I admit, I was a little apprehensive. As a scientist headed to a class on Pranic Healing, I expected to be surrounded by a bunch of new age flower children all chanting, ‘one of these things is not like the others’. To my surprise, my class included a few medical doctors, a nurse and another scientist. Sure, there were some crunchy granola types there too, but that’s to be expected.


So, what is Pranic Healing? Well, it’s a form of energy healing. You’ve probably heard of Reiki or qi gong, as those are a bit more mainstream. Pranic Healing is similar- although one of my friends refers to it as Reiki on steroids! I’m not here to argue which is the best energy healing methodology, I just want to shed some light on energy healing and how it might benefit those with chronic pain. I chose to learn Pranic Healing, so that is the one I can speak to best.


Just to get us started in understanding, the philosophy is that everyone has an energy body. Most people have heard it referred to as an ‘aura’. We do have an aura, but that oversimplifies it a bit. No worries, I’m not going to get into all the nitty gritty here. The point is, when we have a physical issue, pain or disease, that issue also manifest in the energy body. Treating both the physical and energy bodies can help speed the recovery and healing. That is the basic premise of all energy healing. Anyone can learn Pranic Healing and so I went to give it a shot.


To be honest, I was driven to do this because of my dog, Baxter. If you remember, he has an autoimmune disease and it tends to get worse with age. I know he is in pain, and I was hoping to help him out. I also know that I have fibromyalgia and self-healing is also possible with Pranic healing. I was excited to learn and test this out.


In my basic Pranic Healing class, we learned how to scan the chakras and energy of the patient- or ourselves- and how to balance the energy for better health. I was skeptical that I would be able to do this, but I could actually feel the energy. It was amazing and exhilarating!! In Advanced Pranic healing, one of my classmates worked on my tennis elbow and it was the first time I was pain free in months!


Probably the most shocking for me was Pranic Psychotherapy. In this class, we learned about how to deal with the energy side of many common issues, such as depression, self-doubt, negativity and addiction. Working with partners, we cleansed each other of negativity and self-doubt. While I could feel the energy pulsing through me while my partner worked on me- and she assured me that she felt it while I worked on her- I wasn’t sure what the results would be. After a great night’s sleep, I woke in a great mood and seemed to have boundless energy. The news was on, with its typical negativity, but it did not affect my mood at all. I was in a positive state for days, regardless of what was going on around me. Amazing.


While I’m pretty open to various types of alternative healing, I’m usually pretty skeptical until I test it for myself. My experience with Pranic Healing has been very positive and I hope to develop my skill and become a certified healer in the future. Could this method work for you? The only way to find out, is to give it a try. Contact me to learn more.

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