Thursday, March 25, 2010

Video: Bee Venom Therapy Becoming Popular in China

ITN, 3/19/2010

An ancient therapy which involves bees stinging patients to cure their ailments is causing a buzz in China.

Doctors at a traditional Chinese medical clinic in northeast Beijing say the therapy has been proved effective in curing bone and joint diseases, as well as other problems.

The bee therapy dates back over 3,000 years in China, though it was only officially authorized as a legal medical service in 2007.

Doctors at the Kang Tai Bee Clinic keep the insects in regular beehives on the clinic grounds. When the patient is ready, the doctor uses tweezers to pick up bees one by one and places them on the acupoint of the suffering joint…

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