Who should steam?

Every woman will benefit in some way from steaming!!

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My doctor told me not to try Vaginal Steaming, why?

Many doctors and nay sayers are simply unaware of the facts of herbal steaming. The most common concern expressed by doctors and OBGYN’s is burning and/or disruption of internal flora. Much like anything with hot water, common sense and attention to detail will assure you of a safe and healthy experience with wonderful benefits. In regard to the natural flora, often many woman’s symptoms are the result of an already unbalanced flora and steaming will bring the internal environment back into balance.

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How do I steam?

Instructions for a basic steam are included with the purchase of any Nourished Woman Steaming products.

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Do I need a steam box, where do I get a steam box?

No, it is not necessary to have a Steam Box but we do find it the easiest method to steam. If you wish to purchase a Nourished Woman Steam Box please visit our Etsy Store where you can purchase the Box alone or combine with herbs and/or a consultation to save.

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Can I share my steam box?

Yes! No need for more than one per household.

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What is the best way to clean my box after steaming?

We suggest when you receive your Nourished Woman Steam Box in the mail that you simply wipe it with a damp cloth. You can clean the lid and box using a damp cloth with a mild natural detergent. After steaming we recommend leaving the lid up for air flow allowing the inside of the box to dry completely.

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How do I know which herbs to use?

Depending on the symptoms you have, the herbs you use may vary over time as issues are resolved. If you are unsure which blend is best suited to your symptoms/issues we suggest investing in a Personal Protocol which can be purchased alone or in combination with herbs, our combos offer the best savings. You can find the consultation in our Etsy Shop.

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How much do the herbs cost?

We offer a variety of sizes of herbal steaming blends that can be found in our Etsy Shop. We also have combos where you can take advantage of savings by combing the purchase of a Nourished Woman Steam Box and/or a Personal Consultation.

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How do I prepare the herbs?

You will receive instructions on how to prepare a basic steam with the purchase of Nourished Woman Steaming Herbs. Feel free to contact us at nwsteaminfo@gmail.com if you have further questions.

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What herbs are used to steam and why?

Our blends use a wide variety of herbs specifically selected to help resolve particular symptoms and issues. We have 7 blends of multiple herbs to choose from, that we may add to, based on your unique situation.

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Can I use tea to steam?

No! There could be anything from glue in the tea bag to pesticides or unknown herbs. We greatly discourage the use of tea bags.

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How long should I steam for?

This is dependent on your individual situation. Steams can last anywhere from 10 minutes, up to 45 minutes. We suggest you contact us for your individual steam protocol/consultation which can be purchased in our Etsy Store. Having the correct protocol for your unique situation will get you amazing results in a timely manner. We bet you will enjoy positive change even after your very first steam!

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How often should I steam?

This is dependent on your individual situation and will change as you resolve your target issues. We suggest investing in a personal consultation. You will be asked to fill out an extensive intake form and from that form you will be given a detailed protocol tailored to your specific symptoms/issues. Your protocol will include things such as when to steam, how long to steam, which blend would be best suited to you, what you can expect, etc. You can purchase the consultation alone or in combination with a Steam Box and Herbs in our Etsy Store.

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Can I steam if I have an IUD?

Because an IUD is an intrauterine device, there is always the chance that the IUD could shift or dislodge. Women have reported good success steaming with a copper IUD. We do not encourage steaming with a plastic or metal IUD. However, Nourished Woman recommends that individuals be mindful of their own body and symptoms. Steaming can be very helpful for issues that present with IUD use and should you decide to try steaming with an IUD, steams need to be short and carefully monitored. **If your IUD is in place as an attempt to alleviate menstrual symptoms, note that steaming alone can resolve these issues and eliminate the need for an IUD.

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Can I steam if I am menstruating?

No. It is not recommend to steam during menstruation as it could cause excessive bleeding.

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Can I steam if I am pregnant?

No, but the postpartum plan is fabulous!! A great baby shower gift!

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How long after giving birth can I steam?

Steaming after giving birth is the ideal healing modality and used regularly in many places around the world. Of any time this is a fabulous time to steam! Depending on type of delivery and postpartum condition, your individual protocol may vary. We suggest you contact us for your individual assessment which can be purchased in our Etsy Store.

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What should I expect during a steam session?

Steaming feels really good! Experiences vary and range from deep relaxation to enlightened sensuality to sometimes emotional release.

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What should I do after I steam?

