Pranic healing originated in India, where the whole person is treated in Ayurvedic medicine. Mind, body, and soul are all taken into account. Energy healing makes sense in this setting. “Prana” is the powerful yet unseen breath of life. It is like the “winds” in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and close to the concept of “Chi.”
If the prana is out of whack, lots of things can go wrong in the body. In general, a person can feel depleted and constantly tired. The pranic healer assesses peoples’ energy through reading their auras, chakras (energy centers), and energy fields. They then prescribe protocols for cleansing and healing.
Reiki originated in Japan. It is different from pranic healing in that It is administered through placing the healer’s hands on the patient to cleanse and balance the chakras, meridians, and other energy centers. The healer’s hands channel and transmit energy, which flows into the areas that need to be healed. In this way the unseen energy of the life force is renewed.
Like the pranic healer, the reiki healer finds blocked and congested areas and clears them through time-tested techniques and getting in touch with their own inner wisdom.