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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2015, Volume : 5, Issue : 2
First page : ( 293) Last page : ( 296)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2015.00058.0

Bee Venom Therapy (BVT)

Jose Neethu*

Assistant Professor, Jubilee Mission College of Nursing, Thrissur, Kerala

*Corresponnding Author Email: agnesfeb9@gmail.com

Abstract

Bee venom therapy is the specialized fform of apitherapy. Apitherapy is a medical concept for ttreating systemic immune disease, allergic disease, viraal and organic specific inflammatory disease. Bee venoom therapy uses honeybee products. Bee venom has beeen used traditionally by ancient Egyptians as a remedy ffor the control of pain and inflammation in arthritis. Beee venom also known as apitoxin contains more than 40 biologically and pharmacologically active compound. TThe average life span of ahoney bee is 4–6 weeks. In BVTT healthy female honey bees of 20days of age is used, froom the species Scerana Indica. BVT is now practicing in Kerala in Idukki and Wayanad district. BVT is the theraapeutic application of honeybee venom, through live beee stings, to bring relief and healing for various spinal, n neural, joint or other musculo-skeletal ailments. The bee stings stimulatesthe immune system of the body and sstimulates the production of cortisol-the natural steroid. BVT should be started with allergic test, which is withh a single bee sting. If there is no untoward reactions occcurs the therapy continuous. Recent studies have showwnn that bee venom produces both anti-inflammatory and anti-nociceptive effects via different mechanisms.

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Keywords

Bee Venom Therapyy, bee sting therapy, Melittin, Apamin, Rheumatoid arthhritis, Beevenom acupuncture.

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