Georgia: Betting on Bloodsuckers for Better Health

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Vakhtang Tchikadze, a medicinal leech specialist, observes leeches at the Venus Georgia clinic in Tbilisi.

Troubled by varicose veins, cellulite, high blood pressure or angina? You may cringe at the thought of it, but the bite of a little blood-sucking creature with 100 razor-sharp teeth may be the answer to your medical worries.

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Giorgi Lomsadze is a freelance reporter based in Tbilisi. Temo Bardzimashvili is a photojournalist also based in Tbilisi.

Georgia: Betting on Bloodsuckers for Better Health

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