In article <19970101220400.RAA22571 at ladder01.news.aol.com>,
luscombe99 at aol.com (Luscombe99) writes:
:Hmmmmm.....logic would also suggest that your friend should be seen
:someone who can properly diagnose and treat this "worm" (if in fact
:exists at all). Forgive me if I sound skeptical, but this sounds
:flaky--and your friend's reliance on homeopathy just adds fuel to my
:doubts. The world is full of healthy people who think they're
:with parasites, and there are plenty of completely bogus books out
:which support this absurd notion (e.g., The Cure for All Cancers by
I am inclined to agree with this opinion. To my knowledge, there aren't
many parasites big enough to be felt under the skin which could be causing
I am also of the opinion that homeopathy is nothing more than expensive
distilled water. Claims that it "treats the disease not the symptoms" and
such are clearly completely without foundation; the "diagnostic process"
that homeopathy uses is based around surpression of symptoms, not around
a philosophy of treating the cause of said symptoms.
In short, homeopathy is a placebo only.
I agree with all other posters here; see a qualified conventional
medic, and get an informed opinion on what, if anything, the disease is
and how it may be cured.