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Energy Healing is not a new concept. Many sages, saints, and healers have been practicing the art of healing from long ago. Though not all the modalities are recorded, still, you can see hundreds of them if you search the web. Pranic Healing, as a science, was born in 1987 after years of research and validation by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui. Pranic Healing is extremely scientific and systematic in its approach.
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On Pranic Healing
What is Pranic Healing all about?
Pranic Healing comes from two words: Prana, which means vital energy, and Healing. Pranic Healing is therefore a no-touch, no-drug complementary therapy system that uses prana to heal a wide range of physical and psychological ailments. Pranic Healing is highly systematic and scientific, which distinguishes it from other healing modalities. Through years of research it was developed and synthesized by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui.
Pranic Healing is not only for the sick but for everyone… even for the people who are already healthy as it provides a scientific approach that enables us to gain control over and improve every aspect of our lives – be it health, happiness, workplace productivity, our relationships, and even our finances. You may read more about the applications of Pranic Healing on our website.
Pranic Healing works successfully with conditions ranging from common cold, fever, back pain, asthma, heart trouble, hypertension, arthritis to stress, traumas, phobias, depression, and several others.
We must emphasize that Pranic Healing is a complementary healing approach. It is meant to enhance your medical treatment, not meant to replace it.
How old is Pranic Healing?
Pranic Healing was introduced in 1987 by Master Choa Kok Sui. It has been used across the world for over 30 years.
Where did Pranic Healing originate?
Before modern medicine, people had other means of healing, which we have largely lost touch with. Many individuals knew techniques of energetic healing for the alleviation and prevention of disease, and studied health and healing in ways that addressed the whole person—a physical, energetic, emotional, mental, and spiritual being. Grand Master Choa Kok Sui, through years of experiments synthesized the healing practices from various modalities available across the world to develop and create Pranic Healing.
The Pranic Healing system has its roots within the ancient Indian system of yoga and the Chinese External Medical Chi Kung School. Pranic Healing in its existing form has been painstakingly, systematically, and scientifically developed, revealed and taught globally by Master Choa Kok Sui. Along with committed participants he spent several years experimenting to determine the effectiveness and the mechanism of the healing techniques commonly known and used by healers and students of esoteric sciences.
Is Pranic Healing practiced extensively?
Pranic Healing is practiced extensively across the world by people from various walks of life including doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists and nurses. As on date, Pranic Healing exists in over 100 countries across the world.
Specifically in India alone we have over 2,00,000 Pranic Healers!
Is Pranic Healing related to any sect or religion?
Pranic Healing does not belong to any religion or sect; it is eclectic; it leads the practitioner to the truth. Pranic Healing is designed purely based on the science of energy and uses the laws of nature and universal truth. People from over 100 countries, with different religions and backgrounds have been practicing Pranic Healing.
What is the difference between Pranic Healing and Reiki?
Pranic Healing and Reiki are both popular healing modalities which come to mind when you talk about energy healing. In summary, both Pranic Healing and Reiki are excellent healing modalities and help alleviate pain and suffering. However, there are both similarities and differences between the two modalities. A detailed analysis of the two systems was presented a number of years ago by Master Pranic Healer Stephen Co (a direct disciple of Master Choa Kok Sui). You may read the analysis in our blog in this article titled Pranic Healing and Reiki: Is there a difference?
Concepts Behind Pranic Healing
What is Prana?
Prana is the vital energy or life force that keeps the body healthy and alive. In Chinese it is called Chi, in Japanese Ki and in Sanskrit Prana. There are three main sources of Prana: the air, the sun and the ground.
What is the Energy Body?
The physical body is basically composed of two parts: the visible physical body and the invisible physical body that is also known as the energy body, etheric body, bioplasmic body or the aura. These two bodies are basically interconnected; it means what affects one, affects the other. This is known as the law of corrospondance. Hence healing the energy body has substantial relief on the physical body.
What are Meridians? What are Chakras?
In this energy body there are energy channels, known as meridians, and energy centres, known as chakras. Chakras are like power plants that provide energy for the proper functioning of the body. Each chakra is responsible for controlling and energizing certain parts and organs of the physical body. If the chakras malfunction, they will adversely affect the proper functioning of the vital internal organs. Chakras beside physical functions also have psychological functions, which determine the character of the person.
