FYI: Bee venom to treat pain from LYME

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease Archives' started by victoria, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I picked up this abstract from Mercola's site. Dr. Klinghardt apparently uses bee venom, and says that if pain doesn't subside, then it indicates one has ehrlichiosis or other infection.

    Clin Infect Dis 1997 Jul;25 Suppl 1:S48-51

    The antimicrobial agent melittin exhibits powerful in vitro inhibitory effects on the Lyme disease spirochete.

    Lubke LL, Garon CF

    Rocky Mountain Laboratories Microscopy Branch, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana 59840, USA.

    Borrelia burgdorferi has demonstrated a capacity to resist the in-vitro effects of powerful eukaryotic and prokaryotic metabolic inhibitors.

    However, treatment of laboratory cultures on Barbour-Stoenner-Kelly medium with melittin, a 26-amino acid peptide contained in honeybee venom, showed immediate and profound inhibitory effects when they were monitored by darkfield microscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy, and optical density measurements.

    Furthermore, at melittin concentrations as low as 100 microg/mL, virtually all spirochete motility ceased within seconds of inhibitor addition.

    Ultrastructural examination of these spirochetes by scanning electron microscopy revealed obvious alterations in the surface envelope of the spirochetes. The extraordinary sensitivity of B. burgdorferi to mellitin may provide both a research reagent useful in the study of selective permeability in microorganisms and important clues to the development of effective new drugs against lyme disease.

    Dr. Mercola's Comment:

    Further informatin regarding bee venom therapy can be obtained from Apitronic Services 604-271-9414.

    Hope this is of help to someone...