Have to pee every half hour, just a little bit each time? Feel a burning sensation? There’s a good chance that you’ve got a bladder infection. Unpleasant, and it messes up your whole week. The only remedy seems to be taking antibiotics, which get rid of all the bacteria in your body including the good ones. Not good for the important balance in your intestines! But there are more possibilities. And… the more you learn about them the healthier you’ll become! Look at the causes and do what you can!
Why especially a problem for women?
Women get bladder infections much more often than men do. As much as 50 times more often! Why is that? One reason is that the female urethra is much shorter than men’s. Bacteria can get into the bladder more easily because of this. Your body causes an infection to deal with the bacteria. But how do these undesirable bacteria get into your urethra? Via undesirable bacteria in your vagina. And how do they get there? In three ways: though sexual intercourse, tampons and bowel movements.
Cause 1: Unwashed penis
Men’s bodies produce a creamy substance under the foreskin of the penis, called “smegma”. It consists mostly of dead skin cells mixed with substances from the prostate and mucus. It is completely normal; women also produce it and it has nothing to do with STD’s. It is important to men because it plays a role in the smooth gliding of the foreskin over the head of the penis. Interesting detail: circumcised men don’t have this accumulation of smegma!
When smegma sits for too long, it can cause an infection because it contains bacteria. When women have intercourse with a man who hasn’t washed himself, the bacteria-infected smegma infects the vagina. This is why women should pee right after having intercourse, to wash away bacteria! And preferably, insist that the man washes his penis before intercourse, even if just with water. Thankfully, many men think that is a normal thing to do.
Cause 2: Sanitary napkins, tampons and panty liners
As you could read in article 172: “The Connection Between Illness and Sanitary Napkins”, sanitary napkins, tampons and liners contain chemicals. Especially dioxins, which are released when cotton is bleached. Although I can’t prove this, there will without a doubt be a connection between the use of sanitary napkins/tampons with chemicals and bladder infections. Your body created, among other things, infections to deal with undesirable substances in your body. Read about this in article 140: “Inflammations are Great!”
I found a quote on the Dutch website www.heelbewust.com, from a 1994 research report from the American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (I couldn’t trace the report itself because all the links to it refer to other websites. If you find it, please let me know!)
In that report, it says that: “… no single amount of dioxin is safe, but women introduce these chemicals into their vaginas each month by using tampons, and that for hours or days in a row.”
Solution: use chemical-free sanitary napkins, tampons and panty liners or use a menstrual cup.
Products for incontinence
And… under that article about sanitary napkins, a woman wrote that it could also be caused by products for incontinence. That would explain why older women get so many bladder infections.
Do you want more clarity about this? Write to your national consumers association and ask them to insist on research about the chemicals in sanitary and incontinence products! The more people write asking them about it, the more important they will begin to find this!
Cause 3: Stools in the vagina
Bladder infections can also develop when poop accidentally gets into your vagina when wiping. It can always happen, especially if you have diarrhea. This is the main cause of bladder infections among young girls! When using the toilet, you wipe poop via the backside, urine via the front side. When girls wipe from the back to the front, they wipe poop into their vaginas, causing undesirable bacteria to enter the vagina. It’s a matter of talking about it and showing the girl. It you accidently wipe some poop into your vagina, wash yourself. If your health is normal, there’s no problem.
Why do bladder infections return?
If you’ve got a new bladder infection, you haven’t yet dealt with the real cause of the infection. See the emotional causes, numbers 4 and 5.
Cause 4: Fear, insecurity and decisions
In Chinese medicine, the bladder meridian is directly related to bladder infections. Disturbances in the bladder meridian develop through fear and insecurity. When you’re hesitant about a decision you have to make, your bladder meridian weakens. And large decisions usually take time, so the weakening goes on for a long period. You then often also suffer from lower back pain.
Cause 5: Indicating your own boundaries
In the 5 biological laws of nature, the cause of bladder infections is often viewed thusly: you went over your boundaries too many times and too often, and didn’t feel strong enough (yet) to be clear about your boundaries. But… if you get a bladder infection, you have just indicated what that boundary is and have stood strongly up for yourself! You have done something about the problem! That’s another way of looking at it!
Indicating boundaries and making decisions
If you do the MIR-Method, it becomes increasingly easier for you to be clear about your boundaries and to make decisions. That occurs through:
– Step 3: Detach father. Detach mother, with which you detach yourself from the fear and insecurity from (one of) your parents or other men or women.
– Step 4: Clear meridians. You strengthen your bladder meridian with this one.
– Step 8: Optimize chakras and aura. You strengthen yourself energetically in your ability to indicate boundaries because your aura is becoming stronger.
And how about you? Have you recently had a bladder infection? Or are they gone forever by doing the MIR-Method? I’d love to hear about it! Please write about it below. Thank you!
My wish for you is that bladder infections become a thing of the past!
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