Friday, December 15, 2017

Bee Venom Used to Treat Arthritis

Bee venom used to treat arthritis in Norwich woman

NORWICH, Kan. (KAKE) - A Norwich, Kansas woman has a unique approach to treating her arthritis by using bee venom as a medication.

Sharon Rowan says she suffers from debilitating arthritis in her hands and one day, she had enough and knew she needed a new treatment.

“It was enough that the joints would just throb. It hurt to write, it hurt to do anything,” Rowan said. “That is when it’s time to think about it, its time to minimize this pain.”

She had friends that used bee venom as a treatment for arthritis and she gave it a try. Rowan has been an avid beekeeper for the past 50 years.

“I put a bee down there on it and it worked, because it quit hurting,” Rowan said of her hand pain from arthritis. “I talked to my doctor about it and he said it works as good as my shot will so go for it.”

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