We suggest slowly getting up from the Steam Box and finding a place to lie down or sit with your feet up. Don’t allow yourself to become chilled, wrap yourself in warm blankets or dress in warm clothes. Place your hands over your womb and once again notice any sensations or feelings that arise.

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I have been struggling with fertility issues, can steaming help?

Steaming can significantly help by creating the ideal environment for successful conception. In as little as one to three monthly cycles, you can maximize your potential for both implantation and fertilization. Steaming with the correct blend will create a nourishing uterine environment and regulate your cycle. Many women haven’t been informed of the benefits of creating a fresh uterine wall with an Herbal Steaming Cleanse. We suggest buying the personal consultation which will provide you with information like when to steam, how long steam, which herbal blend to use etc. You can find this in our Etsy store.

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I have irregular menstrual cycles, can steaming help me?

Definitely and quickly! Often in less than three months you will have a 28-30 day cycle with a 4 day medium bleed and reduced or no cramping.

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I suffer from fibroids. How can steaming help?

Fibroids, one of the most misunderstood ailments in women’s health. (Insert rant here, LOL!) Fibroids are a build up mucous adhering to the uterine wall. Steaming will gently release and liquefy this adhesion allowing the uterus to shed the fibroid naturally. No surgery needed! Steam is a wonderful agent for softening, loosening and cleaning and these properties are a fabulous compliment to the uterine environment.

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I suffer from endometriosis. How can steaming help?

Endometriosis is a build up of unshed uterine lining which often begins to grow outside of the uterus causing extreme discomfort and debilitating pain, as well as fertility issues. Steaming is a wonderful healing agent for this condition. The steam will gently loosen and soften the residual build up allowing the uterus to shed properly. This brings relief, reduced cramping and eventually can help women suffering from this condition to experience monthly cycles that no longer prevent them from living their daily lives.

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I suffer from cramps, how can steaming help?

Cramping is a symptom of an incomplete shedding of the uterine lining. The action of steam is to soften, loosen, and release build up and adhesions. Typical results show an immediate lessening of cramping after just one steam session. Over time, steaming will help you achieve an ideal monthly experience with little or no discomfort or symptoms.

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I am post menopausal, how can steaming help?

Post menopausal women are perfect candidates for steaming. After menopause, women’s bodies experience many changes including hormonal imbalances and loss of muscle tension in the pelvic floor. Consequences of these situations can include such things as vaginal dryness, lowered libido, urinary incontinence, and hemorrhoids just to name a few. Steaming will resolve the issue of vaginal dryness and will restore muscle tension to allow organs to resume their natural function improving prolapse, bladder leaks, relief of hemorrhoids, and the list goes on! You’ll have to try it to believe it but we know you will be amazed!

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I have had a partial or full hysterectomy. Are there any benefits to steaming for me?

Absolutely there are!! Post hysterectomy the pelvic floor can struggle to hold its integrity. Steaming will create a natural lift and bring integrity back to the perineum and the pelvic floor. This increased strength will also help the bladder to regain it’s integrity, preventing leaks and increasing the volume of urine that can be held comfortably.

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Can I steam if I have a bacterial infection, for example a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis or bladder infection?

Yes! Steaming will help naturally re-balance the flora. In fact, if you suffer from recurrent infections, a regular steaming program is an excellent preventative practice. When you get the tell tale symptoms of, or beginning signs of infection, steaming immediately can prevent that infection from taking hold.

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Can steaming help with low sex drive?

Absolutely yes! A ten minute steam before intercourse is great foreplay!! wink wink! Steam helps to bring blood flow and circulation to the area “turning up the heat”. Enjoy!

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Can I steam using essential oils?

No! Essential oils are far too strong and may cause damage. Please only use herbal blends like The Nourished Woman Steam Blends for Vaginal Steaming.

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How long will the benefits of a steam session last?

This varies from person to person but can last for weeks.

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Are Nourished Woman Herbal Steaming Blends organic?

We use suppliers that offer wildcrafted and/or organic dried herbs. We strive to find sources that recognize the importance of high quality natural products to enhance and achieve optimal solutions.

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I have seasonal allergies, will I react to the Nourished Woman Herbal Steaming Blends?

This is very unlikely. Should you feel any irritation during a steam we suggest you stop immediately. If you have an allergy to a specific herb please contact us in advance of purchasing herbs so that we can address your individual needs.

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I have questions that aren’t answered here. Where can I find those answers?

If you don’t find your answer here please feel free to contact us at nwsteaminfo@gmail.com

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