Cost $291

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. 

Module One

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

Module Two

Instructors: Keli Garza & Kris Gonzalez, L.Ac.

  • Indications

  • Vaginal Steam Contraindications

  • How to Identify Sensitive Users

  • Mild Steam Setup

  • Advanced Steam Setup

  • Cloaking Practices and Materials

  • Basic Steam Plans

  • Intake Form

  • Introduction to TCM Herbs Used in Vaginal Steaming

  • Bonus Course Materials