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    What Is Bee Venom Therapy?

    Bee Venom Therapy is the use of bee venom for the treatment of a number of conditions.

    Bee venom is collected from bees, and is specially prepared in a sterile solution for injection.

    The therapy has a long tradition of use, and in fact Hippocrates (the father of medicine) used pulverised bees and bee stings in his medical practice.

    Bee Venom therapy is not widely available in the UK.   However, its use is increasing in the US and in Canada, and is also available in Europe.

    Who Should Have Bee Venom Therapy?

    Bee Venom Therapy is available to most people, and there are many conditions that will respond to the therapy.   The many indications for Bee Venom Therapy are listed on the following link:  Indications for Bee Venom Therapy.   Bee Venom Therapy is not suitable for conditions listed on the following link:  Contra-indications for Bee Venom Therapy.

    Bee Venom would be particularly suitable for the following conditions:

    • musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, rheumatoid or osteo, ankylosing spondylitis, sciatica and many others
    • hormonal conditions such as adrenal problems, thyroid problems, irregular or painful periods, and PMS
    • neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis or neuralgia
    • skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, lupus, melanoma
    • chronic fatigue, Epstein Barr virus, AIDS
    • supportive therapy for cancer, particularly malignant melanoma, lymphoma
    • … and many other conditions

    The effect may be similar to those effects brought about by treatment with steroids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.   Thus any inflammatory condition may be suitable for Bee Venom Therapy.

    How Is It Done?

    Following an initial assessment, a course of treatment will be recommended.

    Bee Venom Therapy is carried out by the administration of a series of injections.

    Bee venom is injected into the skin at various sites – depending on the condition being treated – to mimic being stung by a bee.

    As the injections will in most instances need to be administered three times a week, usually on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday, you – or a partner or family member – will be taught how give the injections at home.

    When you – or your partner or family member – are confident enough to administer the injections yourself, then you will be supplied with the necessary equipment and the bee venom to continue the treatment at home.

    How Effective is the Treatment?

    The treatment is usually very effective.   However, benefits are not usually felt immediately, but build up over a period of time, usually a number of weeks, or in some conditions, months.

    However, in certain conditions, such as low back pain, only a few treatment sessions will be required.

    An initial course of treatment will be for 8 – 10 weeks, with injections initially administered in the Clinic.

    Specific advice regarding the expected duration of treatment and the likely results will be discussed with your practitioner during your treatment session.

    For certain conditions certain dietary recommendations may be necessary, and certain nutritional supplements may be advised.   Herbal medicines may also be indicated.

    It may also be combined with other therapies such as Acupuncture, Magnetic Field Therapy or Electro-Magnetic Therapy.

    Are There Any Adverse Effects?

    Bee Venom can cause a severe allergic reaction in a small number of individuals, and should only be used by trained practitioners.

    Less severe allergy reactions may also occur, including rash, abdominal cramps, upset stomach, swelling at the injection site.

    The Bee Venom injections themselves can be uncomfortable, and may also cause a flu-like illness for a short time after administration.

    How Much Does it Cost?

    Bee Venom Therapy is available at the Better Health Clinic, Chester, at £450 for 8 – 10 weeks treatment.

    This will cover all the necessary bee venom required for 8 – 10 weeks treatment, training to administer the injections, and a number of clinic visits and support for the 8 – 10 weeks.

    Shorter treatment courses will cost £60 per week, with 2 – 3 injection sessions per week.

    Further charges apply for any further consultations, tests or on-going treatment, and these will be discussed with you fully as necessary.

    Don’t forget however that we always offer a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.


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