Helminth self-treatment survey

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For several years, researchers at Duke University led by Prof William Parker have been systematically compiling socio-medical data provided by helminthic therapyThe reintroduction to the digestive tract of a controlled number of specially domesticated, mutualistic helminths (intestinal worms) in the form of microscopic eggs or larvae to reconstitute a depleted biome to treat and prevent chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease and other immunological disorders including allergy. self-treaters, and this work has already led to the publication of two key papers.

  • Overcoming Evolutionary Mismatch by Self-Treatment with Helminths: Current Practices and Experience (2015)
    This study probes the methods and outcomes reported by individuals who are self-treating with helminthsAn intestinal worm which grows large enough to be seen with the naked eye when mature but which is microscopic when administered in helminthic therapy. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminths Wikipedia:Helminths] and is an ideal basis for discussion between patients and their physicians.
  • Practices and outcomes of self-treatment with helminths based on physicians' observations (2016)
    The first study to examine, through the eyes of their physicians, the practices and experiences of individuals who are self-treating with helminthsAn intestinal worm which grows large enough to be seen with the naked eye when mature but which is microscopic when administered in helminthic therapy. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminths Wikipedia:Helminths].

Although the team at Duke is no longer seeking examples of the treatment of more common conditions such as IBDInflammatory bowel disease is a group of conditions affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, particularly the colon and small intestine. The major types of IBD are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC)., hay fever and autism, they are still looking for cases of some of the less commonly reported conditions, such as lupus, neuropsychiatric disorders and migraine headaches. So, if you have treated one of the less common conditions, whether this has proved successful or not, please download and complete the Helminth Self-treatment Survey V2. There are full instructions in the PDF.

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