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Leech therapy making comeback in Kashmir valley

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    Leeches suck blood from the feet of a child during a leech therapy session

    Leeches, widely used by doctors to promote bloodletting in the past, are making a comeback in Indian Kashmir to heal pain and other ailments, attracting patients from all over the world.

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    Rising numbers of patients, who have not been cured using conventional medicine, have started to visit the region's three "Unani" or ...

    Doctors say at least three hospitals in the Himalayan region of Kashmir have started using leeches on patients suffering from skin diseases, arthritis, chronic headaches and sinusitis.

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