Bee venom therapy
Bee stings—something we pretty much try to avoid, right? That’s not the case in bee venom therapy, also known as apitherapy. This practice involves using beehive products like bee venom, honey, propolis, and royal jelly for therapeutic purposes. (We are focusing on bee venom here, but you can read more about those other products on Wana too!) Bee venom is chock-full of enzymes, peptides, and biogenic amines; it’s often given via injection, but in some cases, live bees are used. This ancient practice has been around for more than 3,000 years, and today, it’s used by acupuncturists, naturopaths, and even physicians. As with other complementary practices, people use bee venom therapy to support a wide range of conditions, from the common cold to multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and Lyme Disease. Just one more reason to care about saving the bees and their habitats!
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is anyone interested in doing bee venom therapy to heal from Lyme disease co infections and chronic EBV?
I’m double posting while I have spoons. Any Lyme people here use Bee Venom therapy? It scares me, but it looks promising? I haven’t done any Lyme protocols yet, so this wouldn’t be my first thing to try. I just want to see the research as all my PubMed sleuthing turned up nothing and I’m a medical librarian in my work life haha
Thoughts on bee venom therapy for treating Lyme? Does it work? Has anyone tried it? Is it better than antibiotics?
Hey everyone. Curious to hear feedback about Low Dose Naltrexone. My functional doctor suggested I start taking it...in conjunction with the Bee Venom Therapy I’m doing for chronic Lyme. I’m pretty skeptical of pharmaceuticals — even ones considered alternative like LDN. I wouldn’t be taking it for pain but rather for immune support/modulation.
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Books about Bee venom therapy
The Bible of Bee Venom Therapy: Bee Venom, Its Nature, and Its Effect on Arthritic and Rheumatoid Conditions
Bodog Beck, MD, is probably the most famous name in bee venom therapy. After many years of successfully using bee venom therapy as the mainstay of his well known NYC medical practice, he wrote this book to preserve and pass on his knowledge of how to help all sorts of patients using bee venom. This 1997 edition contains a special preface by Harold Goodman, DO, which clarifies and builds on the writing of Dr. Beck. The book has been the bible of the profession and will teach you what you need to know to understand why BVT works and how you can use it therapeutically
Bee In Balance: A Guide To Healing The Whole Person With Honeybees, Oriental Medicine, & Common Sense
"BEE IN BALANCE: A Guide to Healing the Whole Person with Honeybees, Oriental Medicine, & Common Sense" by Amber Rose. This is an updated version of the 1994 edition, to be released on November 2, 2013 - many updates since last printing. Amber has a PhD.,L.Ac., LMSW and has been a healer all her life. After graduating with special honors from the Universities of Chicago and Iowa, she went on to study at the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia/Laurel, Maryland. Just as her psychotherapy experience alerted her to the value of acupuncture, Amber's acupuncture experience led her to Bee Venom Therapy (BVT) or Bee-Acupuncture. Amber believes that the bee sting was the first acupuncture needle. She feels that modern day acupuncture is an attempt to recreate the bee sting: the needle being the stinger and the use of moxibustion being the heat or burning sensation from the venom. In this unique book, Amber shares her discovery of the healing miracles available with honeybees and all their products.This approach to healing is unlike anything you've ever seen before. It is a synthesis of her experience with psychotherapy, acupuncture, spirituality, and the remarkable healing power of honeybees. This book is the Bible of Bee-Acupuncture. It has already become a classic! In the last few years there have been several double blind studies with injectable venom examining the healing components of bee venom for MS, HIV/AIDS, and cancer. There are even studies using "nanobees," tiny particles delivering cell-killing bee toxin to cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells intact. This is very exciting but not surprising to Dr. Rose. Amber, who uses live honeybees, has known for a long time that bee venom helps the body heal itself. The original version of "Bee In Balance" was written in 1994, less than a year after Amber began her healing journey with the bees. It has been out of print for many years. This brand new updated 4th edition to be released in November 2013 includes over 20 years of experiences and anecdotes, bee-acupuncture for humans and animals, as well her keynote speech in Vancouver, B.C., Canada on HIV/AIDS research that she conducted herself with live bee stings from 1994-97. If you know anyone who has an auto-immune disease, a chronic illness, or chronic pain, this book is a MUST READ!
