Pranic healing is the name of a commercial pseudo-medicine promoted by Choa Kok Sui which claims that prana (energy) can heal ailments in the body by manipulation of the person's energy field. Choa Kok Sui states that Pranic healing is like acupuncture and yoga in that it treats the "energy body" which in turn affects the "physical body".
As with other similar pseudo-medicines, no peer-reviewed evidence or publications (in recognized medical journals) exist to support the claimed results of the practitioners. Skeptics such as James Randi have standing rewards of over US$1,000,000 for any practitioner who can demonstrate energy healing however this has never been successfully claimed.
Writing in the Times of India, Rajesh Parajapati a student of Pranic Healing claims: "The primary principle of pranic healing is utilising the inherent energy prana or energy of life in all beings for self-healing.
The Pranic Healing brand-name is a registered trademark of Institute for Inner Studies Inc, a for-profit company founded by Choa Kok Sui.
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