I just want to thank you for creating and offering such AMAZING products and solutions for women's health! I came across your company when an article in Elephant Journal on my Facebook Feed about Yoni Steams caught my eye. The reason it caught my eye is because I have truly suffered from unbearable menstrual periods, for the majority of my adulthood (since I began menstruating). I have had a history of extremely heavy bleeding, many and large clots, extremely painful cramps, nausea, fatigue, bloating, PMS and long periods, up to 10-14 days often times. Leaving me extremely wiped out between periods, with just enough time to recover before the cycle would begin all over again. Over the past 30 years (I am 41 now), I have tried oral contraceptives, depo Provera shots, cryogenic freezing, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine and Chinese herbs as interventions to help improve my periods. The most helpful and effective remedies, up until now, were Acupuncture and Chinese medicine, in fact receiving regular acupuncture treatments for over 2 years, allowed me to conceive my daughter and complete a very complicated pregnancy, and today I have a beautiful 4 year old. Up until age 35, I had not been able to conceive.
After having my daughter in 2010, my periods became even worse, heavier, and more painful and leaving me extremely fatigued. Last year I was hospitalized for Gastritis, this occurred the week after I had my period, and my physicians felt that I had taken so much Advil/Motrin/ibuprofen the week prior (for painful period cramps), that caused the gastritis, taking away that as an option for pain/cramp management, as it was just too irritating to my stomach. My OB/GYN then recommended a D&C, and the belief was that this would help improve my periods, lessen the bleeding, the clots, and the length of time I bled, and decrease my fatigue. Unfortunately nothing changed. In fact it even continued to get worse. Up until recently, I could not leave the house on the first few days of my period without bringing a change of clothing, as I would bleed through my clothes and 2 overnight maxi pads, if I did not change the pads every 30-60 minutes.
I recently saw my OB/GYN (who I absolutely love and adore, she is fantastic and is always very concerned and seeking out any options available to help me) for my annual, and we talked about how I just can't keep living like this, and that I don't have to. She gave me information about an IUD that would help with my periods, and asked that I strongly consider this option, as she wanted me to feel good, and have a good quality of life. As much as I respect her opinion and recommendation, this option did not sit right with me, didn't feel like that was what I needed, so I continued on living the way I had been...... Until....... I saw an article on Facebook in Elephant Journal about Vaginal Steams improving women's menstrual periods! I read it, as I'll read anything about an option that may help. I read about your whole plan for women's reproductive health, and Yoni steams, and I immediately placed my order for what I needed to try these treatments. The Yoni steam herbs, the tea for cramping and the tea for women's reproductive health. My products arrived 10 days prior to the start of my next cycle. In that time I completed 3 Yoni steams at home, and drank the women's reproductive health tea 2-3 times per day, every day. I felt incredible the next morning after completing these steams. Then it arrived, my period, and all I can say is WOW.... what a difference!!! I had minimal dark brown blood in the very beginning of my period, while I usually have that for several days, and my period started immediately. My bleeding was heavy the first 3 days, but not as heavy as it usually is, and I had only a small amount of clots, in the very beginning. I had no cramping, and minimal back pain. In fact I forgot all about the cramping tea, because I didn’t experience any cramps!!!! I had a cup this morning, for minimal cramping, and it helped right away. I am on day 5 today, and not nearly as fatigued as I usually am at this point. Actually, I am feeling very good. Barely any bloating, and PMS this month too. Now, this is after only 1 month of using these traditional remedies. I can only imagine what consistent use of all of these can do for a woman.
The best part is that this is something I can do myself at home, and it is extremely affordable. I have always said, “I should go back to acupuncture again, it really helped”, and if I had more time for myself and more expendable income, I would. As a Full Time working mom, I have very little, if any free time for myself, and as any parent will understand, my finances have changed as well. So to have a treatment option, that I can easily afford and use, myself, at home, in the peace and quiet of my own home (as late as that may be, depending on a 4 year old) is HUGE!!!!!
So that is the reason I really needed to write to you and THANK YOU, for changing my life for the BETTER!!!! Truly!!! In a short time, yoni steaming has allowed me to improve my health, wellbeing, and that of the people around me, specifically an amazing 4 year old. Thank you for keeping alive an ancient remedy that I have benefited greatly from.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and I thank spirit, or God, or the universe, or an elephant, whomever is responsible for crossing our paths. I am eternally grateful.
Many, many blessings to you and yours.
Very truly yours,