Pregnancy, for most, is a life altering experience that brings about tremendous transformations in a person. These transformations span one’s emotional, physical and psychological states and binds a woman with her bundle of joy through ties of unconditional love, and abundant care and nurture. This journey of pregnancy is often riddled with anxiety, physical and physiological discomfort, insecurities and fears. Since medicines, our ailment-alleviating remedies, can potentially cross the blood-brain barrier and cause irreversible damage to the growing fetus, doctors refrain from prescribing them to pregnant women. Reiki, on the other hand, has been known to provide support beyond the physical and emotional relief, and bring a sense of positivity, stability and strength to both, the mother and the unborn child.
10 Amazing Benefits Of Reiki During Pregnancy
As a practice, Reiki is holistic and considers the entire individual – the body, mind and the unborn child – as one. As an alternative form of therapy, Reiki has demonstrated many positive outcomes, especially during pregnancy, when it is focused on the heart, abdomen and the solar plexus. Right from conception up to birth, this natural and safe healing practice restores the mind, body, spirit and emotions with health and happiness. Let us list down some pronounced and many veiled benefits of Reiki during pregnancy:
When practiced right from the first trimester, Reiki is known to reduce nausea, morning sickness and exhaustion
As the fetus grows, and the center of mass shifts, women begin to experience lower back aches and pains. Reiki brings relief to every stressed muscle and aching part of the woman’s body
Reiki calms the mind, allays fears and anxieties, and eases the process of labor and childbirth. The calming effect of this ancient practice brings control, relaxes the pelvic muscles and reduces delivery pain. In fact, women who have been recommended a cesarean section and have practiced Reiki during their pregnancies, have reported lesser need for cesarean sections as their deliveries have drawn closer
When healing life-force energies are concentrated on the abdomen, Reiki has demonstrated a positive effect on the baby in the womb. Pregnant women using Reiki have reported positive movements and physical responses (in the form of sustained kicks) by the babies during the energy-transferring session. While Reiki can make the baby wriggle with pleasure in the womb, it can also calm the baby when the mother is stressed
Depression during pregnancy and post-partum depression are a reality today. In such a scenario, Reiki is known to provide emotional and psychological support
Not only during pregnancy and childbirth, Reiki has demonstrated visible benefits post-partum as well. Today doctors recommend breast milk and the world seems to have woken up to the advantages of nursing the baby. The pressure of this situation could lead to no or less amount of breast milk being produced by an anxious new mother. Reiki soothes these worries, calms the stressed mother, and helps her express the required amount of breast milk for her child or nurse her baby adequately. Also, Reiki can be concentrated on the breasts of new mothers to heal them of soreness arising from engorgement
Just as music and reading to the fetus have shown positive cognitive references after childbirth, Reiki has also demonstrated similar spiritual connections between the mother and the child
Reiki is known to help the father bond with the unborn fetus as well, with the help of spiritual energies. It thereby enhances the family’s experience of pregnancy and makes it a joyous experience for all
Reiki is known to relieve the emotional stress that occurs when a new baby comes into the family. Mothers who used Reiki during and after pregnancy are known to better adjust to the big change in their lives while looking after the newborn baby
Reiki has some amazing benefits for the newborn as well. It has shown fantastic results in improving the baby’s sleep, reducing colic problems and accelerating their motor skill development
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