Helminthic therapy is the deliberate introduction of parasitic worm larva into the human digestive tract in order to treat disease.
The hypothesis is that the human immune system has a long and complex relationship with the human gut microbiome and that changes to the microbiome, by reintroducing parasites that were once commonly present, may cause changes that are beneficial especially in relation to autoimmune disorders.
There is no evidence to support the use of helminthic therapy for ME/CFS.
Risks & safety
Helminths risk bringing harm to their host.
Costs & availability
- Wikipedia - Helminthic therapy
- Guardian - Why a diet of worms could be good for you
- Helminth therapy for CFS? (CFS Remission)
- YouTube - Microbiome Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders