Ok first and foremost lets zero in on the true origin and history of Yoni steaming . So researchers are constantly arguing the origins of Yoni steaming which has several different unofficial aliases . There have been talks of an Asian , Spanish and African origin but seldom do you hear about the true origins of Art of vaginal healing . The term Yoni steam is the accurate name for the process in which you use steamed herbs to permeate the exterior of your vagina in which the steam travels up your canal into the uterus . Yoni is a sanskrit word meaning origin of life it is the symbol of the Hindu Goddess Devi/Shakti . The other alias for the Yoni steam is Chai Yok which is what Koreans refer to it as . The odd thing is chai means Tea in India and chai you means absolutely nothing in Korean ... hmmmm see where I'm going with this . Across America thousands of Korean spas have been promoting this holistic ritual as their own in a very Americanized way and it is very popular amongst celebrities and the well to do . We have taken away from the culture history and point of the Yoni steam . Yoni steaming is a hindu tradition and ritual in which it celebrates feminism , womanhood , motherhood and the power of the V . Yoni steaming is a way to reconnect with your body and your inner Goddess . You are suppose to indulge in not only the healing properties of the herbs but the celebration of yourself as woman as well as pampering your vagina . The herbs provide a cleansing of the energy that we manifest in our nether region . The Vagina is an opening it opens up and accepts everything that it connects with at the opening . Some things are good some things are bad and either way once it reaches that opening it does make a connection . Don't you think you owe it to your almighty powerhouse to cleanse and free it of impurities and bad energy while meditating and manifesting good energy?
Now that we've covered the origins and the pros lets take a look at the medicinal herbs used
Mugwort: In addition to fighting infection through its antibiotic and anti-fungal properties, mugwort balances female hormones and stimulates the production of hormones that help to maintain uterine health as well as protect the uterus from things such as ulcers and tumors. Mugwort steam opens the pores, allowing the beneficial herbs to penetrate into the blood stream. In addition, mugwort helps to stimulate menstrual discharge and ease cramping.
Rosemary: An aromatic and antimicrobial herb, rosemary treats bacterial infection, speeds wound healing, inhibits yeast growth, and stimulates menstruation.
Lavender: One of the most relaxing herbs we have, lavender supports healing, and it also promotes menstrual flow.
Yarrow: Astringent, tonifying and cleansing, yarrow is great for regulating menstrual flow, treating ovarian cysts and supporting overall uterine health.
Partridge berry: Revered as a wonderful herb for the female reproductive system, partridge berry treats infertility, regulates menstrual cycles and helps decrease severe menstrual pain.
Motherwort: Astringent, tonifying and cleansing, motherwort strengthens and relaxes uterine muscles, eases uterine cramping, and may help treat uterine fibroids. Motherwort stimulates uterine tone and blood flow.
Calendula: Aids in healing of scar tissue, vaginal tears, or hemorrhoids.
Rose Petals: A relaxing, uplifting and astringent herb that is wonderful for pampering
So now that we've looked at the pros what are the cons of this holistic and rejuvenating wellness process AKA who shouldn't get steamed .
First and most importantly, Women who are pregnant, or think there is any possibility that they might be, should NOT do any type of yoni steam. Doing so may endanger the pregnancy, as many of the herbs used can alter hormone levels and can cause contractions of the uterus. For the same reason, it is also not recommended for women who have an Intrauterine Device (IUD). Women who have any type of internal infection (cervical, uterine or ovarian inflammation), or a fever, are encouraged not to steam until the symptoms have passed. Women also should not steam while menstruating or when open sores or blisters are present.
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