In alternative medicineurine therapy or urotherapyalso urinotherapyOrin TherapyShivambuuropathyor auto-urine therapy is the application of human urine for medicinal or cosmetic purposes, including drinking of one's own urine and massaging one's skin, or gums, with one's own urine. No scientific evidence exists to support any beneficial health claims of urine therapy. Though urine has been believed useful for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in several traditional systems,  [a] and mentioned in some medical texts, [b] auto-urine therapy as a system of alternative medicine was popularized by British naturopath John W.
Whatever you want to call it, the practice of drinking urine goes back millennia. Known today as urine therapy, urophagia, or urotherapy, the medicinal use of urine is still practiced in some parts of the world. Reports dating back to ancient Rome, Greece, and Egypt suggest that urine therapy has been used to treat everything from acne to cancer.
It is difficult, as with a lot of the posts, to tell whether this one is sincere. But the vast majority of them seem to be, as do the group's 6, thirsty members. In the Facebook description, the group says that urine therapy UT "opens the doors of your soul, healing every part of your being.
A WOMAN who has been drinking her own pee and rubbing it on her face for over a decade claims it improves her skin and overall health. Ruby Karyo says she started gulping down her morning urine and spritzing it on her face - known as "urine therapy" - when she was The mum-of-one said she pees into a travel spray bottle and then sprays it into her hands before running it onto her face. When I wake up I rub my morning pee onto my face and use it like a moisturiser, you can leave it on for a couple of hours, or leave it on all day.
While most doctors would advise against it, the members claim that the practice has cured many of their ailments. The Urine Therapy Meetup group said their practice is based on 4, years of evidence — accounts of people drinking their own urine have been recorded in ancient India, China, Greece and Rome. The Boulder group doesn't just drink their own pee, they rub it on their skin.
You don't need to be a scientist to see the toilet queues on a Saturday nightor at an eventto make the link between drinking alcohol and the need to pee. So why exactly does drinking alcohol make us need to pee more than when we drink soft drinks or water? Alcohol also reduces the production of a hormone called vasopressin, which tells your kidneys to reabsorb water rather than flush it out through the bladder.
A group of people in Colorado are convinced that drinking their own urine and using it to treat skin conditions is beneficial to their health and well-being. The Urine Therapy of Colorado meetup Group meets once a month in the Downtown Boulder Public Library for about an hour and a half to listen to a presentation and then hold a question-and-answer session to discuss urine-drinking benefits. Group member Christopher Macor told NBC 9 that he has used his own urine for eczema on his hands when creams and ointments were not available.
During his hour ordeal under that boulder, backpacker Aaron Ralston resorted to consuming his own urine in order to stay alive before eventually hacking off his own forearm and escaping. This was an extreme survival case, and pretty much the only time you should even consider drinking from your own spigot. Here's why. Urine is a nitrogen-rich liquid byproduct created by the kidneys—it's the body's primary means of expelling water-soluble chemicals generated through the metabolic process.
Considered to be alternative medicine, human urine has been used for years in parts of Asia and some claim it can cure ailments, cancer, allergies, and even infections. There are numerous Facebook pages that promote urine therapy and even an entire association with overmembers or so they say in China focused on drinking urine. According to The Pan African Medical Journaldrinking your own urine has been in practice since the Roman Empire then continuing onto the Medieval times.
So much so that BBC Three have had to urge people to stop drinking their urinegetting doctors in to discourage it. Although it seems like an alien concept to most of us, it is a genuine thing, and people are reportedly seeing health benefits off the back of it. Kieran told Metro. From there, he began taking small sips, increasingly drinking more, which he says made him feel better and better.