Bee Venom helps Arthritis in Hands, A recent experience.

Bee Venom helps Arthritis in Hands, A recent experience.

For a long time now I have been hearing about the benefits of Bee Venom in cases of Arthritis.

In the 70’s my husband knew a man in Maine who had severe Osteoarthritis and his doctor recommended he become a Beekeeper.

He did this and pretty soon, he was stung by a bee every day. He told my husband that his Arthritis pain completely went away.

I had a similar experience this past Sunday. I was given a gluten free Berry Pie. I haven’t had pie for a long time, maybe a year.

The crust gave me a stiff middle finger. I couldn’t bend it down after eating the pie. I assume too many flours were used or I am just allergic to grains like what they make pie from. I definitely am gluten intolerant.

Later that day I was stung by a Bee and pulled out the stinger. Then I noticed soon after that I could fully bend my middle finger again! Then my husband reminded me of his friend in Maine who took up Beekeeping.

I found the following paragraph on the NIH website:

Apitherapy is an alternate therapy that relies on the usage of honeybee products, most importantly bee venom for the treatment of many human diseases. The venom can be introduced into the human body by manual injection or by direct bee stings. Bee venom contains several active molecules such as peptides and enzymes that have advantageous potential in treating inflammation and central nervous system diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Moreover, bee venom has shown promising benefits against different types of cancer as well as anti-viral activity, even against the challenging human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Many studies described biological activities of bee venom components and launched preclinical trials to improve the potential use of apitoxin and its constituents as the next generation of drugs. The aim of this review is to summarize the main compounds of bee venom, their primary biological properties, mechanisms of action, and their therapeutic values in alternative therapy strategies.

I don’t have any resources for you right now of where to get Bee Venom or patches or maybe even homeopathy for it but will do a deeper dive on it when I have time.