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Does Pranic Healing have a place in Modern Medicine?

Higher Education Articles August 7, 2013

With the increased popularity and buzz surrounding the practice of Pranic Healing; most medical experts and patients alike have begun to wonder about its role in modern medicine. For those that are unfamiliar with Pranic Healing, it is a form of energy ancient modern medicine that some find extremely effective in healing the body. The method of alternative medicine centers on the body’s energy instead of physical state. Furthermore, it is a holistic approach that focuses largely on healing the body by manipulating its energy field. It is a method of medicine that has come under much scrutiny by those accustomed to traditional western medicine. But, with all of that said, the questions surrounding the validity of Pranic Healing and its place in modern medicine still remain.

Alternative Forms of Medicine

It is no secret that alternative and holistic approaches to medicine are generally looked at with reluctance by western medical professionals, organizations and some of their patients. Although, acupuncture and chiropractic are great examples of alternative forms of medicine that have slowly made their way into traditional medical circles; in some cases, such forms of medicine have been acknowledged by HMOs resulting in coverage for patients looking for alternative forms of treatment. While not all HMOs will cover such alternative forms of medicine, there has been recent progress made in this regard nonetheless.

Most patients and medical professionals that are proponents of Pranic Healing likely hope the form of alternative medicine will find similar acclaim and acceptance by those in the medical industry as Acupuncture and Chiropractic have found. Of all the proponents of Pranic Healing, none has been more influential than its creator, Grand Master Choa Kok Sui. He was perhaps its biggest supporter and advocate for wide spread use. Although he passed away at the age of 54 in 2007, Sui was a businessman and chemical engineer turned natural healer that stood behind the practice of Pranic Healing.


Whether the use of Pranic Healing has a viable place in modern medicine is mostly uncertain, however, there seem to be reason to suggest such potential. Generally speaking, if there are enough people standing behind a form of medicine, there is a good chance that it will be acknowledged, and perhaps even widely adopted. With that said, modern medicine can be tough to crack. Also involved in the mix, are the aspects of research and financial backing. Without either, Pranic Healing will not likely be recognized universally by modern medicine. More specifically, there needs to be conclusive evidential research that the form of healing is effective and not just a new age form of placebo.

With the place of Pranic Healing in modern medicine in question, it is only fair to say that the chances of the alternative healing form being adopted on a wide scale is unlikely. Reason being, it is extremely difficult for a new form of medicine to do so, let alone an alternative and holistic form. The possibility of Pranic Healing finding a place in modern medicine is not impossible and it may even happen to a limited extent, but for it to be recognized across the entire medical spectrum as a viable method of healing would be truly difficult. In fact, it is nearly impossible without some sort of miraculous findings and healing effects that have not yet been identified.

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