Podcasts about Bee venom therapy
Sawbones: Bee Venom Therapy
This week we've got bee venom therapy another Goop favorite, that despite all the Gwenecdotal evidence may not be worth the risk. Hopefully Dr. Sydnee and Justin's goofing will help take the sting out of it.
The Life Stylist Podcast: Bees - Nature’s Little Lifesavers with Carly Stein
Many of us health enthusiasts have dropped insane amounts of money on natural products that don’t work. Carly Stein, founder of Beekeeper’s Naturals, has found some that actually do. As it turns out, bees make some incredible things. I’m not talking about wasps or yellow jackets (bees’ jerk cousins), but rather honeybees, those benevolent little insects which create propolis, pollen, royal jelly, and - of course - honey. Carly Stein grew up with a weakened immune system due to an autoimmune condition. She got sick incredibly easily and didn’t really have options; because of her condition, she couldn’t take antibiotics. Unfortunately, all of the natural treatments that she tried weren’t effective enough. As a kid, a common cold could land her in the hospital. While traveling in Italy as an adult, Carly experienced an especially awful bout of tonsillitis. Desperate for a solution, she went to a local Italian pharmacist and discovered a bee product called propolis - the first natural product that actually truly helped her. Since that moment, Carly has been a woman on a mission to save the bees and change the face of healthcare.She left her high-powered, high-paying, and high-stress corporate job and founded Beekeeper’s Naturals, a collective of small farms creating completely organic, effective bee products like propolis, pollen, honey, and royal jelly. Beekeeper’s Naturals makes it infinitely easier for us all to find natural health products that actually work. Topics Discussed In This Episode: How propolis saved Carly in Italy How to care for your immune system even if you’re allergic to antibiotics Europe’s incredibly progressive medical methods People-pleasing Canadians The spellbinding, meditative effects of beekeeping Carly’s happiness spreadsheet Our choices define us (not our capabilities) How the pay-it-forward principle can build your business Queen Cleopatra’s bee-filled beauty routine Propolis: Defender Of The City Why we eat bee puke Honey: the only product on the planet that never goes bad Go full beast mode during your workout with bee pollen Bee pollen: more protein per weight than any animal source The darker the honey, the higher the antioxidant content Why the “organic” label for honey is bullshit How to maintain your keto status and still utilize the power of bee products Honey: the carbs Pollen: the protein Propolis: the medicine Royal Jelly: the superfood Avoiding trash honey Bee sting therapy Wasps and yellow jackets: bees’ jerk cousins
Courageous Wellness: Holly Owens of Wellthy Belly Talks Living with Lyme Disease, Bee Venom Therapy, and Eating to Thrive
Happy Wellness Wednesday! Today on the podcast we sit down with professional model and wellness influencer Holly Owens (aka @WellthyBelly)! On this episode of Courageous Wellness we have a deep discussion about Holly's personal journey to wellness and living with multiple chronic illnesses (Hashimoto's and Lyme Disease). We then discuss her treatment, bee venom therapy, and eating for optimal health. We also discuss her self care practices and her amazing book recommendations! To learn more about Holly you can follow her on instagram @WellthyBelly
- Toxicon. Bee venom therapy: Potential mechanisms and therapeutic applications. Toxicon. Bee venom therapy: Potential mechanisms and therapeutic applications.
- PLoS One. Risk Associated with Bee Venom Therapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS One. Risk Associated with Bee Venom Therapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
- Neurology. A randomized crossover study of bee sting therapy for multiple sclerosis. Neurology. A randomized crossover study of bee sting therapy for multiple sclerosis.
- Allergy. Allergy to bumblebee venom. III. Immunotherapy follow-up study (safety and efficacy) in patients with occupational bumblebee-venom anaphylaxis. Allergy. Allergy to bumblebee venom. III. Immunotherapy follow-up study (safety and efficacy) in patients with occupational bumblebee-venom anaphylaxis.
- National Capital Poison Center. Bee Stings: Is It an Allergic Reaction? National Capital Poison Center. Bee Stings: Is It an Allergic Reaction?