This time of year, the bees in your backyard may be driving you crazy. But not everyone sees them as a danger. For some those stinging honey bees are lifesavers – literally.
The program is called “bee venom therapy,” and one Chicago-area doctor is giving it a new twist: he’s encouraging some patients to use bee stings on acupuncture points to stop diseases like Parkinson’s from progressing.
WGN’s Julie Unruh looked into how Parkinson’s sufferers are taking the healing power of bees and using it to improve their own lives.