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6th Edition of International Conference on

Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies

June 20-22, 2024 | Paris, France

Traditional Medicine 2023

Rishu Sharma

Speaker at Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies 2023 - Rishu Sharma
Board of Ayurvedic & Unani Systems of Medicine, India
Title : Role of hirudotherapy in diabetic foot ulcer


Foot ulcers are caused by an imbalance between excessive pressure on the soul of the foot and repetitive stress from walking. Normally harmful pressure or motion against the skin will set off a protective pain alarm but unfortunately in people with diabetic neuropathy, this pressure goes undetected and can cause serious injury. In diabetic patients, foot ulcer is estimated to effect 15% of people at some time in their lives. The increasing prevalence of diabetes and its associated complications represent a global health care problem, estimated. Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) can become infected and lead to osteomyelitis cellulitis and even amputation resulting in morbidity, mortality and very high cost of the health care system. In DFU the debridement is the prime modality of choice. In the DFU debridement, the removal of dead, damaged, infected or callused tissue in being done to ensure the proper blood flow of the affected area and to heal the ulcer. Leaching / hydrotherapy is the natural non- surgical way of wound debridement by virtue of bioactive substances present in the leech saliva including natural steroids.

Audience Take Away Notes:

  • About Diabetic foot ulcer.
  • Learn about Hirudotherapy to overcome this disease.


Dr. Sharma, Post graduated in Ayurveda, has specialization in Panchkarma (Detoxification therapies) from India’s most prestigious Institute, Government Rishikul Ayurvedic Medical College. She is a very young and inspiring personality of Ayurveda in India. She has presented more than 20 papers in various national and international Seminars. Besides this, she has written more than 30 articles and case reports in peer reviewed journals. Besides this, she has also written 03 books in the field of Ayurveda. Presently working as Assistant Professor, in the department of Panchkarma at GAMC, Jammu, J&K, India.