Can a Bee Sting Help Arthritis?
If you have arthritis, you’re most likely using standard treatment methods to ease joint pain and stiffness.
These may include traditional medicine and lifestyle changes.
But some research suggests that a surprising alternative treatment may help treat arthritis: bee venom.
According to a study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, bee venom has been used to treat various conditions for centuries, often delivered through acupuncture.
First, the bee venom is extracted, and then it’s processed. The processed venom can then be targeted to specific locations on the body, depending on the disease.
Many researchers have studied how effective be venom can be for treating arthritis, particularly rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
One study published in the Chinese journalAcupuncture Research compared bee venom results in 100 RA patients. Fifty patients used traditional oral medicine, and 50 patients used oral medicine plus bee venom.
After three months, researchers found that both groups experienced improved joint swelling and pain. They also had fewer swollen joints. (Source)
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When scientists begin to look for all of the elements found in this wonderful product of nature, they find a complex of naturally flavored sugars as well as trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids.
Raw honey is the concentrated nectar of flowers that comes straight from the extractor; it is the only unheated, pure, unpasteurized, unprocessed honey.
When honey is heated, its delicate aromas, yeast and enzymes which are responsible for activating vitamins and minerals in the body system are partially destroyed. Hence, raw honey is assumed to be more nutritious than honey that has undergone heat treatment.