Barry came to me with significant pain in his lower back. Prior to working with me, he had seen his doctor who had taken x-rays of the area and performed a thorough examination to determine the cause of his pain. When his doctor was finished he told Barry that he could find no physical cause for his complaint and suggested he rest, take it easy and the pain would probably ease in a few days.
The following day, he was referred to me by a former client who had also had this kind of back pain. When he came to see me, I asked him to tell me about the stresses in his life. He told me that he and his wife had been arguing recently and that he was feeling a great deal of stress, due to the cost of college for his 2 daughters. Knowing that he had no organic physical conditions (a physical condition that can be seen by x-rays or other diagnostic techniques), I felt that Barry’s stress was the cause of his pain. I explained that when there are no organic sources of the pain, it was most likely caused by an emotional source. The 2nd Chakra was the area where Barry felt his pain. This area is chiefly concerned with relationships, creativity and sexual energy. During his healing session, I focused on this area seeking to release the energies that had become blocked and un-moving. When the session was complete, he slowly got off the table not certain what he would feel. Then he began to stretch gingerly. Little by little he moved his arms and back to see if he felt any pain, but there was none - it was all gone. I asked him if he still felt stressed about putting his children through school? “No,” he said. “It doesn’t feel as overwhelming to me anymore. I feel calmer and as if it will all work out.” Barry has come back to me on several occasions since that time and always leaves feeling better. Reiki able to help him but not the doctor? Back pain without the physical causes such as spinal issues, bulging, deteriorated, or herniated disc or other similar organic cause comes from stress and Barry had plenty of it. His stress came from the arguments with his wife and the pressures of paying for his daughter's college education. Stress comes not from the situation, but how that situation triggers our unresolved issues, fears and traumas. These experiences, when triggered, blocked the normal flow of energy through the spine and the body. Reiki energy soothes these blockages, restoring balance and flow. When the blockage is cleared, the pain is released. If ever you have back pain and there is no organic cause, you can be pretty well assured that it’s emotional.