Leech Therapy Now Available In Brooklyn, Because Of Course It Is
Andrew Plucinski is a Polish immigrant. He lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Oh! He's also running a leeching therapy service out of his loft, which he's dubbed the Silesian Holistic Center. Hirudotherapy (don't even Google it) is a popular service among Eastern European immigrants. Indeed, most of Plucinski's clients hear about him via word of mouth. The service, he claims, can solve 98% of all health problems, including migraines and sciatica.
There's something about going to see Plucinski that feels medieval. You know — bloodletting and Chaucer and such. But, leeches are
used — albeit marginally — in some surgical procedures in the U.S. If you're not too squeamish, check out the full interview in The Guardian
. If you need us, we'll be ruminating over how Brooklyn this is. (Brokelyn