Properties and curative benefits of apitherapy for health

Properties and curative benefits of apitherapy for health

Apitherapy is an “alternative therapy”, not yet recognized by the WHO, its use is still under investigation due to the questionable advantages and disadvantages in health. Apitherapy was initially used to relieve pain in some painful diseases such as arthritis. In 1910 the first book on the beneficial properties of “apitoxin” was written.

What is apitoxin?

Apitoxin is the poison that the bee secretes when defending itself, this substance applied in the correct doses can help to treat and improve the health of many diseases.

How is apitherapy performed?

First the patient is evaluated and then the doses and places where the apitoxin will be applied are determined.

The patient receives the apitoxin when the bee introduces the sting into the skin, after the treatment the patient feels an improvement, which should be continued progressively until the treatment is completed.

What are the healing properties of apitherapy?

Bee apitoxin contains analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, it also strengthens the immune system and the central nervous system.

What are the benefits of apitherapy?

  • Apitoxin relieves and controls pain and inflammation in cases of rheumatism, arthritis, gout, muscle pain and other ailments caused by herniated discs.
  • In case of bronchitis and asthma, it helps to strengthen the immune system.
  • Depression is controlled by recovering a good state of mind.
  • Relieves joint pain caused by low back pain, lupus, bursitis and sciatica.
  • It treats chronic inflammations in case of migraine, gastritis.
  • Helps the skin fight inflammation such as acne.
  • Stimulates and improves circulation in case of varicose veins, hemiplegia, strokes and numbness in the feet.
  • Maintains mental health, with a good memory, more agile and active.
  • It is recommended for treatment of the reproductive system.
  • Strengthens the immune system which stimulates the body to fight diseases.


Before starting the treatment, a first dose is first applied to the lower part of the back, to check if there is any allergic reaction to the substance.

If it progresses without any reaction, treatment is started which consists of applying apitoxin whose dose varies depending on the case in strategic areas of the body.

There are people who do not want to feel the sting of the bee, for these patients there are apitoxin injectables that are manufactured in Colombia and Argentina.

Injectable apitoxin is ideal for patients suffering from osteoarthritis because the needle is longer and more easily penetrates to the joints to be treated.


Apitoxin should be avoided during infections, pregnancy and in patients receiving treatment with anticoagulants.

In some countries apitherapy is not recognized as an alternative therapy by the WHO as studies are still underway to assess its efficacy.

Always verify that the apitherapy center has a doctor who knows how to treat poisoning and when performing therapy with bees.

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