apitherapy

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apitherapy

Any therapy which uses bee products, especially bee venom.

apitherapy

(āp″ĭ-ther′-ă-pē) [L. apis, bee + therapy]
In alternative medicine, the application of bee stings or their chemical constituents for their putative anti-inflammatory effects. Apitherapy has been used by some health care practitioners to treat arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

apitherapy (āˈ·p·theˑ·r·pē),

n the use of products produced by honeybees, such as pollen, honey, royal jelly, propolis, and bee venom, for therapeutic and pharmacologic purposes. See also royal jelly, propolis, and bee venom.
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Apitherapy, or bee sting therapy, is common in China and gaining popularity in Europe and the US.
Currently, many patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) undergo bee sting therapy and report significant improvements in their symptoms.
Dutch researchers recently performed a double-blind crossover study of bee sting therapy in 25 patients with clinically definite relapsing MS.
On the primary outcome measure, the cumulative number of new gadolinium-enhancing lesions on T1-weighted MRI, there were no differences between the period of bee sting therapy and the period of no therapy (Neurology 2005;65:1764-8).