Reiki in the Womb


I have been practicing Reiki Natural Healing for a few years now and have no doubt in its amazing power to heal. Since I have become pregnant, my little one has received a lot of Reiki while in the womb, as both my husband and I are trained in this beautiful Japanese healing technique. I can feel his strong movements when I give this energy to him daily, and know that he enjoys it.

At my doctor’s appointment the other day, we did some routine heartbeat monitoring where they graph the baby’s heartbeat movements for about 15 minutes. The first 10 minutes I just lay there, did nothing, and rested; and for the last 5 minutes I decided to give him Reiki to see what would happen. If you look at my graph, the first 10 minutes was without Reiki (green line) and the last 5 minutes (yellow line) was with Reiki. There was an obvious jump in his heartbeat strength in the last 5 minutes, which my doctor could not explain. I found it very amazing to see scientific proof of the effect Reiki has on my little one – to see this life force energy at work on paper!reiki-chart-graph

For those who aren’t familiar with Reiki Natural Healing, it has been practiced in Hawaii since 1936. It is a Japanese technique for stress reduction, healing promotion, and all around mind, body, spirit balance and healing. It’s usually administered by “laying-on hands,” and is based on universal life force energy that flows through us and makes us alive. If our life force energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress; and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki comes from two Japanese words – “Rei” which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power,” and “Ki” which is “life force energy.” So Reiki is actually spiritually-guided life force energy.

Kristine Kozuki is a student of Shalandra Abbey, a full-time Reiki Master in Hawaii for 25 years. Shalandra is author of Living a Life of Reiki, and teaches classes to children and adults on Maui. Visit or call 808.280.7704.