How does Pranic Healing work?
Pranic Healing is based on two fundamental laws.
- The body has the potential and ability to heal and repair itself.
- Life Energy (referred to as Chi in China, Ki in Japan, Prana in India and Ruah in the Bible) surrounds and permeates the physical body.
How much Prana a person has determines how fast the body heals. Therefore, increasing the Life Force of a person in the affected areas of the body increases the self-recovery mechanism of the body.
Pranic Healing is based on the principle of connection between the physical body and the energy body (or aura). One follows the other. In Pranic Healing, we work on the energy body (particularly on areas and Chakras affected by the ailment/disease) to accelerate the healing process. By working systematically on the energy body a new pattern is created that supports and accelerates the body’s innate ability to heal.
Pranic Healing uses a cookbook approach to healing different ailments. There is a protocol (recipe) for anything from nose bleeds to coronary artery disease, and even for trauma and anxiety. These unique protocols help produce tangible results in a short amount of time. Pranic Healing involves scanning the human aura to detect the imbalances of energies, known as energetic congestion and depletion. It then uses cleansing techniques to remove dirty, diseased, and used-up energies and energizing techniques to improve the flow of energy and strengthen the aura and the chakras. Once the aura is balanced, clean and strong, the health of the body gets improved owing to the law of correspondence i.e. what affects the energy body affects the physical body and vice versa.
Is Pranic Healing scientific?
Yes. The techniques and applications of Pranic Healing are basically designed after extensive scientific research, experiments and validation. Pranic Healing uses a cookbook approach to healing different ailments. There is a protocol (recipe) for anything from nose bleeds to coronary artery disease, and even for trauma and anxiety. These unique protocols help produce consistent and tangible results in a short amount of time.
There is nothing paranormal about Pranic Healing. It is based on Laws of Nature. In fact, you can read an article in our Online Magazine about the research that was conducted by an eminent physicist in the USA who concluded that Pranic Healing is consistent with the Laws of Physics.
There are also many other researches done in different fields of study including medicine, massage therapy, psychology, agriculture and architecture using the teachings and principles of Pranic Healing. You may read about the research studies being conducted at the websites of the World Pranic Healing Foundation and the Pranic Healing Research Institute.
Does Pranic Healing have any side effects?
If the protocols provided in the books are followed properly, there will be no side effects. The protocols have been designed based on tremendous amounts of research and experiment done to validate the effect of Pranic Healing on different ailments and the rate of their improvement.
You may read more around the safety of Pranic Healing on the article titled Can Pranic Healing be Dangerous on our online magazine.
Can Pranic Healing have any adverse effects on the healer?
Just as a medical practitioner takes care of his/her own hygiene while treating patients, practitioners of Pranic Healing also maintain “energy hygiene”. This is one of the practices unique to the Pranic Healing system, where the healer is taught certain simple techniques to ensure that no “energy contamination” takes place during the process of healing a patient. This ensures that the healer can in no way get affected by the dirty or diseased energy of the patient as long as they follow the steps taught in the Pranic Healing workshops. Energy hygiene is one aspect that makes Pranic Healing unique as compared to other energy based modalities.
On Healing Ailments
What physical ailments can be improved using Pranic Healing?
There are very few conditions which Pranic Healing cannot alleviate. Based on the testimonials, a large number of physical ailments have shown tremendous improvements by applying Pranic Healing. These include simple ailments (such as headache, common cold, cough, fever, sinusitis amongst others), disorders of the immunity and defence system; disorders of the eye, ear and throat, skin disorders, heart and circulatory ailments, respiratory ailments, gastrointestinal ailments, urinary ailments, reproductive ailments, endocrine ailments, skeletal and muscular disorders, blood disorders, and disorders of the brain and nervous system. Pranic Healing has also provided positive results while treating patients with terminal illnesses (such a cancers) and a drastic improvement in the quality of life has been observed. A more comprehensive listing of physical ailments that can be healed applying Pranic Healing is available here.
Is Pranic Healing effective in healing psychological ailments?
Pranic Healing belongs to a comprehensive package of complementary treatment that also includes healing of psychological ailments. Pranic Psychotherapy is the application of Pranic Healing dealing with emotional and psychological ailments. Pranic Healing has been shown to be effective in dealing with psychological ailments such as childhood traumas, phobias, stress, anxiety, grief, irritability, hysteria, violence and depression. Pranic Healing has also been used to effectively treat addictions and compulsions.
