terça-feira, 16 de março de 2010

BEE VENOM and ARTHRITIS - Veneno de abelha e artrite

Quem souber ler em inglês pode aproveitar para se inteirar do uso do veneno de abelha com mel para o tratamento da artrite. Seguem vários links com preciosas informações. Ainda não pude traduzir este material por falta de tempo. Desculpem então a falha. Mas publiquei alguns materiais sobre o tema, publicados no Brasil.


Nectar Ease

Nectar Ease is a blend of Manuka Honey and Bee Venom. The healing properties of the Manuka plant have been a traditional part of folk lore throughout NZ's settled history and recent laboratory and medical evidence using Manuka Honey supports the worth of this valuable resource. Bee venom has been used via Bee-Sting Therapy for centuries in all cultures. In Nectar Ease we have not only a much more palatable method of taking Bee Venom but we can combine the benefits of our own native health plant, commonly called the Ti-tree or Manuka.


NectarEase has a number of therapeutic properties beneficial to sufferers of many conditions:


Traditional treatments for arthritis rely heavily on a course of synthetic drugs, which range from the use of gold salts to anti-inflammatory drugs including both non-steroidal (ie, aspirin, ibuprofen, phenylbutazone) and steroidal (ie, cortisone, prednisone, dexamethasone). These drugs, especially the steroidal ones, have associated side effects which can have significant effects on the adrenal and pituitary glands, causing their functions to be gravely reduced. Other complications can include impotence, edema, poor wound healing, reduced immunological response, excessive hair growth and cardiac irregularities.

The use of bee venom to treat arthritis has proven beneficial to many patients, primarily as the result of a number of peptides and amines. The actual functions are not clearly understood, but the compounds which are most likely to assist the healing qualities are melittin (strong anti-rheumatic), histamine (vasco-dilator), hyaluronidase (cell membrane permeator) and apamin (nerve transmission enhancer).

Research has been conducted in Monmouth Pain, New Jersey on a group of 108 arthritic patients who failed to respond to traditional therapy. Bee venom was administered twice a week over a six week period and no serious side effects or complications were observed, with most subjects showing a marked improvement in their symptoms by the twelfth treatment. This study concluded that bee venom therapy is safe and effective as long as the patient is not allergic to venom.

It must be noted that, while the apitherapists and bee keepers are optimistic and supportive of this new direction, the medical community remains sceptical towards what is often referred to as an alternative medicine. This seems strange when you consider that bee venom has been used in Chinese and Western therapy for possibly 4000 years, whereas many modern synthetic drugs have only been produced within the last 50 years.


Again the raw scientific data is scratchy, but international studies are currently investigating the effects of bee venom on those afflicted by MS. It is thought that the active compounds in the venom break down the scar tissue that can form on the nerve sheaths as a result of an MS episode. Venom also appears to enhance synaptic transmission to increase motor activity. All these appear to improve the neuro-functions of the nervous system and reduce the debilitating symptoms of MS.

Other benefits

The introduction of bee venom into the circulatory system can be beneficial to sufferers of hypertension (high blood pressure) as blood is thinned and coagulability decreased. However, it is recommended that Nectar Ease is not taken in conjunction with any medication used in the control of hypertension. If in doubt consult your doctor or call us on our international phone (0064-3-522-4413).

In general, stress on the circulatory system is reduced by the actions of bee venom, as well as an enhancement of the functions of the nerve and immune systems. These are beneficial to the well being of any consumer, regardless of their previous health situation.


Unfortunately, not everyone will benefit from the natural touch of NectarEase. A small proportion of people have had no beneficial reactions to the product, while an even smaller group have suffered adverse effects from ingesting NectarEase.

Possible reactions are: skin rashes, localised swelling of joints, and in some cases vomiting and diarrhoea (all cases of the latter were on hypertension type medication). Some users may also experience an increase of pain for a short while before getting any improvement.

Research has shown that the immune system suppression of these drugs is counteractive to the immune system enhancement by bee venom. This can result in a period of pain while the body adjusts its balance.

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