Reiki is a Japanese form of complementary healing that has been around for over 100 years and can make a difference for women facing infertility. Reiki works to increase the flow of ‘chi’ or vital life-force energy streaming through the energetic pathways in the body.
For many people it may seem difficult for the logical mind to understand, but that is because, in the western world, we tend to comprehend only what we can see. When we look at the human body, we see the biological aspects of bones, skin, hair etc. as well as the chemical components of blood and hormones. Researchers have proven that we also embody an energy component. Energy exists within each cell and between each cell – our subtle matter. This energy, when blocked or diminished, can cause imbalances or disease in the body, including fertility problems keeping a woman from becoming pregnant.
In many areas of the world, medical treatments or health and wellness models include the integration of some type of energy medicine to treat the whole body. When one’s energy is out of balance, the body is impacted in some way. This includes the reproductive organs and hormones levels that support ovulation.
So what affects our fertility?
There are many factors that can impact your fertility. Let’s start with the physical body. Positive behaviours and good habits such as having a healthy diet, exercising, and good self-esteem create a healthy flow of energy in the body. Constant stress, lack of exercise, substance abuse and having a negative or fearful belief system cause blocks in the energy field that weaken the flow to different areas of the body. The energy field might also be damaged from broken bones, falls, past surgeries, major illnesses or long-term emotional or mental stress.
When a practitioner is working with someone having fertility issues, they explore where the energy is blocked or out of balance and begin to restore those areas. Many times, the energy in and around the reproductive systems is very low, particularly if the woman has old emotional wounds stored in this area that may have been brought about from past failures, childhood trauma, loss of loved ones, etc.
All parts of our body serve a role in keeping us healthy including our energy. When our energy is flowing at its optimum it supports total health and well-being. It provides the fuel for all of our body’s systems and organs to work at full capacity. When our energy is low or blocked, we may feel as if we are struggling on various levels; our body might not be able to perfectly perform in the way that each component are meant to, and our emotional or mental states may experience depression or feel overwhelmed.
How Reiki is Used to Support Fertility and Pregnancy
Unlike the medical arena where doctors note measurements of hormone levels, follicle development, anatomic abnormalities and other patterns during the work-up of infertility, Reiki cannot label specific patterns in a woman’s energy field that has fertility issues, as each person’s energy dynamic is different. The common thread is that each woman’s energy is diminished in some way, but the reason for the low energy levels differs for each one. It might take several sessions to restore a person’s energy and to repair broken and depleted energies.
Reiki can be used throughout a woman’s cycle to support the growth of follicles and production of healthy eggs, the fertilization of eggs and assisting the embryo to implant in the uterine lining. Reiki also provides emotional and mental balance, helping the client to align with the process of fertility in a more positive way. It is very discouraging for a woman to be told by the medical community that she should give up when she is feeling empowered to manifest a family. The negativity permeates into her emotional and energetic fields, creating more blocks. Reiki nurtures her into a place of knowing that all will work out for the best and that all parts of her being are working toward creating the highest good for all. Energy follows thought and is empowered by our feelings.
It is important for women with fertility issues to know that the process of receiving Reiki to restore the energy field should begin as soon as possible when you are considering conception by any means. This gives a woman’s energy field time to be cleared, repaired and strengthened for your new cycle to begin. Reiki also helps with the lack of energy that a woman feels in the first and third trimesters of pregnancy, as well as providing excellent labor and delivery support. Although there are not scientific studies on Reiki to treat fertility issues, diversifying your healing team to include a Reiki practitioner not only supports the reproductive process but also helps to bring balance and peace in mind, body and life.
Sources for this article include:
Reiki News Magazine, Summer 2013, Article Reiki and the Miracle of a Human Life, Dr. Jennifer Caragol and Dawn Fleming
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A qualified Massage and Reiki Practitioner with the passion to help inspire people to reach their highest potential and live their true purpose in life. In our fast paced society it is easy to become overwhelmed and lose direction which can cause stress, anxiety and depression, resulting in illness if not treated. My mission is to give guidance, advice and healing in order to get people back on the right track, bring clarity and balance back into their lives so they can live to their highest good as well as feeling happier and healthier.