Can Pranic Healing be applied while taking medical treatments?
Yes. Pranic Healing basically works on the energy body and aims at balancing the energy processes of the body while the orthodox medicine deals with healing of the physical body. Therefore Pranic Healing not only does not interfere but also best complements the medical treatment. In Pranic Healing we believe in an integrated approach to healing. This means that Pranic Healing is not intended to replace orthodox medicine rather to complement it. So if the ailment is severe or the symptoms persist, you are highly encouraged to consult a medical doctor and a reputable Pranic Healer.
How long does Pranic Healing treatment need to substantially relieve an ailment?
The frequency and duration of Pranic Healing treatments differ from case to case. For simple and minor ailments the healing can be instantaneous or may take a few minutes, a few hours, or a few days. For chronic and severe cases, however, the healing is progressive. Therefore the treatments in most of the cases needs to be applied three days in a week for a few weeks or a few months.
Can Pranic Healing be done on children?
Yes. With certain precautions, Pranic Healing can also be applied on infants and young children.
Learning Pranic Healing
What are the healing courses in Pranic Healing?
The healing courses start with Basic Pranic Healing workshop that serves as a foundation for the science of energy healing. It is then follows by Advanced Pranic Healing, which involves the application of colour Prana in treating various ailments. The rate of recovery accelerates tremendously by using colour Pranas. Pranic Psychotherapy is the third level that introduces effective techniques in treating emotional and mental ailments and addresses behavioural problems. This is followed by Pranic Crystal Healing which teaches the principles and applications of crystals and gemstones during healing thereby drastically reducing the time required for healing a patient. The Practical Psychic Self Defence workshop delves into how to protect oneself from negative thoughts and psychic contamination. Finally there is Pranic Weight Loss, Body Sculpting and Face Lift which is a fascinating area discussing the applications of Pranic Healing principles for health and beauty.
There are several other courses for spirituality and prosperity. You can read about our workshops series here.
Who can learn Pranic Healing?
Anybody above 16 years of age, who can read and write, and has an open mind can learn Pranic Healing. People from all walks of life, all over the world have learnt and benefited from Pranic Healing.
Are there any meditations involved?
There are multiple advanced meditations taught in various workshops. One of the simplest is the Meditation on Twin Hearts that besides leading the practitioner to peace and illumination has healing and purifying effects on the aura as well as the chakras resulting in stress reduction and cultivating inner peace. The Meditation on Twin Hearts is also part of the Basic Pranic Healing and Achieving Oneness with the Higher Soul workshops – and can also be independently learned and practiced without taking any Pranic Healing workshop. Other higher meditation techniques are taught in Arhatic Yoga.
What is the Meditation on Twin Hearts?
The Meditation on Twin Hearts is a 20-minute guided meditation that aims at achieving peace and illumination. It is also a way of service to the world by increasing harmony and peace through blessing the earth with loving-kindness. During this meditation, the Heart and Crown chakras get activated, which allows tremendous amount of divine energy enter the body. The practitioner further becomes a channel of peace, love, order and light by blessing the earth and every sentient being. The effect besides bringing peace and harmony to the world is inner peace, happiness, better memory, clarity of mind, recharged body, improved health and intuition for the practitioner.
Is there any workshop related to spirituality?
Pranic Healing is a bridge to spirituality by clearing the aura from negative and unwholesome thoughts and emotions. Pranic Healing is basically a preparation for the higher spiritual workshops including Achieving Oneness with the Higher Soul and Arhatic Yoga Preparatory workshops. Arhatic Yoga provides a safe and structured path for spiritual development. It involves advanced purifications, meditations and breathing exercises that accelerates the evolutionary process of the soul. There are additionally a large number of workshops that discuss the esoteric teachings of many traditions.
How can I learn Pranic Healing?
You can learn Pranic Healing by registering for the Basic Pranic Healing workshop. You can get more details about upcoming workshops from your local Pranic Healing Foundation, Association or Centre.
Those who live in West Bengal, Odisha, Assam or the North East can contact us or approach our licensed Pranic Healing Centres for more details around upcoming courses, workshops and events related to Pranic Healing.
