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Reiki to Ease Menstrual Pain

Reiki therapy works beautifully in easing menstrual pain. It can be performed whilst you are having the pain or you can see the practitioner in between periods as you will be in a more comfortable state at that time.

Depending on your preference and comfort level, the practitioner will place his or her hands just below your naval and the Reiki energy will begin to flow. If at any point you feel uncomfortable with hands-on therapy, you must voice this out immediately. Most Reiki practitioners have done the Second degree course which enables them to give distance healing. In addition, they will always seek permission from you before placing their hands on your body.

Reiki is intelligent and will work only towards your highest and greatest good. Reiki directs itself automatically to the part that requires the healing. For example, if you are having a bad bout of cold along with the menstrual cramps, the therapist will not consciously need to direct the Reiki to your nose and lungs.

The energy will stimulate your body’s own innate healing powers so that you can experience relief quickly and easily. Some individuals do report that after receiving Reiki, certain pent-up emotions, that they thought they had put behind them, resurfaced. It is likely that the pain was due to suppression of these very emotions. Hence, it is not possible to predict how Reiki will work for you and the course it will take. What is important to keep in mind is that Reiki will always work towards the outcome that is best for you.

If you are specifically seeking treatment for menstrual cramps, you may experience a more profuse flow of menstrual discharge in the same period or the next one, after receiving Reiki. Discharges are the body’s natural and most efficient way of eliminating toxins. Some individuals may also observe a change in the colour of their menses. These changes are part of the healing process. Hence, do not be alarmed by them. Always keep your Reiki practitioner well-informed about your progress and concerns.

Menstrual Pain

That time of the month is something all of us dread. Taking a day off from work or school is not a luxury that most of us can afford even when in pain. We either try to bear it or simply, resort to some pain relief medication. It surprises me that many women do not think twice about popping a pain relief tablet (sometimes two) the moment they get their period. Some do not even wait for the pain to set it before taking it.

Yes, modern life demands a lot from us. Work commitments, ferrying the kids around, managing the house – there is a constant struggle for time. Unfortunately, in this struggle, we are conveniently ignoring the message our body is trying to convey to us. Pain is not something to be palliated with medicines. In metaphysical terms, it is our body’s way of telling us that something is wrong in our thought process and the way we see ourselves.

Intense menstrual pain is a sign that we are not fully accepting our feminine energy and processes. Look around us, and we will see more and more women who are aggressive, competitive, driven – they are epitomising the qualities traditionally seen in men. It is as though the feminine energies encompassing nurturance, sensitivity are not allowed to express itself.

How many times have we met a woman and thought, “She is just like a man.” Or how many times have we looked at our women bosses at work and wondered, “I wonder how she behaves with her husband and kids at home?”

Ask one of these women, and chances are they will be having some disturbance in their reproductive organs, either in the form of intense menstrual pain, irregular menses, cysts, fibroids, infertility, etc.

Some of you may be wondering, at this point, whether I think women should not have a career mindset. Of course not! It is indeed important for us to harness our full potential and realise all our dreams, but we must strive towards this whilst staying in touch with our inner self. It is not required for us to embody male characteristics just to move ahead in life. Being attuned to our feminine side and success are not mutually exclusive.

All we need to do is take love, a nurturing nature and sensitivity to our work place, every day.

Perhaps this month, when you get intense cramps, just take a minute and think about how you see yourself as a woman. Get in touch with your feminine side. Simple awareness can take away some of the pain and discomfort.

In the next post, you can read about how reiki and homeopathy can help relieve menstrual pain.

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