Are there such things as leeches, acupuncture, hijama, osteopathy? How are they proven to be useless?

Are there such things as leeches, acupuncture, hijama, osteopathy? How are they proven to be useless?

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Answer 1
January, 2021

Some proven benefits of hijama in modern science:

When capillaries rupture, drip bleeding occurs, as a result of which the hemostatic system is activated. After 1 - 3 seconds, the hemostasis system starts the process of thrombus formation, which should clog the damaged vessels and stop the blood flow. Blood coagulation is carried out due to the activation of a huge amount of enzymes and biologically active substances, which also affect the vessels, surrounding tissues and nerve endings located in the damaged area.

Due to the irritation of the nerve endings, intense signals are sent to the spinal cord that activate it the corresponding segment. Further, from the excited spinal cord, nerve impulses begin to emanate to various organs, which are also "tied" to this segment of the spinal cord. As a result of response impulses from the spinal cord, other biologically active substances are released in the tissues, which have a positive effect on the state of the organ.

In addition, during capillary bloodletting, stagnant blood containing various toxic substances leaves the tissues. After removing the accumulation of stagnant blood in the tissues, microcirculation and lymph flow improve, respectively, the cells are optimally supplied with oxygen and nutrients, which has a positive effect on their condition and functioning. Nerve endings are released from excess pressure, which was exerted on them by the accumulation of blood and tissue edema, which stops pathological impulses in the spinal cord.

Thus, the benefits of bloodletting are to activate nerve fibers, stop the transmission of pathological impulses and restructure the microenvironment in tissues with the creation of an effective system of self-regulation and self-healing at the cellular level.

Clinically, this is manifested by the following beneficial effects:

• Normalization of blood viscosity ("thinning" of blood );
• Prevention of blood clots;
• Improvement of microcirculation and elimination of congestion in tissues;
• Relief of inflammatory processes;
• Anesthetic effect;
• Immunostimulating effect;
• Lipolytic effect (splitting fatty deposits);
• Anti-atherosclerotic effect (promotes dissolution of atherosclerotic plaques on the vessels);
• Hypoglycemic effect (reduces blood glucose);
• Anti-edema effect;
• Antiallergic effect;
• Antihypertensive effect (lowers blood pressure);
• Lymphatic drainage.

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Answer 2
January, 2021

Have. But the situation depends on the country. They prove double-blind, like the rest of the medical efficacy or appropriateness. But it depends on the country-2.

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