Approved for 6 PDA units NCCAOM Professional Enhancement Category
The Acupuncture Steam Therapist Certification is a specialization for acupuncturists to add to their current practice. Vaginal steaming is a term to describe the therapy of introducing steam and smoke from boiled or burned medicinal herbs to the genitalia for gynecological uses. Is this therapy within the scope of practice for Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners? It is. There are many references to it's use within TCM ancient and modern texts. In this certification we will start with historical context of vaginal steaming and a literary survey on the use of vaginal steaming in Asian Medicine. We will also discuss modern applications and how it is used worldwide.
Instructor: Kris Gonzalez, L.Ac.
What is Vaginal Steaming & Fumigation Therapy?
Fumigation Through the Ages & Across Regions
Classical Chinese Medicine Literary Survey on Fumigation
Modern Chinese Medicine Sources & Uses
Modern Applications of Fumigation Therapy
Instructors: Keli Garza & Kris Gonzalez, L.Ac.
Vaginal Steam Contraindications
How to Identify Sensitive Users
Mild Steam Setup
Advanced Steam Setup
Cloaking Practices and Materials
Basic Steam Plans
Introduction to TCM Herbs Used in Vaginal Steaming
Bonus Course Materials