Monday, April 07, 2008

Seattle Apitherapy Conference Outlines Medicinal Uses of Bee Products

Proponents See a World of Healing in Bee Stings
By Bob Condor, Seattle Post-Intelligencer (USA), 4/6/2008

No matter what you might first think about apitherapy, the use of honeybee products for medicinal products, there is one distinct "element of reality," said Dr. Theo Cherbuliez.

"With few exceptions, every bee sting hurts, period," said Cherbuliez, who is an East Coast psychiatrist and one of the country's leading apitherapists during the past 20 years.

Cherbuliez was in Seattle this weekend for the 2008 Charles Mraz Apitherapy Course and Conference, which was sponsored by the American Apitherapy Society ( He presented a Friday talk on the healing qualities of bee venom while other practitioners covered the other medicinal bee products, honey, propolis, royal jelly and pollen. Among others, the weekend rolled out sessions on pain relief, multiple sclerosis treatment, allergic reactions, apitherapy for animals, legal issues of using bees for health treatments and, ouch, micro-stinging…

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