Sharing my personal experiences as a Reiki Master to support others

Archive for October, 2014

with pregnancy sickness

Image from Sandra Cook, kindledspirit.com.au

Good morning readers and followers!  It has been a few months since my last post, but it is for good reason.  I’m pregnant!  For several months, I’ve been acclimating to the changes occurring in my body as I nourish the little one.  During this time, I have given myself Reiki and am excited to blog about the benefits of Reiki during pregnancy.

Throughout my first trimester, I suffered morning sickness symptoms.  However, the symptoms manifested in the afternoon and lasted the entire evening.  I counted the blessing that I was able to keep my foods down; but the first three months weren’t easy.  I endured several ailments that made me feel miserable at times.  From slight nausea and a roller coaster ride with my blood-sugar levels to mental exhaustion and irregular heart poundings.

After seeing Reiki alleviate pain in those I have treated, I couldn’t wait to feel the effects of Reiki during pregnancy.  Not to my surprise, there were days when my nausea subsided after a Reiki treatment.  During one of my treatments, I began my Reiki session as normal, with my hands on my head in the traditional first position.  After a few minutes in this position, I decided to place my hands at locations where my immediate needs were.  I placed one hand on my heart and the other hand on my stomach.  At these areas, I intended for the energy to balance my heart rate and ease my nausea.  After three to five minutes, I then moved both of my hands to my stomach.  My hands stayed there for a longer period of time, approximately five to 10 minutes.  Lastly, I moved my hands back towards my head to hand positions, two, three, and four; top of head, ears, and behind the head, respectively.  At these locations, I intended the energy to balance both the hypothalamus and pituitary gland.  These two glands produce and secrete the pregnancy hormones; which is the speculated reason nausea occurs during pregnancy.  After my treatment, the nausea subsided and I felt more rested than when I started the treatment.

Although my pregnancy sickness was not as severe as others’, I still experienced moments when I didn’t even have strength to give myself Reiki-and giving Reiki doesn’t require a lot of work.  I would have loved someone to come over and give me Reiki while I just lay there.  If you or someone you know is pregnant and may be interested in trying Reiki during pregnancy, please contact me.  I’d love to chat.

~Christine

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