Vaginal Steaming And Cannabis: Celebrities Who Swear By Alternative Medicine
Justin Bieber surprised a lot of his fans when he showed off his cupping marks in his latest Interview photo spread. But he’s not the only celebrity into Eastern medicine. These celebs say they swear by alternative medicine. Would you try it?
Tia and Tamera Mowry
The Sister, Sister twins shocked audiences on Tia & Tamera when they both ate some of Tamera’s placenta blended with brandy. They did this to get some of its medicinal benefits touted by Chinese medicine.
The mother of adorable twins Monroe and Moroccan said that daily acupuncture treatments helped her battle the stress and personal issues that kept her from conceiving initially.
Uma Thurman believes in the healing powers of gemstones and wears a carnelian necklace, which is supposed to make those who wear it happy and optimistic.
Did Chinese medicine help Elle Macpherson get the nickname “The Body?” She swears by eastern medicine, which “promotes and maintains wellness rather than treats illness.” She regularly sees an Eastern specialist who treats her ailments with herbal remedies.
Not every alternative treatment goes over well with people. In 2005, Tom Cruise got in serious PR trouble when he criticized Brooke Shields for using antidepressants to deal with postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter. Cruise said he didn’t believe in the existence of depression. “There is no such thing as a chemical imbalance.” Instead, he felt that Shields should have tried “vitamins and exercise.”
Morgan Freeman has been an outspoken supporter of cannabis for years. He says he uses it rather than traditional and “dangerous” pain medication to manage his fibromyalgia brought on after a near-fatal car accident.
Lupita Nyong’o said that “If I weren’t an actress, I would probably go into alternative medicine.” When she was a little girl, she had a bad skin rash that her mother cured with an herbal medication. Since then, she’s been passionate about natural cures. But fortunately for us, Hollywood called before Nyong’o decided to change careers.
How does Gabrielle Union maintain her glowing skin? Not with prescriptions or fancy skin treatments, but rather, with a beet, carrot, and kale pressed juice every other day. “Those juices have been really helpful.” She also drinks a gallon of water a day and sticks to a diet that’s “almost” vegan.
You knew you were going to find Russell Simmons on this list. The health and spirituality guru swears by meditation, which “has given me energy, strength, health, wisdom, and access to my own inner stillness, inner silence, inner bliss. It is my connection to myself; it is my connection to the universe.”
Tom Cruise isn’t the only star who was given the side-eye for sharing health and wellness advice that’s out there. Madonna raised eyebrows when she told David Letterman that peeing on your own feet is a cure for athlete’s foot. Yuck.
Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa
Did you know that Amber Rose had a natural birth? When she was pregnant, they both discussed their all-natural choice on Big Boy’s Neighborhood. Wiz had this to say:
“Yeah, we’re doing a home birth. It consists of her being in a whole lot of pain with no medicine. She’s gonna thug it out. We’re gonna have a midwife and a Doula at the crib. She’s gonna be in a pool and it’s just gonna be like a relaxing environment. And when she’s ready, she’s gonna tell me when to stick my hands down there and I’m gonna pull the baby out.”
Could you do it?
There’s a reason notorious diva Naomi Campbell has been more peaceful lately. She’s become passionate about Ayurveda and even takes frequent trips to India for rejuvenation therapy.
Tia and Tamera Mowry (Again)
The twins are also into ancient Korean medicine and have steamed their vaginas. The natural remedy is supposed to ease menstrual cramps, yeast infections and even treat infertility. Would you try it?
The Mowry twins weren’t the only ones who weirded out their fans by munching on placenta. On her show Don’t Be Tardy, Kim not only ate her own placenta in a smoothie, but she made her husband drink it too, shouting “You are drinking the f**king smoothie, Kroy!”
Chrissy Teigen surprised a lot of her followers by showing them her home IV as she prepared for the Oscars a few months ago. Teigen said that using the IV to take a dose of vitamins helps her keep her energy up before a long night.