Are you a massage or complementary therapist?
Would you like to add hirudotherapy (leech therapy) to the treatment modalities offered by your practice? Perhaps you work in a non-health-related field and are considering a career change. Or perhaps you wish to return to work and would like to work in the complementary health area. If so, then we invite you to spend a little time exploring our site and learning about our forthcoming hirudotherapy course which will focus predominantly on the arthritis spectrum as well as a selection of sports injuries.
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Vision of the Institute
To improve access to quality hirudotherapeutic care and enrich the health and quality of life of the citizens in the communities served by our members.
Next course starts 10th September
Registration opens 11th June
Course venues include Leeds, London, & Edinburgh (United Kingdom),
Dublin (Republic of Ireland), & Bologna (Italy)
The Ethos of the Institute
Adjunctive therapeutic modalities that support medical practice must be subject to these principles too, and this is the prime objective of the European Institute of Hirudotherapy. While some organisations working in the field of hirudotherapy have a vague concept of compliance with best practice, it is in fact the European Institute that is leading the charge to clearly define what the gold standard of hirudotherapeutic practice should be. Furthermore, the institute is not satisfied with mere compliance, and espouses an aspiration for therapists to go from compliance to world class.
Who we are?
The European Institute of Hirudotherapy is a professional body that trains and represents hirudologists and hirudotherapists across the continent of Europe. The institute seeks to:
- Improve the health, wellbeing, and quality of life of Europe’s citizens
- Increase the awareness and understanding of hirudotherapy within Europe’s health care systems
- Advance the practice of community-based hirudotherapy
- Encourage further research and clinical trials in the discipline of hirudotherapy
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