Vaginal Steaming: Know Everything about Vaginal Steaming

Your vagina has to withstand a lot between menstruation, intercourse, pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. In addition, changes in hormones at different phases of female life brings lot of changes in the vaginal wall. On the other hand, use of sanitary pads, tampons and contraceptives expose the vagina to chemicals disrupting the natural pH balance of the vagina and exposing it to infections.

Vaginal health is essential. You should practice vaginal cleaning methods that are completely safe.This is why we have come upon the article on vaginal steaming. Internet is streaming with articles claiming that vaginal steaming not only cleans the vagina and uterus but also eases menstrual cramps and regulate periods. Vaginal Steaming: Know Everything about Vaginal Steaming

But, Is Vaginal Steaming Safe?   Read our article to the end to get all the answers to your queries related to vaginal steaming.

What is Vaginal Steaming?

Vaginal steaming is a very old and natural home remedy to clean the vagina and uterus. It is a practice of exposing your vagina to herbal-infused steam. Other names given to the practice include yoni steaming or V-steaming.

How Is Vaginal Steaming Done?

Vaginal steaming involves sitting over a pot or a container with herbal-infused steaming water that usually contains mugwort, rosemary, wormwood, calendula, oregano, chamomile, and basil.

*There are chances that you may burn your vagina while performing vaginal steaming at home; this is why it is not suggested to do it all on your own at home. However, at most of the spas that provide the facility of vaginal steaming, there is a special seat with a hole for the steam to come out, and it is comparatively much safe. How Is Vaginal Steaming Done?

On average vaginal steaming sessions last for about 20 to 15 minutes, depending upon how hot the water is.

What Are The Potential Benefits of Vaginal Steaming

There is no scientific evidence to prove the benefits of vaginal steaming. However, it is believed that vaginal steaming reduces menstrual symptoms such as cramps, bloating, heavy bleeding, and exhaustion. It boosts fertility and promotes healing after childbirth. In addition, vaginal steaming is reported to treat hemorrhoids. This process offers soothing warmth down below and relieves stress. Purported benefits of vaginal steaming is not just limited to cleaning of vagina and uterus but also believes to cure hormonal imbalance.

Is Vaginal Steaming Safe?

Although you may find articles on the internet claiming the potential benefits of vaginal steaming, there is no scientific evidence to support those claims.

The skin of your vagina is very sensitive, delicate and can be easily traumatized. Warm steam may cause vaginal burns and scalding. In addition, an overheated vagina disturbs the normal flora and provides a perfect environment for infection causing bacteria to thrive and multiply. The herbs added in vaginal steaming are natural but potent and may cause an allergic reaction. If you are pregnant, you should altogether avoid vaginal steaming because the herbs added may lead to miscarriage. Portable Vaginal Steaming

Vaginal Steaming: Know Everything about Vaginal Steaming

Botton Line: 

Vagina does not require vaginal steaming to clean itself. It cleans itself through fluids it excretes. To relieve menstrual cramps, better opt for a heating pad instead of vaginal steaming. Still, if you want to experience vaginal steaming, first consult your gynecologist first.Although most of the doctors are against vaginal steaming but if your doctors permits you to practice it better follow the precautions mentioned below:

Precautions While Practising Vaginal Steaming

If you are going to a spa for vaginal steaming make sure that, the equipment’s are clean as it carries the risk of infection. While practicing vaginal steaming ensure you do not get too close to steam and avoid using too hot water. If you feel uncomfortable, better move away from the steam. Do not practice vaginal steaming if you have yeast infection. Do not practice vaginal steaming often.
Hope all your answers related to vaginal steaming is answered. What we suggest is avoid vaginal steaming.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.