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Bee-sting therapy popular among arthritic patients
    2018-February-9  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

A BEE sting is an annoyance for most people, but not for some arthritic patients who are paying for bee stings to treat their ailments.

She Ruitao, a doctor at the Shenzhen Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, gets bees from Wutong Mountain three days a week as many patients with rheumatoid arthritis are lining up to get bee-sting therapy done by him, the Daily Sunshine reported Thursday.

She began beekeeping two years ago. He keeps thousands of bees in his beehives on Wutong Mountain, and he picks up bees every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. “I pick up about 200 bees each time. I could only catch one bee with tweezers at the beginning. Now I can catch six or seven bees at a time,” he said.

She takes good care of the bees and also checks on the beehives every weekend.

She’s bee-sting therapy is popular among some arthritic patients at the hospital. A patient, identified as Lin, has received the therapy three times.

During the therapy, She picked up a bee with tweezers and the bee stung Lin’s skin when it got close to him. A few minutes later, She removed the bee’s needle from Lin’s skin.

Lin said it didn’t hurt initially when the bee stung him, but the pain intensified shortly after.

According to She, bee-sting therapy is beneficial to patients because the bee venom is antiviral and anti-inflammatory and it can improve people’s immunity. He said the therapy had often been mentioned in medical books in ancient China, but it is not suitable for all patients.

Bees die after stinging the patients, and She buries them in the hospital’s garden. He frees the rest of the bees that were not used in the therapy. “The patients are grateful to me, and I’m grateful to the bees,” he said. (Zhang Yang)

 

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