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Career focus: Pranic healing

Pranic healing is an ancient science and art of healing that utilises the prana or life energy to heal the whole physical body. It also involves the manipulation of prana and bioplasmic (energy) matter of the patient?s body.

education Updated: Apr 18, 2006 11:50 IST

Pranic healing is an ancient science and art of healing that utilises the prana or life energy to heal the whole physical body. It also involves the manipulation of prana and bioplasmic (energy) matter of the patient’s body.

According to Hindu tradition, prana is the life force, the basic constituent and source of all life and the universe. It is the energy responsible for keeping the body alive and healthy.

This energy is recognised in many other cultures and known by different names such as Chi in Chinese, Ki in Japanese, Mana in Polynesian, Pneuma in Greek, and Ruah in Hebrew. The main sources of prana, available in abundance, are air, sun, earth and the divine. Prana can be projected to another person for healing.
Pranic healing is based on two fundamental laws:

The law of self-recovery: The body in general has the capacity to heal itself.
The law of life force or prana: For life to exist, the body must have prana or life energy. The healing process can be accelerated by increasing life energy on the affected part(s) and on the entire body.

How to go about it
Since pranic healing is an alternate healing therapy, there are no courses available in colleges and educational institutions in India. However, pranic healing organisations provide courses at various levels —basic, advanced, psychotherapy, psychic self-defense and crystal healing. Courses begins at Rs 2,000 for a two-day basic course and can go up to Rs 5,000 for a Masters course.

Career prospects
“Hospitals are increasingly looking towards integrating pranic healing into their system,” said AK Puri, manager of Pranic Healing Centre at Shanti Niketan. “In Delhi, Apollo Hospital has already hired many pranic healers and we are in the middle of talks with Ganga Ram Hospital for the same.”

Remuneration
Pranic healers charge anywhere between Rs 100 to Rs 500 for a single session of 20 to 40 minutes. Therefore, the earnings depend on the expertise and time management of the healer.
A lot also depends on the healer’s ability to connect with patients. Like any other profession Pranic healing also requires time and effort before gains pour in.

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Where to study
Courses of Pranic Healing are available at:
• Pranic Healing Centre, Shanti Niketan
• Akshay Pranic Healing Centre, Vasant Kunj
• Master Choa Kok Sui Pranic Healing Centre, Sector-41, Noida
• MCKS Pranic Healing Centre, Vasant Vihar
• Pranic Healing Centre, Sector-31, Noida