Helminthic therapy and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

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Several thousand people are using 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. to treat Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitisUlcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which specifically affects the large intestine, or colon, causing characteristic ulcers, or open sores. The main symptom of active disease is constant diarrhea mixed with blood, of gradual onset., and the following quotes demonstrate the results being achieved.

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I have been keeping Crohn's Disease and CDCrohn's disease, also known as regional enteritis, is an inflammatory disease of the intestines that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus, causing a wide variety of symptoms. It primarily causes abdominal pain, diarrhea (which may be bloody if inflammation is at its worst), vomiting, or weight loss, but may also cause complications outside the gastrointestinal tract such as skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye, tiredness, and lack of concentration. arthritis in remission using only 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] for the last 10 years. HThelminthic therapy (using TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura, TSOthe ova (eggs) of the porcine (pig) whipworm, Trichuris suis and NAthe human hookworm, Necator americanus) is the best treatment I've tried and has no negative side effects. As long as I keep my colony large enough and healthy. I was diagnosed at age 12 and I'm 52 now. It has been a long struggle to find something that works. 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] have been a life saver for me.
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This treatment has put my UCUlcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which specifically affects the large intestine, or colon, causing characteristic ulcers, or open sores. The main symptom of active disease is constant diarrhea mixed with blood, of gradual onset. in complete remission and I am prescription free. I was able to get completely off prednisone, 6-MP, and asocol. I am medication free and symptom free. I feel and function completely normally! I would not have graduated, or have a career, or a normal life in any way had it not been for this therapy. I can't say enough good things about it!!!

Someone else with colitis has posted pictures of his colon before and after self-treatmentMedication or treatment of one's own disease or condition without medical supervision. 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].

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There are many more reports by those who are using 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] to treat Crohn’s and colitis.

Many self-treaters have found that TSOthe ova (eggs) of the porcine (pig) whipworm, Trichuris suis and NAthe human hookworm, Necator americanus are both very effective against Crohn’s disease and that colitis responds well to either TSOthe ova (eggs) of the porcine (pig) whipworm, Trichuris suis or TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura. Some colitis patients have reported success using NAthe human hookworm, Necator americanus, either alone, or in combination with TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura. For more details about helminth selection, see the following page.

When researchers carried out a survey of 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 in 2015, they found that all four domesticated helminth species were being used to treat 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)., with a reported efficacy rate averaging 82% for Crohn’s and 91% for colitis. [1]

(Note. A favourable outcome is more likely in those who are young, have a less severe form of the disease, and have had their illness for a shorter period of time. And, while the disease process can be arrested, any physical damage already done by a disease cannot be undone as a result of hosting 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].)

Other research findings
  • 79% of patients with Crohn’s disease who were given Trichuris suisThe porcine (pig) whipworm used in helminthic therapy and taken as microscopic eggs (TSO) in a drink every two weeks. ova (TSOthe ova (eggs) of the porcine (pig) whipworm, Trichuris suis) responded with a significant reduction in symptoms. [2] Weinstock and colleagues revealed that patients who had, for the most part, proven resistant to pharmaceutical treatments before being treated successfully by them using TSOthe ova (eggs) of the porcine (pig) whipworm, Trichuris suis, were literally ‘‘begging to be re-treated” after the trial was complete. [3].
  • 43.3% of patients with active ulcerative colitisUlcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which specifically affects the large intestine, or colon, causing characteristic ulcers, or open sores. The main symptom of active disease is constant diarrhea mixed with blood, of gradual onset. who were given TSOthe ova (eggs) of the porcine (pig) whipworm, Trichuris suis showed improvement, in comparison with only 16.7% of those receiving a placebo. [4] | PDF
  • An individual who self-infected with Trichuris trichiuraThe human whipworm used in helminthic therapy and taken periodically as microscopic eggs (TTO) in a drink. ova (TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura) experienced almost complete remission of his colitis symptoms. [5]
  • A further case of infection with TTOthe ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura showed several indicators of mucosal and systemic immune modulation following self infection. [6]
  • Infection with Hymenolepis diminutaA murine (rat) tapeworm used in helminthic therapy that generally does not mature in humans and is taken as cysticerci (HDC) in a drink every 2 or 3 weeks. cysticercoids (HDCthe cysticercoids (larval cysts) of the rat tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta) was found to be superior to daily corticosteroids in the prevention of colitis in mice, and did not result in additional side effects. [7]
  • 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). was reversed in genetically susceptible mice which were given a helminth infection, and it did this by increasing beneficial bacteria called Clostridiales which, in turn, reduced the number of disease-causing bacteria called Bacteroides. [8]
  • The risk from therapeutic helminth exposure is modest compared with the dangers of modern pharmaceutical therapies for 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)., which are well known to promote and worsen infections with other pathogens. [9]
  • Failure to acquire 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] in early life negatively affects immune development, leading to immunological diseases 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). later in life. [10]
  • Helminth exposure may prevent 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). in children. [11] | PDF

For more research papers on 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. and 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)., search the following page.

In spite of all this research, most gastroenterologists remain unaware of this treatment, and many of those who are aware dismiss it as unproven and potentially harmful. None are able to condone it or support its use because it has not yet been approved by any national regulatory body. However, researchers have said,

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Although self-treatmentMedication or treatment of one's own disease or condition without medical supervision. 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] cannot be recommended by medical professionals due to a lack of blinded, placebo controlled trials, neither should it be discouraged since the available evidence suggests that it is beneficial in most cases when practiced by knowledgeable individuals. [12]

There are many doctors who are using 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] to address their own health issues and those of their families, and scientists investigating 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. have no qualms about treating themselves with worms.

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In developed countries, where we are well nourished, worms are potentially good... If I had Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitisUlcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which specifically affects the large intestine, or colon, causing characteristic ulcers, or open sores. The main symptom of active disease is constant diarrhea mixed with blood, of gradual onset. or multiple sclerosis, I would infect myself without hesitation. (Alex Loukas, Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine) [13]

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. is fully compatible with the use of immunosuppressive drugs. See Combining helminthic therapy with drug treatments.

To talk with people who are using 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] to treat Crohn's diseaseAlso known as regional enteritis, this is an inflammatory disease of the intestines that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus, causing a wide variety of symptoms. It primarily causes abdominal pain, diarrhea (which may be bloody if inflammation is severe), vomiting or weight loss, but may also cause complications outside the gastrointestinal tract such as skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye, tiredness and lack of concentration. or ulcerative colitisUlcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which specifically affects the large intestine, or colon, causing characteristic ulcers, or open sores. The main symptom of active disease is constant diarrhea mixed with blood, of gradual onset., join the following support group.

Intestinal fistulae and abscesses

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] subdue inflammation over time by gradually calming the immune response, but this effect is too subtle to deal with acute inflammation or its consequences. Therefore 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] are unlikely to be able to treat fistulae or abscesses without the additional use of medication and/or surgery. Once these conditions have been brought under control, however, the immunomodulation provided by 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] may prevent the development of further abscesses or fistulae. [14]

One helminth self-treaterSomeone who treats their own disease or condition without medical supervision. has reported that, after having a fistula surgically corrected prior to starting 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., she was mostly in remission for the subsequent 7 years, topping up her helminth colony whenever her symptoms began to return. [15]

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