Reiki can be very helpful for treating headaches; however, headaches, and pain, in general, can be indicators for underlying problems. Please consult your medical practitioner for any condition you may have before doing Reiki. Reiki is not a substitute for medical treatment when it is needed.
There are two primary protocols in Reiki for treating headaches. These are simple to learn if you follow these suggestions. Energetically speaking, headaches happen for one of two reasons: 1. An energy blockage is preventing energy from flowing freely thus causing pressure or pain. 2. Low levels of energy flow in the affected area causing pain.
How would you identify the cause and decide on the correct Reiki protocol?
giving Reiki directly to the area where the pain is located for 5 to 10 minutes. For example, treat over the eyes for a frontal headache, on the temples for a migraine or under the back of the head for an occipital type headache. If a headache improves or goes away, chances are it was caused by low energy flow. However, if it worsens, the cause could be related to an energy blockage. In this instance, treat the point farthest away from the head, for example, treat the soles of the feet for 5 to 10 minutes.
When you treat the feet, the energy blockage will start to break up as the recipient becomes more grounded, and the headache will begin to dissipate.
Always follow up with a complete Reiki session to balance the energy flow: front of the torso; head, neck, and shoulder; back of the body, legs, and feet. Enjoy!