It was no surprise to me that helminths are effective against allergy, inflammation and autoimmune disease, because many epidemiological studies have indicated that this was likely be the case, but nothing had suggested that anxiety would respond in a similar fashion.
Then reports began to appear from individuals who had obtained hookworms to treat other diseases and subsequently found that their anxiety also subsided.
Below are a few of these reports.
“My symptoms of anxiety continue to get gradually better.”
“… the hookworms… kicked in about 24 weeks after inoculation, which ended my 15 month nightmare with the anxiety.”
“I thought i am getting crazy… visited a psychologist … they even made a CT scan. But with the right diet and helminthic therapy… i am much more balanced now.
“One of the best benefits now is relief from anxiety and muscular tension. I’m waking up feeling rested, with a very relaxed back and legs, and am drowsy enough to take naps, which creates a virtuous cycle.”
“My worms have seemingly completely zapped my anxiety. It takes a lot for me to feel anxious and it’s a huge relief after having anxiety and panic attacks starting in early childhood… They have also dramatically reduced my daughter’s anxiety. It was always bad, from infancy, but … she’s had the best school year ever, socially. She’s ten thousand times better, a completely unanticipated improvement. Our school psychologist said it was like she was a different kid.”(Reported in a private discussion, March 2012)
“My younger son also had severe anxiety issues which evaporated after HW. He was on medication in fact for 2 years for it but hasn’t been on it in years now.” (Reported to the Facebook Helminthic Therapy Support Group, Mar 2012)
“He felt much less anxiety and much more social than he would normally. (I have noticed this effect as well and wonder now how much anxiety and a desire not to be social is related to inflammation…)”
“My anxiety is still significantly reduced from pre-inoculation. Things just do not bother me the way that they did. I really feel as though my anxiety just completely vanished with the first inoculation. It is a great feeling after dealing with a lot of anxiety my entire life.”
“This therapy can be fantastic for anxiety reduction and we’ve seen it in every member of our family. My poor little girl had rampaging anxiety and nothing made it better. She had so much pain all the time that she was constantly anticipating more pain and very defensive. She couldn’t stand to listen to a story with anything scary (she didn’t want to listen to Mr. Rogers telling the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, that’s how bad it was). Then she got hookworm. Her anxiety vaporized completely, possibly for the first time in her entire life. She completely changed. Last year, she read all of the Harry Potter books and watched all the movies — that’s how much lower her anxiety and pain are now.” (Reported to the Facebook Helminthic Therapy Support Group, Aug 2012)
“I noticed the relaxed feeling with HW as well. They gave me an overall good feeling and relieved debilitating anxiety that kept me from doing things that I love doing and from seeing friends.” https://www.facebook.com/groups/htsupport/permalink/474883185900975/
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Disclaimer: This post is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.