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Leech therapy, not just for suckers

Originally aired on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
Look and Listen: The Hoax Show

A number of alternative therapies with roots in the middle ages, crystal healing, herbalism, and homeopathy to name a few, have been making a resurgence in contemporary culture. Now, one doctor in San Mateo is bringing back the ancient art of bloodletting — using leeches –to help his patients manage a variety of chronic pain ailments. Alexis Kenyon reports.

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To find out more about Dr. Bokarious’s hirudotherapy practice click here.

For a video from inside a Russian leech clinic click here.

Music used:

“Of the Mountains” – Dan Deacon

“Suckers” – Reel Big Fish


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