(2018 libro) APITERAPIA 101 PARA TODOS

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15 productos de la colmena para curar: miel de panales y meliponas, mielato, hidromiel, polen y pan de abejas, jalea real, apitoxina, propóleo, géopropolis, cera, opérculos de panales, larvas de zánganos, abejas enteras, aire de colmena

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(2013) CÓMO EMBALSAMAR CON PROPÓLEO Y MIEL / How to embalm with propolis and honey

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March 8, 2013 at 8:47 PM

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En la Antigüedad, el propóleo y la miel tenían amplio uso como sustancias de embalsamamiento. Del libro “Apiterapia 101 para todos” [disponible en http://www.amazon.com] extraigo los siguientes datos:

a) En un templo griego construido en el siglo VI ane, descubierto en unas excavaciones cerca de Nápoles, se encontraron varias ánforas que contenían miel de abejas en perfecto estado de conservación después de 2600 años.

b) Los romanos consumían mucha miel y también la utilizaban para la conservación de frutas y pescados: los guardaban en ánforas y los cubrían con el dulce.

c) Cuando los antiguos egipcios hacían sus expediciones, conservaban la carne en barriles llenos de miel.

d) En la tumba del faraón Tutankhamón fueron encontradas en 1922, en perfectas condiciones, varias vasijas con miel, a pesar de los 33 siglos transcurridos.

e) Cuando Alejandro Magno murió en Babilonia (323 ane), fue trasladado en un sarcófago de arcilla o vidrio lleno de miel y el cadáver se conservó intacto. Cuando llevaban el sarcófago por Damasco en camino a Macedonia, uno de sus generales lo desvió a Menfis y luego a Alejandría, Egipto.

f) Luego de morir envenenado en Siria, Aristóbulo II (37 ane) fue preservado en miel durante un tiempo hasta que los romanos autorizaron enterrarlo en Judea (Flavio Josefo, libros “Antigüedades Judías”, tomo 14, cap. 7; y “La guerra de los judíos”, cap. 7).

g) En un experimento realizado en 1971 se demostró que trozos de pescado, riñón, hígado y otros tejidos de origen animal cubiertos de miel, conservaron su frescura durante cuatro años, mientras que los trozos cubiertos con “miel artificial” (mezcla de azúcares como glucosa y fructosa, y solución fisiológica) comenzaron a descomponerse al quinto u octavo día.

h) La miel de manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) es un antiséptico tan potente como el fenol al 10%.

i) Los sacerdotes egipcios usaban el propóleo para embalsamar los cadáveres de los faraones, las célebres momias conservadas hasta nuestros días.

j) Si una serpiente, una rata o cualquier otro enemigo se introduce dentro de la colmena, las abejas la matan y luego la embalsaman con propóleo, evitando así su descomposición in saecula saeculorum.

Si se quiere embalsamar un cadáver, un procedimiento sencillo y de muy bajo costo es usar propóleo y miel, aunque los siguientes 5 pasos no fueron exactamente los usados por los antiguos faraones egipcios, ni por los embalsamadores modernos:

1. Limpie el cadáver y no deje ningún rastro de sangre, tumoraciones o fluidos dentro del mismo.

2. Vacíe los fluidos, vísceras y cerebro.

3. A través de los orificios naturales del cuerpo, específicamente las fosas nasales, oídos, boca, vagina, meato y recto, inyecte una mezcla abundante de miel, miel + propóleo, o propóleo + glicerina. Luego taponee los orificios.

4. El siguiente paso es inyectar los mismos productos por las grandes venas y arterias, fosas oculares, ombligo, por vía parenteral e intramuscularmente.

5. Finalmente, aplique una solución de propóleo en glicerina o etanol a toda la piel para darle brillo y conservar la epidermis intacta.

