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bee sting therapy?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by ramakentesh, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. ramakentesh

    ramakentesh Senior Member

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    I saw this as a possible olden day cure all for various conditions - mainly inflammatory arthritis.
    Then I found one study where CFS patients claimed benefit. Any stories?
     
  2. Dufresne

    Dufresne almost there...

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    I received a series of bee venom injections several years ago from a doctor named Felix Ravikovich in Toronto. The shots stimulated me in a way similar to methylcobalamin. The effects were unsustainable and produced no discernible improvement over time.

    Ravikovich's theory is that the injections stimulate immune cells that shut off inflammation in histamine reactions (or something like that, it's been a long time). He claims great success with allergy and asthma.

    I know that Klinghardt has used bee venom in treatment of Lyme disease.
     
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    I remember hearing of that kind of thing happening in a few isolated cases of people affected by poison oak reactions. I suspect it was as Graem said, probably a histamine reaction and unsustainable. The bee venom responses are very interesting.
     
  4. ramakentesh

    ramakentesh Senior Member

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    thanks for the input.
     
  5. Abha

    Abha Abha

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    Hi Ramakentesh,

    I'm interested in beekeeping and have attended bee farms(worldwide) and have attended beekeeping courses too.In the past I thought about this too and contacted experts in South Africa and in Romania.In the latter country the expert was a Dr(Professor?)..He may have worked in the USA too....but I do recall his treatment was very expensive.Dr Klinghardt(German/USA)mentions that he uses it(Youtube).I'm sure that there are local Beekeeping Associations where advice on this can be given.One has to be sure that they are not allergic to such stings!There is a lot of info on this topic on the web.
     
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    Jay Goldstein, MD (a CFS expert who no longer practices) had bee venom on his list of meds he would try on his CFS patients. Don't know how frequently he found a positive response. Didn't work for me, but then almost nothing did.
     

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