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Energy Healing - What Is The Difference Between Reiki And Pranic Healing?

Updated: Jul 17, 2023

The Number One question that I get asked the most as a Reiki Master and Energy Healer.

Here is my response...

  • Do you want better physical health?

  • Do you want emotional stability?

  • Do you want a greater understanding of how your body and mind work?

  • To be happy and have mental clarity, your body needs to be healthy and your mind needs to be clear?

In my new book 'Reiki Healing' I share with you my 23 years experience of being a Reiki Practitionor and Reiki Master.

From what Reiki really is, and it's many benefits to health and wellbeing, as well as the many amazing things that Reiki can give you as a healing modality.

In my Reiki career of 23 years, I often get the question - What is the difference between Reiki and Pranic Healing?

Are they the same?

If you are aware of what Reiki is and how it works. You will be familiar with energy healing and what energy healing is.

To answer this question, we first need to look at what energy healing is, if you are new to Reiki and energy healing:

Introduction to Energy Healing

Energy healing channels positive energy flow through corrective courses for any disturbances. It directly influences ‘human energy field’ or ‘aura’ and enhances self-healing capacity. This method of healing has been directly adopted from the evolution of similar traditional practices.

Energy healing works directly with the energetic level of life. There are three basic dimensions of life i.e. physical, mental and emotional, which have their own unique energy patterns. Energy Healing holistically corrects these deeper energy channels and ensures optimum flow of positive energy.

The Human Energy Field

The above mentioned facets of human existence may be alternately named as ‘subtle bodies’. The design pattern of energy flow in the human physiology i.e. ‘energy anatomy’ exists in multiple layers and exchange of energy takes place amongst these layers. This ‘aura’ is positively influenced through Energy Healing methods.

Energy Healing as part of Energy Medicine

Energy Healing is simply a specialised field of ‘energy medicine’. Skilful usage of sound, frequency, vibration, touch, light, herbs, and crystals are combined as ‘energy medicines’, owing to the inherent ‘vibratory patterns’ in them. Exchange of skilful usage of ‘energy medicine’ takes place between the practitioner (healer) and the recipient (healer) through interaction.

Basic principles of Energy Healing

Some of the basic principles of energy healing are as follows:

  1. Everything has an energy component.

  2. Energy influence thought process.

  3. Perception is affected by inherent energy field.

  4. Changes in human energy field are expressed through the human body.

  5. Uninhibited flowing of human energy facilitates healing.

  6. A person after enhancing his own energy field may direct those positive energies to another person.

  7. Smooth flow of energy ensures symmetry and balance in life.

The Energetic System for good health

As the physical body is made up of various systems like the musculoskeletal and gastrointestinal systems, it also has an energetic system which surrounds and interpenetrates the physical body through which energy flows.

The nature of energy is to flow smoothly to maintain good physical and emotional health. When the flow is interrupted, through blockages or depletion, a condition can arise.

The maintenance of this system ensures a balance which is essential for proper health and vitality. Energy can be cultivated, controlled and increased with the right methods and proper training. Some modalities like acupuncture and reiki, require a practitioner to work on you. In others activities like Yoga, Chi Kung, you can learn techniques to increase the energy by working on yourself.

Pranic Healing

What is it?

Pranic Healing is a system to accelerate the body’s inborn ability to heal itself by balancing, harmonizing and transforming the body’s energy processes. Prana is the Sanskrit word that means life-force. This energy keeps the body alive and maintains good health. The Chinese refer to this energy as Chi, the Japanese call it Ki, as in Reiki. It is a simple, yet powerful and effective system of non-touch energy healing. It is based on the fundamental principle that the body is a self repairing entity that possesses the innate ability to heal itself. Pranic Healing is applied on the bio- electromagnetic field known as the aura, or energy body. It is in the aura, or energy body, that physical ailments first appear as energetic disruptions, before manifesting themselves as problems in the physical body.

Pranic Healing is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing complementary therapies world wide, now established in 126 countries. It is an incredible technological breakthrough in the science of healing. Doctors, nurses, carers, psychologists and complementary therapists are incorporating the techniques of Pranic Healing alongside their conventional medical approaches with amazing results.

Business professionals and families too are turning to the benefits of Pranic Healing, to treat emotional conditions as well as injuries from sport and accidents, infections, allergies, chronic pain and long term conditions like diabetes, asthma, strokes and cancer. People of all ages are now enhancing their lives, significantly improving health and bringing calm and clarity into everyday life.

Pranic Healing is non touch, thus treatments can be done fully clothed in the same room or even remotely. A Pranic Healing treatment involves two people being present, yourself and the Practitioner.

