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Beekeeping => Healing From The Hive => Topic started by: Bakersdozen on August 16, 2020, 10:13:10 am

Title: UnWell on Netflix
Post by: Bakersdozen on August 16, 2020, 10:13:10 am
For those of you that have Netflix, there is a new 6 part program called UnWell.  Each segment deals with a different topic of non-traditional medicine.  Part 6 focuses on Apitherapy and the various reasons for applying bee stings.  The segment is less than 1 hour long.  It seems that there is a growing number of people seeking relief from the effects of long term, undiagnosed Lyme disease. 

As I watched the program, last night, I kept thinking how the bee sting on my left ankle, from Thursday, sure has alleviated the arthritis in my foot!  Left foot feels great, right foot not so much.   ;)
Title: Re: UnWell on Netflix
Post by: iddee on August 16, 2020, 11:12:39 am
The doctors wanted to operate on my neck in 2012. I refused. I have kept the pain and stiffness at bay for 8 years with bee stings.
Title: Re: UnWell on Netflix
Post by: Zweefer on August 17, 2020, 12:51:04 am
Do you pick them up and then apply to the desired area iddee?
Title: Re: UnWell on Netflix
Post by: iddee on August 17, 2020, 05:56:27 am
Title: Re: UnWell on Netflix
Post by: Jen on August 17, 2020, 05:14:20 pm
I've been practicing apitherapy for 15 years now. As a matter of fact, apitherapy is what got me started with bees.  My acupuncturist suggested apitherapy from another acupuncturist that worked in the building. My next appointment the acupuncturist/apitherapist met with me and put one bee on my cranky wrist. She pre-warned me of swelling and itching. My hand and arm swelled up and itched like the dickens for 3 days. Then I had an entire week of no pain in my wrist.

I researched deeper on the process of apitherapy and why it works. It made sense to me that you get a double dose of pain free medicine with bee stings. First, the actual venom is a natural and powerful anti-inflammatory agent. One sting is like taking 50 IB Profen right now! Plus, when the brain perceives an injury to the body, like a sting, it tells the adrenal glands (right above the kidneys) to kick in with cortisone which is our body's natural stress and pain reliever.

I have arthritis through out my body, so I appreciate a sting or two a week when working my bees.

Zweefer, I am well practiced at picking bees up by the back of the wings and placing the stinger where I want pain relief, however, using a pair of tweezers really helps too. Just place the bees bottom onto the area needing a sting, wait for a second and let your own skin grab the bees stinger.