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Bee stings alternative treatment method.

Since the old times, man has been using honey as a medicine for treating diseases. But now, modern research has come to the conclusion that bee stings is a new and distinctive method for treatment.

The therapy includes putting numerous bees on the ailing body parts to sting them into recovery. Therapeutic experts in Yemen have just begun applying the trial in Yemen.

Furas Al-Rawhani said he was treated with bee stings and is now feeling better after frequenting several hospitals. "I was suffering tonsillitis and paid much for futile treatment...I am now feeling well after using bee stings, which cost me YR 10,000 only, compared to YR 30,000 I had to pay for a tonsillectomy."

The number of treatment sittings and bee stings differ from one patient to another depending on seriousness of the disease.

According to Abdullah Al-Wadei, a researcher in this area and an owner of a bee sting clinic, this treatment method is old and widespread in East Asia countries. It dates back to the age of Pharaohs and Greeks.

"In China, for example, there is a big hospital specialized in treating patients with honey and bee stings, and in Japan more attention was paid to this effective treatment method," he said. "As a result one of the Japanese hospitals became specialized in this treatment and Ph.D theses are conducted on bee stings, while Israel has the biggest bee sting clinic in the world. Such an alternative treatment is also followed in some Arab states including Egypt, Sudan and Bahrain."

Bee venom is just one of an exhaustive list of ancient folk remedies involving bugs, herbs, animal parts and massage that make up traditional Chinese medicine. Chinese researches said that the bee stings and the venom coming out from it is a medicine, and therefore modern medical centers use bee poison in more than 30 types of medicines and drugs.

Composition of the sting halid Ahmad Taher, 30, said that he suffered arthritis and was unable to work, adding that he visited several hospitals for treatment but didn't recover. "After I was treated by bee stings in three sittings, I recovered from my illness."

Bee stings leave a substance in the human body and treat the ailing organ, said Al-Wadei. "The substance contains a healing substance or antibiotic called Melontenhi, which is hundred times as effective as Cortisone.

The poison also contains adolabine, a painkiller that is twenty times as effective as the morphine, plus Apamine that stimulates the neurological signals."

According to Al-Wadei, the bee sting contains hormones and proteins that stimulate function of the immune system and accelerate blood circulation. It affects the entire body and increases its immunity and resistance because it is composed of Hydrochloric and Formic acids, plus histamine, magnesium and sulfur.

It also contains great quantities of copier, calcium, proteins and oil that cause pain at the time of stinging. The bee body is a composition of Amine proteins and acids.

As the treatment period may get longer, particularly when it comes to treating some diseases such rheumatisms that take up to 45 days, success of the treatment makes the patient tolerate 19 stings per day. However, a patient may take a week-time break in every 15 days, according to instructions given by the therapeutic expert.

He added that bee stings don't cause risk to the patient except for some side effects such as swelling in some cases, or nausea and vomiting, particularly when effect of the poison transfuses into blood.

"Over ten years, I treated hundreds of male and female cases of different age groups and obtained certificates in recognition of the positive results achieved by such a treatment method," Al-Wadei explained.

However Western-trained doctors dismiss the treatment as unscientific and dangerous.

They consider it alternative medicine and has no basis in western medical science.

Pathologist Melissa Conrad Stoppler said that about 3% of people stung by bees and wasps have an allergic reaction to the sting, and up to 0.8% of bee sting people experience the severe and life-threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis.

In her article titled "Bee Sting Treatment" she mentioned the normal reaction to a bee sting, the skin is reddened and painful. Swelling and/or itching may also occur, but the pain usually disappears over a few hours.

In the so-called large local reaction to an insect sting, the swelling, redness, and pain may persist for up to a week. Areas adjacent to the site of the skin may also be involved in the large local reaction.

In a systemic allergic reaction, the entire body is affected, and may develop hives, redness, or swelling at sites on the body distant from the site of the sting. Symptoms can also include: vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and dizziness.

People who exposed to bee sting may also experience wheezing, difficulty breathing, and a drop in blood pressure that leads to shock if not treated promptly, said Stoppler.

Regarding cases where the treatment is not recommended, Al-Wadei said that only patients with heart problems are not eligible for this kind of treatment. "Bee stings are also used to care for allergic children, diabetics and those with problems in the digestive membrane, as well as patients suffering sexual diseases or inherited heart problems."

Diseases treated by bee stings e went on to say that bee stings are used for treating rheumatic fevers, rheumatisms, arthritis, neuroticism, varicoceles, back and joint pains, virility problems, male infertility, oligospermia, female weak ovulation, chronic headache, lethargy, bed-wetting among children and many other diseases.

According to Al-Wadei, trying it is the best proof. "It is the trial that made a dream come true...I applied this trial on several patients with no harmful doses until we gradually reached effective and good results...The trial was repeated again and again on patients until they recovered from their diseases," he said.

Beginning of the career he Yemeni therapeutic researcher Al-Wadei began his career raising bees, and consequently won the top place in a World Bank-run contest in recognition of his successful bee sting trials and research. Afterwards, he moved to India where he was trained on how to apply this treatment method, and began his new career upon his return to Yemen.

According to Al-Wadei, treatment with bee stings has proven to be successful in 90 percent of those treated cases. The patients starts to feel gradual improvement until they fully recovers from the illness.

The researcher confirmed that he came up with a vaccine for swine flue (H1N1), which is made by bee stings, plus other vitamins.

This vaccine was tried on various individuals who visited the clinic. "Such vaccine proved to be effective," he said. "Since the swine flue appeared, I began my research on how bee stings can be effective on the area that may increase and stimulate the flu in general." He concluded that the addition of vitamins helps lengthen period of the vaccine effectiveness up to 6 months, pointing out that he is ready to receive cases and give them this vaccine, which is a combination of bee stings and vitamins.

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Date:Nov 23, 2009
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