Elderly man treats arthritis pain with scorpion venom

“At age 71, Cuban peasant Pepe Casañas fends off the typical aches and pains of his age in a unique, and effective, way. His secret: letting himself be stung every now and then by a scorpion, the venom of which has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Although anyone who has been stung by a scorpion says that it hurts a good deal, for Pepe it’s “just a minor sting,” which he endures at least once a month using one of the three or four scorpions that he keeps close at hand in his house.

“The sting doesn’t hurt me a bit. And if they’re using it as a treatment for cancer in Cuba, it has to be good,” said Pepe, who sometimes keeps a scorpion in his hat in case he starts to feel a pain he needs to treat.”

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