10,000 people? This would be the equivalent of getting a new patient every other day, all year, every year, for 54 years.
Most people will recognize Charles Mraz as a pioneer in modern day bee sting therapy. Amber met Charlie on a flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong on the way to an apitherapy conference in China. Charlie was amazed at her intimate knowledge of the subject and they became instant friends (In fact, Charlie proposed to her in later years). They traveled around the world doing BVT seminars. Numbers add up quick when doing seminars, heck, I've seen 30 people getting stung for the first time at her house on a Saturday.
I'm not saying I don't believe in bee sting therapy, or even that it's a bad idea (I do it myself) but you need to be very careful when relaying medical advice from someone who apparently doesn't understand it. Just that she's been lucky doesn't necessarily make her right. And what makes her a "bee venom expert?" Pretty sure that's not a graduate course you can take yet.
I'm not suggesting anything that is not already published. Whether you think she knows BVT or is just lucky is your choice. As far as expert, the dictionary defines it as possessing special skill or knowledge; trained by practice; skillful or skilled
Besides working for years with Charlie, her extensive work with MS patients and involvement in the American Apitherapy Society, I think she qualifies as an expert
Vitamin C is known to suppress cortisol production (by actual science). I'm not saying I don't think it's possible that vitamin C may aid in bee sting therapy, but so far, any information I can find (much like your own link) is only through word-of-mouth. No single scientific study has ever been done, and the reasons you give (ie: it INCREASES cortisol production) goes against what science has already proven.
But again, we don't know WHY bee venom reduces MS symptoms, but we know it does. (Scientific studies have been done on this.) So I'm not going to say vitamin C DOESN'T help either. But if it does, it's certainly not due to increased cortisol production caused by the Vitamin C.
As I'm sure you know, medical research of alternative medicine is sparse. Probably because there is no money to be made unless you can patent it.
I'm really not trying to be a jerk. I just have a medical research background, and information spread like this is how we get people believing that daddy-long-legs are the most poisonous spider in the world. (They're not. Even a little bit.)
That is fine and I don't feel the need to further justify my opinion. As I stated before, I can only express my personal experience of taking vitamin C and the positive affects it has had for me and what I have seen from many other folks who do the same.
I don't believe suggesting someone takes vitamin C and does not drink alcohol is extreme.