Off to Carl the King of Queen Bees
ever mention to you guys that over the course of this past
summer I experimented with bee venom therapy for my multiple
sclerosis? Turns out there was quite a bit of interest made
when this one woman in particular who had been wheel chair
bound for many years had tremendous results from bee venom
therapy. So much so, that she was able to get up and walk.
This was broadcast on a news magazine show and prompted several
friends and neighbors to talk to me about it.
the bee venom book that this woman had written and I found
a local bee keeper by the name of Carl Jurica (hey Carl!).
He was kind enough to work with me all summer and kept me
in a good supply of bees. He and I were both very hopeful
that I would see some improvements.
was the bee guy. Meaning, he would handle the bees after Carl
gave them to us in these little wooden bee cages. He would
take a long set of spring type hair clips and reach inside
the bee cage after popping the cork. This, while being careful
none of the other bees got out and wasted any of their venom
on Herman. The book had suggested calming the bees by refrigerating
them a few minutes prior to take off, and that seemed to help.
was a complete bee sting regimen and diagram of where and
when to sting in the book. By following that regimen and keeping
to the schedule and map of stings, we could be sure to get
the maximum effect. I also learned that toothpaste, topically
applied to the site of the sting, was a great relief for the
itching that followed the stings.
it for over eight weeks, and at one point seemed to see a
slight improvement in the function of the fingers of my right
hand. But, overall, the pain I incurred from the stings and
the inconvenience of stinging every other day plus the lack
of any significant success made my choice to end it very easy.
thank Carl Jurica enough for his kindness and willingness
to help. He told us how at one time he supplied queen bees
for hives all over the world. That was when he designed the
little wooden cages that worked so well for transporting the
bees, usually ten or twelve at a time.
want to say that bee venom therapy has proven beneficial for
arthritis and other ailments. Im still looking for the
"magic bullet" however, to knock the MS away. But
Im realistic, because I really think it will more likely
be through stem cell research that a remedy will be found.
that day, I will still be travelling by wheels instead of
afoot and using what other aids come my way. And I will always
be thankful for wonderful people I have met like Carl.
Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career
in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from
Caroga Lake here in Fulton County. Previous columns may be
accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com"