If you are like most people, trained from their earliest years to regard urine as a mere waste product, the thought of using it for its healing powers may seem shocking. Yet urine has long played an important role in the holistic medical traditions of societies all over the world, and is even mentioned in the Ebers Medical Papyri of ancient Egypt. For centuries people have been availing themselves of urine's incredible curative powers for ailments ranging from anemia to warts. Urine is free, sterile, and acts homeopathically to stimulate the immune system.
Urine Therapy includes many case histories of people who have successfully treated their ailments with urine, along with cogent explanations of why urine does what it does, how to ensure that the wastes flushed out with your urine aren't taken back in, and why urine may be the best tonic available for your immune system. In addition to protocols for using urine to treat a wide array of diseases, the book offers a program that teaches you step-by-step to overcome any initial aversion to urine therapy. Still playing an important role in the medical systems of countries as diverse as Germany, Japan, and India, this surprising health treatment is now being embraced in the United States.
Flora Peschek - Bohmer, PH.D., Manages a naturopathic healing center in Hamburg Germany. Gisela Schreiber, a medical journalist, also live in Germany.
When I started writing a book about a rarely discussed topic like urine, I was prepared to break taboos and fight against excessive hygiene education. The reactions of my readers to my first book, Urine therapy-a taboo gets broken, and my daily experiences in my naturopathic office in Hamburg-Winterhude proved me right to an astonishing degree. A lot has changed since that first book was published in 1995. I cannot be as proud about the growing climate of acceptance as you, the readers, who dared to try out a new and different way. To rely on yourself for healing, rather than on medications, means to take an active role in your own health care, rather than remaining in the role of a victim.
Try talking with your friends and relatives about urine therapy. You will be surprised how many of them already know about it or even have tried it. However, you will probably meet with resistance, as well. It is never easy to reverse decades of old prejudice. The small child who has just learned to leave the diaper behind receives praise for using the potty. But if the child tries to reach into the pot, he or she will be told "Pee is yucky." Later the child will be taught to shut the bathroom door, to wash his or her hands thoroughly, and to leave the table with an "excuse me" rather than with an "I got to go." Mention of the body's excretions is taboo, acceptable only in the medical office. Grandpa's advice for fight-ing athlete's foot, "Just pee on your feet in the shower," makes him a screwball. If one would try it out, though, one would realize that Grandpa is right. Urine is a universal tool for the body to be used inter-nally and externally, as well as in the household. In the extreme case, it can even save lives (shipwrecked passengers or victims of natural catastrophes have often been saved from dying of thirst by drinking their own urine).
In this book my coauthor and I collected the experiences of my readers and patients and my own experiences as a therapist. It should serve the practice even more than the first book. Use it as a resource book and trust yourself to be right.
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