While Reiki is known for treating imbalances in the energetic and auric bodies, it is also helpful for aches and pains the physical body as well.
Are you a runner with knee pain, or do you find that after lifting weights you end up with shoulder pain or muscle spasms?
In Reiki, although we treat the energetic body to release an accumulation of unexpressed emotions, anxiety, and everyday stress, Reiki can also help to alleviate physical pain that comes from exercise or other types of physical exertion. How can this spiritually guided healing system help physical pains?
Reiki healing allows for better blood flow in the body. Better blood flow facilitates healing. Muscle pain can often come on when not enough oxygen is flowing a particular part of the body. By assisting the flow of blood, Reiki promotes healing by relaxing areas of the body that can be experiencing a restriction to the flow of blood and the much-needed oxygen.
A practitioner can provide a full body Reiki session or can also just concentrate on the area of the body of a client where Reiki is most needed. Reiki is an intelligent spiritually guided energy that works with the body’s biofield energy, and it knows where to go. If more than one area is in pain, Reiki will flow to each area where tension needs to be released for the body to do what it knows how to do: get the blood circulating!
Injuries Requiring Surgery
In pains associated with the bone structure and where a surgical procedure is required to correct an injury, Reiki promotes better flow of blood circulation to the area which creates healing before and after a procedure. In addition, Reiki practitioners are taught to use special techniques that further assist a practitioner to bring healing to the client. Take the case of a client who has a torn rotator cuff in the shoulder. Due to the sharp pain caused by this injury, a person will naturally be hesitant to movements that would aggravate pain in that area of the body and may overcompensate on the opposite side of the body. This will, unfortunately, create an imbalance in the movement of the body.
Reiki can assist the client in relaxing the muscles surrounding an injury to alleviate some of the discomfort prior to surgery. Reiki will not completely heal a torn rotator cuff, that is the job of a surgeon to surgically repair the damaged ligaments and structure. However, receiving Reiki before a surgery like this can prepare the body to be in a more relaxed state prior to undergoing surgery, both in the body and the mind. Reiki can be used as a complimentary healing tool that would support physical therapy after a surgery. In reality, movement is what the body needs for that shoulder to receive the much-needed blood flow.
As noted by medical professionals in hospitals where Reiki is accepted and practiced on patients, it has been well documented that Reiki helps patients by improving a patient’s sleep and reducing things like pain, nausea, and even reduced anxiety during pregnancy. Nurses who practice post-surgical Reiki, report patients heal faster with less pain, reduced stress, improved mental attitude, and improved appetites.
Often, we are prescribed with strong pain relief medication after an injury or medical procedure; or we just need to take something for a toothache or a headache. As a practitioner myself and someone who suffers from back pain often, if I need to take something for physical pain, I will either take my medications with Reiki water, or I will send Reiki to my medication. I will also send Reiki to the place in my body where the medication is meant to temporarily provide pain relief so that my body is able to assimilate the benefits of the medication, and so that my body is also able to eliminate the waste created by the medication appropriately.
Many pain medications can affect our digestive system by creating an inability to eliminate the body’s waste regularly. For someone who already suffers from constipation, this could create an even bigger physical problem. For this reason, it is a good idea to apply Reiki to your water, your medication, and the pain in the body. In my practice with clients who have injuries or medical conditions in which they are taking medications on a regular basis, I send Reiki to the areas of the Solar Plexus and the Sacral chakras by rotating the energy in the direction in which the digestive system moves (clockwise) to promote the ease of elimination.
As Reiki practitioners we know that physical pain manifests after the emotional distress has been lingering in the aura and energy centers for some time. When we suddenly feel a physical pain coming on, it is a good idea to check in with ourselves through our meditative practices to see if this physical manifestation of pain is coming from an emotion. For my Reiki students, I provide plenty of information in this regard by breaking down the spine, the chakras, the emotional centers, and the organs that can become blocked by unexpressed emotions.
Love, light and wellness to you all!
Article by Reiki Master Judy Camblor
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Judy Camblor is a certified affiliate member of the International Center for Reiki Training as a Reiki Master/Teacher in the Usui Shiki Ryoho style of Reiki and is also certified in Crystal Healing. Her education, training and experience in holistic healing arts is a personal journey which she shares to bring forward knowledge, awareness, and empowerment to all her clients. Judy works with clients from all walks of life and provides in-person and virtual sessions and workshops. Her specialties include providing Reiki and other energy healing modalities such as crystal, sound, essential oil, and color therapies. She also offers readings, astrological chart interpretations, and works in the Akashic Records. Judy has been authoring articles for Reiki Rays since 2013. Her home-based studio is in Miami, Florida.