urine therapy

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urine therapy

Pseudomedicine
The oral, parenteral, rectal or topical consumption of one’s own urine as a therapeutic “agent”. Urine therapy was enthusiastically adopted in the early 20th century by the Briton JW Armstrong, who believed its consumption was effective for asthma, bladder problems, burns, cancer, diabetes, fever, gangrene, heart disease, malaria, renal failure, tuberculosis, wounds and other conditions. Because Armstrong viewed urine as a panacea, a specific medical diagnosis was unnecessary; urine has been more recently extolled as a therapy for AIDS, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, herpes and leprosy.

There are no peer-reviewed studies to suggest that urine has a any kind of therapeutic role.
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No sexto capitulo, Auto-Urine Therapy -- the elixir of life: Yoga, Ayurveda and self-perfection, o autor analisa o procedimento chamado amaroli, a ingestao da propria urina, que aparece numa das obras classicas de Yoga, o Hatha Yogapradipika.
He withholds instructions, however, for advanced mudra techniques such as vajroli, sahajoli, amaroli, and sakticalana, thus implying they must be learned from either an accomplished guru or through spontaneous yoga experience.
I was intrigued to learn that for serious yoga practitioners, drinking one's urine is called amaroli.
So, when I finally put down the telephone to Lamborghini's genial PR guru, Alberto Amaroli, I stared at myself in the mirror to make sure I hadn't dreamed it.
But first, I think I'll need to talk nicely to Mr Amaroli.