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    A Woman Died After Undergoing Bee Sting Acupuncture. Here's What Experts Think About That.

    Bee sting acupuncture is a type of apitherapy, or bee-related treatment, where nonmedical practitioners use pollen, royal jelly, and yes, sometimes venom, to treat health problems.

    A 55-year-old woman in Madrid died after undergoing acupuncture with live bees — the first known death due to this practice.

    What exactly is bee sting acupuncture?

    Bee stings can be fatal, but it's uncommon.

    Treatment centers should be equipped to handle a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.