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What is Vaginal Steaming?

Vaginal steaming is an ancient practice that is thought to be beneficial in cleansing the vagina and uterus, regulating the menstrual cycle, easing the pain of period cramps and bloating, and aiding in healing and soothing after childbirth. The practice can also be very meditative.

The Yoni steam process involves sitting over a steaming pot of herb-infused water, generally for about 10-30 minutes per session depending on your body’s constitution and menstrual cycle history. As the steam rises and the herbs penetrate vaginal tissue, it is thought that the vagina and uterus are cleansed and soothed.

You can receive your vaginal steam session as a spa treatment or at home. We encourage you to connect with a practitioner for further support, instructions, and personalized yoni steam herb recipe recommendations.

Yoni Steam Benefits

There are many benefits of yoni steaming. It functions as a natural and simple method of cleansing and detoxifying the uterus and vagina. Yoni steaming can also aid in maintaining reproductive health, increasing fertility, and balancing hormones, which can help to regulate periods and ease unpleasant symptoms of menstruation such as cramps, headaches, and vaginal discomfort. 

Anyone with a vagina can experience the benefits of yoni steaming, especially those who suffer from painful or irregular periods, are looking to increase fertility, or are experiencing general discomfort. Yoni steam benefits are more than just physical. The practice has been used for ages to encourage mental and emotional wellbeing by improving symptoms of depression, anxiety, and fatigue.

Vaginal steaming provides benefits through natural herbs that soothe, balance, and nourish the reproductive system without disrupting the natural environment of the vagina and uterus.

Although there is no empirical evidence to back these claims, many people report experiencing a sense of relaxation after steaming, and choose to incorporate the practice into their self-care regimen.

Cervical Fluid Discharge After Yoni Steam

There are a few potential side effects of yoni steaming to be aware of before you try it. For example, some people experience cervical fluid or discharge after yoni steam. Some discharge is absolutely normal and nothing to be concerned about. The yoni steam is simply allowing the vagina to release dead cells and bacteria.

Cervical fluid discharge after yoni steam:

  • should have a color somewhere between clear, milky white, yellow, and brown.
  • should have an odor that would not be considered strong.
  • can vary in intensity based on your menstrual cycle, hydration level, and stress level.

If you experience any sort of rash, pain, or itching, then you could have an infection and would want to consult a medical professional immediately.

How Often Should You Yoni Steam?

While yoni steaming is a fantastic and natural option that has been used in many cultures to promote health, it’s important to consider your own individual needs and concerns before diving into the process. Many people will have their own preferences and considerations in terms of ingredients and frequency. So, you may be wondering, “how often should you yoni steam”?

The answer will be different for everyone. A steaming schedule should be based on your menstrual cycle history and your body’s constitution. Personalized information about how often you should steam can be attained by consulting a local Peri-Steam hydrotherapist. However, if your goal is to increase fertility, especially during pre-ovulation, getting on a steam schedule could support your fertility journey greatly!

Additionally, people who suffer with severe period symptoms such as bloating, discomfort, or painful cramps will likely benefit from steaming two or three times in the week leading up to their period. Ultimately, the frequency at which you choose to yoni steam depends on your personal needs, comfort level, and cycle.

Finding a Yoni Steam Professional

Many people choose to do DIY yoni steaming from the comfort of their own home. But if you’re looking for a more healing, therapeutic, beneficial result to your experience with a relaxing, spa-like experience with a holistic wellness professional contact us today.

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Uterine Fibroids
Uterine Fibroids often form in the layers of the uterus, causing painful periods or dysfunction of the menstrual cycle from slight to serious; causing heavy menstrual bleeding, long periods, pelvic pain or pressure, etc., according to the Mayo Clinic. Some women carry to term with uterine fibroids present, while others struggle with getting the embryo to implant.

Though 20% – 80% of women by age 50 will develop uterine fibroids, according to the Office on Women’s Health at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, doctors are actually unsure of what causes them to occur. What they do know, however, is that estrogen and progesterone contribute to the growth of the fibroids. Estrogen and progesterone, in balance, is also necessary for the health of the uterine lining.

Scar Tissue
Scar tissue in the uterus can form for a variety of reasons that lead back to some kind of trauma to the uterus. Some of these reasons shared by University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, “USC Fertility”, include:

  • Abortion
  • D&C after miscarriage
  • Cesarean section
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD)
  • Abdominal Surgery in the uterus or nearby
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) caused by Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Endometriosis

Endometriosis
Endometriosis is when the tissues of the endometrium lining of the uterus grow outside of the uterus. In women with endometriosis the displaced tissues function and are influenced by hormones just as a normal endometrium would be. This means that these displaced tissues go through the same cycle that any endometrium would; the tissues build up as the body approaches ovulation and then begin to break down when ovulation does not occur. Then the displaced tissues bleed during menses. Endometriosis tissue attaches to the ovaries, fallopian tubes, bowel, bladder, ligaments or other areas in the abdominal cavity. Rarely the endometrial cells will attach to other areas in the body including the lungs and nasal cavity.

Hormonal Imbalance
Hormonal imbalance contributes to or may play a key role in a variety of fertility issues that may affect the uterus. PCOS, Uterine Fibroids, and Endometriosis are just some of the more serious ways hormonal imbalance may contribute to uterine dysfunction. If our hormones are not balanced, we may have an irregular menstrual cycle or irregularities in the menstrual cycle such as Absent Period, short cycles, long heavy cycles, etc.

In the case of irregular menstruation, there is a chance that the uterus is not able to fully empty its contents each month. A uterus that is not stimulated to shed the endometrium, or sheds the endometrium inadequately each month, may become atrophied. This means the muscles lose their tone and strength. If the mucosal lining known as the stratum functionale is not stimulated to secrete mucus and build up the endometrium, then the uterus is not lubricated and may become “dry” and weak. You can see why this would not be the best environment to house an embryo. The endometrium needs proper hormonal balance to be signaled to grow to a proper size to house and nourish the embryo until the placenta is developed enough to take over.

As I said before, the menstrual cycle is a complex symphony of communication and actions; anything that disrupts the function of the communication or physical make-up of our reproductive system may cause the uterus to not function properly. This includes hormonal balance.

Tipped Uterus
The normal positioning of the uterus should be straight up and down (vertical). In some cases, a woman’s uterus may become tipped backward or forward.

COMMON BENEFITS OF YONI STEAMING

There are literally countless reasons why a woman may choose to yoni steam. 

  • Restores regularity to the menstrual or moon cycle by either stimulating stagnant menstruation or decreasing a heavy flow.
  • Brings relief to common symptoms associated with PMS and menstruation including menstrual cramps, bloating, pain and fatigue. 
  • Reduces pain associated with sexual intercourse.
  • Relieves itchiness.
  • Helps to clear uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts.
  • Heals endometriosis. 
  • Promotes fertility.
  • Cleanses, tones and heals the tissues of the vagina.
  • Labor preparation and support.
  • Postpartum healing from birth, miscarriage &/or abortion. 
  • Supports the transition into menopause. 
  • Minimizes hot flashes. 
  • Balances hormones. 
  • Moisturizes and lubricates vaginal dryness &/or tightness. 
  • Surgery recovery
  • Healing from past sexual abuse and trauma. 
  • Clears vaginal &/or yeast infections. 
  • Promotes healthy prana or life force energy.