Re: venom therapy questions
I am not familiar with the videos "The Art of the Sting". Are they on You Tube or sold?
First, be patient. The BVT will trigger your body to do the healing. Healing/body repair takes time.
BVT will treat infections, inflammation, pain, scarring, help nerves reconnect, etc. etc.
It increases blood flow (oxygen) to an area. Bee venom is antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal.
BVT treats many ailments and adds beneficial chemicals that already exist in your body.
When an apitherapist taught us how to do BVT, we learned to:
Ice the area you will sting! Helps a great deal with the pain of the sting.
Do a test sting; stinger is in for a few minutes then removed. Wait 15 minutes to make sure allergic reaction does not occur. Then you can take a few more stings if not allergic. Build up slowly adding a few stings for each session. Typically, when you are built up, you will not itch and there will be little or no swelling. Leave each stinger in for 15 minutes before removing.
We were told to do BVT three times a week (some do 2x). As long as your stings are not over 2 weeks apart, there is no need to do another test sting.
We were taught to sting the spine area, specific location(s) and trigger spots (painful when pressed firmly with a thumb pad) along main nerve pathways. The spinal area to sting corresponds to the other area you sting. Upper spine for arms, etc. Middle spine for organs. Lower spine for legs, etc.
Our apitherapist's husband built up to 30 stings per session for rotator cuff problems to deal with pain. She said that now all he needs is one maintenance sting per month to keep the benefits going.
I am not sure how many stings you need. While doing BVT treating several things, I also stung my thumb joint. At times it would get quite an ache in it. Hurt bad. Two stings and I haven't had any pain since. My ankle still needs more stings.
Chart/record the stings making sure to differentiate between right and left sides of the body.
Do not have alcohol in your system 24 hours before or after bee stings. Alcohol will negate the benefit of stinging and may even cause symptoms of anaphylactic shock to show.
A beta-blocker medication will interfere with the effectiveness of an epi pen.
You must take Vitamin C....about 3,000 daily. Your body may show anaphylactic shock from a bee sting when the problem is really that your body cannot produce cortisol (sp) naturally as it is deficient in Vitamin C thus your body reacts.
Be sure to sting deep scars or surgical scars. Eventually sting all around it and on it for each inch along the scar. Very important due to incisions cutting nerves/meridian.
Last edited by Bee Bliss; 02-22-2011 at 03:45 PM.
Reason: Added info in last paragraph.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. Anyone practicing Bee Venom Therapy should proceed at their own risk.