Sunday, July 15, 2007

Bee Venom Therapy Popular in Egypt

A Sting is the Thing
Sunday Mirror (UK), 7/15/2007

Bee stings could be the future for alternative medicine.

Pioneering doctor Haj Mohamed el-Minyawi says they can be used to treat a host of ailments.

He keeps bee hives so he can carry out the bee sting therapy on patients in Egypt's capital, Cairo - by targeting treatment to problem areas.

A man he is treating by stinging his head hopes it could soon cure a problem with his ear.

Minyawi believes that the bee stings have special properties, that when used on different parts of the body can cure ailments like kidney problems, appendicitis and even cancer. Minyami has opened his home to public and treats people from all over Cairo. REUTERS/Nasser Nuri (EGYPT)

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