I recently did Apitherapy for arthritis and bone spur in my left hip. I got stung 2-3 times once weekly for 3 weeks. It is going on the 3rd week with no pain and no problems with my hip. I stupidly took prednesone prescribed by my doctor and will never, ever take it again. If I get to where I am in pain again, I know what to do: make a trip to the bee yard and take care of business. It works for me. That is all I can say.