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China's painful healing, with bee-stings

Worker bees: Bees are traditional health workers in China, stinging to help cure what ails you. (Photo: Danielle Nerman)

Bee-sting therapy; no gain without pain
From China, a story of a bug that punches holes in people, but in a good way here. Or so Danielle Nerman thought about bee-sting therapy.

And while the bee therapy did cure the sinus problem, after the treatment Danielle developed a huge swelling in her neck on the side where she got the full sting.  It took a week to go away

If you've got a story of unorthodox medicine, maybe pictures of it from your time in some faraway place, email dispatches@cbc.ca

The March 15 Dispatches program
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