The ancient art and science of pranic healing and arhatic yoga

Alternative Therapy could be an Unconventional Way to Well-being

Alternative Therapy could be an Unconventional Way to Well-being

Alternative therapy, as the name suggests, means healing or treating ailments in various ways that are not included in the curricula of traditional medical practices. In ancient China, people used to practice five levels of healing skills. These healing therapies include acupressure, acupuncture, herbs and healing ailments by projecting chi or energy. Now the healing method by projection of energy is divided into two schools- the internal school and the external school.

The Ancient Art of Alternative Therapy

In the Internal Medical Chi Kung School, healing is carried out by using the internal energy of the practitioner. Therefore, a healer is allowed to heal only two to three patients a day. It is also very tiresome and exhausting for the practitioner. In the External Medical Chi Kung School, energy or Chi from the air, ground, sun etc is used to heal the patients. This method does not exhaust or make the healer tired as the healer is using energy from his surroundings and can heal up to 20-30 patients a day. In India the second method of healing is now known as Pranic Healing. Master Choa Kok Sui has taught and spread to various parts of the world under the name of Pranic healing.

Pranic Healing as an Alternative Therapy

In the school of Pranic healing, healing is done on the affected area as well as on the chakras in the human body . Chakras are basically whirling centers though which prana or energy or chi goes in and out of the body. Now there is a long term controversy about the fact that whether there are seven chakras or eleven chakras! According to some ancient Indian books there are seven chakras. But Master Choa Kok Sui has taught that there are eleven chakras. Now the question rises that which believe is correct? Both of them are correct as the ancient books never said that there are only seven chakras. Hence, in Pranic healing, the healer first tries to identify the affected chakra and then cleanses and energizes the same.

People often do not have faith on what is not visible to their eyes. When alternative therapy systams like Pranic healing are discussed it becomes difficult for them to believe that any pain or sickness can be healed without even touching the patient. As Master Choa Kok Sui says:

"An intelligent person is not closed-minded. He does not behave like an ostrich burying his head in the ground to avoid new ideas and developments. An intelligent person is not gullible. He does not accept ideas blindly. He studies and digests them thoroughly, then evaluates them against his reasons; he tests these new ideas and developments through experiments and his experiences. An intelligent person studies these ideas with a clear objective mind."

There have been many proofs about the existence of aura or energy body and if energy body exists, it is bound to get sick like our physical body. Physical body can be healed by medicines, but how do we heal our energy body? Energy body can be healed by taking out the diseased or dirty energy from the aura and putting in fresh and new energy. Traditional medicine should not be replaced with alternative therapy but alternative therapy can be used along with it to accelerate the rate of healing.


  1. The Ancient Science and Art of Pranic Healing by Master Choa Kok Sui