Well, I have been doing this for 8 days. I didn't blog on this before today because I just didn't think to do it! I haven't really seen the effects to report – however, according to others that have done this treatment, it does take some time for your body to get acclimated to it for the effects to be known. I'll give you a little background and then some useful info for those who are looking to get more info in the US.
The long and short of this "therapy" is: this particular type of weevil creates an enzyme that stimulates your immune system and lowers the pain level in those that have illness. That is not a Dr. given opinion but from all the info that I looked at - that's the consensus of the "treatment" from testimonies of individuals who are taking them.
I was introduced to this by my mother who is a long time Systemic Lupus patient (over 10 years), and as of July 2010 she was also diagnosed with stomach cancer. My mother turned to alternative medicine because the doctors told her after extensive tests that she cannot undergo surgery to remove the cancer, nor could she receive external treatments because of her Lupus. Her Lupus is so out of control since she was diagnosed with cancer; her organs are constantly swollen (which prevents surgery). So basically they told her to go home and there was nothing they could do.
In any case, she is still suffering from the pain. Mom’s a fighter and hates to be doped up on predezone or morphine which are the kind of drugs the Dr.’s are giving her to control the pain. One day, her cousin called her up and told her that there was this alternative therapy that was going around called Coleoterapia. Mom’s cousin suggested “why not take the Weevils?” and then told my mom about another Lupus patient who is now in remission (which she believes is )from taking the Weevils, my mom didn’t hesitate to try them – even if at the minimum it helps her with the pain or gives her energy. The woman who had the Lupus sent my mom some of her Weevils. So mom started on them - not realizing how hard it was to come by these bugs - and after 3 weeks, she ran out! By the 3rd week of taking them, her thinking was clearer, she had more good days of less pain; she was getting bursts of energy, etc. My mother and father were looking like crazy for more bugs, but nobody had them! The only place you could get them is from Puerto Rico or some other country. My mom needed them right away. In the habitat that she originally received, what she didn’t know is that there were eggs in the oats (part of the habitat). Anyone who knows my mom knows that she can grow anything….so after a few weeks (and back to debilitating pain) she realized they were alive and she started scouring the internet for how to grow these bugs. LOOONG story short – she now has a complete farm with over 2000 bugs and who knows how many eggs and so on….
So when I came from out of state for a visit – I was like whatever helps I support. By the time I arrived, she had several bugs but not enough had grown just yet for her to start a regimen – so when she DID start….she got me on them. I mean it didn’t take convincing; although eating live bugs was not in my realm of consciousness when I arrived at her house lol but I figured “that which don’t kill me, can only make me stronger”. I mean if it improves the quality of my life and strengthens my bond with my mom then that’s good enough for me.
Now, I’m a healthy woman in terms of blood pressure, cholesterol, etc. I have never had major “health” issues – except my body does generate calcium deposits. I had them when I was a kid and the doctors had no idea what to make of them so when they removed a couple from me and realized it was a huge cluster of calcium. The Doctors decided to just leave the remaining deposits in my body so long as they weren’t harming me. The biggest disruption the calcium deposits have caused was about 17 years ago when I was a Jr. in High School. I had a calcium cluster growing in between my saliva glands where my facial nerves run through – and it grew at an alarming rate. It was irritating my face, I couldn’t sleep on that side of my face and I was even twitching from the nerve irritation. The Dr.’s said it had to come out! Other than that I currently have 3 that I’m aware of – so taking these bugs: I mean if it helps that issue in my body, then awesome! If it doesn’t well I’m not going to lose sleep! Helping the immune system over all was my goal.
Now it is Ironic that when I started writing this blog this morning around 10AM I was just waking up, chatting with my folks and deciding what I am going to do for the day. I can honestly say that I have so much energy even now, that I feel like I’ve had 5 cups of coffee and I’ve only had one since 10am and it’s currently 2pm….coincidence? Let’s see how I feel tomorrow….which is why I’m starting this blog about my experience. Over the next several weeks as I take these I’m going to track what I’m feeling or not feeling and also giving you some links to other free information – which, by the way are mostly in Spanish! English information is hard to come by so I’ll see what I can do about translating – Google only does so much. If you have questions or comments please feel free to share!!