Urine and stell cells
When Armstrong wonders why urine, after being ingested through the mouth and through the skin, is able to select the organs and tissues that require regeneration or reconstruction, he confesses that he cannot offer a rational explanation.
Armstrong in his book sets out to demonstrate the effectiveness of urine, not its mode of action.
When referring to the healing process, Armstrong invariably speaks of patients who gain weight, wounds that heal quickly without leaving scars, diseases that heal, tumors that go dormant or disappear, and in general, patients who eventually appear much younger, than they really are.
Discovery and mode of action of stem cells
The discovery and mode of action of the so-called stem cells, which we all have in the body, can contribute to some extent to explain or understand in general the mode of action of urine.
In the 1950s, it was discovered that the bone marrow contains stem cells, that is, cells with the capacity for self-renewal and differentiation into blood cells.
After a few decades of research, it is only from 2000 on that the possibility of being able to use stem cells, coming from various tissues, not only from the bone marrow, is envisioned to repair and regenerate all kinds of worn, damaged or diseased tissues. In this way stem cell therapy was born, which is today included in regenerative medicine.
Regenerative Therapy or Stem Cell Therapy
One of the great advantages of using stem cells in cancer treatment is the unique ability of stem cells to migrate and infiltrate tumors in response to signals emitted by diseased tissues. Additionally, stem cells have the ability to distribute themselves throughout tumor masses and elicit a more complete antitumor response in the body than other therapies that lack such ability.
Surprise! How are stem cells obtained and where do they come from? From urine
Stem cells can be obtained from various tissues, tissues from the patient himself or from other people. The process of obtaining, culturing and preparing stem cells is complex and sometimes dangerously invasive, as when stem cells are obtained through a biopsy.
When it was discovered that urine contained stem cells, with self-renewal capacity, high proliferative capacity and differentiation potential in multiple types of tissues, urine became researchers’ preferred choice for obtaining stem cells.
It is important to note that the stem cells found in the urine come exclusively from the urinary system (from the epithelia that line the different parts of the system: kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra).
Urine has become an inexhaustible source for obtaining stem cells since its collection is easy, safe, inexpensive and above all non-invasive, unlike what happens when obtaining stem cells is done through biopsies.
Once again, urine, considered a waste product, becomes a privileged drug resource for the pharmaceutical industry! This time a privileged stem cell resource.
Could the presence of stem cells in urine explain the mode of action of Urine Therapy?
Only in a certain way. It should be noted, and we can never lose sight of it, that Urine Therapy is a holistic therapy and consequently is applied holistically. That is, what heals in the urine is not this or that ingredient therein, but what is applied and has healing effects is the urine itself considered in its entirety.
There is therefore a radical difference, as regards the application of stem cells for curative purposes, between stem cell therapy by conventional medicine and urine therapy by holistic and alternative medicine.
In stem cell therapy applied by conventional medicine, the stem cells, before they can be applied, have to be treated. They are first extracted, either from urine, or from some tissue, from the patient himself or from another person. Subsequently, the stem cells are cultured, modified and induced to generate the tissue whose regeneration is to be achieved.
In contrast to the above, let’s say that in “our” urine therapy, as is its usual methodology, the complete therapeutic substance is used without any modification: urine (usually the patient’s own urine).
Urine ingested through the mouth and through the skin incorporates into our body, among many other substances, the stem cells from the epithelia of the urinary system.
Let us emphasize that urine therapy, like all naturopathic therapies, maintains that the components of a therapeutic substance act in consonance and in synergy with the other components.
Therefore, urine therapy, apart from its many other healing effects, is a true stem cell therapy.
The above can help to understand the extraordinary regenerative efficiency of urine shown from time immemorial and up to the present day.
Having clarified the above, we can provisionally adopt, based on the mode of action of stem cells revealed by scientific research, the scientific “explanatory model”:
The mode or model of action of urine therapy would therefore be the following. The stem cells supplied and contained in the urine, once in the bloodstream and in response to the signals emitted by the tumors or diseased tissues, would migrate and accumulate in these tumors, proliferating, regenerating and stimulating the body’s self-healing action (explanation in similar lines to that provided by the “scientific method”).
This explanatory model would give us the rational explanation that Armstrong could not find when he asked himself how it was possible that urine, after being ingested, was able to select the organs and tissues that required regeneration or reconstruction.
Benefits and risks of Stem Cell Therapy.
Stem cell therapy is by no means fully developed. Its application to the specific case requires a lot of preparation time (sometimes months, while the patient waits and worsens). The therapy cannot be applied, therefore, in an emergency or depending on the disease or the patient being treated. Apart from the fact that in any case, conventional medicine stem cell therapy presents diverse and serious risks and no less serious side effects.
When talking about stem cell therapy, we cannot lose sight of the fact that it is a transplant, with all that this implies.
Stem cell therapy is applied either intravenously, reaching the entire body, or by injecting the cells locally, in a knee joint, for example.
Stem cell therapy, like all conventional medicine therapies, being novel, confronts the patient with supposed benefits, not without risks or side effects. Stem cell therapy benefits, risks, and side effects that the patient should be informed about in order to personally evaluate them before undergoing the therapy.
Naturally, stem cell therapy has benefits, such as being able to cure certain types of cancers and other serious diseases. Here I will now refer only to known and proven risks.
Stem cell therapy is not easy to apply. Indeed, prior to being able to be applied and once the stem cells have been obtained, coming from urine or from a tissue, they have to be “cultured”, to later be treated and induced to generate the tissue that is necessary.
The risks derived from undergoing stem cell therapy, of which the patient must be warned, include tumor formation, inappropriate stem cell migration, immune rejection of transplanted cells, hemorrhage, and infection.
The fact that stem cell therapy presents a clear and real risk of tumor formation is precisely due to the high proliferation capacity of stem cells, which sometimes leads to uncontrolled proliferation in a similar way to what occurs with the proliferation of cancer cells.
Also, a possible rejection reaction by the patient’s body is a risk that must be taken into account when the stem cells, as usual, do not come from the patient himself, but from another person.
Finally, I would like to emphasize once again that the stem cell therapy applied by conventional medicine is carried out with stem cells extracted from the patient himself or provided by an external source, stem cells that after extraction are cultured, modified and induced to generate a certain type of tissue.
On the contrary, and in contrast, urine therapy besides also providing stem cells, let’s say “authectic” stem cells, not cultured or modified in any way, they are simply and easily delivered directly into the body with the urine, through the mouth and through the skin.