The word means to open a vein and in traditional Iranian medicine, it is one of the types of vomiting through which, usually, some blood comes out of the veins of the body.

Venesection is one of the strongest treatment methods and is used in different ways and at certain times to treat some diseases such as abnormal increase in blood and prevent edema following trauma to the head.

What is venesection therapy?

Venesection therapy is a traditional and scientific method that is performed by making an incision or perforation of a blood vessel to reduce the amount of iron and the number of red blood cells to treat some diseases.
Therefore, if one of the organs of the body suffers from inflammation caused by hyperemia, venesection therapy is performed in a suitable and related vessel.

This method is a traditional and painless treatment and has no side effects. For best results, this should be done by a qualified physician, and depending on your medical condition and illness, the vessel should be correctly identified.

The method of venesection therapy is different from the cupping method. Because in cupping, incisions are made on the surface of the skin and blood comes out of the capillaries. In venesection therapy, incisions are made in the body’s main arteries. If you are undergoing venesection therapy, you cannot donate blood at the same time.

As mentioned, the goal of venesection therapy is to reduce iron levels and red blood cell counts. Hemochromatosis and polycythemia are some of the diseases that can be cured by this method.

What are the symptoms of an abnormal increase in the number of red blood cells?

• feeling exhausted

• Shortness of breath

• Muscle weakness

• Abnormal pale skin

• Glossitis (swelling of the tongue)

• Loss of appetite and weight

• Diarrhea

• nausea

• Fast heartbeat (heartbeat)

• Burning in the hands and feet

• Numbness in the limbs

• Sleep disorder

These symptoms can affect anyone. If you experience these symptoms repeatedly, you should see a doctor.

How is venesection therapy performed?

Before the venesection therapy, your doctor will explain the procedure and ask questions about the medications you are taking. Your blood pressure is taken before the operation.

A needle is used to insert the cannula into the vein. A bandage is fastened to hold the needle in place. A sac attached to the cannula is used to collect the drawn blood.

After venesection therapy, you may feel lethargic, which improves with rest and drinking natural juices and fluids. It is best to drink up to 2 liters of fluids daily for the first 48 hours.

After the venesection therapy, you will feel relaxed for a few days and you can do all your daily activities.
The number of venesection therapy sessions is determined by the individual’s condition. Once the level of red blood cells is under control, it is enough to repeat this operation every 6 to 12 weeks. Your doctor will determine the time it takes to repeat the procedure based on your medical condition.

Why choose venesection therapy for treatment?

venesection therapy is effective in treating many diseases, including heart disease, liver disease, polycythemia, and genetic hemochromatosis. This method is very safe and will not cause any side effects.
venesection therapy is performed very quickly and does not require medication. This method has the least side effects and is very effective in reducing red blood cells. It also greatly reduces the risk of an increase in red blood cells and does not change the number of white blood cells.
By repeating the venesection therapy, the red blood cell count will return to normal, making pumping of the heart much more efficient.

Tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

• Taking blood anticoagulants

• Warfarin consumption

• Taking blood pressure medications

• Weight less than 49 kg

• History of fainting or lethargy while bleeding

• Heart disease

• Nervous problems

• Pregnancy