“Infections” ~ such a broad term. But a very scary one when it comes to speaking about our bodies, in particular our wombs / vaginas. Yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, etc. Not usually terms we appreciate hearing and can sometimes be challenging to deal with.
What are infections in our vaginas really? Broadly speaking, it is an imbalance in our system. I did say ‘broadly’. Each of our bodies is so unique and reacts so differently it can be from any number of things including ~
lack of exercise
poor diet (lacking in nutrients from fresh fruits and vegetables primarily)
lack of ‘good’ bacteria
However, what’s WONDERFUL to know is that our bodies usually give us SIGNALS that its out of balance and needs help! From texture and odor of our cervical mucus, to itching, and sometimes pain, our bodies are SCREAMING for help! However, sometimes an infection can go undetected, so a great practice is to have your regular pap smear performed.
As the title of this blog suggests, yes VAGINAL STEAMING CAN HELP! In addition to making lifestyle adjustments, a dose of antibiotics may not be necessary. Antibiotics can sometimes be MORE harmful, killing off ALL bacteria ~ good and bad. Regular check ins with your doctor/midwife can help determine the best kind of support your body needs.
The herbs in in a vaginal steam in combination with the steam itself radiating into our wombs, help cleanse, heal, and bring balance to our vaginas. Much like a colon cleansing helps support the colon, vaginal steaming does the same for our vaginas. Yay!
Because each of our bodies is so unique and vaginal steaming is contraindicated for factors other than infections, please be sure to see a vaginal steam practitioner to make sure it’s a good option for you and to get you on the right herbs and on the right steaming plan. There are many of us around the world! I would be happy to consult with you from wherever you are (virtual consultations available) or you can find a local one in your area by clicking here.