National Research Center, Egypt
Title: Novel therapeutic modality of apitherapy for controlling of multiple sclerosis
• Awarded the Excellent Medal of the First Class, 1995 • Received the Senior Scientist Prize of National Research Center, 1996 • Received the National Scientific Prize In Biological Sciences, 1990 • Received the Scientific Prize of The National Research Center, 1989 • Won The Second Best Research Paper award From International Congress of propolis, Argentina, 2000 • Mean speaker in 10th Academic conference, , 2006, Japan • From Wikipedia, Awarded 2 Bronze medals from “The International Innovation Fair of the Middle East”, , 2007, Kuwait. Prof. of Microbiology & Immunology ,National Research Center National Research Center, Dept. Parasitology, 1997-2000, Chair • Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, 1981-1997, Par-time Prof. and Supervisor on Immunology Section • National Research Center, 1990- up till now, Prof. of Microbiology & Immunology • African Federation of Apiculture Associations (AFAA), 2001- up till now, • Standing Commission on Apitherapy (APIMONDIA), 1999 - up till now, Member • Standing Scientific Committee, National Research Center, 1998 –up till now, • First, Second and Third Annual Conference of the Egyptian Association of Immunologists 1993, 1994 and 1996, Secretary General • Egyptian Journal of Immunology, 1995, Editorial Board • The Egyptian Association of Immunologists, 1992 –1997, Secretary General • Referee in 37 International Journals Patents: 4 Patents Educational Activities • Organized training courses on Immunology, National Research Center, 1987-2002 • Conducted training courses on Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, 1981-1997 • Supervised the Immunology lab, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, 1981-1997 The publications: • 193 articles in national and international scientific journals • 6 books in English language • 7books in Arabic language
Study the effect of bee sting therapy (Apitherapy) in treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.
This study was carried on fifty patients known to be with MS, twelve males and thirty eight females, their ages ranged between 26-71 years, with a mean of 38.7 ± 4.8. 2. All cases were subjected to complete clinical and neurological history and examination to confirm the diagnosis. There were 32 cases with quadriparesis, (8 males and 24female) and 18 cases with paraparesis (4 males and 14 females). All cases were under their regular treatment either by corticosteroids, or interferon. These cases were divided into two main groups, each group consists of 25 cases (6 males and 19 females), Group I received honey, pollen, royal jelly and propolis and were treated with apiacupuncture 3 times weekly, for 12 months, started gradually by one sting then gradually increase up to 25 stings per session, in addition to their medical treatment, while group II remains on their ordinary medical treatment only. Apiacupuncture done by bee stings for regulating the immune system in the following points Du 13, 14, Li 11, S6, S9, points for MS Pat Wagner points for cervical area and lumber area and vision points GB2 and Li3. All patients were instructed to receive 2000-3000 mg Vitamin C, 15 mg Vit. B1, 3 mg Vit. B2, 2mg Vit. B6, 5 mg Vit. B12, 25 mg Folic acid, 3 mg Calcium pantothenate, 15mg Nicotinamide, 20 mg L- Arginine, 20 mg L- Lysine and 3 mcg Biotin / day.
Results revealed that 4 patients out of 9 (44.4% of paraparesis cases), showed some improvement regarding their defects in gait, bowel control, constipation and urination, while 12 cases out of 16 cases (75% of quadriparesis cases), showed some mild improvement in their movement in bed, and better improvement in bed sores, sensation, and better motor power, only two cases of them (12.5%) were able to stand for few minutes with support.
Although Apitherapy is not a curable therapy in MS, but it can be used to minimize the clinical symptoms of MS, and can be included among programs of MS therapy.
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