WHAT IS APITHERAPY?
Apitherapy, or bee venom therapy, is the use of products of the common honeybee for therapeutic purposes. (Latin apis, means "bee.") Honeybee venom, raw honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, and propolis are just a few products generally considered to have medicinal effects. These products are said to be effective against a wide range of ailments, from arthritis and chronic pain to multiple sclerosis and cancer. The use of this technique IS NOT NECESSARILY ACUPUNCTURE.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Bee venom is administered either by needle or by actual bee sting. Chemical studies show that venom contains a number of powerful anti-inflammatory substances, including adolapin and melittin. Said to be a hundred times more powerful than hydrocortisone, melittin stimulates the production of cortisol, a natural steroid that also acts as an anti-inflammatory. Not surprisingly, bee venom therapy (or BVT) is often used for conditions that involve inflammation, such as tendinitis, bursitis, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.
In your first visit a very small allergy test is required. This test does not represent any harm for you, if everything is good, two bee stings are applied.
WHAT IF I AM ALLERGIC?
A special procedure has been used to treat an allergic person with great success.
IS IT PAINFUL?
Special technique is used to minimize the pain. It ice will numb the skin enough to apply a sting minimizing the pain.
But think about it!! Some times a disease is more painful than the treatment!!
WILL IT TREAT EVERYTHING?
This therapy is based in one simple principle:
FIRST: Your immune system will be boost and stimulated to do what it was supposed to do... protect you against diseases.
IS IT EXPENSIVE?
All apitherapy sessions are once or twice a week, depending on previous arrangements. The cost per session is $30 dollars. Starting on the second week the stings will be increasing by two but the cost will remain the same.