The introduction to this book states, "This book is not intended for personal medical guidance nor is it meant to be a substitute in any way for proper medical care." The current spate of beauty treatments relating to "bee venom" indicates a reasonable level of interest in the community. Whilst this book by Charles Mraz is not about beauty "treatments", it does look at the therapeutic application of bee products, or apitherapy - an ancient practice that has found its way into modern medicine.
The author has had a leading role in the use of bee venom to treat auto-immune diseases, particularly arthritis and multiple sclerosis, and he provides anecdotes and case histories based on his experiences as a practitioner of bee venom therapy. It's an interesting read on a somewhat controversial topic.
Reviewed by Barbara Horwood
Charles Mraz, (1995), Queen City Publications, Burlington, VT (USA) ISBN 0-9642485-0-6 Soft cover, 87 pages Level: Intermediate