Neural Therapy with Bee-Venom
by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, M.D., PhD
Neural Therapy (NT) is a treatment of dysfunction(s) within the
autonomic nervous system (ANS). NT was developed in Germany in the early
part of this century by two physicians, Walter and Ferdinand Huneke.
Historically it involves the injection of scars, glands, trigger
points, acupuncture points, vascular structures, ligaments and
autonomic ganglia with procaine.
Bee Venom Therapy(BVT) is a treatment modality which may be
thousands of years old. It involves either the application of live bee
stings to the skin of a patient or in more recent years the injection
of bee venom into the skin with a hypodermic needle.
The author began using bee venom in his practice more than 12 years
ago and found the combination of BVT and NT a powerful and effective
treatment modality. This combination appears in properly selected cases
clearly more effective than either BVT or NT alone.
Method: the safe parameters for this treatment are the same as for
the single modalities: in the first treatment no more than 0.4ml of BV*
are used in a syringe together with the desired amount of Procaine
solution. No more than 25 ml of 1 % preservative free Procaine are used
per treatment. The amount of BV can be gradually increased, if the
patient is seen twice/week regularly up to 2.5 ml/treatment. The upper
limit for the use of Procaine does not change. With the use of BV in NT
it is usually quite effective, to use only small amounts of BV
(0.1-0.2ml) with each treatment. In order to reduce the stinging
sensation during the injection, 1 ml of 8.4% Sodium Bicarbonate can be
drawn up per 10 ml of Procaine. This reduces the effect of the
injection somewhat but enhances the compliance of the patient because
it makes the treatment less painful and therefor easier tolerated.
The following NT procedures are clearly enhanced by adding BV to the solution:
- Scar injections
- Segmental Therapy injections ( i.e. liver, kidneys, thyroid etc.)
- Skin injections over painful joints (bunion, jaw-joint, etc.)
- Skin injections over painful areas
- Skin injections for hair loss
We found no benefit, when injecting BV into any structure below the
skin, such as autonomic ganglia, joints, trigger points, intravenously
Clinical observations: the following conditions appeared to respond
most dramatically and often lastingly to the combination of NT with BV:
1. Acute or chronic joint pain (segmental therapy and all scars)
- Post-herpetic neuralgia (Herpes zoster in the chronic stage, not in the acute stage)
- Post 3rd degree burn pain (segmental therapy)
- Fibromyalgia (injections over the areas of tenderness, all scars, adrenals, thyroid)
- Kidney failure (segmental therapy over the kidney area twice/week)
- Depression and chronic fatigue(segmental therapy to scars, skull, thyroid and adrenal area)
- Facial pain ("TMJ" or "TMD")
- Premature aging and hormonal imbalances (same treatment as 6.)
Treatment schedule: any condition may respond to a single treatment
or may require a series of injections. These should be given initially
twice/week, later once/week. If there is no sign of improvement after 4
treatments, I discontinue this modality.
During this lecture the author will present case presentations and technical details of his treatment approach.
* 0.1 ml of bee-venom (BV 20) contain approximately the same amount
of BV as a real bee-sting, delivered by a honey bee to the skin of a