Cabe decir que el embalsamamiento de cadáveres humanos es una práctica pagana, y su práctica con los dignatarios era normal antes de la aparición de las grandes religiones monoteístas (judaísmo, cristianismo y luego islamismo) que lo ven como un acto aborrecible. En tiempos recientes, se sabe que fueron embalsamados Vladimir Ilich Lenin, Iosif Stalin, Georgi Dimitrov, Eva Duarte de Perón, Juan Domingo Perón, Ho Chi Minh, Mao Zedong, Ferdinand Marcos, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il, y otros. [En 1990, multitudes iracundas quemaron la momia de Dimitrov en Bulgaria.] En la película “Psicosis” (1960), basada en la novela de Robert Bloch, el psicópata Norman Bates (representado por el actor Anthony Perkins) embalsamó a su madre y “discutía” con la anciana sentada en un sillón.

En Cuba, una famosa vaca lechera, “Ubre Blanca”, fue embalsamada hace pocas décadas.

Pero gracias a la Apiterapia, el embalsamamiento está ahora al alcance de todos.

ENGLISH:

In old times, propolis and honey had much use as embalming products. From the book “Apiterapia 101 para todos” [available in http://www.amazon.com] I am extracting the following information:

a. In a Greek temple built in 6th century bC, discovered near Naples, Italy, excavators found several amphorae containing honey perfectly conserved after 2,600 years. Los romanos consumían mucha miel y también la utilizaban para la conservación de frutas y pescados: los guardaban en ánforas y los cubrían con el dulce.

b. When ancient Egyptians went in their expeditions, they conserved meat in honey-filled barrels.

c. In Pharaoh Tutankhamen’s tomb, in 1922 several containers with honey were found with perfectly conserved honey, despite honey was 33-centuries old.

d. When Alexander Magnum died in Babylon (323 bC), he was taken inside a clay or glass sarcophagus filled with honey, and the cadaver didn’t corrupt. When the sarcophagus was being taken to Macedonia via Damascus one of his generals took him to Memphis and then to Alexandria, Egypt.

e. After his death for poisoning in Syria, Aristobolus II (37 bC) was preserved in honey for some time until Roman rulers authorized his burial in Judea (Flavius Josephus, books “Jewish Antiquities”, volume 14, chap. 7; y “The War of Jews”, chap. 7).

f. In an experiment in 1971, it was shown that pieces of fish, kidney, liver, and other animal tissues covered with honey conserved their freshness for four years. In contrast, similar pieces covered with an “artificial honey”(a proportionate mix of glucose and fructose, and saline) began their decomposition in the fifth or eighth day.

g. Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honey is an antiseptic so potent as 10% phenol.

h. Egyptian priests used propolis for embalming pharaohs’’ cadavers, those mommies conserved until our day.

i. If a snake or a rat or any other enemy enters a hive, bees kill them and then embalm them with propolis, and thus bees prevent their decomposition in saecula saeculorum.

If you want to embalm a corpse, a simple and low cost 5-step procedure is to use propolis and honey, although these procedures are not the ones used by ancient Egyptian pharaohs or by modern embalmers:

1. Clean the corpse, no blood, tumor, or fluid must be inside.

2. Empty the fluids, viscera, and brain tissues.

3. Through the natural openings of the body, specifically the nostrils, ears, mouth, vagina, meatus, and rectum, inject a generous mix of honey, honey + propolis, or propolis + glycerin. Then plug them.

4. Next step is injecting these products in the large veins and arteries, eye cavities, navel, intraparenterally and intramuscularly.

5. Last, apply a glycerin or ethanol solution of propolis to skin for a permanent gloss and preservation.

Embalming of human cadavers is a heathen practice, and its use with dignitaries was normal before the great monotheistic religions appeared (Judaism, Christianism, Islam), which see that as an abhorrent act. In recent times, some rulers were embalmed: Vladimir Ilich Lenin, Iosif Stalin, Georgi Dimitrov, Eva Duarte de Perón, Juan Domingo Perón, Ho Chi Minh, Mao Zedong, Ferdinand Marcos, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il, and others. [In 1990, irate crowds burned Dimitrov mummy in Bulgaria.] In the film “Psycho” (1960), based on Robert Bloch’s novel, psychopath Norman Bates (played by actor Anthony Perkins) embalmed his mother and he “argued” daily with the sitting elderly woman.

