The answer lies in physical and emotional disorders. Every disorder has a root, and that root was created during a heightened emotional event from the past. It comes from unprocessed emotions and energy. When this energy fails to be processed, it gets lodged in the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that every organ in the body has an associated emotion- for example, anger in the liver and grief in the lungs. These are parts of our body where particular emotions are stored and then can create physical dis-ease within us. These unprocessed emotions can also create mental and emotional disorders which will continue to impact our everyday lives until we can understand them and process the energy that is "stuck."
The body is the last and loudest warning signal for traumas and disorders. When the energy of a trauma is stored in the body, its physical manifestations are often what we try to treat first. We try to alleviate the symptoms of the trauma, rather than the trauma itself. But this is where the beauty of Reiki can come to play. Although most clients come to us as Reiki practitioners in hopes to heal their physical ailments, our practice allows us to heal at the root of the issue. Reiki can be used as a "backdoor" to access the cause of the physical problem and heal the trauma that is the true cause of discomfort.