Reiki for backache – natural remedy for neck and back pain

One of the most common “aches” in modern day is backache. It is probably because many of us sit in front of computer for the bulk of our day, often not in good posture, and don’t move as much as reiki-for-backachewe should.

When I attended my first Jikiden Reiki training, my teacher, Yamaguchi Sensei (“sensei” means teacher in Japanese, but in this case more like “Mr”) told us that most people carry aches in 3 arreas of our body:

  1. Neck
  2. Shoulders and upper back
  3. Lower back

He also told us, that the pains can “move around”. For example, you may have had a neck pain, but after alleviating that pain, you may realize that you now have a stiff shoulders or backache. You may not have realized this because your neck pain was stronger than other aches.

I used to have very stiff shoulders, and I often went for massage to alleviate the stiffness. After I gave birth, I hurt my lower back several times after holding my son in uncomfortable positions and I didn’t exercise at all.

For acute back pains, I have gone to chiropractor for emergency treatments, which helped a lot, and I supplemented with reiki treatments at home. When my back pain went away, my shoulder aches returned.

Reiki self healing

If you’re already a practitioner, neck and shoulder aches are easier to treat, as you can place your hands directly on your shoulders or neck, either both hands at the same time or one hand at a time.

But reaching between your shoulder blades in the middle of your back is not easy. You either have to stretch your arm over your head or from the side and both are not very comfortable for your arms.

In this case, distance healing is easy but just as effective. It sounds a bit ironic to give yourself a distance healing, but this way, you can heal yourself but sitting comfortably.

If you are new to reiki, and suffering from a back pain, I would definitely give reiki a try. If you do go for a reiki healing, be sure to tell your healer about your back or neck pains and exactly where it hurts.

reiki-for-back-painFinally, this is not part of reiki treatment, but remember to MOVE! Walking is great for your blood circulation and usually helps with the back problem as you move your arms and legs when you walk and that loosens your spine and muscles. So put on your comfortable shoes and off you go!

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below.

4 thoughts on “Reiki for backache – natural remedy for neck and back pain

  1. Thank you for sharing this. My dad suffers back pain and just bought a brace. He has been using a tool to help him pick things up so that he does not have to bend over and is planning to get gastric bypass soon to help. I am going to tell him about this because he is deeply into natural remedie and relief. Of course he does take some medicine as well.

    • Hi Ririj

      Thank you for your comment and I’m sorry to hear about your father’s back condition. That’s good that he is receiving medical treatments and if he can find a reiki therapist, reiki can help with the healing process. Please take good care and if you have any questions or comments please leave them below.


  2. I came across your article after learning that my sister had started this type of treatment following a divorce. She was in a lot of pain and none of the doctors that she saw could figure out what was causing it, but Reiki treatments gave her tremendous relief. I’m not currently in any pain that you describe but am really intrigued. Does Reiki bring any therapeutic benefits for someone not suffering from pain?

    • Hi Lynn, thank you for your comment. I’m glad to hear that reiki treatments have been helpful for your sister. Originally, reiki started as a treatment for pain and illnesses, but today many people go for relaxation and restoration of balance, so by all means, you can definitely give it a try even if you’re totally healthy. My friend who is an acupuncture specialist and I “exchange” our treatments for maintenance of our health. Eastern medicine is all about maintaining physical and mental balance so you don’t get sick in the first place– some call it “preventive medicine” which is better way of staying healthy, in my opinion. Please stay well! 

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