Apitherapy Treatment Washington DC

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 Washington 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.

Sakiliba M. Mines
(202) 587-2792
1425 K Street
Washington, MD
Business
The Institute of Multidimensional Medicine PL
Specialties
Family Practice, Cardiovascular Disease Cancer Support
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Non Participating Provider
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: No

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Residency Training: Howard University
Medical School: Hanneman Medical College,
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English,French

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Dr. Stephen J Feinberg
(202) 887-0327
1917 Eye St., NW
Washington, DC

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Advanced Integrative Rehab & Pain Ctr
(202) 296-3555
908 New Hampshire Ave., NW # 500
Washington, DC

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Scott L. Spear
(202) 687-8751
3800 Reservoir Road NW
Washington DC, VA
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Jacobs Chiropractic
(703) 892-0430
2420 26th Rd S
Arlington, VA

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Konrad L. Dawson
(202) 496-1156
1145 19th Street NW
Washington DC, VA
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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David C Johnson, MD
(202) 291-9266
106 Irving St NW
Washington, DC
Business
National Orthopedics PC
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Washington Chiropractic
(202) 591-3504
5008 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington , DC

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Chapel Opticians Inc.
(301) 244-0598
6211 Belcrest Road
Hyattsville, MD

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Franklin R. Polun, DPM
(202) 966-0900
5100 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC

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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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