Last year an L.A. Times article on “Vaginal Steaming” caused much to comment on the internet and many of our Yinova Center patients asked us about it. Most giggled a bit with embarrassment and some were intrigued but it seems that what people want to know is — should they steam their uterus?
Known in Central America as Banjos (ba-hoes) or in Korea as Chai-yok, these baths have been used around the world for centuries to foster good uterine health. I do V-Steams personally and prescribe them to many of my clients. Those who do them find the experience relaxing and they see improvements in their vaginal health. Steams are especially effective for people with a misplaced uterus which can lead to symptoms such as dark menstrual blood, cramping, periods that stop and start, as well as repeated yeast and other bacterial infections. They are also helpful for cervical dysplasia and they can enhance fertility, supporting natural cycles, and increasing the efficacy of assisted reproductive techniques. Some may think of their lower bodies as separate, especially if there has been some type of trauma (physically, emotionally, or spiritually) in the pelvis. This treatment helps them pamper themselves “down there” and reconnect with their bodies.
Think of a V-Steam as a facial for your vagina. It creates the same effects as a facial but it does so internally for your uterus and vaginal canal. What do you think people used before store-bought (unnatural) douches?
They used plants, clay, garlic, and other home remedies. Honestly, I wish I knew about this in my younger years. All those awful symptoms I endured during my menstruating years – this would have been such a welcome relief! Thankfully, I learned early enough to, at least, find relief in my peri- and (now) post-menopausal years. Unlike using chemicals and pharmaceuticals, there are no adverse side effects. The steams are pH balanced and the herbs we use are all organic.