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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
ISSN: 2349-2996(Online), 2231-1149(Print)
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Bee Venom Therapy (BVT)
Assistant Professor, Jubilee Mission College of Nursing, Thrissur, Kerala
Bee venom therapy is the specialized form of apitherapy. Apitherapy is a medical concept for treating systemic immune disease, allergic disease, viral and organic specific inflammatory disease.bee venom therapy uses honeybee products.bee venom has been used traditionally by ancient Egyptians as a remedy for the control of pain and inflammation in arthritis. Bee venom also known as apitoxin contains more than 40 biologically and pharmacologically active compound. The average life span of ahoney bee is 4-6 weeks. In BVT healthy female honey bees of 20days of age is used, from the species Scerana Indica. BVT is now practicing in Kerala in Idukki and Wayanad district. BVT is the therapeutic application of honeybee venom, through live bee stings, to bring relief and healing for various spinal, neural, joint or other musculo-skeletal ailments. The bee stings stimulates the immune system of the body and stimulates the production of cortisol-the natural steroid. BVT should be started with allergic test, which is with a single bee sting. If there is no untoward reactions occurs the therapy continuous. Recent studies have shown that bee venom produces both anti-inflammatory and anti-nociceptive effects via different mechanisms.
Bee Venom Therapy, bee sting therapy, Melittin, Apamin, Rheumatoid arthritis, Beevenom acupuncture.
Neethu Jose. Bee Venom Therapy (BVT). Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 5(2): April-June 2015; Page 293-296.
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