The ancient Egyptians were the first to discover and apply Bee therapy. Bee therapy is an extensive therapeutic practice in the category of alternative medicine, using cell derivatives (honey, royal jelly, pollen, bee venom, propolis), in various therapeutic applications. Bee therapy, helps us overcome many health issues in a natural way and it is ideal for children, athletes and the elderly.
The ancient Egyptians, among others, used the inhalation of air from inside the hive to treat various respiratory problems. Inhaling the warm air of the hive through a special breathing mask, substances with strong therapeutic action are introduced into the body, which are extremely beneficial to the human psychosomatic state. The air inside the hive impregnated with essential aromas helps people to deal with the following issues:
It is also worth mentioning that in many countries such as Slovenia, the inhalation of hive air has been integrated into the health system as a therapeutic method.
Beekeeping in general as a therapeutic practice, evaluates the beneficial properties of honey, propolis, pollen, royal jelly, venom and drone larvae extract and utilizes them as such or in combination with each other or with other natural substances of similar value, such as the essential oils of plants. It has innumerable applications because, amongst others, it treats people as a complete psychosomatic entity. This holistic approach serves fully the modern expanded scientific definition of health, according to which the health of the human being is defined not only by the absence of disease or disability, but the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.
It is of course very important to emphasize that bee products as well as the inhalation of the hive air are not medicines, nor do they replace the specific medicines of traditional or homeopathic medicine. Bee products can be used together with these types of medicines and their proper use can improve the effectiveness of drugs and reduce any possible side effects.