It may sound wacky to some, but there are actually staunch supporters of using urine therapy to get rid of tinnitus as well as many other health conditions. So if you are struggling with tinnitus and have tried everything, is urine therapy something you should consider in order to obtain relief from the annoying sounds of tinnitus?
First about urine therapy and tinnitus then later about personal experience.
Though it may sound gross to many people, urine therapy which is also known as urea therapy has been around for centuries especially in the East. Its origin is believed to be from certain religious rites in India where it has been practiced for thousands of years.
Urine is what is left after the kidneys finish filtering impurities from the blood and is made up of about 95 percent water, 2.5 percent urea which is a compound that is formed from the decomposition of protein as well as a 2.5 percent mixture of minerals, salt, hormones and enzymes. It is not merely a waste product to be gotten rid of according to those who practice urine therapy.
The origins of the various noises associated with tinnitus is most often than not unknown which is why it is commonly thought to be the result of some problem in the body and is not considered a disease per se but rather a symptom. While in very few cases this internal problem may be discovered and treated effectively, in most cases the issue in the body that is giving rise to the noises remains unknown.
This is why using urine therapy as a means to get rid of tinnitus is believed by some to hold the key because of the various properties of urine. Some of the minerals that are commonly found in urine include amino acids, glucose, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, urea, tryptophan, and many other vitamins, minerals and other healthful properties that are crucial for promoting general health and well-being.
Many supporters of urea therapy believe that fervently drinking your own urine can help cure a wide range of illnesses including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, glaucoma, fighting allergies, clearing up sinuses, etc, and using it topically can help to stop dandruff, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions while helping to restore hair and reducing wrinkles. Some even use urine for "urine pulling" which is similar to the ancient Ayurvedic practice of oil pulling.
By drinking small amounts of urine as urine therapists believe, it helps to maintain the body's equilibrium and provide antibodies and other minute particles which can fight sickness and disease including being able to get to the internal issue that is giving rise to tinnitus.
As with all alternative practices, there are few or no research studies supporting the various health claims. Though conventional medicine denies the various healing claims about urine therapy, it is not thought to be harmful to drink your own urine unless it is infected with germs or consumed in large quantities.
- 1 Urine Therapy
- 1.1 Using urine to get rid of tinnitus
- 1.2 Urine Therapy Acne Treatment
- 1.3 Urine Therapy Side Effects
- 1.4 Urine Therapy Steps
Using urine to get rid of tinnitus
There is a specific process for using urine to get rid of tinnitus or any other health condition and it first begins by making sure that your private parts are clean and healthy to prevent the risk of infection. You will need to use a cup or container to collect the urine and you need to ensure that these are also clean.
Make sure that the urine you use is clear because colored urine is acidic. Obtaining clear urine will require you to drink a lot of water during the day to get the urine to run clear. Your diet is also important to get the best urine so make sure that you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and avoid many spices in your diet.
Avoid collecting the first part of the urine stream which may contain germs flushed from the urethra and also avoid the last part of the stream which may contain calcium.
If you are new to urine therapy, start with half a cup or 100ml of urine. If you are new, you may also want to consider mixing equal parts urine and distilled water before drinking.
You may also consider taking a few small drops of urine and placing them underneath the tongue for maximum absorption into the body.
Will urine therapy work for you to get rid of tinnitus? Who knows. As with many alternative and conventional treatment methods for tinnitus, effectiveness can only be determined from trying out the method for yourself and giving it enough time to work before stating whether it works or not for you.
Urine Therapy Acne Treatment
There is a whole branch of the health industry devoted to the idea that your urine has healing powers. Urotherapy is used to cure everything from cystic acne to wrinkles to gut problems. This requires you to either put your liquid gold on your skin or, oh yes, drink it. People do this. Pee therapists claim that pee has minerals and nutrients that your body can put to good use.
At first glance, this doesn't seem like such a far-fetched idea. It's just pee. I mean yeah it's kind of gross but Bear Grylls showed us all we could drink it to no ill effect if we were ever stuck in the desert and my toddler proved that getting it all over my skin is really no big deal. Plus, it's free and when's the last time you could say that about a beauty treatment?
Doing it also seems pretty simple. Most sites recommend using a cotton ball or simply a wad of toilet paper and get it a little wet during your first morning pee (first-morning urine is supposed to have more urea concentrated in it) and simply wipe it around your face. I'll give you a moment to picture that. People differ about how long you should leave it on with some saying you just use it like a base layer and put your lotion or makeup or whatever right on top while others say you shouldn't leave uric acid on your face all day and should wash it off after 30 minutes or so.
There are lots and lots of enthusiastic stories on the internet about people using urine therapy to get better skin, shinier hair and even curing cancer. It's often touted as a beauty secret passed down through generations of remarkably young-looking women. It definitely seems to work for some people.
Few of the regular pee therapists actually use flowing urine over face or affected skin to treat the skin ailments.
"I wield the wet, magic wand under my nose and it smells like… pee. It smells like pee. After sipping coffee to steel myself, I dab it all over the immense eruption on my face I've affectionately named Vesuvius. Surprisingly, it tingles for the next hour, like something is actually happening to Vesuvius. A few hours pass and I marvel at how easily I managed to forget I was harboring actual piss on my face. Plus, at the end of this trial period, Vesuvius was noticeably smaller. I went at it with a fresh batch, this time dabbing some miracle flow to my laugh lines. After a few hours, the pee-skin felt remarkably soft. Vesuvius did not shrivel up and die completely, but was somehow reduced from burgeoning volcano to mere molehill."
