July 22, 2024

Can Reiki Help Manage Chronic Pain? By Marty Fabianova


Chronic pain. An unwelcome intruder in millions of people’s lives, he often arrives when you least expect him and for no obvious reason. His stay can last anything from a few weeks or months to years. Once Mr. Chronic Pain occupies a person’s body, he can make their life a misery and evicting him from the property is rarely straightforward.

As chronic pain often does not have a clear connection to any physical cause, many people can go from one doctor to another without finding much relief. This applies especially, if the pain cannot be attributed to any specific event (i.e. fracture) or disease (i.e. arthritis.)

So, what are the most common causes of chronic pain then?


Chronic pain can be caused by accidents, disease or physical overload. But what we experience as chronic pain can also be linked to stress, trauma or supressed emotions. In such cases, the problem manifests itself physically, yet treating the body alone often brings little or no respite. This is because the underlying psychological, emotional or spiritual causes have not been addressed. And that’s where Reiki can help.


Reiki is a healing modality which treats a person as a whole. This approach helps to restore balance on both a physical and an emotional level. Laying hands or hovering them above various parts of your body, the Reiki practitioner acts as a channel of energy. During Reiki treatment, your muscles relax, energy blocks are released, and depleted areas of your body are charged. By restoring the energy flow, a life-altering chronic pain becomes more manageable or may disappear completely. People often feel refreshed and relaxed even after just one Reiki session. For deep-lasting results, a set of consecutive sessions are recommended.


More and more doctors are beginning to appreciate Reiki and suggest it to their patients as a complement to traditional treatments. This can be advised for coping better with cancer pain, emotional pain, recovering from complicated injuries or helping to ease chronic pain that is not linked to any physical cause.

In May 2012, Reiki has been added to a short list of complementary therapies approved by the CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council).

Reiki is by no means a substitute for medical treatments and health checks are always advised if concerned.


This article is written by Marty Fabianova. Marty works as Reiki and Bowen Technique Practitioner in Stoke Newington, Crouch End and Notting Hill in London. She is passionate about helping people to tap into the wellness of their body and mind in a natural way. Contact her at www.thebowenway.co.uk or via marty.fabianova@hotmail.co.uk. You can also connect on Facebook via her page The Bowen way – Help your body to help itself or on Twitter @MartyFabianova.