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Bee venom apipuncture; a successful therapy for myofascial pain. A case based review

Ibrahim Tekeoglu, Mehmet Akdogan, Suleyman Kaleli.

Abstract
A 58 years old man with widespread myofascial pain in dorsa lumbar paraspinal area and shoulder girdle muscles received whole bee venom injections (apipuncture) on trigger points and acupoint of Kid 3- 10, Ren 2-4 and UB 25. Before apipuncture injections intradermal allergy tests were performed.
Patient experienced pain reduction at least 60 % following venom injections as measured by VAS, verbal description for pain intensity and unpleasantness, palpable muscle firmness and pressure pain thresholds.
Bee venom which blocks muscle contraction by inhibiting nociceptive sensory impulses, appears to be an effective treatment on focal myofascial pain syndromes.

Key words: apipuncture; whole bee venom; myofasial pain.


 
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Tekeoglu I, Akdogan M, Kaleli S. Bee venom apipuncture; a successful therapy for myofascial pain. A case based review. J Apither. 2016; 1(1): 20-22. doi:10.5455/ja.20160702123455


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Tekeoglu I, Akdogan M, Kaleli S. Bee venom apipuncture; a successful therapy for myofascial pain. A case based review. http://www.japitherapy.com/?mno=232345 [Access: December 18, 2017]. doi:10.5455/ja.20160702123455


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Tekeoglu I, Akdogan M, Kaleli S. Bee venom apipuncture; a successful therapy for myofascial pain. A case based review. J Apither. 2016; 1(1): 20-22. doi:10.5455/ja.20160702123455



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Tekeoglu I, Akdogan M, Kaleli S. Bee venom apipuncture; a successful therapy for myofascial pain. A case based review. J Apither. (2016), [cited December 18, 2017]; 1(1): 20-22. doi:10.5455/ja.20160702123455



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Tekeoglu, I., Akdogan, M. & Kaleli, S. (2016) Bee venom apipuncture; a successful therapy for myofascial pain. A case based review. J Apither, 1 (1), 20-22. doi:10.5455/ja.20160702123455



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Tekeoglu, Ibrahim, Mehmet Akdogan, and Suleyman Kaleli. 2016. Bee venom apipuncture; a successful therapy for myofascial pain. A case based review. Journal of Apitherapy, 1 (1), 20-22. doi:10.5455/ja.20160702123455



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Tekeoglu, Ibrahim, Mehmet Akdogan, and Suleyman Kaleli. "Bee venom apipuncture; a successful therapy for myofascial pain. A case based review." Journal of Apitherapy 1 (2016), 20-22. doi:10.5455/ja.20160702123455



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Tekeoglu, Ibrahim, Mehmet Akdogan, and Suleyman Kaleli. "Bee venom apipuncture; a successful therapy for myofascial pain. A case based review." Journal of Apitherapy 1.1 (2016), 20-22. Print. doi:10.5455/ja.20160702123455



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Tekeoglu, I., Akdogan, M. & Kaleli, S. (2016) Bee venom apipuncture; a successful therapy for myofascial pain. A case based review. Journal of Apitherapy, 1 (1), 20-22. doi:10.5455/ja.20160702123455





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