The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 2/27-3/5

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Bee Venom Therapy

During a recent trip to Sedona, I tried something new: bee venom therapy. Now before you go running for the hills because I've officially gone off my rocker, think of it this way: It's kind of like acupuncture, but with bee stings instead.

There, feel better now?

Seriously though, my friend Andrew Sans at has studied up on this special form of therapy called “Hoshin Meridian Apitherapy.” Yeah, bee venom therapy, basically, under a fancier name. It originated in China approximately 5,000 years ago and was refined by the Japanese into the highly soothing spiritual art of Hoshindo Meridian Apitherapy as a classical art form based on principles of traditional Nihon East Asian healing arts, unique clinical techniques, ceremonial aspects of Hoshindo, and organic/biodynamic beekeeping practices.

Supposedly it acts as a giant sort of “reset” for the immune system.

Ultimately, it took about 2 hours, and Andrew “stung” with the tiny bees dozens and dozens of meridian points all over my body. I'm not sure what exactly it may have done for my immune system, but I felt a HUGE surge of energy (probably due to endorphin release), a slight craving for honey afterwards (ha!), and had a really good night of sleep that night.

Anybody else try this form of therapy? Curious to hear your thoughts on it. And if you want to look up Andrew (here's his Instagram) the next time you're in Sedona, do so, as he also does some other interesting therapies like abdominal massage, sound therapy, guided breathwork, etc.

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2 thoughts on “The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 2/27-3/5

  1. Katherine says:

    Hi Ben, Bee venom therapy is something my friends from Mexico have used for years, passed down by their elders. They use it for energy, to recover from a hangover, if they feel a cold coming on, when they know they have an extra hard day ahead of them and for many other reasons. The interesting thing about their way to do it is I believe they use only one bee. I am not sure of all the details, I never tried it, I just eat extra honey for every reason. This also makes me wonder, not that it matters, but where did it first originate. The bee is an amazing animal that has so much to offer. Unfortunately what I have read is that the bee dies after the therapy. I will have to ask my friends if the bee they use dies or if they just irritate it so it will sting them. Interesting subject.

  2. Hugh says:

    Hey Ben,
    Nice roundup, I can’t believe anyone would intentionally sting themselves with bees!
    I’d love to get in touch with you for questionnaire style roundup that might double as a great talking point for the Q&A portion of your podcast! The question is: “What’s something you know now that you wish you knew when you were younger?”. I’m sure anyone who is crazy enough to get stung by bees on purpose has some interesting tid-bits to share!
    Keep up the great work, Cheers!

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