Friday, December 04, 2009

Apitherapy Conference Day One Recap

Diana and I took the day off to attend the American Apitherapy Society Conference. If you're wondering what apitherapy is? It's the medicinal use of products made by honeybees. This includes their venom as well, BVT (bee venom therapy).

At the end of the first day Diana and I both partook in BVT. Diana got a test sting and I took two to the knees. In the video you can see the stinger pulsing as the venom is injected.

Here's some micro stinging, which is using the same bee stinger to give multiple small stings. Each micro sting injects a fraction of just leaving the stinger in one spot to empty.

Here's a video of a man getting treatment for neuropathy.

We also learned some new cold treatments. "Dr. Sting" suggested eating a spoonful of comb honey and within 30 minutes your sinuses will clear out. Diana tried this and sure enough her sinuses cleared. This worked again at home this evening.

Another remedy for a sore throat is to lie on your back and pour honey up your nostrils. The honey helps to kill off the cold in your nose and back of your throat. I just tried it and aside from a slight burn as it moved into my throat; my throat feels much better.