Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

Health Centers

1,500 Bee Stings Helps MS Patient Walk Again

A 45-year-old U.K. woman who suffers from multiple sclerosis, says bee stings helped her regain her quality of life, London's Daily Mail reported.

Sami Chugg was confined to her bed and unable to move, but after the area around her spine was deliberately stung by 1,500 bees, she feels much better and can walk again.

Bee venom therapy is known in some cultures to relieve the body of pain by reducing inflammation.

Slideshow: Crazy Cures From Around the World

"Most people would be terrified by the prospect of being stung by a bee," Chugg said. "But when you have a condition like MS, that involves numbing of the body, any sensation is welcome - even if it's from a bee sting."

There are some risks associated with bee stinging — some people go into anaphylactic shock after being stung.

A MS Society spokesman said trials in the United States on purified bee venom extract have not found any lasting effect on MS sufferers.

Click here to read more on this story from the Daily Mail.

See the latest updates on the hottest midterm races from Fox News

Full Elections Coverage →

Keep up with all the 2014 races in

Coverage →