Vikingquest wrote:Can I ask, why are the hookworms so expensive? £3000 for a single treatment?!
Its not £3000 for a single treatment. I paid £2600 for combined hookworm and whipworm and this includes periodic top ups over 3 years if symptoms continue. As a member of Autoimmune therapy's private forum the issue of cost has been discussed. Key cost factors include:
The 'reservoirs' have to be tested frequently for transmissible diseases even though there is no evidence of HW / WW transmitting infectious diseases
Whilst not particularly high tech the process of separating the hookworm larvae and collecting controlled doses is a time consuming process.
Various antibiotic procedures need to be applied
Other costs include premises, equipment, liability insurance, relevant taxes
Those involved need to make a living too. Marc Dellerba who is a Director is a Clinical Biochemist (ex NHS) and would no doubt command a reasonable salary / dividend to make it worthwhile.
Even if the effect is modest I think £2600 for at least 3 years treatment is reasonable. Think about the cost of interferon which is marginal in effectiveness to say the least. Overall I would say Auto immune Therapy's staff were very helpful. Prior to treatment I had a 90 minute over the phone consultation with Marc Dellerba. I have also had conversations with Jasper. Both have shown an ongoing interest in my progress. Sometimes they are a bit slow to respond but I put this down to increasing interest in the Therapy for a whole range of auto immune diseases.