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Energy Healing For Headaches

Three Techniques To Feel Better Fast

With a little practice, you can add energy healing for headaches to your home remedies "toolkit," relieving and often eliminating the pain. In my personal experience, energy healing can be very effective.

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Holding your hand in the energy field around the head, you can often feel the energy of a headache. (Healing Touch practitioners often report feeling the pain spike of a migraine many feet away from the sufferer's physical body.) 

It may feel hot, spiky, dense, painful (to the healer’s hand), throbbing, tingly, or "electric."  The energy is often concentrated, excessive, and "stuck."  Getting it to balance and flow can be very helpful.

Pain Pump

An excellent technique using energy healing for headaches is adapted from a Healing Touch method. It works to draw the energy of the pain off, draining it away and out into the earth.

  • Put your open left hand above the most intense area of the pain (or wherever you feel that the field is most disturbed), usually a few inches or more away from the head, with the palm facing the head. Experiment with the distance to see if you can find the pain in the field, and hold your hand there.
  • Hold your right hand away from your body, with the palm open and fingers together, pointing down toward the ground. Imagine that you are drawing the energy of the pain into your left hand, across the front of your body, down your right arm, out your right hand, and into the earth.
  • You may need to hold this position for a while (up to about five minutes). To speed up the process, you can open and close your right hand to help “pump” the pain out.
  • When you feel the flow of energy slowing down, or when you (or the person you are working on) feels relief, switch hands, putting your right hand in the field above the headache, and your left hand pointing toward the sky.

    Visualize pure white light channeling into your left hand, traveling to your right arm and hand, and filling the headache area.


Another technique is to move your left hand slowly counterclockwise in a circular motion in the field over the head or the particular headache area, for up to several minutes. This will help to clear and release excess energy.

Then, reverse the motion and move your right hand in a clockwise circle over the painful area to balance the area you’ve just cleared.


Perhaps the simplest energy healing technique for headaches is just to hold your palm over the headache area, in the field, for one to five minutes. Hold the intention to relieve the pain. You can hold your hand still or move it to "smooth" the energy in the disturbed area.

I hope that these techniques using energy healing for headaches are useful to you. One beautiful thing is that they can't hurt you!

But Before You Try Energy Healing For Headaches.....

Of course, you first want to make sure you've done all the obvious, practical things such as

  • making sure you're well hydrated
  • making sure you're getting enough sleep
  • eliminating possible migraine triggers in your diet
  • checking the muscles at the base of your head, where your skull joins your nect, to make sure they're not tight.
  • haven't abruptly eliminated caffeine.

And do be sure to call your medical doctor right away if you have unusual or extreme pain or any other concerns. Here's an excellent source for further reading about headaches, including danger signs you should watch out for.

And Some Questions That May Be Valuable

Often with severe chronic pain, there may be underlying emotional, life-style or energetic issues. If you suffer from ongoing headaches, it's possible that your body is asking for change in the language of pain. Read Nancy's response to a reader asking for advice about dealing with severe migraine.

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