The Clinical Study on 130 Cases with Sweet Bee Venom Treatment

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J Korean Acupunct Moxib Soc. 2013;30(5):211-217
Publication date (electronic) : 2013 December 20
doi : https://doi.org/10.13045/acupunct.2013060
Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, Korean Medicine Hospital of Woosuk University

This study was supported by an academic research grant from Woosuk University in 2013

*Corresponding author : Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, Korean Medicine Hospital of Woosuk University, 46, Eoeun-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do 560-833, Republic of Korea, Tel : +82-63-220-8625, E-mail : ju1110@hanmail.net
Received 2013 October 28; Revised 2013 November 26; Accepted 2013 November 26.

Abstract

Objectives:

The purpose of this study was to prove the clinical safety of Sweet Bee Venom(BV) and observe the physical reaction (percentage of localized itching & pain) after Sweet BV treatment.

Methods:

This study was carried out on 130 patients who had been injected with Sweet BV in Koran Medicine Hospital of Woosuk University from March 20, 2012 to June 30, 2013. Patients were treated with Sweet BV daily and we checked the physical reaction. After that, we analyzed those according to treatment times and body parts of injection.

Results:

37 patients(28.46 %) complained localized itching and 41 patients(31.54 %) complained localized pain after Sweet BV injection. In 37 patients who complained localized itching, 8 patients were experienced itching in the first treatment. And 27 patients were experienced itching in the 1st∼5th treatment. Wrist, ankle and toe were the highest percentage of localized itching. Finger was the highest percentage of localized pain. Knee showed a relatively higher percentage of itching, pain, itching & pain than other body parts.

Conclusions:

This study suggested that Sweet BV treatment was relatively safe treatment and doctors should explain the physical reaction before treating patients. Further studies are needed to propose a guideline for safety and treatment.

Number of Patients According to SBV Treatment Times

Number of Patients with Itching According to SBV Treatment Times

Number of Patients According to the Body Parts of Injection

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Table 1.

Number of Patients According to SBV Treatment Times

Tx. times No. of patients Tx. times No. of patients
1 0 12 8
2 9 13 5
3 1 14 4
4 10 15 3
5 7 16 4
6 14 17 6
7 14 18 2
8 5 19 2
9 9 20 0
10 15 21 1
11 11 Total 130

Table 2.

Number of Patients with Itching According to SBV Treatment Times

Tx. times until causing itching No. of patients Tx. times until causing itching No. of patients
1 8 12 1
2 5 13 2
3 5 14 0
4 4 15 0
5 5 16 1
6 2 17 0
7 1 18 0
8 0 19 0
9 2 20 0
10 0 21 0
11 1 Total 37

Table 3.

Number of Patients According to the Body Parts of Injection

Body parts No. No. of localized itching No. of localized pain No. of localized itching and pain at the same time
Face 3 2 0 0
Neck 11 2 4 1
Chest and abdomen 2 0 0 0
Waist and back 70 16 20 3
Shoulder 18 1 8 0
Elbow 3 1 0 0
Wrist 2 2 0 0
Finger 3 1 3 1
Hip joint, buttock and thigh 7 1 1 0
Knee 22 9 9 5
Ankle 2 2 0 0
Toe 1 1 0 0
Total 144 38 45 10