We were told by an apitherapist to start out slow with number of stings and to sting 3 times a week.....gradually building up. We were also told to not re-sting an area until it was through with the welts/swelling/redness. In other words, rotate locations.
One thing to do for itching is to make small cloth bags with dried rice in them. Heat in the microwave for just a little bit and put the warm rice bag on the area. You can even do this immediately after stinging.
In just a few weeks, more than likely, your husband will get used to the venom and will not itch any more.
Our apitherapist taught us the areas to sting:
-- along the spine (pairs an inch apart with spine in middle. Travel up or down 2 inches.)
-- location of injury or pain, etc.
-- if it hurts, she said sting it
-- trigger spots along the nerve pathways. Found by pressing firmly with thumb.
-- sting scars, especially surgical scars
We iced an area first prior to stinging at the recommendation of the apitherapist. Helps reduce/eliminate the pain.
She also told us not to sting on an empty stomach and no alcohol 24 hrs. before or after. She told us to leave the stingers in 15 minutes before removing them.
Last edited by Bee Bliss; 03-01-2012 at 11:14 PM.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. Anyone practicing Bee Venom Therapy should proceed at their own risk.