Monday, September 27, 2010

Bee Venom Therapy for Scars |

A short article - look at the before and after photos at the end of the article - impressive!

Bee Venom Therapy for Scars |

"According to limited sources* bee venom therapy (BVT) is an effective scar treatment. * (Singh, Ratner et al and Lee)
Having scars stung by bees resulted in improvement of scar appearance by reducing, soften, and flatten scar tissue, and toning down the color of the scar.
Of the 18 substances present in bee venom the enzyme hyaluronidase is mainly held accountable for these results. Also internal scar tissue is thought to benefit from this alternative therapy.
“Charles Mraz, a beekeeper in Middlebury, Vermont who has popularized bee venom therapy for the past 60 years, says that it is reasonable to try bee venom therapy in any clinical situation where nothing else works.” [...] “Keloids and other scar tissue are broken down and softened by the substances in the venom, and can flatten out and fade in color.” source: CareCure Forums
This alternative scar treatment isn’t suitable for people who are allergic to bee stings so the first step should be an allergy test.
More info and before and after photo’s of someone who has actually applied bee stings to a scar here: before and after."


  1. how many bee stings did it take to improve this much?

  2. That's a good question - I don't know the exact number of stings it took to achieve this level of improvement. It usually isn't a question of quantity but of consistency. Treating a scar like this can be done with one or two stings per session per week for a period of about 2 months. So after 8 sessions, one would normally see improvement and/or determine to continue a third month.
    NOTE: it's very important to FIRST be tested against allergic reactions.