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What is Apitherapy and does it Work?

Jul 7, 2008
Another ancient alternative treatment that is showing positive results in helping to cure tennis elbow is apitherapy.

It is the therapeutic use of honey bees and bee products. The practice of using bee products goes all the way back to the ancient Egyptians when royal Jelly was used for maintaining the vigour of youth and anti-aging skin purposes.

Aristotle was one of the first to write about royal jelly and the ancient Greeks used it in one of their most famous elixirs; 'Ambrosia' which was said to bestow immortality upon the gods.

Man has been consuming bee products throughout the centuries and in the 1600's Swammerdam, a Dutch scholar was the first to study a live hive under a magnifying glass. He noticed what an important part royal jelly played in the hive as the queen bee was fed on it.

Royal jelly is made up of honey and bee pollen mixed with enzymes and this, as modern scientific research is discovering provides it with greater health benefits than just increased vigor and younger looking skin as can be seen from just some of its chemical composition.

Glucids: glucose and fructose in equal amounts.

Fatty acids - lipids: including hydroxytransdecenoic acid, which is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-germinative.

Minerals: calcium, iron, and potassium.

Vitamins:B5 and all the other B vitamins along with vitamin c, vitamin 12 and small amounts of fat soluble vitamins (ADEK).

Acetylcholine: in large quantities (also one of the body's own natural neurotransmitters that calms the body) gives royal jelly is calmative and vascular properties that are useful in treating circulatory disorders that affect the elderly and helping the nervous system to relax.

Other elements: include gamma-globulin that assists he immune system in disease resistance.

Royal jelly is not the only bee product that has great health benefits. Other therapies such as honey bee venom therapy is proving to be a beneficial therapy again because of its anti-inflammatory and neurotransmitter properties.

The effectiveness of bee venom therapy is thought to be even more effective by combining the stings with working acupressure/acupuncture points, nerve meridians, and scared areas. This therapy is now used to combat the effects of a number of diseases.

Georgetown University in the USA is doing a clinical controlled study related to MS whist "The Journal of the American Apitherapy Society" reports on studies around the world using apitherapy to treat illnesses and injuries.

In addition to royal jelly and bee venom, honey, propolis, pollen and "bee bread" have also been used as effective treatments for illness and wounds. The results of these trials are showing the effectiveness of apitherapy in treating many conditions including helping to cure tennis elbow.
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