In Cuba, a famous dairy cow, “Ubre Blanca”, was embalmed several years ago.

In conclusion, thanks to Apitherapy, embalming can be a cheap practice available to everybody.

COMENTARIOS:

Roberto L Torres
Roberto L Torres: Interesante e informativo tu artículo, Moises, garcias por publicarlo. Roberto.

Roberto L Torres
Roberto L Torres: Intersting and informative posting Moises, thank you for sahring it!!! Roberto.

Moisés Asís
Moisés Asís: Este es mi homenaje a la vaca lechera “Ubre Blanca” que fue embalsamada en Cuba hace mucho tiempo y que murió por dar mucha leche…

Anna Spector
Anna Spector: Very interesting article,it gives us a look into the life and death of so many people,it amazing as something like honey can have the properties to preserved a body even for centuries.Thanks Moises you always bringing light into our lives.

Norma Quiñones
Norma Quiñones: Gracias…Interesantísimo

Anna Spector
Anna Spector: Mi sincero homenaje tambien para esa vaquita,no la conoci,ni recuerdo haber oido de ella,de nuevo gracias a usted podemos aprender del final de su vida ,dando leche .

Moisés Asís
Moisés Asís: La pobre vaca en los 80’s rompió el récord de producción de leche. Salía todos los días en “Granma”, en Cuba, y Fidel Castro no paraba de hablar de ella, de clonarla, etc., etc., y un buen día la vaca se murió y la embalsamaron, y le hicieron una estatua. Parece un chiste, pero fue así, pregúntale a los cubanos que llegaron en los últimos 30 annos.

Anna Spector
Anna Spector: Yo te lo creo,es que al no estar alla,y al no tener Internet (LA GRAN CHISMOSA)no sabia de esa historia.Yo vine en el 70.

José Cabrera
José Cabrera: Gracias Moisés, muy interesante el artículo, así la técnica no morirá en el olvido, que interesante el propóleos!!!!!!

Niurka Pelegrín
Niurka Pelegrín: Muchas gracias, es superinteresante !

Tomàs Alejandro Lòpez Cervantes
Tomàs Alejandro Lòpez Cervantes: Muchas gracias mi estimado maestro y amigo Moisés Asís excelente y practica ka información que nos compartes un abrazo desde Mocorito Sinaloa México

(2007) THE ORIGIN OF “WORLD APITHERAPY DAY” (MARCH 30)

MOISÉS ASÍS

[© Excerpts translated from Apiterapia 101 para todos by Moisés Asís (Miami: Rodes, 2007, pp.76-80)]:

The first time someone used the term “Apitherapy” it was to explain the medical use of bee stings or Apitoxinotherapy.

This historical mention doesn’t mean that other apitherapeutical products have not a very ancient background, on the contrary, medicinal uses of hive products are mentioned in Ebers papyrus (1700 BC), Torah (Pentateuch), The Prophets and other Biblical books, in the works by Aristotle, Pliny, Dioscorides, Galen, Hippocrates, Varro, Avicenna and other ancient scholars to trace all known background on Apitherapy, the therapy on bee products. In the case of apitoxin, diverse uses were known in different centuries and there are references, for example, to the healing of chronic gout suffered by Charlemagne (748 – 814) and the join pain suffered by Ivan IV the Terrible (1530 – 1584) thanks to increasing number of bee stings. However, I want to shortly emphasize the applications of apitoxin from a difficult and transforming period of the history of Medicine: the 19th Century.

In that century historians underline the example of a physician, Ignác Fülöp Semmelweis, pioneer of antisepsis. I remember that one of my first childhood readings was a Semmelweis biography, and I have never forgotten that hero of science who unutterably suffered in trying to convince his colleagues that it was possible to save thousands of women’s lives who had died from puerperal fever. When he started working in 1847 at the obstetrical department of University of Vienna, maternal mortality was 26 %. Semmelweis suggested once and again that the cause for that high mortality was the puerperal sepsis originated from doctors not washing their hands after manipulating corpses. Once and again, academic authorities ignored and rejected his opinion, despite the fact that in 1860 Semmelweis was able to reduce maternal mortality to a low 0.5 % at Vienna General Hospital.

