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== About ''Helminthic Therapy Wiki'' ==
 
== About ''Helminthic Therapy Wiki'' ==
  
* This site is an information database about helminth replacement therapy, also known as worm therapy, helminth therapy and, more commonly, helminthic therapy. (The term "helminthic therapy" is used here in preference to "helminth therapy" because "helminthic therapy" is used more widely online and in the scientific literature to describe intentional self-colonisation with helminths. While "helminth therapy" is sometimes used elsewhere in the same context, this term can also refer to treatment to ''eradicate'' inadvertently acquired helminth infections, so is not ideal for the purposes of this site.)
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* This site is an information database about helminth replacement therapy, also known as reworming, worm therapy, helminth therapy and, more commonly, helminthic therapy. (The term "helminthic therapy" is used here in preference to "helminth therapy" because "helminthic therapy" is used more widely online and in the scientific literature to describe intentional self-colonisation with helminths. While "helminth therapy" is sometimes used elsewhere in the same context, this term can also refer to treatment to ''eradicate'' inadvertently acquired helminth infections, so is not ideal for the purposes of this site.)
  
 
* The aim of the site is to bring together the findings of formal science and the first-hand experience of the thousands of citizen scientists who are self-treating with therapeutic helminths to address their own health issues.  
 
* The aim of the site is to bring together the findings of formal science and the first-hand experience of the thousands of citizen scientists who are self-treating with therapeutic helminths to address their own health issues.  

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About Helminthic Therapy Wiki[edit]

  • This site is an information database about helminth replacement therapy, also known as reworming, worm therapy, helminth therapy and, more commonly, helminthic therapy. (The term "helminthic therapy" is used here in preference to "helminth therapy" because "helminthic therapy" is used more widely online and in the scientific literature to describe intentional self-colonisation with helminths. While "helminth therapy" is sometimes used elsewhere in the same context, this term can also refer to treatment to eradicate inadvertently acquired helminth infections, so is not ideal for the purposes of this site.)
  • The aim of the site is to bring together the findings of formal science and the first-hand experience of the thousands of citizen scientists who are self-treating with therapeutic helminths to address their own health issues.
  • The site was founded in January 2017 by John Scott, who financed it himself for the first four years until he was persuaded to accept donations from members of the Helminthic Therapy Support Group on Facebook to cover the site's running costs. Several of this group's members also assist with the ongoing work of editing the site, which has no affiliation with any other entity, commercial or otherwise.
  • Due to the dynamic nature of the internet, web links included on this site are liable to replacement or expiration.
  • Nothing on this site is intended to encourage anyone to use helminths as a therapy, and we are not suggesting that anything shared on this site will help to alleviate or cure any of the health problems that you may have. Our editors are not doctors, nor experts in any medical field and we are not making any medical claims. Our sole aim is to aggregate the knowledge about helminthic therapy that has been gained thus far, and to offer this for the information of site visitors and their medical advisers. Please see our Disclaimer.

Visitor comments[edit]

The editors of this site regularly receive expressions of gratitude for this resource. Below is a selection of these comments.

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The wiki is great! So organized, easy to navigate and search. It's really wonderful. Your work has been immense in the spreading of helminth therapy knowledge.
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I am a clinician in the US and I have done lots of searching through the Wiki... Excellent resource btw! I realize you are not a clinician, but you have certainly gained a level of experience and expertise that many doctors etc do not have in this realm.
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Thank you for this resource you have created. it's an incredible thing that’s helping to change a lot of lives.
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There is not any group I'm a member of that has such a wiki with elaborate and organized information of all anecdotal info that members shared the past several years, as well as additional info. It has to be said: that is really unique. And albeit I found it a bit overwhelming at first, I soon found it a wealth of information that helps through the ups and downs of helminthic therapy and that I keep getting back to constantly.
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Props to all those who have worked on and contributed to the wiki. It is such a good resource and thorough with all the information someone who is looking into this therapy could want, all in one place.
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The wiki is truly an invaluable resource.
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Just wanted to say that this is an amazing find for me. The Wiki is so good and detailed and to be honest leaves no questions unanswered. I wish other things in life were so well explained 😊
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The wiki is incredibly well structured, detailed and maintained. Once you start reading it all comes together.
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I have spent about 4 hours on your site so far. I don't know if I will do HT, but nonetheless I am grateful for all your work. I am particularly impressed by the objectivity, which must require a conscious balancing because you are of course in favor of HT and must have years of experience in the subject. This experience is of immeasurable benefit to us, users and potential users… Thank you again for all your work, and for the high quality of that work. You are making a big, important difference in the world.
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What an amazing resource, and kudos to whoever created and is maintaining the wiki. Amazing!
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I must absolutely say - your Helminth Wiki website is an incredible wealth of information. Absolutely incredible.
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Thank you for hosting such a fantastically informative site!
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I really appreciate that the information you provide is always measured and backed by fact. I would never have tried HT otherwise.
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Thank you so much for your tenacity in collecting and organizing helminth information and helping others. The helminthic researchers and users are fortunate to have you do all this work.
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Thank you for creating this. It will be easier to point people in the right direction. The incredible work you do is appreciated, it is so important.
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I am amazed by the amount of work you have done on this Wiki page. Really, I have to tell you that what you have done is quite remarkable - a real labor of love. Thank you for trying so hard to get the word out.
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Really very impressed! It really is brilliant that you have for the first time produced a comprehensive site on helminthic therapy.
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I really appreciate all your work in collecting so much information - it has made a big difference for me.
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I'm still working my way through the wonderful Wiki you've put all your knowledge (and probably the wisdom of your co-fellows) in. That's very impressive and inspiring.
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I am so grateful for the new wiki website you put up. You are doing a huge service and helping many people. Probably even helping to save lives. No, I know it.
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You have enabled an amazing change in my life. ❤
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It's a great resource. I got more info through the wiki then I have for months of searching pubmed and other resources. [1]
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I think the wiki is an awesome resource. It's been invaluable to me for trying worms.
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Thousands of people have hope of a better life as a consequence of information that is given here.
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I must say, the wiki is incredibly well curated and referenced. The best resource a person undergoing this could hope for. [2]
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I have been reading the wiki. It is a great achievement and a fantastic source of information. Well done.
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Just wanted to thank you for maintaining the helminthic therapy wiki. Thank you especially for keeping things focused on both studies and anecdotes, and generally keeping things evidence based.
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Heartfelt thanks to all involved in the Wiki pages - an incredible resource for those of us starting out.
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Thank you for a fantastic and informative website!
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Your wiki site is truly a thing of beauty and I’m looking forward to getting more intimately acquainted with it.

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