Originally Posted by macheetah
I'm really confused about "let them do their work"...what good do they do? Our family discovered we had them a week ago (I also had them as a child) and they, and lice, are a very common occurance in the elementary school age families around here.
There is no way I can let them be; both my child and I were miserable with the symptoms. I also didn't want the risk of infecting others in my house visiting.
I would really like a better understanding of the benefits of not treating a parasite infection. I am afflicted with viruses, bacterial infections, etc. in times of stress and poor diet and lack of exercise...but knowing the cause (or partial cause) does not mean I don't treat the symptoms.
Of course, I can totally relate to a mother not wanting their child to be miserable with parasites and wanting to do something to help.
The pinworms are there because you are healing. They are cleaning up decaying cells that no longer serve you. Think of them as "guest workers", there to do a job and get out once they have finished. By treating them with medications, natural or not, you are moving them out before they have finished the job they were assigned to do. firefaery had some suggestions for homeopathic remedies which will assist the symptoms without actually preventing the parasites from doing their job. Then there are the nutritional interventions. As I was typing this, FF just posted below what I would do to
on a nutritional level. The raw veggie juices are particularly helpful as is raw lemon juice and unheated honey which will cleanse the body and prevent the need for further parasites.
The same can be said for the viral and bacterial infections you are getting. Whenever, you get sick, it actually means your body is healing. So strange as it may sound, thank your body and honor its process. I know this is going to sound wacky, but the more I learn and contemplate about health and healing, I am realizing that the immune system, in the sense both allopathic and much alternative medicine portrays it, is a mirage. If you accept that pathogens are actually healing and directed by the brain to bring the body back to equilibrium, then the idea that building up the immune system to fight germs just doesn't make sense. So, the stress that you have experienced isn't causing the immune system to tank and therefore you are getting sick, what is occurring in your body is the result of healing after
the periods of stress. The stress has resolved and you are now making your body strong again with the help of the bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites to clean up. Poor diet and lack of exercise will weaken your spirit and allow you to be negatively affected by life events, hence the stress which is also a beneficial sign to get you to act to resolve issues. Going way off topic here, but this is why anti-depressants and tranquilizers can lead to a myriad of health issues, they prevent a person from utilizing the stress to resolve issues and to therefore heal.