Sunday, March 19, 2006

US Family Uses BVT to Treat Muscular Dystrophy

Family Uses Healing Power of Bees
Associated Press, 3/19/2006

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. – By August 1999, muscular dystrophy had so severely sapped Kevin Lovitz’s muscles that the Sauk Rapids teenager hadn’t so much as rolled over in bed by himself for a year and a half.

Diagnosed at 6, Lovitz, 18, was in a wheelchair by 11 and wasn’t expected to live this long. But Kevin and his family believe he has been granted extra time by enduring more than 20,000 honeybee stings...

The Lovitzes practice apitherapy, the therapeutic use of bee products such as honey, pollen, beeswax and bee venom for health and healing.

While considered alternative medicine, apitherapy has grown in popularity in the past century. The first World Apitherapy Day is March 30...

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