Leeches on my liver? Sure! Why not.
When we began lining up interviews for my video series, In AWE with ALY TV, I just KNEW I had to cover leeching!! Why? Well, as is the case for so many things in life that you can't really explain, I was just drawn to this topic and simply knew I needed to make it happen. So I did and off to the Silesian Holistic Center in New York I was for some good old-fashioned Leech Therapy! And I say old-fashioned for good reason - leeching has been used for centuries, dating back to ancient Egypt where Cleopatra is said to have undergone leeching many times.
But why me, why am I undergoing leech therapy?? That has been the #1 question since word has spread of my AWE-inspiring experience and I did it for a few reasons...
The official InAWEwithALY TV episode on leeching will be up and added very soon and you will DEFINITELY be up close and personal with both me and leeches so you can immerse in the full experience yourself! In the meantime, I will say that I was indeed scared at first and those little guys did make their presence known when they bit down but after learning more about them and making friends with them as they worked their magic on me, my fear turned into reverence! Proof right there of what amazing transformations can happen when you just open your mind a little bit, learn and experience something for yourself and be witness to all the AWE that's delivered to your life!!!
It's also important to know that the FDA approved leeches as medical devices in 2004 but it is unfortunately a "dine and die" experience for them because after feasting on your lymph and blood (it's actually over 80% lymph and the rest blood, contrary to popular belief that they only suck blood!) they have to be killed. It's also cool to know that their saliva contains over 140 enzymes believed to cause and accelerate chemical reactions to rebuild and regulate blood cells, strengthen the immune system, correct malfunctioning organs and detoxify the inner ecology of the body as a whole! Such complex, fascinating, sacrificial and helpful little guys!! While I absolutely loved my leeching experience and will absolutely be going back for more, I am not here to tell you that leeching is for you - only you and your intuition and advice from your medical professionals can help guide you to that answer. Click here to learn about the natural facelift through leech therapy that celebs like Demi Moore are known to get and other medical issues the leeches help with :)
Enjoy the pics below and stay tuned for my official Leech Therapy Interview, coming very soon!
"The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about."
:: Wayne Dyer
UPDATE!!! BIG Blood-Sucking Update!