Also Known as Vaginal Steam Baths, and known in Central and South America as bajos, and in Korea as chai-yok. The Womb Steam is a centuries-old technique used by midwives and healers that has been gaining quite the popularity in holistic practices, physical therapy centers, and spas in the United States.
The steams act as a natural uterine lavage and use water steeped with medicinal herbs to address a slew of ailments including: irregular and painful periods, fertility challenges, bladder and yeast infections, and hemorrhoids.
The technique also supports the healing of uterine fibroids, perineal tears, and scarring from C-sections, hysterectomies, and laparoscopies. Pelvic steaming boosts circulation to the pelvis, which means increased oxygenation, dilation of blood vessels, and a relaxing of the pelvic floor muscles.
The vaginal steam bath is used for just about everything; to promote healing and rejuvenation for just about any woman’s reproductive health ailment. It may reduce stress, regulate the menstrual cycle, improve fertility, sooth alleviate painful menstrual cramps, and even help with bladder and vaginal infections with regular practice and use. Baths are widely used and highly recommended for women post-birth. The baths can safely be combined with either natural cycles or any cycle involving assisted reproductive technology such as IUI or IVF.
Castor oil is a magical healing oil. It is derived from the bean of the Rincinus communis or ‘Palma Christi’ plant (palm of Christ). The Palma Christi has been used for therapeutically for centuries in the folk medicine of ancient India, China, Persia, Africa, Greece, Rome, and the Americas. It has large, beautiful palmate leaves hence the name, Palma Christi.
This external therapy consists of using warmed castor oil on cloth over the abdomen or other body parts in order to stimulate blood flow to the area. This natural method is used to treat many disorders including those of a gynecological nature, like endometriosis, fibroids, polycystic ovary syndrome, etc. Castor oil is absorbed easily into the body through the skin and its healing components are delivered directly into the body tissues. Castor oil therapy can be effective in breaking up scar tissue and adhesions, in loosening up masses and in drawing out toxins. Castor oil packs stimulate important detoxification systems in the body; the lymphatic system and the liver. Castor oil packs also stimulate healthy circulation. All of this is important for clearing out toxins. These packs are a great way to support a healthy reproductive system.