Vaginal steaming can and should be used for certain rectal issues. When steaming to target this area, the user must elevate their feet or tilt their body to allow steam target the rectum.
Steam users have reported improvement with hemorrhoids, rectal prolapse, anal fissures and anal fistula. There have been several cases where people were able to avoid surgery for these issues. In Korea, rectum steaming is also used for colon cancer.
To use steaming to help with rectum issues, it is advised to consult with a Peristeam Hydrotherapist. Ask your practitioner if they are trained in this area or go to steamychick.com and search the directory for a practitioner with this skill.