Sounds pretty good but I don't suffer from cystic acne and lotion makes my face feel "remarkably soft" as well so I went in search of any kind of evidence that wasn't anecdotal. Not surprisingly, there isn't much in the way of actual research. The American Cancer Society reported that two small studies showed no improvement in cancer using urine therapy.
They caution, "Individuals have reported that drinking or injecting urine or applying it directly to the skin is safe and not linked to any harmful side effects, but the safety of these practices has not been established by scientific studies. There have been reports of nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, and diarrhea after drinking one's own urine, especially during the first few days. Some medications are excreted into the urine, and by drinking their own urine, patients can accumulate toxic levels of these drugs."
So let us talk about urine and its effects.
Urine Therapy Side Effects
Many of you have probably heard of urine therapy. If you want to try it, you should learn all about this therapy and its side effects.
Urine Therapy (Urea or Uropathy)
Urine therapy or uropathy is the part of alternative medicine. Urine therapy refers to use of urine to prevent or cure some medical conditions and enhance beauty. In urine therapy, person has to drink or apply topically his own urine. This therapy originates from ancient India, Egypt and China, where people believed that urine is effective in fighting against number of illnesses. It is considered that urine is helpful in beautification and improving skin quality. People of ancient Rome used urine for whitening their teeth.
Benefits of Urine Therapy
Benefits of urine therapy have not been scientifically proven but, still, many are convinced in effectiveness of this therapy. Practitioners of urine therapy claim that urine is not a toxic waste product since waste matter is removed from the body through the liver, kidneys and other organs. They believe this way urine mainly consists of water, small percent of urea and traces of minerals, salt, enzymes and hormones and it is safe for use.
Urine therapy consists of internal application or drinking urine and external application or massaging with urine. Urine has the ability to heal because it contains certain antibodies. Urine therapy is used in treating conditions such as osteoporosis, gout, skin infections, asthma, constipation, immunological disorders, cancer, heart disease, allergies, common cold, flu, infertility, insomnia, and skin problems. Some people, apart from drinking urine, use their urine as an enema and some engage in urine bathing. However, some people have reported adverse effects of urine therapy.
Side Effects of Urine Therapy
Even though many promote urine therapy using the ancient scriptures such as Ayurveda, some people are against it because they believe urine isn’t required by the body since it was excreted in the first place. Opponents of urine therapy say that urine is biological waste and urine intake cannot benefit people’s health. They often refer to side effects of urine therapy as well.
Urine can contain harmful substances especially in those who are taking drugs and those who have been exposed to chemical residues from environment. Even advocates of urine therapy are aware of certain side effects of urine consumption. Common urine therapy side effects include diarrhea, headache, rash, fatigue, fever and muscle soreness. Some people may vomit because of the urine smell. If a person has urinary tract infection, drinking urine can be even more harmful. Also, those who are suffering sexually transmitted disease or bladder infections should avoid urine therapy as well. If you want to try urine therapy you should get your urine tested regularly and discontinue in case of any adverse effects.
Urine Therapy Steps
The First Step of Urine Therapy (Urea Treatment or Uropathy)
Do you have by any chance a small injury anywhere on your body, a rash, a blister, or something similar? While urinating, rub some fresh urine on it several times a day. Within a short time this spot will heal. Maybe this experience will help you gain some trust in your own juice.
The Second Step of Urine Therapy (Urea Treatment or Uropathy)
Take a very clean glass. In the morning, right after getting up, try to urinate in three steps. That may sound somewhat silly, but it is meant quite seriously. The first urine to pass through the urethra cleans the passageway thoroughly. You should not collect these expelled substances. Pause briefly, position the glass, and let the urine pour in. When the glass is full, pause again. Set the glass aside and empty your bladder completely. This remaining urine does not contain many useful substances, and therefore you needn't collect it. It only would increase the amount of fluid you drink. What you have collected is the so-called morning midstream urine. This is the purest and richest urine of the day.
The Third Step of Urine Therapy (Urea Treatment or Uropathy)
All right then. The urine is collected and you have fifteen minutes remaining to do something with it. Therefore, there is no need to rush. Why don't you get your favorite drink from the kitchen? No alcohol in the morning, of course, but if you expect the worst scenario (to vomit), maybe a very small and strongly spiced stomach bitter would not be inappropriate (no more than a thimbleful).
You should not push yourself now. Although you have a whole glass in front of you, a single sip that you don't spit out immediately is worth more than the entire glass that will soon end up in the toilet. Put down the glass and immediately swallow your favorite drink. Then, take a deep breath. You've done it! There, was that so terrible? I don't think so.
The Forth Step of Urine Therapy (Urea Treatment or Uropathy)
It is obvious: You have to work on increasing your daily dose until you are able to empty the whole glass. But please, don't "sweeten" your urine with a small sip of alcohol every morning. Otherwise, you are in danger of developing secondary damages, sooner or later, like dependency.
Disclaimer: I do not recommend, condone, or suggest that you should drink your own urine or apply it to your skin. Consult your doctor if you think that you would like to try this remedy.