Semmelweis couldn’t overcome the opposition to his solid statements. In 1865, at 47 years old and after several years suffering from an Alzheimer’s-type dementia, his family and friends placed him at the Niederösterreichische Landesirrenaustalt, a private nursing home in Vienna, where he suffered from violence outbursts and two weeks later died from the beatings by psychiatric ward’s staff. A few years later, Dr. Joseph Lister advocated for surgical antisepsis, he praised Semmelweis’s contributions and for that reason Lister is today’s father of antiseptic surgery.

There are many similarities between the life of Doctor Filip Terč, “Father of Modern Apitherapy”, and Semmelweis’s biography. Terč was a teenager when Semmelweis discovered the prophylaxis method and was losing his battle for the truth. As some historical coincidences –already pointed out by Dr. Bodog Beck-, both scientists had same first name in German (Philipp), both ones were physicians and had to face a similar academic dogmatism in Century 19th’s Vienna.

Terč was born on March 30, 1844 in Prapořištĕ (former Braunpusch), a tiny village in Czech region of western Bohemia, in that time Bohemia was a part of Austrian Empire and in 1867 to 1918 a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Terč was the son of Johann Tertsch and Barbara Stepan, and his original family name was Tertsch, according to Plzeň State Archives (tome 12, folio 8).

Dr. Terč suffered from rheumatism and had intense joint pain, and nothing he could do despite he was a prestigious general practitioner in Maribor (Marburg an der Drau), southeastern extreme of the Duchy of Lower Styria, also a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. One day in 1868 a group of bees suddenly stung him and, for his surprise, from then on his pain began to disappear and his limbs recovered more mobility. This personal experience impressed him and started believing that clinical studies in Russia in 1864, by Dr. M.I. Lukomsky on the therapeutical effects of bee stings should have been taken seriously and to be submitted to scientific research.

But only eleven years later he seriously took interest in researching the cause of his amazing cure. A female patient had been treated by different doctors and even by Terč for a severe cranial neuralgia and deafness, and most advanced medical procedures had been fruitless. Then the lady asked Terč for any new procedure, as she felt disappointed for her lack of recovery. Terč remembered his own experience and all his readings on the effect of bee venom, and he applied to her daily bee stings up to 90 bee stings a day, with no improvement in her condition, but stings didn’t also bring any negative effect. One day he applied 15 bee stings on her neck and shoulders and, surprise!, the woman was totally cured from neuralgia and deafness, but for the first time since the start of treatment her face was swollen from the stings.

Terč continued his observations and experiments for the following 10 years and, in 1889, he presented to the University of Vienna is outstanding conclusions about thousands of patients successfully treated, but he faced a hostile and intransigent audience, to the point that Terč decided to leave Vienna out of fear for being interned in a psychiatric ward. The University of Vienna used to publish all conferences given by guest scientists, but Terč’s conference was never published. Contempt suffered in the past by Franz Anton Mesmer, Louis Pasteur, Philipp Semmelweis, and many others, was repeated now with Terč, who took the decision of returning to Maribor in order to continue inconspicuously his treatments with apitoxin.

As a testimonial on his research work, he left several publications as well as a book published in 1910. In his “Report on the Peculiar Connection between Bee Stings and Rheumatism” (1888), Terč describes his treatment of 660 patients suffering from rheumatic arthritis and applied them a total of 39,000 bee stings: 82 % had a perfect cure (544 patients), 15 % had recovery (99) and only 3 % had no relief (17).

After rejection by Austrian scientific authorities to Terč’s scientific research, other physicians in France, England, and Germany followed his methods and corroborated his conclusions. Terč passed away in Maribor (at present a Slovenian city) on October 28, 1917, ignored and rejected by his contemporaries. Even today his name doesn’t appear in any of European medical encyclopedias or in the records of Austrian Academy of Sciences (Oesterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften), University of Vienna or other academic institutions. Only exceptions are Enciklopedija Slovenije (13, 1999) and the Apiculture Museum of Radovljica (Čebelarski Muzej Radovljica).

