By Katrina Pfannkuch 

Prana (Sanskrit for life-force) is one of many words often used to describe the non-physical body of essential energy at the heart of all life forms. As this energy flows through and around our body, it’s responsible for our “aliveness,” and depending on how it flows, helps determine our physical, mental and spiritual health.

Pranic Healing is a no-touch energy healing modality that creates physical and energetic balance by using a highly developed, detailed system of energy medicine. Developed by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui, it utilizes prana to balance, harmonize and transform the body’s energy fields and internal processes and restore the body back to its natural state of being.

The Science Behind Pranic Healing

Grand Master Choa Kok Sui began his career as a chemical engineer. As he delved into working with the effects of energy on healing the human body, he developed a very organized healing process that focused on the aura. He realized it may be difficult for people to consider something so abstract as a science, so he developed a specific system and protocol to address key areas of healing, now called Pranic Healing.

Pranic Healing uses a “cookbook” approach to both its teaching and application as a modality. According to thousands of case reports gathered by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui, every ailment produces a unique set of energy patterns that can be identified in the energy body’s 11 major chakras and numerous meridians. Pranic Healing uses specific energetic routines of cleansing and energizing and matches them to specific patterns of energetic deficiencies caused by an illness. This helps to bring the body into balance more quickly and effectively and allows for more targeted healing.

The aura is used as the origin point for Pranic Healing because energetic disruptions in the aura often lead to physical symptoms. The aura can be impacted by stress, emotions and other factors that in turn impact the physical body by absorbing energy and distributing it to the muscles, organs and glands.

According to Wendy Scott, Reiki Master and Colorado-based Pranic Healing Instructor, “Pranic Healing is considered a science because the principles and mechanisms are clearly defined. Grand Master Choa Kok Sui understood that a science-based healing process needs to be both specific and repeatable. We have set protocols that have been tried, tested and the results repeated many times. Even more importantly, anyone can learn and use Pranic Healing without any previous healing experience.”

Practitioner Role in Pranic Healing

The Pranic Healing modality views the body as a self-repairing entity that can easily restore health itself when the prana is directed to problem areas. Practitioners are trained to scan the aura and assess areas of energetic depletion, congestion or stagnation. This identifies problem areas that need healing so the practitioner can sweep out energetic discord — a manual cleansing technique that is integral to Pranic Healing. Removing blockages, stagnant or diseased energies and negative emotions first is essential, because it makes way for the next step — energizing and revitalizing the body with fresh prana.

According to the Pranic Healing website, “if fresh energy or prana is given without the cleansing step, it [existing energetic or mental blocks] can manifest physically, and sometimes dramatically. In fact, just cleansing alone often allows the body to quickly heal itself, permitting fresh energy to penetrate deeper into the body to be utilized as healing fuel.”

Pranic Healing is very focused on maintaining energetic hygiene, a set of practices that includes proper breathing, meeting dietary recommendations and cleansing routines designed to keep your personal energy tank clean and full. Practitioners also directly draw energy from the sun, air, ground and other spiritual sources and project this prana into clients’ auras and chakras, in addition to using color energies associated with the chakras to dramatically accelerate the body’s innate healing abilities.

During a session as trained practitioner can:

  • Extract and disintegrate negative energies and patterns to dramatically accelerate healing
  • Help curb or eliminate behaviors, phobias, and addictions such as alcoholism, smoking, drug addiction, food addictions and depression (physical and emotional), and more
  • Use special techniques to extract and neutralize the effects of psychic attacks and intrusions
  • Relieve tension, irritability, grief and anxiety

Pranic Healing is divided into key areas of focus that integrate seamlessly to form the overall Pranic Healing modality, including: Pranic Psychotherapy, Pranic Crystal Healing, Arhatic Yoga, Pranic Feng Shui and more. Students learn basic pranic healing before moving onto additional specialty focus areas.

At any level of energy work experience, students find Pranic Healing is the missing ingredient that complements their current practice. “I’ve been an instructor since 2008 and seen how healing without touch is an instant complement to a Reiki practice,” says Scott. “Pranic healing is also a wonderful preventive practice that alleviates things already manifested in the body. It’s especially effective before and after surgery and provides immense relief for cancer patients going through chemotherapy. It’s truly an integrated system in healing and the science of spirituality.”

Pranic Healing is a worldwide modality. C lasses are available through Pranic Healing practitioners. Practitioner Wendy Scott and co-instructor Candess Givan host regular classes and workshops in Boulder. Students may join healing clinics to practice, work with mentors and connect more deeply with the community they are serving. For information on Scott and Candess’ classes and workshops visit their Facebook site: Pranic Healing Colorado or contact them through the web at 

Katrina is a creativity consultant, intuitive writer and Reiki Master. She loves guiding people as they tap into their unique gifts and passions, and supporting them while they incorporate new creative insights into their career, business and life.


Sandra G. Malhotra is the Owner, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Regenerate Magazine. She is just a little bit passionate about health and wellness being our birthright.