Apitherapy Treatment New Port Richey FL

Apitherapy is the medicinal use of products made by bees, which include honey, pollen, beeswax, proplis, royal jelly and bee venom. See below to find apitherapy services in New Port Richey that give access to autoimmune disease treatment, multiple sclerosis treatment, bee sting therapy, as well as advice and content on how apitherapy can help stimulate a healthy immune response.

Bayonet Point Animal Clinic
(727) 863-2435
11823 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, FL

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Tiyyagura Reddy MD
(727) 863-2105
7614 Jacque Rd
Hudson, FL

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Peluso Chiropractic & Rehab Center
(727) 361-0775
36949 US Hwy 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL

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The Cat Hospital at Palm Harbor
(727) 785-2287
2501 Alternate 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL

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Advanced Spine & Injury Center
(813) 265-8555
6944 W Linebaugh Ave
Tampa, FL

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East Lake Eye Care
(727) 361-0638
3434 East Lake Rd Suite 3
Palm Harbor, FL

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Levin Chiropractic
(727) 674-0325
33913 US Highway 19th N
palm harbor, FL

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Jason L Swerdloff, MD
(727) 781-7080
34041 US Hwy 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
Bay Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery PA
Cosmetic Surgery

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Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Message Therapy
(813) 884-1457
10930 Sheldon Rd
Tampa, FL

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Dr. Christopher Williams
(813) 368-9474
13813 West Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL
Advanced Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Chiropractic, Rehabiliation, Massage, Extremities, Physical Therapy
Insurance Plans Accepted: Please call as we are expanding with new plans each week.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

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Residency Training: Logan College St. Louis, Smith Chiropractic Clinic North Carolina
Medical School: Logan College, 1998
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Member Organizations: Florida Chiropractic Association, American Chiropractic Association, Pinellas County Chiropractic Society, Hillsborough County Chiropractic Society, Logan College Alumni Association

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The Buzz on Bee Therapy

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By Kristin Bjornsen

Kathleen Miller, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, opened the bee box and with long-handled tweezers, removed a buzzing bee. She softly pressed its hind end on her knee. The bee stung her. At the time, says Miller, “I thought, This is wacko—plus, I’m killing an animal I love. What am I doing?”

But what she was doing was apitherapy, a form of medicine people in Egypt, Greece, and China have practiced for more than 5,000 years. Apitherapy uses bee venom, as well as pollen, honey, and other hive products, to prevent or treat illness and injuries. “Globally, it’s a huge system of medicine, especially in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America, where even many MDs sting their patients,” says Frederique Keller, LAc, apitherapist, acupuncturist, and president of the American Apitherapy Society (AAS), headquartered in Centerport, New York. “The United States is way behind.” Here, although apitherapists can get “certificates of knowledge” by attending the AAS Charles Mraz Apitherapy Course and Conference, no formal certification or sanctioning exists, much like homeopathy.

But that’s changing, says Keller, with a growing number of physicians, acupuncturists, and everyday people embracing apitherapy as a treatment for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, shingles, tendonitis, gout, carpal tunnel syndrome, Lou Gehrig’s disease, fibromyalgia, painful scars and burns, multiple sclerosis (MS), and Lyme disease. With venom therapy, you can either go to an apitherapist—who will use live bees or injectable bee venom (only doctors can perform the latter)—or do it yourself after learning the techniques.

Miller, 59, turned to bee venom, which has strong anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, for an arthritic and damaged knee. A world-class marathon runner in the ’80s, she placed fifth at the 1980 Boston Marathon. The pavement pounding pulverized her right knee, however, and in 1990, she tore the cartilage in the already weakened knee while rock climbing. She underwent surgery almost immediately and was running a month later. But in 1991, she tore cartilage again, this time while swimming. Once more, Miller had surgery, “completely unsuccessfully,” she says. For whatever reason, “my knee stayed in a postoperative condition: incredibly red, hot, swollen, and painful.” A pediatric nurse practitioner, she would immediately dive for a chair to take a patient’s history. At parties, standing around chatting tortured her. And every day, from 1992 to 1996, she took the maximum dosage of ibuprofen or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs with little relief. She tried a third surgery, as well as acupuncture and myofascial relief techniques. No luck. “Those years were miserable,” says Miller. “I was begging for a knee replacement even though I was only 47 years old.”

Sting Operation
In spring 1996, Miller read about a farmer whose rheumatoid arthritis was cured when he put on his pajamas and was stung by a be...

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