I have Crohn's and usually post on that forum. There have been a few threads recently about the possibility of help for autoimmune diseases from worm therapy. I have started looking into it (there are studies, clinical trials, and journal articles) an keep seeing allergies and asthma mentioned. Evidently hookworms and TSO worms may be able to help. I thought I ask you all if you have heard of it, has anyone tried it, and whether anyone has had success with it.
I'd appreciate any insight you may have!
Here are a few links to reseach studies and 2 companies who sell the 2 types of worms. I am not endorsing or recommending either of them but I added their links here because their websites give sources of other studies and clinical studies. The first website is funny!
http://asthmahookworm.com/ The guy who went to Cameroon.
http://autoimmunetherapies.com/index.html This is the company in Mexico. Look at the "Science" page for the theory and some study abstracts.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/82632.php Article from September 2007
http://biotherapy.md.huji.ac.il/new_page_5.htm Another article
http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=helminths+crohn%27s&spell=1 Science articles