Honey is a well-known natural remedy for many ailments. There is a lot of evidence for its healing properties, and they are no longer a secret. Did you know that honey is not the only one with the magical ability to heal? Insect venom and other api-products are no less useful for the body.
What is apitherapy or treatment with bees
Apitherapy is a treatment that involves the use of bee products or exposure to certain points on the body with bee venom. Apitoxin has a rather complex composition, the substances from which have a noticeable positive effect on the human body, but the main role in apitherapy is given to peptides – they help to eliminate inflammation, have antibacterial effect, have analgesic function. Apamin has a calming effect on the nervous system, cardiopeptide is indispensable for stabilizing the heart and blood vessels. Staging points and doses of the venom are chosen individually, because each disease has its own optimal zones for the introduction of the venom. And the individual characteristics of the patient should always be taken into account. Apitoxinotherapy is carried out by courses, the duration of each of which is 2-4 weeks.
Useful therapy: what is the usefulness of treatment with bees
Treatment with venom is one of the most popular and most useful uses of bees. Stinging is not just a painful sting. It is a procedure that is carried out entirely under the supervision of a specialist and has a number of benefits. Bee venom is a real boon for the body:
- It relieves pain and eliminates inflammation;
- helps to normalize the work of the heart;
- Helps reduce and normalize blood pressure;
- Works to improve the immune system;
- Helps eliminate toxins;
- Eliminates swelling, relieves muscle cramps;
- Helps reduce cholesterol levels;
- minimizes the risk of blood clots;
- Normalizes the work of the gastrointestinal tract;
- Improves sleep, eliminates insomnia;
- rejuvenates the body, skin and hair.
What does apitherapy cure? Properly selected scheme of bee tending helps to combat diseases such as diseases of the nervous system, including osteochondrosis, neuralgia, protrusion and hernia, sclerosis, neuritis, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy and many others. Apply bee stings and treat respiratory diseases, bronchitis, asthma, complications of pleurisy. Insect venom will help cope with diseases of the cardiovascular system, GI tract, genitourinary organs. Apitherapy is prescribed for infertility, prostate adenoma, amenorrhea, prostatitis, ulcers, diseases of the musculoskeletal system, endocrine system, skin, eyes. Proper introduction of bee venom helps to activate physiological processes of the body, helps to influence directly the cause of the disease, rather than eliminate the symptoms.
In what cases is bee treatment contraindicated? Do not use bee venom during pregnancy and while breastfeeding a child, with tuberculosis, intolerance to apitoxin, poor blood clotting. Beejaculation is also not prescribed for children under 5 years of age. Before any use of the venom, it is necessary to consult a doctor, because the effect of apitoxin on the body is quite serious and tangible.
Methods of staging bees in apitherapy
Bee staging session should begin with checking the body’s reaction to the venom. For this purpose the apitherapist injects the venom of one insect into the body for a short time. The next day the exposure time is increased up to one minute. If there is no allergic reaction, you can start the treatment.
After determining the optimal scheme of exposure, the sessions are conducted daily, with the bite sites constantly changing. The patient receives a certain dose of bee venom each time. Its volume gradually increases. So, if at the beginning of the course one bee venom was used, by the end of the course the number of stings can reach 30. All areas of the skin before injecting the toxin are thoroughly decontaminated without the use of alcohol-containing agents (soapy water can be used). The bee is grasped with tweezers and applied to the site of exposure. After injecting the venom, the insect is removed. The place of stinging should be treated with medical vaseline. After the session a short rest period is recommended.
What areas of the body can be covered with bees in apitherapy
When choosing the points of influence the apitherapist, first of all, takes into account the specifics of the disease and its individual characteristics. So, in case of varicose veins the main area of work is the patient’s legs. When treating sciatica, bees are placed on the most painful areas. For polyarthritis, the effect is made on the lumbar zone and neck area, and then the bees are distributed to the joint zones. In the cervical and lumbar area, as well as in the area of the shoulder blades, the venom is also injected in the treatment of arrhythmia.
Apitherapy – a wide range of products and effects
Bee therapy is not only the use of stings to help get rid of the causes of disease. Almost all bee products are used in apitherapy, which makes it a universal way to fight almost all diseases. Wax, propolis, flower pollen, bee bee coffin, bee feathers, wax moth, royal jelly, and trumpet homogenate are used in therapy. Apitherapist selects the best options for the treatment of products, combines them, complements the traditional schemes of treatment, massages. In this way it is possible to achieve the maximum effect in the shortest possible time.