In 1996 I developed osteoarthritis in both knees. My doctor put me on Celebrex, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which I took for a year and a half. Once I had started the Celebrex, I could hardly tolerate a day without it. However, my condition was gradually worsening. Meanwhile, I had read some negative things about NSAIDs and wanted to stop taking the Celebrex. Against my doctor’s advice (he wanted me to double my dose!) and with the help of Dr. Stangaciu, Dr. Aguirre, Fred Malone, and other members of the Apitherapy-List, I started bee venom therapy. This helped me go off the Celebrex within two days!

Over the next several months, my condition continued to improve. After about a year I stopped noticing any improvement, but I continued the BVT occasionally for another six months or so just to be sure. I still have limitations, but I’m feeling much, much better now than I have since I developed the disease.

- Yvonne Bernal
January 07, 2009