March 21, 2012

Healthy Treatment With Urine Therapy

Urine therapy refers to one of several uses of urine to prevent or cure sickness, to enhance beauty, or to cleanse one's bowels. Most devotees drink the midstream of their morning urine. Some prefer a couple of urine drops mixed with a tablespoon of water applied sublingually several times a day. Many modern Japanese women are said to engage in urine bathing. The truly daring use their own urine as an enema. Urine is not quite the breakfast of champions, but it is the elixir of choice of a number of holy men in India where drinking urine has been practiced for thousands of years. Unlike whiskey, however, urine is always available, everyone carries a supply at all times, and, for most people, there are no intoxicating side effects. 
Furthermore, the urge to overindulge is almost absent when drinking urine.  Many advocates claim that urine is a panacea. Urine is said to be effective against the flu, the common cold, broken bones, toothache, dry skin, psoriasis and all other skin problems. Some enthusiasts see urine therapy as a divine manifestation of cosmic intelligence. Homer Smith (Man and His Gods) once wrote that "man is a machine for turning wine into urine." It may be discovered that one of the chemicals in human urine is effective for fighting cancer. However,  drinking one's own urine is not likely going to supply enough of any cancer-fighting substance to do any good. For example, if you are ingesting more vitamin C (a water soluble vitamin) than your body needs or can process, you will excrete it in your urine. It doesn't follow that drinking your urine is a good way to get vitamin C into your body. 
The reason your urine contains vitamins and minerals is that your body didn't need them or couldn't use them. Even urea, which can be toxic in very high doses, occurs in such minute quantities in the average person's urine that there is very little chance of  poisoning from drinking one's own urine. 
Remember a major component of urine is urea. The presence of urea in the urine is the result of the body's chemical balancing of sodium chloride and water ratio. Urine also can smooth and moisturize the skin. Each time you use it you are effectively smearing urine on your face. According to John Armstrong's 1971 book, The Water of Life, expensive and elegant European facial soaps often contain human, cow or pig urine.
Historical anecdotes have said that drinking urine can prevent strokes and help break down blood clots and scabs. In 1952, G.W. Sobel isolated the enzyme in urine that the folk lore claimed. Urine contains a number of different hormones. Fertility drugs contain estrogens from human urine that stimulate ovulation in women and sperm production in men. Maybe the Zimbabwean tribe that drinks baboon urine in beer as an aphrodisiac has reason to do so. If you're taking Premarin, it's prepared from mares' urine and other natural sources, including human.
Several references recommend drinking urine for sleeplessness. Melatonin is present in significant amounts in the urine, especially morning urine. To entertain the possibility that urine therapy can cure everything from canker sores to cancer seems to be one of those claims. Whether it's the ingestion of urine or its topical application, there seems to be scientific reason, if not scientific testing, that says it makes sense.
Unfortunately, however,  not everybody can just jump right in and start drinking their own urine without negative side effects. The Chinese Association of Urine Therapy Perhaps the evidence was produced at the First World Conference on Urine Therapy which took place in India in February 1996. Since urine is emitted from the same bodily organ used in sex, perhaps it was thought that by drinking one's urine one was swallowing some sort of sexual energizer. In Siberia, some found drinking urine was a way to continue the hallucinogenic and spiritual effects of special mushrooms.

Not only is the urine of another person drunk but an individual may utilize his own urine, frequently still warm, thus prolonging the action of the original mushrooms or renewing their effect several times. 
Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well. (The Book of Proverbs 5:15)
But Rabshakeh said, Hath my master sent me to thy master and to thee to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you? (Isaiah 36:12) (See also 2 Kings 18:27)
More than three million Chinese drink their own urine in the belief it is good for their health, according to the official Xinhua news agency.


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