Bee Venom to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

In case you know a little something about natural remedies, for sure you know that there is no condition or disease that doesn’t have a natural remedy. This is the case of rheumatoid arthritis as well. More than 50 physicians use bee venom to treat this condition along with high blood pressure, hearing loss, asthma, multiple sclerosis, and premenstrual syndrome, even if the benefit effects have never been proven.

Bee Venom to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis


According to the medical specialists who believe in this treatment method, it has been around for thousands of years. Both Greek and Egyptian medical writings mention the treatment method and apitherapy is used in Europe, South America, and Asia as well.

Homemade Studies

The doctors who have been using this treatment option performed studies on their own. One of the doctors performed a study involving 108 osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis patients who didn’t have any luck with the regular treatments. The doctor started with two shots of bee venom and then increased the number of shots until the patients started to get better.

The Results

The doctors who have used the method before claim that usually the patients got better after 12 injections. Nonetheless we have to take into consideration that regularly the medical trials have to be double-blind studies. This means that not the patient nor the doctor knows who gets the treatment and who gets a placebo.

Professional Studies

Until this moment there have been no studies performed regarding the effects of bee venom, so the treatment results are considered to be only anecdotal. Furthermore, even if some of the studies compared the results achieved by several patients, none of them involved using a placebo.

Multiple Sclerosis

Since there are so many people talking about the positive effects of bee venom, a reputable professor started a one-year study regarding the benefic effects of bee venom on multiple sclerosis. The specialists believe that bee venom comes with about 40 ingredients and most of them have been identified until this point.


Bee venom has been found to contain mellitin. This substance is about one hundred times more effective than cortisone. Another ingredient of bee venom is adolapin, which a pain-blocking and anti-inflammatory agent. The specialists believe that bee venom is able to do so much good because the body releases a lot of different (good) substances to protect itself.

Would you be willing to use bee venom as treatment?