What is Vaginal Steaming
What is Yoni Steaming: Yoni Steaming also known as Vaginal Steaming is a traditional source in which we use specific herbs, and mild steam to penetrate the exterior tissues of the vagina (the tissue referred to as the vulva. The warmth and moisture increases circulation to the vulva, causing it to open up and expose the inner labial mucous membranes. These tissues are very porous and absorbent, allowing the herbs to infuse their benefits. The result is a healthier, more relaxed and balanced connection to your yoni/womb .
Why we Steam
Creates deep relaxation and aids the body to release stress and tension
Menstrual support- Irregular periods Cramping
Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse
Fertility Enhancement, Helps Libido ,Postpartum
Nourishes and tonifies the uterine lining
Deepen Connection to Your Feminine Essence
Preventative for infections(BV / Yeast Infections,Ovarian Cysts / Fibroids)
Balances the root chakra
DO NOT STEAM IF
Menstruation: Steaming while bleeding can be dangerous because the steam speeds up the blood flow and can cause heavy bleeding. Instead, steaming should be done before and after the period, which will help aid the natural uterine cleanse that occurs during the period.
Pregnancy: Steaming while pregnant can be dangerous because the steam relaxes and opens the cervix, which could result in miscarriage or early labor.
After Insemination While Trying to Conceive: For anyone that is trying to conceive, they can steam up until the point of ovulation and then they should stop. Steaming after insemination could interfere with the sperm, fertilization or implantation.
This is also true for medically assisted insemination. Steam up until the point of the IVF or IUI transfer and then stop until the pregnancy is confirmed
Spontaneous Heavy Bleeding: For anyone that experiences spontaneous heavy bleeding--sometimes referred to as two periods per month--steaming is contraindicated. Because the steam speeds up circulation and opens the cervix, it might cause spontaneous bleeding to occur--which can be dangerous when it’s heavy. Women with spontaneous bleeding who want to steam should go to an acupuncturist first and get herbs to get the spontaneous bleeding under control first (hint: ask for yunnan baiyao).
Hot Flashes: Since steaming introduces heat to the body it might trigger hot flashes and should probably be avoided when hot flashes are present. This might not be true in every case
During Miscarriage: Though steaming is very helpful for miscarriage recovery, it is not advised to steam before the pregnancy matter has cleared out. In rare cases this might lead to heavy bleeding and can be dangerous. Start steaming after the pregnancy matter has cleared out and the bleeding has turned to brown
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