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A Palestinian patient is treated by the use of a bee sting at the... ニュース写真ガザ地区,クローズアップ,パレスチナ文化,ヘルスケアワーカー,ラファ,中東,代替医療,医療とヘルスケア,医薬品,回転する,患者,横長,薬草,診療所,農学者,都市Photographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA Palestinian patient is treated by the use of a bee sting at the clinic of Ahmed Zoarob (unseen), a Palestinian agronomist turned healer, on January 24, 2013 in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah. Zoarob uses the bees to sting those who have come to him for help -- and amid the territory's deepening isolation, his clinic has been transformed into a hive of activity. Most claims of apitherapy -- the medical use of bee venom -- are anecdotal and have not been proved to the satisfaction of scientists, although believers say it helps relieve pain from multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis and certain other ailments. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)