Has anyone tried worm therapy?

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 3/17/2008 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all.
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

Thank you!

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   Posted 3/18/2008 5:58 AM (GMT -6)   
All I heard of the TSO being used in was Cd and Uc. I've never heard mention of it being used with allergies or asthma. Hmm, I don't have asthma (my son does) and I imagine that if I had severe asthma when no other thing has really helped that I probably would give the TSO a try. I mean afterall, we do have to breath! Thanks for sharing and yes, I like the first story! Though that seems a bit excessive (not to mention dangerous) to be walking around in Cameroon!
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