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Bee venom for therapy: general information

general info on bee venom for therapy

Since ancient times, people knew about the healing properties of a bee sting. Painful and healing, just like Eros’ arrows of love, painful but ultimately pleasant. Bee venom was probably one of the first natural cure for arthritis. Apitherapy was used in ancient civilization of China, India, Egypt, Babylon and Greece. We still wander if beekeeping appeared because of the healing stings of the bees, or because of the sweetness of honey.  A little history – Among the earliest books… Read More

Venom Immunotherapy or How to treat bee sting allergy for good!

honey bee on a hand

Known as Venom Desensitization or Allergy Immunotherapy,  Venom Immunotherapy (VIT) is a therapy that answers the question of How to treat bee sting allergy once and for all! It’s a therapy that reduces the sensitivity to the allergens in venom that cause the allergic reaction. It uses small doses of venom or whole bees, that are injected under the skin. Over time the allergic reaction decrease or even disappear completely. Immunotherapy is available to treat allergies to stings from: honey bees, yellow jackets, hornets, paper wasps, fire… Read More

Bee venom for therapy: homeopathic remedies

homeopathic apis mellifera benefits

What is Homeopathy? It’s an alternative medicine created in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann, based on his doctrine of like cures like (similia similibus curentur). Meaning that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people will cure similar symptoms in sick people. The Gale encyclopedia of alternative medicine states: “Homeopathic medicine operates on the principle that “like heals like.” This means that a disease can be cured by treating it with products that produce the same symptoms as the disease.”… Read More

Bee venom for therapy: Multiple Sclerosis

bee venom therapy treats MS

Talking about bee venom for therapy, we know that in some countries bee venom is used to cure diseases such as arthritis, rheumatism, gout, and many other painful joint conditions. Recently there have been a serious interest in Western countries in researching bee venom effects on neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS and multiple sclerosis (MS). The enzyme ‘Hyaluronidase’ found in bee venom dissolves scar tissue on the myelin sheath, improving synaptic transmission. Other benefits include improved circulation, better bladder control,… Read More

Bee venom for therapy: arthritis. What is apipuncture?

The series of “bee venom for therapy” continues with another condition: arthritis. We will explain what is apipuncture and why is this form of therapy for arthritis and rheumatoid conditions used in only some countries and not in all of them. Arthritis is most surely the oldest disease of humanity. In ancient times, Homo Sapiens probably noticed that he got some relief after being stung by the bees, making bee stinging the first apitherapy received by humans. Considered the father of… Read More

Bee venom for therapy: Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's brain

Bee venom is known to have beneficial effects on the central and peripheral nervous system, which is why we use bee venom for therapy. It helps in heart diseases, arthritic and rheumatic conditions, and, with very good results, in immunotherapy for honeybee sting allergies. But there are also many reports on the use of it on different degenerative diseases of the nervous system. Among them: Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Or in effectively destroying viruses like HIV. A few things about Alzheimer’s disease: Alzheimer’s disease… Read More