Discovering Pranic Healing
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Discovering Pranic Healing

What boggled the minds of the participants was that Pranic Healing, greatly appreciated and widely practiced in many countries, has not duly been recognized and endorsed by the Filipino government.


Scientific and medical advancements of the 20th century have revolutionized the health care system. However, these modern methods are apparently not enough. Hospitals are still over-flowing with patients, chronic degenerative diseases still plague people, and more effective drugs are still needed. In pursuit of better health, many people have turned to ancient practices which many eastern cultures have kept intact, unaffected by the ravages of time.

Many countries have their own healing modalities. China has the science of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicines. India has the Ayurvedic medicine system. Japan has Shiatsu and Reiki, Thailand has the Nuad Boran (Thai for “ancient massage”). The Kurdish Village in the mountains between Iran and Afghanistan has a body therapy known as Breemava.

When Captain Hook and other European explorers ventured in the Polynesian islands, including Hawaii, they found that aborigines healed their aches and pains with a therapeutic massage known as lomolomi, meaning “to break up into small pieces with the fingers.”

In the Philippines, psychic surgery has attracted the attention of many foreigners. The use of herbs for healing is still practiced in both far-flung barrios and modern homes. But more significantly, the Philippines has a very simple yet effective healing modality of which we can be proud. This is Pranic healing, devised by a Cebuano of Chinese origin, Master Choa Kok Sui [1].

In November 1996, he summoned the First International Convention of World Pranic Healers and brought together a small circle of esoteric practitioners and persons interested in the physical and spiritual well-being of man. Many insights and lesson were impaired.

What boggled the minds of the participants was that Pranic Healing, greatly appreciated and widely practiced in many countries, has not duly been recognized and endorsed by the Filipino government.

But then, the Philippines have many “treasures” left unnoticed for many years. Francis Liongson, during the convention, cited the Angono petroglyphs, which are ancient writings embedded in rock formations discovered in the caves of Angono, Rizal. These were just lying neglected within a golf course. There are similar rock impressions found in South Palawan, according to Liongson. Even the World Watch, a vigilant environmental group which publishes a list of world natural treasures at risk of being lost due to neglect, has noted them. Ironic how other countries appreciate our resources first before we even notice that these could be used for our own benefit.

Dr. Alfonso Lagaya of the Traditional Medicine Division of the Department of Health explained that a healing modality is accepted as being “safe and effective” when it is base on a scientific paradigm. “Testimonials on the effectiveness of the healing system,” he said, “were not enough because the scientific community would not accept them.” Moreover, what has been done for a particular disease should have the same result when performed again, working within the cause-and-effect structure. Lagaya, in this sense, encouraged further research into Pranic Healing so that it could be presented in a language of the scientific community.

Pranic Healing, which relieves many common diseases like chronic degenerative diseases of arthritis, hypertension, ulcer, asthma, respiratory ailments and even cancer, is not accepted by medical doctors. Doctors have undergone many years of training. Panic Healers are instructed in just a few days.

Perhaps, there is some professional jealousy and competition involved, but is needless, to say the least. Western medicine and any Eastern healing modality complement each other. One does not negate the existence of the other. In fact, Pranic Healers always advise their parents to go to physicians for diagnosis of their ailments. “In fact, there can be cooperative effort between doctors and alternative medical practitioners. It will be more of a threat, though, for the multinational drug companies,” Liongson noted.

Dr. Ramesh Singh Chouhan from India talked of how alternative medical systems and western medicine could, indeed, work side by side. The doctor, after diagnosing his patients, could practice the “cafeteria approach,” which means presenting all available alternatives from both Western and Eastern systems to cure the disease. Having been presented all the options, the patient chooses how he wants to be treated.

Dr. Chouhan added, “A vast array of recent evidence indicates that what goes on in the mind has a direct effect upon the body. The mind has the power to produce and maintain as well as to heal an illness. Understanding the mind-body connection is crucial for the effective practice of healing. Pranic Healing is based on the scientific understanding of the role the human energy fields plays in both health and disease, with an approach that focuses on the whole person – the physical body, the emotion, spiritual and interpersonal environment.”


1. Master Choa Kok Sui later founded the Institute for Inner Studies and the World Pranic Healing Foundation, Inc., and went on to author 20 more books on Pranic Healing and spirituality, before his passing in March 19, 2007.

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Comments (18)

It is important for everyone to know this valuable information. You have presented this well . thank you.

Thank you kindly for the comment Roberta.

Impressive and useful information...Thanks Sir

Thank you Ron for this info on Pranic healing. Voted. Please consider me as your friend.

Excellent work!

Thanks everyone for the read, votes and comments.

Love you article impressive and interesting...voted

Thanks kindly Francina.

great article

Thanks Carol.

This is a truly great article. Thanks for sharing.

Interesting practice. Read it here first, recommended.

Never heard of this and it's a very interesting read.

Thanks @Daniel, @ Phoenix and @ Sandy - much appreciated.

Thanks for this article, Ron. In the late nineties I joined the pranic healing group here in Cebu City. We were under the mentorship and guidance of Belinda Araneta, if i remember correctly. I never knew that Master Chua Kok Sui is Cebuano. In my search for the truth, i came across Pranic healing. Those were the times when i was studying Buddhism deeply. I can say that our meditation sessions and pranic healing sessions did give me peace of mind. Thanks, Ron.

Thank for the insight Jonel.

This extremely interesting post taught me a lot again, dear Ron. Pranic healing is fascinating. In Europe, it is not so widespread as in your country, unfortunately. Thank you for this, my friend.


Thank you for quoting me in your article... I am honored. It is very unfortunate that many forms of keeping oneself healthy have been forgotten in man's quest for "money through any means and showmanship"... Healing is the most ancient, most effective yet least expensive way of health. I wish more people take to it worldwide as a way of living rather than as a cult.

Dr. Ramesh Singh Chouhan, India.