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This is probably the first time you have heard the term " vaginal steam bath. " This consists of a treatment that is carried out in the genital area and that is becoming increasingly popular among women, thanks to its supposed benefits. This curious practice, which started in Korea under the name of Chai-Yok, basically consists of applying steam to the vaginal area.
This steam, according to the portal starmedia.com, is formed from medicinal herbs such as mugwort or wormwood, and is supposedly designed to combat certain recurring problems in women.
Here we list some of the benefits of this type of bath:
1.- Reduces stress.
2.- Regulates menstrual cycles.
3.- It helps fertility.
4.- Contributes to the healing of problems related to the kidney.
5.- Helps fight vaginal infections.
How do you do all this? Although there are no studies yet to prove its effectiveness, the medicinal herbs used are believed to create a positive effect in the person undergoing this treatment. Mugwort and wormwood (the most commonly used herbs for this type of bath) have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. Traditionally, it has been used to relieve menstrual pain, strengthen the matrix, activate the function of the kidneys and even to reduce stress and depression, as read on the portal vidaysalud.com.
How is this treatment applied? You just have to go to a spa that offers this service, put on a robe and sit in a chair that exhales the steam of medicinal herbs into your vagina. Of course, before undergoing a treatment like this it is advisable to consult a gynecologist so that he or she can tell you if it is convenient or not for you (especially for pregnant women). Also, you must make sure that the place has strict hygienic measures to prevent any type of infection.