Apitherayp is naturopathy for the use of scientific and artistic honeycomb products to prevent and/or cure hundreds of human diseases. It is the synthesis of bee products, including honey, pollen, bee needles, royal jelly, and everything that bees have.
Originated thousands of years, apitherapy may be as old as human medicine itself. The ancient rock art of early hunter-gatherers depicts the honeybee as a source of natural medicine. Bee venom therapy (BVT) was practiced in ancient China, Greece, and Egypt – three Great Civilization known for their highly medical systems. Now the treatment has been widely used in Europe and Far East countries. Unlike the countries, bee venom therapy in China is a combination of traditional Chinese medicine, modern medicine and biomedical science.
According to traditional Chinese medicine theory dialectical treatment, bee venom therapy is the bee sting instead of acupuncture needle, while the amount of auto-injected intradermal pharmacological effects of bee needle liquid, bee needle site secondary to local flushing, congestion, both moxibustion effect, Through the acupuncture, medicine, moxibustion three combined activation of the body’s immune system, enabling it to start self-repair.
Bee venom therapy is used to treat various spinal, joint, neural or musculo-skeletal ailments: rheumatoid arthritis, gout, cancer, MS, ALS, mood disorders. People who suffer from stroke symptoms, Parkinson’s Disease and infertility may also benefit.
The healing capacity of bee venom is started after a sting, when it stimulates the adrenal glands to produce cortisol, a natural hormone that has
anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, BVT starts the immune system to produce a healing responding through the hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal glands. The antibacterial and antiviral properties of bee venom make it a unique weapon in fighting bacterial and viral ailments of the central nervous system and elsewhere.
The most remarkable characteristic of bee venom is the presence of the neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine, which along with the peptide apamin, facilitate nerve transmission and healing in conditions involving nerve disorders. This gives bee venom the ability to travel along neural pathways from the spine, to various trigger points, and injured areas to help repair nerve damage and restore mobility.
On the PBS television show Nature, it was reported in the summer of 2005 that venom from a variety of animals has the capacity to kill cancer cells.
Apitherapy does not only use bee venom for healing, it incorporates all of the bee products — and usually in combination.
Honey contains more than 70% of fructose and glucose, but also water content has a variety of vitamins, enzymes, organic acids, amino acids, hormones, constant elements and micro-element. It benefits for liver, kidney and cardiovascular disease.
Pollen is a bee collecting honey and imparting pollen to plants, is the essence of the plant, the lipid contained in polyunsaturated fatty acids, can be used to give the human body the necessary linoleic acid linolenic acid, the life process of the necessary micro-vitamins, constant elements and trace elements, in the pollen is relatively complete, the proportion appropriate More importantly, many bioactive substances in pollen, such as activating enzymes, flavonoids, hormones, immune proteins and calmodulin, regulate the organism in two-way, greatly enhancing the body’s stress ability, thus playing the role of bodybuilding, dispelling disease and delaying senility.
As a kind of natural medical herbs, Clinical experience shows that jelly has good curative effect on senile body deficiency, climacteric syndrome, neurosis, insomnia, anorexia, anemia, hyperlipidemia, also can be used in the comprehensive treatment of diabetes mellitus, leukopenia, infertility, hepatitis, arthritis, depression and cerebral arteriosclerosis. Patients with malignant tumor receiving radiotherapy or chemotherapy combined with jelly, can enhance the curative effect, reduce the side effects of radiotherapy or chemotherapeutic, fresh jelly topical can moisturize skin treatment dermatitis, hair loss and other diseases.
So far, as a branch of naturopathy, more and more patients benefit from apitherapy.