Sunday, November 26, 2006

Bee Venom Therapy Popular in China

Bee Sting 'Cures Pain'
ITV News (UK), 11/26/2006

Doctors in Beijing believe they have found a cure for rheumatism, arthritis, back pain, and even a way to improve liver problems and cancers.

It is called bee venom therapy, part of apitherapy - which is the use of honeybee products like honey, pollen, royal jelly and venom for medical purposes…

Apitherapy doctors say the venom provokes an immune response.

Some scientists believe it can modify the way the immune system functions and contributes to increased production of hormones such as cortisol.

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