Saturday, April 16, 2016

What is apitherapy?

BT, 4/14/2016

Bee sting therapy: What is it and are you brave enough to take the pain that comes with it?
Apparently, Gwyneth Paltrow’s a fan…

Experts have been telling us for years that bees need our support.

We’re meant to be more kind to them for the sake of the planet. Without them, our fruit and veg wouldn’t grow and there’d be no honey to spread on toast (or something like that).

But surely going out of your way to get stung by a bee on purpose is taking things a little too far? Not for Gwyneth Paltrow, it seems.

In a recent interview, the actress-turned-lifestyle-blogger told the New York Times: “I’ve been stung by bees. It’s a thousands-of-years-old-treatment called apitherapy. People use it to get rid of inflammation and scarring. It’s actually pretty incredible if you research it. But, man, it’s painful.”

If you think it all sounds a little bit bonkers, stop reading right here.

But if there’s part of you that’s actually somewhat intrigued by Paltrow’s latest it’s-all-in-the-name-of-self-improvement confession, read on…

What is apitherapy?...

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