Beyond such wonderful claimed effectiveness, urine isn't what anyone would call the tastiest medicine out there.
Why is it so popular, then?
This isn't by far a tricky question considering only two aspects of urine therapy.
First of all, it is, perhaps, that one medicine each and every one of us has access to day by day, irrespective of location, age, gender or ethnicity.
Secondly, the golden elixir is completely free of charge. All there is to do is activate the urinary function, otherwise natural for every person.
And thirdly, urine reserves are deposited...inside every individual. There are no storage limitations or legal restrictions. It can even be transported over the border without special taxes and risks. Somehow, urine therapy seems far more permissive than any other therapy out there.
Urine therapy has generated strong controversy in both medical and common opinion over decades. The fact that human beings carry around a source of eternal and complete health, despite mortality rates, is neither believable nor scientifically certified.
Even though certain urine constituents may have positive effects on human health, it isn't enough to prove that urine therapy can treat such a large range of medical conditions.
Moreover, human body has the ability to eliminate unneeded substances, in most cases through urinary stream; therefore urine intake loses any logic basis. Not to mention that in most cases, urine therapy is associated with certain religious orientation and mystic beliefs.
There are testimonies of adepts in Siberia drinking their own urine looking for hallucinogenic effects, replacing, thus, more expensive substances and plants such as mushrooms.
Urine therapy practitioners go as far as considering urine a form of metabolized blood. That is, obviously, an exaggeration, considering that blood amounts in human body can only be replaced by other human blood amounts.
Urine Therapy Side effects
Should anyone decide to begin a form of urine therapy, there are certain facts to be known.
First if all, urine intake may cause certain anatomic reactions enumerated and studied by the Chinese Association of Urine Therapy. The list includes:
• increased body temperature
Studies reveal that reported adverse reactions were more common among patients with severe medical conditions or prolonged disorders. Side effects are recurrent and feature specific periodicity and duration. Any of the enumerated symptoms may disappear in a couple of days, one week or up to 6 months.
While urinophiles consider these affections as a necessary stage before total and permanent healing, it remains up to the patient to decide whether it is worth the trouble, taking into account the lack of medical proof on any of the benefits of urine therapy.
Irrespective of subjective opinions and religious orientation, the only facts on urine therapy are that it hasn't been proved to have actual healing or prophylactic effect, but it is almost certainty it isn't long term harmful. Even though promoted by several organizations all over the world, there is no scientific or medical evidence on its effectiveness on human diseases.
Besides, more common functions urine therapy is claimed to activated, such as rejuvenation, revitalizing and immunity already beneficiate from medically certified solutions, otherwise widely available.
Here you have a few links to articles expressing a neutral position regarding this therapy. We do not encourage nor discourage you to try urine therapy. But before starting, try to find out more about it.
Information or testimonials are not offered as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.