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Summer 2016 - Complementary Approaches

Shivambu – the ancient therapy of golden juice

Shivambu – the ancient therapy of golden juice


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Our western culture has a strongly dismissive stance towards all that pertains to our bodily excretions. Our body´s own secretions are, for us, associated with revulsion and disgust. This negative attitude has its origin in our upbringing, in cultures and societies that have an established, strict insistence on acute cleanliness. Our environment is ever increasingly becoming hygienic, germ-free and sterile.



In other cultures there is a different view or understanding of such aspects, and as a consequence, these societies have developed a different, slightly more positive attitude toward their own secretions. Yet, the role of bodily waste-products, as therapeutic agents, none-the-less, does require a great amount of open-mindedness, here as there, particularly in our modern times.


Most of times it is only when a patient has tried many therapies and treatments for a stubborn impairment to his or her health, that he or she is likely to be prepared to take steps to achieve recovery, that under normal circumstances, hardly anybody would even suggest, and many won’t even know of. Generally speaking, that is the category that ‘Shivambu’ falls under, and unless the search for relief takes a sufferer off the mainstream track, it is unlikely that he or she will actually meet people that know of such approaches, and are able and prepared to share their experiences. Doctors will hardly recommend ‘Shivambu’ as part of the conventional treatment plan. Therefore, such treading out of the beaten path can open up a whole new world and can provide a long sought for solution to health troubles. The therapy of the golden juice is certainly one for which such statements are largely true, particularly in our western culture.


Shivambu, auto-urine therapy, also known as Uropathy, describes the use of one’s own Urine for therapeutic purposes. The actual birth of ‘Shivambu’, traces back to ancient times in Asia, and particularly to India, where its origin has been found in the antique scriptures of the Damar Tantra, a sacred Hindu text, and ultimately in the books of the Ayurveda. The underlying rationale making urine a therapeutic substance, stems from the idea that urine contains unique metabolic waste products that have active therapeutic effects. These effects are believed to stimulate the immune system of the body. The treatment action of auto urine therapy is thought to somewhat parallel that of homeopathic remedies, as the active ingredients contained in the golden juice are in quantities of greatest minuteness. Coming directly from the patient, such auto-urine therapy is a treatment approach that is unique, harmless, devoid of side-, ill- and after- effects, and for everybody always easily accessible at no cost.


The therapeutic procedure of auto-urine treatment refers to the absorption of one’s own urine by way of an oral or olfactory ingestion, by topical application or an intra-dermal injection. The therapeutic uses of this treatment approach are vast, and range from skin conditions to sleep problems, from angina pectoris to kidney affections, to infectious diseases. Even the big diseases of humanity, such as cancer and HIV are known to be positively influenced by an auto-urine treatment.


The description of the how of Shivambu differs depending on the source the therapeutic recommendations are taken from. This is best explored by identifying a patient’s own preferences. The ‘original’ approach suggests ingesting fresh, pure urine, which should be collected in the early morning, directly after waking. The quantities to be ingested differ depending on the literary source and range from just little to all secreted urine of the day. The duration of time for which Shivambu should be continued ranges from days and weeks, to life-long practice.


There are different preparatory measures recommended, such as fasting or adopting dietary changes ahead of, or during an auto-urine therapy. These measures are largely irrelevant where the preparation of a homeopathic remedy from the patients’ own urine is recommended. The administration in this case follows a homeopathic prescription protocol depending on the potency made and the patients presenting state. Topical and injection therapies also follow differing treatment recommendations, that as such suggest the use of only fresh urine, while others indicate the use of urine that has been stored for a number of days.


Who believes Shivambu is solely a medicine for physical affections is wrong. Shivambu has been known to impact a patient on many levels including that of his or her emotional and mental attitude and aptitude. The information contained in the auto-urine is custom-made of the state of the patient that it comes from in entirety. The re-ingestion of urine may therefore instigate regulation in the body, where needed, aiding the totality to recuperate and harmonize.


The elixir of life, the golden juice, is a unique medicine, made to match, that has proven effective for many long term sufferers. Vast experiential accounts are available in the published literature. Shivambu is a treatment approach for the open minded individual with whom this auto-therapeutic treatment resonates. It is perhaps not a cure-all, but has offered relief and eventual recuperation from lasting odysseys for many.






References and recommended reading:


Armstrong, J. (1971) Water of Life. [Online]. Available at: (Accessed: April 2016).


Bettens, J. (2013) Urine therapy e-book. [Online]. Available at: April 2016).


Christy, M. (2013) Your own perfect Medicine. [Online]. Available at: (Accessed: April 2016).


Chordia, C. (2015) Uropathy – Uropathy is a divine therapy, Available at: April 2016).


Dash, S., & Padhy, S. (2007) ‘Ethno-therapeutic importance of the human body: 1. Medicaments of physical and physiological origin’, Ethno-Med, 1(1), pp. 55-58 [Online] Available at: April 2016).


Patel, R. (1997) Manav Mootra, 7th edn., Ahmedabad: Bharat Sevak Samaj. Available at: (Accessed: April2016).


Podmirseg, W. (2010) ‘Eigenharntherapie und Psychosoziale Aspekte’, Fachzeitschrift für Naturheilkunde, Berufs- und Medizinalpolitik, 4(), pp. 26 – 28 [Online]. Available at: April 2016).


Savica, V., Calo, L., Santoro, D., Monardo, P., Mallamace, A., & Bellinghieri, G. (2011) ‘Urine therapy through the centuries’, Origins of nephrology, 24(S17), pp. 123-125 [Online]. Available at: DOI:10.5301/JN.2011.6463(Accessed: April 2016).


Thakkar, G. (1996) Shivambu Gita, 1st edn., Mumbai: Dr. G.K. Thakkar. Available at: (Accessed: April 2016)






About the Author:

Profile picUta Mittelstadt, BSc & MSc in homeopathic medicine: I am a homeopath, an artist, a writer and a vegegan, a traveller, and adventurer. I’m a crab born in June. I am passionate about homeopathy. I blog at Clever Homeopathy.  My specialty is ‘sports-injuries’, more info at: SPORTSHOM.  




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