jackass did that.
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Male 2,313
I hate leeches very, very much.
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Male 19,865
Link: Leeches Cure [Rate Link] - Yes, leeches suck your blood, but some believe that could be healthy for you.
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