Re: Is apitherapy specifically for chronic pain?
The doctors use apitherapy when giving allergy shots to desensitize people to bee stings. That's probably the most common use. Do stings help arthritis, mine seems to do better after getting stung. According to what I've read, bee stings raise your natural cortisol ( the active ingredient in cortisone shots) levels. After getting stung over a prolonged period your levels stay up. I can't say how much is from the actual sting and how much is psychosomatic but if it works to alleviate the pain then I say, "bring on the sting." Honey has been used in wound care, that's apitherapy too.
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