In 1914, Dr. Alfred Keiter published in Vienna and Leipzig a book describing Dr. Terč’s research works: Rheumatismus and Bienenstichbehandlung; Der heutige Stand derselben mit einem Beitrage von Dr. Philipp Terč. One of Terč’s sons, Dr. Rudolf Tertsch, ophthalmologist in Vienna, published a book in 1912 describing his father’s research, Das Bienengift im Dienste der Medizin, and Terč’s grandson, Dr. Rudolf Tertsch, a doctor in Meerbusch and deceased in 1982, continued the family tradition of applying bee stings to his patients.

Dr. Filip Terč (1844-1917).

In 2006, after an initiative from nonprofit organization Bees for Life – World Apitherapy Network Inc., for the first time March 30 was celebrated in Prapořištĕ as the “World Apitherapy Day”, to honor pioneer scientific research by Dr. Filip Terč, “Father of Modern Apitherapy”, and his professional integrity.

In 1935, in his unequaled book Bee venom therapy, Doctor Bodog F. Beck (1871-1942) for the first time used the term Apitherapy for the bee venom therapy. Dr. Beck was born in Hungary and brought to the United Status the best from European knowledge on Apitherapy and inspired many other people to continue his work, specially Charles Mraz (1905-1999), who promoted the creation of the American Apitherapy Society (www.apitherapy.org) and motivated, altogether with many colleagues from America, Europe, and other latitudes, the present development of Apitherapy as a branch of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.Each day the use of bee venom is more and more widespread for the treatment of a large number of disorders, and dozens of branded apitoxin products are marketed by pharmaceutical industry.

First celebration of World Apitherapy Day on March 30, 2006, in Prapořištĕ. A barn in the background and three contiguous old houses belonged to Filip Terč’s family and here he was born. In the picture the founders of Bees for Life (left to right) Antonio Couto (Portugal), Dr. Moisés Asís (USA), Pedro Pérez (Spain), and Dr. Ştefan Sţângaciu (Romania), with Jan Löffelman (at the center), Kdyně District Mayor.

March 30: World Apitherapy Day
30 de marzo: Dia Mundial de la Apiterapia
Poster by http://www.worldapitherapyday.org and http://www.apitherapynews.comMarch 30: World Apitherapy Day 30 de marzo: Dia Mundial de la Apiterapia Poster by http://www.worldapitherapyday.org and http://www.apitherapynews.com

(2011) A PARANORMAL EXPERIENCE IN APITHERAPY…

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Past Sunday (February 20, 2011) I arrived home in Miami after eight days in Las Vegas. For my surprise, in opening the main door, I saw some 10 dead bees on the floor, close to the wall in the living room. I have no explaination, no answer to this.

I have no bees, no hives at home, outside or anywhere, even within blocks from my home. My house is sealed, there is a central air conditioner and thus doors and windows are permanently closed and sealed, no bee or another insect can enter or leave.

How did this happen? I don’t know, and I believe that my dedication to Apitherapy for the past many years is not an answer. But there were many messages in my phone answering machine: a dear friend had passed away, and his funeral and burial were just during my absence.

(2010) UNA MIRADA APITERAPÉUTICA A TOLÚ, COLOMBIA: XV ENCUENTRO NACIONAL DE APICULTORES: 12-14 DE AGOSTO DE 2010

Moisés Asís
August 26, 2010

UNA MIRADA APITERAPÉUTICA A TOLÚ, COLOMBIA: XV ENCUENTRO NACIONAL DE APICULTORES: 12-14 DE AGOSTO DE 2010
La renaciente localidad costera de Tolú, en el departamento colombiano de Sucre, abrió sus puertas y bellas playas caribeñas a los apicultores y especialistas de todas las regiones de Colombia, así como también de Brasil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Estados Unidos y Francia.

