WHAT IS APITHERAPY?
Apitherapy or bee venom therapy, is the use of products of the common honeybee for therapeutic purposes (Latin apis, means "bee."). Bee 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 by an actual bee sting. Chemical studies show that bee 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 tendonitis, 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?
A Special technique is used to greatly minimize the pain. By the use of ice, the skin will be numb enough for you to comfortably do the therapy.
But think about it!! Some times a disease is more painful than the treatment!!
IT TREATS EVERYTHING?
This therapy is based in one simple principle:
Your immune system will be boost and stimulated to do what it was supposed to do... protect you against diseases.
IS IT EXPENSIVE?
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 bee stings will be increasing by two, but the cost will remain the same.