Excepts from Glossary of Apitherapy Terms by Mihály Simics. Unpublished, pp. 75.

Abrasion: An irritation or roughness to the skin.

Acupuncture Points: Specific sites on the body located under the skin and distributed over the Fourteen Meridians, Extraordinary Points and Ashi Points.

Acupuncture: Chinese treatment on inserting needles into specific points on the body to stimulate healing.

Allergy Kit: First aid kit that is used in a case of emergency to lessen allergy symptoms or prevent anaphylactic shock.

Anaphylactic Shock: Allergic reaction of the body to an insect sting or any other substance.

Antidote: A substance, which is able to neutralize a poison.

Apiarist: Beekeeper or bee keeper.

Apiceuticals: Blend of beehive products (pollen, propolis, royal jelly and/or bee venom) with honey or other carrier as nutritional supplement.

Apilarnil: Processed drone bee larvae used as food, nutritional supplement or cosmetic ingredient.

Apilaser Therapy: The painless photobiomodulation: Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) assisted application of topical apiceuticals to enhance local penetration of such, and normalize functions in the living being.

Apimesotherapy: The application of bee venom into local (in situ) pain points under mesotherapy principles. Bee venom: 0.5-1.5 DVSE plus 1.5-2.0 ml of 1% Procaine, Dosage: 0.05-0.2 ml per injection i.c or s.c.

ApiMixx Capsules: Capsules containing bee pollen, propolis and royal jelly in the right ration to support bee venom therapy.

Apiphoroelectrophoresis: The application of bee venom solution intradermally by electrical current. See Electrophoresis.

Api-Products: Products of the honeybee and bee hive.

Apipuncture: Bee sting therapy using bee stings bee still attached or the removed sting.

Apis Mellifica: Apis mellifera L. (Linnaeus, 1758), European honeybee or common domesticated bee found in all parts of the world. Remedy made from the whole body of honeybee.

Apis Venenum Purum: Pure honeybee venom obtained from European honeybees. Biological substance, homeopathic remedy (HPUS). New definition in homeopathy for Pure Honeybee Venom that is collected by electrical shocks stimulation and used in preparations in place of Apium Virus. Synonyms: Apisinum, Apis Virus.

Apis Virus: Homeopathic term for bee venom that is gathered from the venom gland (sac) of honeybees by removing their stingers.

Apispuncture: The combination of bee sting therapy and traditional acupuncture by applying bee sting into specific acupuncture point or points. See Bee Acupuncture.

Apitherapist: Lay, self-taught or trained individual who provides educational materials, training, and treatment including occasionally free of charge treatment for lay individuals using api-products.

Apium Virus: Homeopathic definition of bee venom that is gathered from the venom gland (sac) of honeybees by removing their stingers.

Bee Bread: The processed or fermented bee pollen prepared by bees from the collected pollen grains that were placed into the cells of honeycombs and transformed into bee bread under a certain temperature, humidity and the synergetic effect of substances added by bees.

Bee Sting Therapy: Treatment with live honeybees.

Bee Unit: See Dried Venom Sac Equivalent

Bee Venom Collector Device: Device that uses mechanical pressure, vibration or electrical stimulation to obtain the stingers or venom of honeybees.

Bee Venom: The venom of the honeybee that is stored in the venom sac and primarily used in the defense of the colony.

Beeswax: A yellowish waxy product produced by a group of young bees to build honeycombs to store honey, bee bread and for brood production.

Biopuncture: Therapy that uses low (micro) doses of complex biotherapeutics (herbs, homeopathic remedies, vitamins, and minerals) for injection administered i.c or s.c. into local pain points, trigger points, joints or acupuncture points. Bee venom: 0.5-1.0 DVSE plus 1.5-2.0 ml of Lidocaine 3X (D3). Dosage: 0.05-0.2 ml per injection i.c or s.c.

Centesimal Scale: Subsequent dilution of a remedy on a 1 to 100 scale. Marked with letter C or CH.

Combination Remedy: A remedy containing more than one medicinal substance.

Decimal Scale: Subsequent dilution of a remedy on a 1 to 10 scale. Marked with letter X or D.

Dried Venom Sac Equivalent (DVSE): The classical and standard measurement of dried venom contents of a honeybee. It is equivalent to 0.1 mg of dried bee venom per venom sac.The latest research has indicated that an average venom sac contains about 45-50% more venom.

Drug Picture: The symptom picture in which a medicinal substance presents.

DVSE: Dried Venom Sac Equivalent or one "bee sting", standard bee venom unit.

Electrical Shock Stimulation: A widely used bee venom collection method to stimulate honeybees to deposit their venom on a surface from which it is later gathered and processed.

Electrophoresis: The movement of particles between electrodes through a liquid or gel by the contact of an electrical current. It is known as a safe and effective means of absorption of bee venom.

Embrocation: Lotion or liniment (liquid) like preparation that contains medicinal substances for topical application.

Healing Crisis: A process of cure, time or beginning of a period when a healing procedure provoked by an equal amount and sequential application of a medicinal substance.

Homeoacupuncture: The injection of sterile single or combination homeopathic remedy(s) into acupuncture points.

Homeopathy: The use of small amounts of natural substance(s) to stimulate a natural healing response in the body.

Homeopuncture: A combination of homeopathy and acupuncture in which an acupuncture needle is dipped into a sterile single or combination remedy, or the remedy is being placed on the skin above a specific acupuncture point and the needle is inserted.

Homeosineatry: A therapy that uses intracutaneous or subcutaneous injections of a single homeopathic remedy on one (1) specific acupuncture point.

Honey: A sugary substance produced by bees from the nectar of uni or poly floral sources or from a sweet substance (honeydew) processed by various aphides.

HoneyPLUS: Creamed honey blended with a specific amount of bee venom.

Honey-PollenPLUS: Creamed honey blended with bee pollen and a specific amount of bee venom.

To be continued.......

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