Are there any online workshops offered?
Unfortunately no. The workshop is composed of theoretical and practical knowledge. The practitioners will practice the techniques on one another under the guidance of the teacher to ensure the correct hand movements and procedures. This is best done in an actual workshop.
How long does it take to learn it?
The Basic Pranic Healing course is a 16 hour workshop. During the workshop students learn the basic principles and concepts, conduct experiments to test and validate the concepts, and practice the techniques exhaustively. This methodology help you become proficient and confident in in your ability to produce positive results as soon as you finish the workshop.
Can this be taught to children too?
One has to be 16 years or older to learn Pranic Healing.
Having said that there are other techniques which can be taught to children. This includes a powerful exercise called Superbrain Yoga which helps to improve concentration and memory, and helps people become smart, more intelligent and creative. This exercise takes less than 60 seconds a day to perform. There have been multiple studies performed to measure the efficacy of Superbrain Yoga. Over the years children studied showed a significant increase in academic and behavioural performance, greater class participation, and improved social skills.
This exercise offers benefits not just for young students, but also adults seeking brain wellness into their senior years and patients with development challenges and cognitive delays seeking normalcy and cures. Superbrain Yoga can additionally help keep our brain fit and functional, and how these can help counter the common mental effects of aging, memory loss, as well as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
To learn the technique we recommend that you read the book titled Superbrain Yoga by Master Choa Kok Sui. The book is available for purchase via our Online Pranic Healing Shop.
Can I start healing after attending the Basic Pranic Healing workshop?
Yes. The Basic Pranic Healing workshop is designed in such a way that anyone after accomplishing it can do healing. Through our experience we have observed that students are able to alleviate simple ailments after the first day of the workshop.
Can one heal oneself too? Can you heal distantly?
Yes. Self-healing and Preventive Healing are topics that are taught during the Pranic Healing workshops. Interestingly, you can also apply Pranic Healing treatment distantly.
What other things do you teach apart from healing?
There are many things that form part of the Pranic Healing system. Apart from healing for physical and psychological ailments, Pranic Healing teaches easy-to-learn methods to generate energy such as breathing exercises, techniques to recharge yourself when you are physically or mentally tired, meditations, and deeper universal spiritual teachings such as the Law of Karma and the Golden Rule.
As a system Pranic Healing is intended to be a Bridge to Spirituality. Powerful techniques for spiritual growth, development and advancement are taught in Arhatic Yoga.
Research and Medical Acceptability
Are there any medical doctors or medical centres that practice Pranic Healing?
There are plenty of medical doctors all over the world that complement Pranic Healing with their profession. Pranic Healing has also departments in a number of hospitals worldwide including Northern California Neurosurgery and Kaiser Permanent hospitals in US, Sinai Medical Centre and Brown’s Cancer Leukemia Support Centre in Australia, as well as the Apollo hospitals all over India. Specifically, regarding the Apollo Hospital Group, their Chairman Dr. Pratap Reddy was cured from by Pranic Healing from severe spondylitis. You can read a short article on his comments in a leading National Daily.
In fact there are currently a great number of dentists, general surgeons, medical practitioners, specialists and nurses who use Pranic Healing effectively in their profession.
In addition, Pranic Healing is:
- Approved as a complimentary therapy by the Government of Malaysia
- Approved as a complimentary therapy by the Government of Ghana
- Approved as a complimentary therapy by the Government of Dubai
- Approved as a part of the curriculum for Continuous Education units for nurses, counselor, psychologist, and massage therapists in several states in the USA
- Part of the curriculum of Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Science (BNYS) under Mangalore & Dharmashala University
- Part of the Curriculum of post-graduate course for M Sc Psychology Holistic Counseling since 2001 under Bangalore University
- Offered as an outpatient facility in several hospitals in India. M. S. Ramaiah Medical and Teaching Hospital, Bangalore even has a Department of Pranic Healing.
Are there any researches and studies done on Pranic Healing?
Yes. The techniques and applications of Pranic Healing are basically designed after extensive scientific research, experiments and validation. There are also many other researches done in different fields of study including medicine, massage therapy, psychology, agriculture and architecture using the teachings and principles of Pranic Healing. You may read about the research studies being conducted at the websites of the World Pranic Healing Foundation and the Pranic Healing Research Institute.