An intestinal worm which grows large enough to be seen with the naked eye when mature but which is microscopic when administered in helminthic therapy. Wikipedia:Helminths
Medication or treatment of one's own disease or condition without medical assistance.
the human hookworm, Necator americanus
the ova (eggs) of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura
the ova (eggs) of the porcine (pig) whipworm, Trichuris suis
Hymenolepis diminuta cysticercoids (Hi-men-o-lep'is dim-a-nu-ta sis-ti-sur-koid) - the larval cysts of the rat tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta
The 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 or prevent chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease and other immune-related disorders, including allergy.
Helminthic Therapy Wiki: documenting the science, management, experience and results of helminth replacement therapy.