Ancient Healing Tradition Takes Centre Stage in Kashmir Valley During Novroz-e-Aalam

wilayattimes (Jammu and Kashmir)

Srinagar | WTNS |Staff Reporter | March 21:Despite the relentless march of modern medicine, the age-old tradition of using leeches for therapeutic purposes has experienced an unprecedented resurgence, drawing hordes of eager individuals seeking relief from a myriad of ailments.

From the bustling streets of Srinagar to the remote corners of the valley, practitioners of leech therapy have witnessed an overwhelming influx of patients, all clamouring for the purported healing powers of these humble creatures.

Mohammad Akbar, a revered figure in the realm of leech therapy, has witnessed firsthand the transformative effects of this ancient remedy. With over four decades of experience under his belt, Akbar attests to the miraculous healings and unwavering faith of those who seek solace in the embrace of leech therapy.

One such individual, Waqar Ahmad, shared his remarkable journey from despair to hope, recounting how traditional medications failed to alleviate his pain until he turned to leech therapy. His testimonial resonates deeply with countless others who have found respite from their afflictions through this age-old practice.

Seeking to unravel the mysteries behind leech therapy’s enduring appeal, I delved into the biochemical intricacies with renowned Unani doctor Gh.Nabi. His elucidation of the medicinal properties present in leech saliva shed light on the scientific underpinnings of this ancient tradition, reaffirming its efficacy in the eyes of sceptics.

As the valley reverberates with the fervour of Novroz celebrations, the resurgence of leech therapy stands as a testament to the enduring resilience of traditional healing practices in the face of modernity’s relentless march.

In a world increasingly dominated by innovation and progress, the resurgence of leech therapy serves as a poignant reminder of the timeless wisdom embedded in the cultural fabric of Kashmir. As the sun sets on another Novroz, the ancient healing tradition of leech therapy shines brightly, offering a glimmer of hope amidst the ever-changing landscape of healthcare.