Bee Stings used for RA

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

SydneyJo
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1354
   Posted 11/11/2009 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone heard of or used bee stings for their RA?
I was watching a show on the Health channel called "The Body Invaders" it was about Arthritis, quite interesting, but did'nt tell me anything I did'nt already know about, other than bee stings.
This one woman had the bee's sting her in the areas that hurt the most (her neck and hip) and said this would last her 2-3 weeks (painfree) - they did'nt really go into the mechanics of how this worked, but the lady swore by it.
Just curious to see if anyone has heard/used this method.
 
Jo
Crohn's Disease
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Current meds: Methotrexate, Prednisone, Humira
Bowel Resection Sept. 07


golitho
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 1670
   Posted 11/11/2009 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
What???? They stick a bee sting in your joint or an injection of bee sting solution? Sounds sore. But its made me smile, golitho

momto3
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1331
   Posted 11/12/2009 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Ouch!!! I just don't know if I could go through with something like that, not even for joint pain shocked   Bee stings are painful and I'm terrified of bees, wasps etc. If you have it done, let us know if it works.

SydneyJo
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1354
   Posted 11/12/2009 10:28 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah  golitho - I didnt explain it very well did I yeah   The lady actually had the beekeeper sting her with a bee that she held with tweezers on her neck then another bee for her hip, so its the actual sting straight from the bee - ouch!
Mom - I dont know about trying this myself -  although its nearly summer here and every year I get stung by a bee when we are around our pool - maybe I should expose my sore areas and hope for the best yeah
Jo
Crohn's Disease
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Current meds: Methotrexate, Prednisone, Humira
Bowel Resection Sept. 07


golitho
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 1670
   Posted 11/13/2009 12:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Well if you're volunteering yourself as a guinea pig! Go right ahead and let us know how it goes... just the thought of it makes me laugh, golitho

momto3
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1331
   Posted 11/13/2009 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh an actual bee...well then count me out tongue I will have to give the lady credit for her bravery though yeah Yes, Jo now that it is Summer why don't you try that method and report back to us smilewinkgrin I know we all get desperate for relief, so who am I to say otherwise nono Golitho, I know it is pretty funny and I haven't heard of anyone doing it here in the U.S, in fact I was listening to the radio a few weeks ago, and the host was saying that we need to get back to nature, and ingest worms..I will have to find the information and post it for all of us to read.

ivy6
Elite Member


Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 10404
   Posted 11/14/2009 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, Jo! That's interesting. I'd like to hear more too, if you ever uncover more details.

Momto3, the worms are a hot topic in Crohn's and UC, so I can see how they'd work for RA. You can learn more by clicking on the "medications" link in my signature.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

Medications for Crohn's ~~ Diet and Nutritional Therapy for Crohn's ~~ Dealing with Abscesses and Fistulae ~~


momto3
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1331
   Posted 11/16/2009 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ivy,
 
Yes, the radio show I listened to had some callers calling in and a few had actually tried it and said they had marked improvement with their symptoms.  Have you tried this alternative method of treatment? I'm not really sure if I would do it myself, but I'm curious about it all the same.

SydneyJo
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1354
   Posted 11/16/2009 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey ivy - will let you know if I find out any more info - this show was set in Boston but I cant remember the name of the hospital - have also taped an episode dealing with gut issues - if it is interesting I will let you know about that too.
Jo
Crohn's Disease
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Current meds: Methotrexate, Prednisone, Humira
Bowel Resection Sept. 07

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, December 02, 2016 3:23 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,731,791 posts in 300,964 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151130 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Inhisname.
309 Guest(s), 12 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
cupcakespinkgal, Alcie, sheepguy, 81GyGuy, Gemlin, Navigator, JayBee1, Steve n Dallas, gilly2, Naomi, Lisa-Dionne, multifacetedme


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer