PRANIC HEALING-A stress buster for cancer patients
Written by Dr Pooja Sabharwal & Dr M. Dinkar Sharma   

Pranic healing is a highly developed and tested system of energy based healing techniques that utilizes "Prana" to balance harmonize and transform the body's energy processes. "Prana" is a Sanskrit word that means "Life-force" This invisible bio-energy or vital energy keeps the body alive and maintains a state of good health. In acupuncture, the Chinese refer to this subtle energy as "Chi". It is also called "Ruah" or the "Breath of life" in the Old Testament. Pranic healing is a simple yet powerful and effective no touch energy healing. It is based on the fundamental principle that the body is a "Self-repairing" living entity that possesses the innate ability to heal itself. Pranic healing works on the principle that the healing process is accelerated by increasing the life force or vital energy on the affected part of the physical body.
 

Pranic healing influences this natural life force to being about a healthier physical body. Pranic healing is applied on the bio-electromagnetic field known as the aura, which contains the mold and blueprint of the physical body. This bioplasmic body absorbs life energy and distributes it to the organs and glands. Disease first appears as energetic disruption in the energy field before manifesting as ailments in the physical body. With all diseases including cancer the first objective is to understand that the cause is thoughts one's own guilt or harmful thoughts and feeling created by one's upon him. To heal from cancer one must fully cleanse the physical, emotional and mental layers of body system. Hearing and witnessing the horrors of cancer, most people believe that cancer is a powerful invader. Actually cellular biology tells us that the opposite is true. A cancerous cells is, in fact, a week and confused cell with incorrect genetic information, genetic predisposition carcinogenic substances, radiation, diet and more important than any of these the mental and emotional factors form the major etiological factors for cancer, stress suppresses the immune defence system and allows the cancer cells to rapidly reproduce themselves into a life threatening tumour. Thus, in cancer there is unlimited growth of some tissues at the cost of entire organism. If the immune defence is restored to its normal level, cancerous cells get destroyed to restore the cancer patient to normal health.
Why Cancer?
The cause and development of cancer are multifactorial with diet, tobacco, alcohol consumption, occupational / environmental exposure to carcinogens, radiation, infections (viral) genetic; sexual and reproductive factors plays a key role. However, the exact reason and process of cancer formation and metastatic spread is not clearly understood even today. Cancer is more often a psychological disease with respect to both its etiology and its onset. The concept that cancer is related to stress and a spectrum of emotional factors is probably as old as the history of recorded medicine itself.
Galen, as far back as in the second century observed that women who manifest depressions seemed more inclined to develop breast cancer than those with less melancholic dispositions. Down the centuries clinicians have related the occurring of cancer to stress and life events such as grief, bereavement, depression and personality traits.
Very few understand that the cause of all issues in the physical body in the energetic bodies and not in the physical layer. To heal from cancer or other such diseases one must fully cleanses the physical, emotional and mental layers of your system.
Probable role of Pranic healing: Different Pranic healing techniques to purify energy field centres i.e. Chakra is there. These are the conscious process for raising us from our animal instincts to normal discrimination and elevating us to manifest the immune potentialities elements in us. These not only work to bring fitness and vigour to the physical body but also happiness. To expand our will and emotions, power of analysis, insight and vision. Thus these are becoming More and more popular is becoming relevant even for cancer.
The first level is at the body level to use techniques of relaxation. Simple asanas provide mastery over different groups of muscles by increasing the elasticity of the muscle fibres and releasing tensions and stresses. The release of stress at body level will give deep rest to all the organs and system in our body. Thereby, the basic defence system will have much greater opportunity for a faster recoup and revitalization than in a stressed up condition.
The second level operation is slowing and balancing of death. Sukhasana, Pranayama, Bramari can slow down the breath effectively and restore balance of breath between the two nostrils. Associating a feeling of deep relaxation can work wonders especially in cancer cases.
The third level handling is at the emotional and mental levels. Reduction of hypersensitive reactions causing great anxieties by slowing down and balancing breaths strengthen the immune system. This is done through devotional sessions, Yoga Nidra and cyclic meditation. When the emotions subside and mind gets into a state of deep rest, a resolve is made. That strengthens the will and thus the immune defence.
The fourth level approach is to use the upanishadic wisdom which corrects our wrong notions about happiness, misery, death etc. and offers to unravel power hidden within us. Sravana, Manana and Nididhyasana (contemplating meditating and allowing the mind to dwell in that state of silence) are the progressive steps towards bringing about such basic corrections in our notions. Notional corrections help in eradicating the deep rooted fear of death and other emotional imbalances causing stress and tensions. A will to live for achieving a life mission is mandatory to turn tables.
Pranic healing during Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy: Regional relaxation just offer chew and radio was there. Patients were asked to feel deeply and visualise on the part treated to kill only the dangerous cancer cells and sparing the healthy cells. Deep relaxation has helped to minimise the side-effects and enhance the effectiveness of the drugs used. There was an improvement in subjective symptoms and general stamina. It was shown the unambiguous mind- body connection.
For cancer Pain : Pain is a subjective feeling and the duration and severity of the distress can vary greatly, according to the psychological stability of the individual. Techniques of deep relaxation followed by resolution in which the person uses his strengthened will or self-confidence to learn to ignore the painful parts have been usefully practised by many cancer pain patients.
Rehabilitation After cancer treatment: Adding suggestions of self confidence and strengthening of the will to live and survive while practising Savasana makes a big difference in the quality of life during the post-treatment phase in these patients with early or late cancer.
For terminal cases: To accept and face death with a cheerful mind requires the coverage, emotional stability and detachment of a giant which is real aim of any practice.


1 & 2 PROF& Head
Sharir Rachna Dept.,
National Institute Of Ayurveda
Jaipur (Rajasthan).