Xông ho’i Vietnamese herbal steam therapies by Bruce Bentley
Reflections from the steam box.
Contributed by Celia Rabemanjara “I recently found a little study made by doctors and researchers in Madagascar, collecting the plants women traditionally use in the town
In Palau vaginal steaming is an established part of postpartum care. As a celebration of a woman surviving childbirth and to help her body recover,
In 2018, researchers from Dae-Jeon University published a case report exploring whether or not vaginal steaming could help prevent endometriosis from re-occurring (as is common)
In 2015, researchers from The Society of Korean Medicine Obstetrics and Gyneocology published a study that aimed to explore the therapeutic effect of vaginal steaming
In 2018, researchers from Pusan National University’s Department of Korean Obstetrics and Gynecology did a systematic review of the effects of vaginal steaming as a
In 2011, researchers from Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine published a study looking at the effects of vaginal steaming on patients undergoing radiotherapy for
In 2017, researchers from Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Ayurved published a trial study where they compared postpartum ayurvedic medical care to postpartum western care. Ayurvedic
In 2009, researchers from Seoul University published the results of a clinical study they conducted to explore whether or not dry vaginal steaming with mugwort
Although vaginal steaming has not been extensively studied by medical science, there is growing evidence to suggest that it may be a beneficial practice for
In 2019, a small group of researchers from the Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute crowd-funded a trial study called the “Fourth Trimester Vaginal Steam Study”. For centuries,
The Pelvic Steam Testimonial Database was created by the Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute as a place for steam users to share their testimonials. The database is
In 2018, a group of researchers from the Public Health Services in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Suriname along with corresponding universities in each location published
In 2014, the Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine along with the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine published a paper to explore complementary and alternative
In 2016, researchers from Dae-Jeon University published a paper on vaginal steaming as a treatment for vaginal atrophy — a condition where the vaginal walls
The authors refer to vaginal steaming as an “herbal steam bath” or the local name bakera. In 2007, researchers from the Institute of Systematic Botany
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