The warm, humid air from beehives is said to have a beneficial, health-promoting effect. Thanks to the invention of beekeeper Jürgen Schmiedgen, inhalation is now safe and medically approved. The station he built includes a device with which the beehive air can be inhaled. It is placed on the beehive over a grid.
The air from inside is gently sucked up and fed through a hose to the inhalation mask. The hose is heated so that the warm, moist air does not condense. A valve in the mask prevents exhaled air from getting back into the beehive. The invention is the first device of this type to be approved for medical use.
It is very important that no patient is stung during treatment. This is ensured by a closed treatment room and a number of safety valves in the system. The apitherapy station is set up in the rehabilitation clinic’s spa gardens in Thermalbad Wiesenbad in Saxony.
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