has the innate ability to heal and relieve pain."
Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui , Pranic
Healing' is an ancient art of energy healing that promotes overall good health
and well-being. Sushama Saldhana
co-founder trustee of the Pranic Healing
of Tamil Nadu, South India and Editor of Prana World
, the international magazine of GMKCS Pranic healing and
Arhatic Yoga, was recently interviewed by
Medindia. Sushama and her husband Dr.
who are senior disciples of Choa Kok Sui, founder of modern
Pranic healing. Dr. Cliff Saldhana has widely researched on the benefits of
Pranic healing and together the couple have been conducting Pranic Healing workshops
many people in the ancient art of energy
Q. Pranic healing has generated a
lot of interest among people. So what is Pranic Healing?
Pranic Healing adopts a holistic approach to healing and involves
harnessing "Prana" or life energy to heal physical and psychological ailments. Pranic
healing is a no-touch, no-drug therapy
that has no adverse side
effects. Pranic healers are not medical doctors, but they can effectively
channelize "life force" from the Sun, Air and Earth into the patient for
holistic healing. Pranic Healing can complement mainstream medicine, and in fact Apollo
Hospitals and other major healthcare institutions in India have promoted Pranic
healing as part of a comprehensive wellness program.
Q. How did you get interested in Pranic
About 17 years ago I attended a workshop conducted by a group of
Philippine Pranic healers and was amazed at the positive energy that suffused
through my system and translated into palpable radiant health flushing out all
the negative energetic patterns from within.
experience led me to learn more about the nuances of Pranic healing and I
attended several international conferences, workshops and seminars at
Philippines, Australia, Italy, Germany, the US, and South American countries. My
husband Dr. Cliff Saldhana PhD FRCP (MA) and Dr. D. Ramesh MDS, Oral and
Maxillo Facial Surgeon did an extensive study based on animal experiments that
highlighted the efficacy of a composite approach comprising of surgery,
chemotherapy and appropriate Pranic healing procedures. This methodology was tried
successfully on cancer patients and they manifested faster recovery, absence of
chemotherapy side effects, shorter convalescence time, and no recurrence of lesions
Q. As far as you have seen, what sort of
physical and psychological ailments can benefit from Pranic healing?
Anything from simple headaches
to ailments such as
asthma and COPD
related to the respiratory system, heart ailments,
ailments such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Arthritis,
Back pain, Menstrual problems,
and chronic problems such as migraines
The list is endless if a person learns the network of
chakras, meridians and health auras and works with them to accelerate the
body's healing process.
is also possible when the
person learns the techniques of Pranic healing to remove negative energetic
patterns of a disease from oneself before it fully manifests itself as a
strongly recommend that patients see medical doctors for diagnosis and
treatment alongside practicing Pranic healing.
we have also had doctors recommending Pranic healing to their patients,
alongside medical treatment to hasten the recovery.
healing can be effectively used to control stress, improve self confidence and
develop mental faculty.
learning about "Prana" or the Life energy system will help to keep the body
alive and energetic and maintain a state of good health and well being.
Q. Do you find people from all walks of
life signing up for Pranic healing workshops?
Business executives, regular office goers, housewives, college
students, and healthcare professionals attend Pranic healing workshops. We have
taught Pranic healing to doctors, nurses, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and many others in the healing fields.
These professionals have given us the feedback that they find Pranic
healing very effective and easy to apply in their healing process.
Q. Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga
probably present vast learning areas. What do you specifically teach in Pranic
Grand Master Choa Kok Sui has combined science and spirituality in his
modern approach to Pranic healing and Arhatic Yoga. His comprehensive
techniques are designed to cleanse and energize the physical body and mind, benefiting the whole personality.
workshops all over the world begin with the basics—working with Energy aura
the Prana or Chi energy
. Later on, participants are led to "scan" or
use the energy to locate blocks to the free flow of energy, "sweep" or clean
congested energy and finally to "energize" or revitalize with fresh Prana in areas that face Pranic deficiency.
The participants learn the "energy anatomy"—the network of chakras, meridians
and health auras that can be tuned for a person's overall fitness and wellness.
Q. Is it true that one has to turn
vegetarian to venture into Pranic healing?
No, we don't interfere with a person's palate preference—vegetarian or
non vegetarian. But, in my experience I have seen people who have come into an
awareness of Life Energy and the Oneness bonding all living creatures,
gradually and willingly give up eating meat.
Vegetarianism is not
mandatory to the practice of Pranic healing.
It is encouraging to hear of more people getting aware of the energy
levels at their disposal to invigorate their mind and body and steer clear of
ailments. Medindia wishes Sushama and Dr. Cliff Saldhana all success in their endeavor
to take forward this method of holistic healing to benefit more people. Medindia's community site has a Support Group for Pranic Healing where
practitioners can inform others, share experiences and exchange notes.