Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Does Bee Sting Therapy Help Ease MS Symptoms?

Bio News Texas, 4/15/2014
Can bee venom be an effective therapy for treating symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis and other disorders? The Lombard, Illinois, based American Apitherapy Society, which celebrates its 25 Year Anniversary this year, serves as a clearing-house for information for persons interested in Apitherapy, alternative form of health care that uses bee hive products — including honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly and bee venom — to treat many illnesses and to alleviate pain from injuries both chronic and acute. The organization reaches beyond the conventional Western medical model with a holistic approach to health and healing.
The Society notes that currently the most popular and well-known applications for honey bee venom therapy in the United States are for people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and many forms of arthritis. They note that there is some scientific data supporting the use of Apitherapy for treatment of post-herpetic neuralgia, and that several articles were written in the first half of the 20th-Century about using bee venom in the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as some recent and ongoing research investigating Apitherapy’s effect in MS, and that many anecdotal reports suggest that bee venom might have some usefulness in the treatment of various infectious, auto-immune, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and gastrointestinal diseases and in neuropathic pain and other chronic pain conditions…

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