Bees can help Cure Serious Diseases through Apitherapy
Next time you are stung by a bee, consider yourself blessed. A little sting can help you in a big way. You can bear the pain or take remedial medicine to heal the sting; but, that sting has curing properties for many diseases. This will give you enough motivation to save the bees and not swat them off.
Bee venom is collected and used for medicinal purposes. It is called apitherapy. It uses bee venom that can be injected subcutaneously to help cure serious pain syndromes such as rheumatoid arthritis and neurological syndromes such as multiple sclerosis. The venom of the honey bee has anti-inflammatory substances which can help in the treatment of these disorders.
Several other illnesses are being cured with the help of honey bee venom. Apitherapy has been around actually since the days of the father of medicine, Hippocrates. He used pulverised bee stings during his medical practice.
Apitherapy is now available to many people and there are numerous conditions that will respond well to this therapy. The way our environment is being abused is eliminating the growth of bee colonies across the world. A bee is probably the most helpful pollinator on our planet. The EPA should take note of that.
Recently, a research team at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that nano-particles in bee venom hold toxins to decimate the HIV without affecting the surrounding cells. This toxin is Melittin which penetrates the protective layer surrounding the HIV. Melittin is also effective in destroying tumour cells.
Can you think of any other natural substance apart from honey bee venom that can help you cure patients suffering from either AIDS or cancer? No. With a little more research, it can be cracked that a vaginal gel could be formulated with the particles in bee venom to help thwart the spread of human immunodeficiency virus. It is also possible that intravenous injections of these nano-particles of Melittin would be able to help clear HIV from your blood stream. This is thinkable when we stop spraying bee killing pesticide on almost everything in sight.
During apitherapy, the injections are administered thrice a week. The treatment is effective, even though the benefits are felt over a period of time. It may take months. In conditions like lower back pain for people suffering with arthritis or osteoporosis, a few sessions could be sufficient. For some conditions, there may be dietary regulations and some other nutritional supplements may be recommended.