Más de 420 personas asistieron a las sesiones organizadas por FEDEABEJAS (la organización de apicultores), las autoridades de gobierno nacionales y regionales, las organizaciones de investigación, comercio y universitarias del departamento de Sucre, Abejas y Miel, el Instituto Colombiano Agrícola, Apiarios El Pinar, CooAgromiel, y otras empresas.

La Escuela de Gastronomía del Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA) aportó sus locales y un servicio de gourmet a los participantes, y en la Feria hubo disponibles productos apícolas, utillaje, libros y artesanía, más música y entretenimiento durante las horas de descanso.

La Apiterapia no estuvo ausente de este XV Encuentro Nacional de Apicultores de Colombia además de las ponencias y conferencias sobre apicultura y comercio de productos apícolas:

Las estudiantes de Enfermería Carol Serna y Ángela Mariño (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) hicieron una presentación sobre el uso de la miel en el tratamiento de heridas.
Omar Arvey Martínez (Universidad de São Paulo en Ribeirão Preto, Brasil) hizo su presentación sobre la producción de propóleo verde de Braccharis dracunculifolia en Brasil.
César Augusto Talero Urrego (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) trató sobre la clasificación, control de calidad y acción biológica de los extractos etanólicos de propóleo colombiano.
Una presentación por Carlos Alberto Fuenmayor (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) discutió el uso de bacterias acidolácticas para la fermentación del polen.
Moisés Asís (American Apitherapy Society, Abejas por la Vida/Bees for Life-Red Mundial de Apiterapia) dio conferencias sobre la composición y propiedades terapéuticas de más de 10 productos de la colmena: miel, miel de mielato, propóleo, polen apícola, pan de abejas, jalea real, veneno de abejas o apitoxina, larvas de zángano, abejas enteras, cera y “aire de colmena” (los compuestos volátiles de todos los productos dentro de la colmena). Una segunda conferencia fue sobre los procedimientos para obtener los productos antes mencionados y su almacenamiento y preparación para uso terapéutico. Para tener una mayor aceptación por las comunidades médica y académica, se sugirió usar la gran variedad existente de procedimientos no invasivos, y usar la Apiterapia en casos y lugares donde la medicina convencional no es accessible, como en desastres naturales, regiones pobres afectadas por parasitosis, malaria, VIH, diarreas y otras situaciones, tal como promueve la organización Bees for Life – World Apitherapy.
Una conferencia muy interesante sobre los factores que incident en el síndrome de pérdida o desaparición de las colonias fue presentado por Gilles Ratia (Presidente de Apimondia). Los principales factores son el uso agrícola de nuevas generaciones de pesticidas tales el imiaclopril, fipronil y dinotefurán, y su sinergia con los pesticides convencionales; el impacto de la varroa; y las dietas para las abejas (disminución de la flora silvestre, nueva generación de alimentos para abejas y organismos genéticamente modificados). Otros factores importantes son el manejo (estrés producido por una explotación, carga o trashumancia excesivas, comercio mundial incontrolado de reinas y paquetes de abejas, biotipos inadecuados, alimentación artificial repetitiva, etc.), enfermedades (ej., Nosema cerana, virus de la parálisis e insectos depredadores en colonias débiles), otras contaminaciones (ej., industrias no agrícolas, antenas de TV y otras), cambios climáticos (y los producidos por fuegos forestales, inundaciones, reducción de las poblaciones de áfidos), y las sinergias de algunos de los anteriores factores mencionados.

Fue tanto el interés en algunos temas, que las conferencias sobre Apiterapia y sobre algunos temas apícolas fueron presentadas dos veces en diferentes salones.

El encuentro en Tolú dejó un grato recuerdo en todos los asistentes y ahora miramos hacia la publicación de las memorias y el próximo encuentro de apicultores y apiterapeutas colombianos.

He aquí algunos reportajes en español sobre las presentaciones de Apiterapia:

http://www.eluniversal.com.co/v2/sincelejo/local/los-milagros-y-secretos-de-la-apicultura%20

http://elmeridianodesucre.com.co/history/14082010/index3419.html?option=com_content&view=article&id=8192%3Aapiterapia-la-cura-de-muchos-males&catid=6%3Aprincipales&Itemid=4