MEDIA RELEASE 25_11_21
The Australian Apitherapy Association inaugural conference tackles many serious questions like: How can bee venom be used to treat breast cancer, or skin cancer? How can propolis and honey be used to treat asthma, bronchitis and even pneumonia. Is bee medicine the answer to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance around the world?
“Senior researchers from scientific establishments around the world, including Australia, are tackling these big questions in an international quest to expand modern understanding of ancient natural medicine practices,” according to Australian Apitherapy Association President, Dr Bridget Goodwin.
“Apitherapy – or medicine from honey bee products – has been in continuous use for millennia in Chinese medicine and in Eastern Europe. In Korea, Japan, China, Turkey, and Romania there are specialised Apitherapy hospitals where these difficult to treat illnesses are being managed with bee-medicine therapy.”
“While Apitherapy is practically unknown in Australia, Australian research is punching above its weight in this arena and it’s time Australians got to know about it – which is why we are holding the conference,” Goodwin said.
“Professors of medicine from Egypt, Turkey, and specialists from Germany, Romania and the USA are presenting talks on their specific areas of research which are impressive and worth sharing.”
The Australian Apitherapy Association is connected with the International Federation of Apitherapy, (IFA) and is being supported by many highly respected international Apitherapy experts.
“Apitherapy has successfully applied solutions and healing treatments for arthritis, Lyme disease, asthma, allergies, and even cancer and Alzheimer’s – as the conference will hear. Keynote speakers will discuss published science and recent clinical trials in the treatment of Covid 19 and also experts can advise bee-keepers on how they can regard their hives as medicinal, with advice about medicinal beekeeping.”
In addition, beekeepers from around the world can speak from the heart about their personal experience of using bee-keeping as a way to manage their own and their family’s health.
The conference will be hosted via zoom on the Data Bridge International Platform over two days November 26 and 27, 2021 between 8am and 5pm Australian Eastern Daylight time. Attendees from Australia and around the world are all welcome to participate.
Media Contact: Dr Bridget Goodwin +61 477 509 247