By Jessica Rach For Mailonline. A woman has revealed she feels better than ever after she started drinking her own urine every morning, as well as exfoliating and moisturising her face with it. Kayleigh Oakley, 33, from Newington, Kent, drinks half a pint of pee upon waking, claiming that it keeps her complexion looking fresh and that it has cured a 'lifetime' of health conditions.
Yes, it sounds gross, but is that even possible? You might think drinking your own urine sounds like a sick joke, but a year-old yoga instructor from the United Kingdom claims doing so every morning has relieved her of chronic pain, boosted her immune system, and cleared her complexion. Kayleigh Oakley has dealt with a weakened immune system since childhood, and as a teenager, she was diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder Hashimoto's diseasecausing her to have an underactive thyroid, she told the Daily Mail.
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.
Bizarrely, it seems as though drinking your own piss is having a bit of a moment. In recent weeks we've seen a number of people hit headlines after they claimed that glugging back their own urine has some 'health benefits'. And so to year-old Fabian Farquharson who has been knocking back pints of his own pee for three years and claims drinking both fresh and one-month old urine makes him feel healthier, happier and smarter.
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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.
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.
In order to use the urine correctly, she rubs it into her face like a moisturizer, leaving it on her face anywhere from two hours up to a full day. In a video by The Sun, she shows herself rubbing the urine with a sponge on her visible pimples and then showing the results the next morning. In the video, there is some obvious overnight improvement, with one row of pimples now gone and one reduced.
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.