7 Ways to Overcome Pain with Reiki

7 Ways to Overcome Pain with Reiki
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Pain: We have all experienced it. If you could use an easy-to-learn technique to rid yourself of it - and do it in the comfort and privacy of your own home - why wouldn’t you try it out? 

Well, there is a way, and it’s called Reiki healing. This energy-based method can help you overcome physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual pain. 

In Reiki, you physically place your hands on or over some part of your body and mentally send healing energy to that area. Everyone can perform Reiki; you channel energy through your hands to heal the painful area. 

This energy is around us all the time. The Reiki healer just provides a pathway for that energy to provide healing. 

Pain can come in many forms; it can be physical, mental, spiritual, or emotional. Often Reiki practitioners will use the chakra system to treat pain in all its forms. 

If you are experiencing physical pain, you can place your hands on the chakra closest to the area of pain. Some people will visualise the colour associated with that chakra and try to relieve the pain by “seeing” that area glow with its colour. 

If you are experiencing other, less corporeal forms of pain, these descriptions of the functions and associations of the different chakras may help you find the best one to work with. But, if one doesn’t work, try another! 

The Seven Chakras


The chakra system has grown out of Buddhist traditions. There are seven main chakras in the body, and you can think of them as areas of differently coloured energy zones from the top of your head to the base of your spine. 

Here are some guiding principles for you to keep in mind. For all these practices, just ask God, the universe or whoever your higher power is to release and relieve the pain. 

You can access physically all the chakras on the front of your body if you are trying to relieve your own pain. If you are working with a Reiki healer, they may work on either the front or back, depending on your particular situation or concern. 

The chakra at the top of your head is the crown chakra. Its colour is a bright white light at the centre of consciousness and thinking. For headaches, place your hands next to each other on your head, and ask for pain relief. 

The next chakra is at your forehead and is the brow chakra. The colour associated with it is a deep blue. People also call it the Third Eye. 

Place your hands over your brow to help deal with headaches, psychic and emotional pain. 

The third chakra is in the throat. Its colour is light blue, and it is associated with speech and communication. 

If you have a sore throat, trouble swallowing or have a painful time communicating with other people, place your hands over the throat chakra, and focus on clear communication. 

The heart chakra, linked to a deep green, is fourth. Placing your hands over the heart can help deal with a physically damaged heart, heartbreak, grief and unfulfilled dreams. 

The fifth chakra is at the solar plexus and is yellow. You can place your hands here to deal with abdominal pain, stomach aches and nervous tension. 

This chakra is also related to metabolism, so this is often the go-to area for generalised pain that may be associated with chronic disease. 

The sixth chakra is the orange sacral chakra, located a couple inches above the tailbone. This is the reproductive chakra and is important in hormonal balance. 

Emotionally, this chakra is often related to pain associated with childhood, problems in reproduction, or addictions. Place your hands behind you just at or below the small of your back. 

The seventh chakra, root, is visualised as red. The root chakra is also associated with family and community ties and is the foundation of your stability and balance. 

This is very often the chakra you want to work on if you have had serious childhood difficulties, have been abandoned, or have had problems with anxiety or depression. 

For All Types of Pain


Finally, if you are experiencing physical pain at your knees, elbows, hips or other joints, you can often help relieve that pain by placing one or both of your hands on the joint that hurts, simply leaving them there for a few moments. 

During that time, think of healing energy flowing into the top of your head (the crown chakra), flowing along your spine and into your hands, and then leading directly into the painful area. 

Many Reiki practitioners visualise a green glowing light that settles on the painful area; green is considered a natural healing colour. You don’t have to just leave your hands sitting on the painful area. 

Gently rubbing the area can also help! After all, isn’t that just about the first thing you do for yourself when you hurt yourself? 

Isn’t that the instinct for any parent whose child has skinned his elbows or her knees? That instinct has stayed with humans for a reason.

There’s a lot you can do to deal with pain in all its forms! Remember to do some deep and slow breathing while you are working on your pain. 

If you have found a Reiki practitioner who is working with you, focus on breathing deeply throughout the session. If you have already started a meditative practice, be sure to talk with your Reiki practitioner on incorporating that into your healing process.

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