Dr. B. Kaviani
A 36-year-old female came to me from Kuwait. The lady was diagnosed with GBS (Guillain-Barre syndrome) four years earlier with numbness and paralysis in her legs and arms. Severe fatigue, prolonged confinement in bed at a regional hospital in Kuwait made her disabled, despite being active previously as a teacher. Different medications were used for the patient during her stay in hospital, such as IVIG and chemotherapy with antineoplastic medication.
After performing our routine tests, we started Bee Venom Therapy (BVT) with live honey bees and assessed its results. Due to her limited stay in Tehran, we followed a condensed program for achieving the most possible acceptable results. (See: http://www.apitherapy.ir/)
BVT causes nausea, chills and increased body temperature, and sleeping disturbance due to a systemic reaction of the patient's body to the antigens of Bee Venom and could be compared to the reaction to a routine vaccination. The duration of these symptoms is between several hours and up to 72 hours. During this period, the patient should drink plenty of water. (Bee Venom and all other natural toxins have protein structural and water-soluble base). In this regard it is necessary to make sure that the patient's kidneys are working well before starting BVT. Therefore, we performed tests such as clearance of creatinine. After the initial treatment, the patient needs a complete rest without BVT for a week.
The following results were obtained after BVT and gradually increased during the past three years from her first visit (26-12-2007) until now:
1. Increasing the feeling of her affected limbs (legs and arms) as though the patient has feeling of warmness and blood moving in her limbs.
2. Decreasing the movement hindrance in her legs
3. Decreasing the fatigue
4. Increase of appetite
Now the patient is completely active and able to work in a tropical area such as Kuwait.