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Bee Venom Therapy
During a recent trip to Sedona, I tried something new: bee venom therapy. Now before you go running for the hills because I've officially gone off my rocker, think of it this way: It's kind of like acupuncture, but with bee stings instead.
There, feel better now?
Seriously though, my friend Andrew Sans at BeeBodyWork.com has studied up on this special form of therapy called “Hoshin Meridian Apitherapy.” Yeah, bee venom therapy, basically, under a fancier name. It originated in China approximately 5,000 years ago and was refined by the Japanese into the highly soothing spiritual art of Hoshindo Meridian Apitherapy as a classical art form based on principles of traditional Nihon East Asian healing arts, unique clinical techniques, ceremonial aspects of Hoshindo, and organic/biodynamic beekeeping practices.
Supposedly it acts as a giant sort of “reset” for the immune system.
Ultimately, it took about 2 hours, and Andrew “stung” with the tiny bees dozens and dozens of meridian points all over my body. I'm not sure what exactly it may have done for my immune system, but I felt a HUGE surge of energy (probably due to endorphin release), a slight craving for honey afterwards (ha!), and had a really good night of sleep that night.
Anybody else try this form of therapy? Curious to hear your thoughts on it. And if you want to look up Andrew (here's his Instagram) the next time you're in Sedona, do so, as he also does some other interesting therapies like abdominal massage, sound therapy, guided breathwork, etc.
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