I've done some research on two of the latest alternative MS therapies, and they both involve creatures that make me go "Eek!"
The "buzz" on Apitherapy--also known as Bee Sting Therapy--is that the chemicals in a bee sting, melittin and adolapin being two of them, can ameliorate inflammation and pain in MS patients. Hmm, bee stings have always CAUSED me pain and inflammation. I think I'll pass.
Helminthic therapy involves the ingestion of hookworm into the digestive tract. Not unlike bee venom, this parasite excretes a chemical compound that quiets the autoimmune system. There is some real science behind this theory, as I have read some papers by reputable researchers in the UK. And if that doesn't impress, the CDC actually recommends that doctors not treat a mild infection here in the US, recognizing the potential benefits of having a few critters gnawing on your intestines.
It makes some kind of sense that a parasite would produce a beneficial compound that keeps its host alive and thriving. But....possible side effects are anemia (these little buggers suck blood from the walls of your gut, after all!) and a messed up bowel if you ingest too many of these bloodsuckers.
So far, I've seen no science concerning the benefits of vampirism on autoimmune diseases. Or being bitten repeatedly by a Komodo Dragon. I'll keep an eye peeled, ya never know!