Honey Bee venom activates the immune system as administered through the delicate skills of a Hoshin Ryoho (Practitioner), who first takes the health history (Akashi), followed with a discussion of current symptoms. Next comes a simple preliminary test for venom sensitivity.

       The Hoshin Ryoho then takes the Pulse Akashi, the twelve pulses on the wrists, and an initial healing plan is determined based on the  traditional Hoshin Five Elements and the patient's symptoms.

       A treatment session begins with the Ryoho gently tapping a Honey Bee stinger directly onto specificsites along the spiraling energy flows, the meridians of the body. This procedure allows maximum control with little or no discomfort for the patient.

       While Hoshin is a painless form of bee venom therapy it may produce a slight tingling sensation. As the Hoshin session proceeds, the body begins to release soothing endorphins, creating a sense of well-being and relaxation.


       The homeopathic effects of bee venom are associated with the mobilization of the body's protective forces. The Honey Bee has a minuscule stinger attached to its venom sac. In the practice of tapping, as used in Hoshin, the barbed stinger catches only on the epidermis - the outer layer of skin. As this occurs, a micro drop of venom is emitted onto the skin surface, which acts like a blotter, absorbing homeopathic amounts of the medicinal properties of the bee venom.

       The immune system perceives the venom as a foreign protein, instantaneously triggering its defenses, and breaks down the venom at the site of the sting, creating a warming sensation. Thus, by making an acute condition of a chronic problem, a complex but gentle sequential reaction is created by the body.

       The therapeutic properties of the bee medicine stimulates the body to heal itself by waking up its defenders. It is a way of quietly guiding a perhaps compromised immune system to find its way home again.

       Hoshin also creates a rapid healing response to physical traumas and injuries, and sends regenerative signals throughout the body's energy channels. Medical research in East Asia has found that certain points along the energy flows are strategic conductors of electronic signals. Stimulating these points by tapping with the stinger of the bee on the meridian channels enables signals to be relayed at a greater speed than under normal conditions.

       The Hoshin technique appears to begin the flow of pain-reducing biochemicals and of immune system cells to specific sites on the body. Hoshin therapy also releases four different neurotransmitters, critical in improving cognitive brain functions.

          Bee Venom contains many therapeutic properties including Melittin which is a powerful anti-inflammatory. This makes it very effective in conditions such as arthritis, and other inflammatory and auto-immune disorders.

Disclaimer: This information is not intended as a substitute for medical advice from your doctor. The reader should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to health with particular respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.