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Benefits of Reiki during Pregnancy

Is there any benefit by getting Reiki treatment during pregnancy? Pregnancy is not an illness. It is a natural condition. When a woman conceives, a fetus is formed inside her womb. Two cells join together to start a long journey of becoming a human and to live a life of his/her own. During this process it has to be supported by the soon-to-be-mother’s body, mind and the soul. You undergo many changes and these changes are felt during the pregnancy. You sometimes feel uncomfortable physically, mentally and emotionally adjusting yourself to these changes. Can benefits of Reiki play a role in alleviating these discomforts?

Discomforts during the pregnancy

Common discomforts faced by pregnant women are morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, varicose veins, insomnia and hemorrhoids. In most cases these are passing symptoms and caused by the imbalances of forces, chemicals and energy in the body. If the symptoms are mild they will pass away and medical treatment involving medicines are not needed. But the Reiki treatment can help the body, mind and the soul of the mother and the baby growing inside her body by channeling the energy flows in the bodies and making them to work in harmony.

Role of Reiki during pregnancy

Reiki practitioner cannot replace the obstetrician. But Reiki treatment can help the pregnant mother (and the baby) cope up with the discomforts caused by the vast changes that happen in their bodies, minds and souls. Physically the baby has to grow from two cells to billions of cells or some micrograms to a few kilograms during nine months. The mother’s body has to supply all the nutrients and accommodate the baby. Mental and emotional stress of becoming a mother has also to be born by the pregnant woman especially in the first pregnancy.

Reiki Helps 

Reiki is a holistic and non-invasive therapy and has no undesirable side effects. It helps pregnant women to alleviate pains, anxiety and other discomforts. It brings harmony between the growing baby and the mother. Reiki therapy during pregnancy is becoming more and more popular due to the relief and benefits it brings to women.


Ruth E. Stuettgen is an expert Reiki practitioner who is well qualified and accredited by The Reiki Association of Australia Inc. Her practice is located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She attained her Reiki Grade 1 & 2 qualifications in the Usui Reiki Line in Germany in 2001 & 2003. You can visit her Benefits of Reiki blog for more information.