Pranic Healing is a complementary therapy and does not replace medical treatments. Pranic Healing Practitioners are not medical doctors and do not make a medical diagnosis.

It is best to consult a medical doctor for a diagnosis and provide the Practitioner with this.

Pranic Healing methods do not interfere with medical treatment plans, and is safe to use alongside prescribed medical treatments.

Pranic Healing Treatments can be carried out remotely irrespective of the distance or physical barriers between the patient and the healer.

It is a highly relaxing healing session. And all sessions take place in my lovely healing room, with soft music and candles. A wonderful experience every time.

Pranic Healing, is a highly developed and tested system of energy medicine that uses prana to balance, harmonise and transform the body's energy processes. This invisible bio-energy or vital energy keeps the body alive and maintains a state of good health. The reason Pranic Healing works on the energy body is that physical ailments first appear as energetic disruptions in the aura before manifesting as problems in the physical body.

Pranic Healing can be used to help in the healing of almost any physical and psychological condition by enhancing the body’s natural capability to heal itself.

Consider Pranic Healing Therapy if you are experiencing:


• Fatigue (Physical / Emotional)

• Low Immunity

Pranic Healing combines ancient energy techniques with modern science.

Medical tests often are unable to find the origin of the problem and are labelled as “stress related” or psychosomatic. Medications may soothe the symptoms, but the original problems persist. These unexplained causes include migraines, back and shoulder pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, neck pain, asthma, heart conditions and many more.

As we lead such busy, fast paced lives with work, financial and family commitments, we generate a tremendous amount of emotions such as stress, fear, anger and anxiety. How we react to these situations has the potential to cause a stress reaction in the body which reduces energy levels and weakens the immune system. A physical or mental health condition can then arise, each with a unique energy pattern.

When energy and its effect on the body is understood, one can systematically remove the root cause of the problem effectively. This is done by applying techniques to treat each specific energy pattern of a condition, assisting the body to heal itself faster.

Pranic Healing is used to treat the full spectrum of minor and major illness, both physical and psychological, from the common cold to -

Physical Conditions such as:

  • Injuries from sports and accidents and joint problems

  • Gastrointestinal disorders

  • Respiratory ailments

  • Reproductive system Issues

  • Heart conditions and strokes

  • Urinary system

  • Chronic fatigue and chronic pain

  • Insomnia

  • Hypertension

  • And much more...

Psychological Conditions Such As:

  • Stress and Anxiety

  • Addictions

  • Phobias

  • Depression

  • ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorders

  • Anger management

  • Relationships

  • OCD,

  • Compulsive behaviours

  • Eating Disorders

  • And much more...


​What is Reiki?

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect.

It's use is not dependent on one's intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not.

While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that if we all practice and receive Reiki it will help to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.

Reasons You May Want To Experience A Reiki Session:

  • Helps reduce stress and promotes deep relaxation and harmony in the body and the mind

  • Improves clarity of thinking and clarity of emotions

  • Treats depression and anxiety

  • Improves focus and control

  • Improves joint mobility

  • Improves sleep

  • Promotes Joy, Happiness and contentedness

  • Heals inflammation

  • Removes energy blocks

  • Strengthens the immune system

  • Slow down the ageing process and increases vitality

  • Promotes spiritual growth and enhances awareness of your spiritual path and purpose

  • Grounding and creates more balance

  • Treats the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment

  • Detoxifies and removes toxins from the body

  • Balances your bodies subtle energies

  • Heals old emotional wounds and releases suppressed feelings

  • Allows you to fully relax and let go of what is holding you back or keeping you stuck

  • Improves memory

  • Helps you to connect more to your spiritual and physical self

  • Helps create awareness of your needs

  • Increases stamina and endurance

  • Reduces high blood pressure

  • Reduces side effects from drugs and medical treatment

  • Speeds up healing

  • Creates peace of mind and a positive outlook on life

  • And so much more...

It is safe, gentle, non-intrusive healing technique where Reiki - spiritual energy - flows into the practitioners hands.

It is usually done by placing and holding the hands in a series of specific positions on or over or slightly above the body, or on themselves, others or animals.

There is no pressure, no manipulation or massage. As the energy flows into the recipient it helps to balance, heal, ground and harmonies all aspects of the human being, such as the body, emotions, mind and spirit.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement and personal growth that everyone can use.

It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. The NHS also recommends it for their patients and for overall

health and wellbeing.

It's use is not dependent on one's intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone.

It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from universal life force energy, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.

Reiki is holistic; it works on the body mind and spirit by stimulating a person’s own natural healing

abilities. The blocked emotional and physical elements that lead to illness and disease are cleared.

Reiki is neither positive nor negative; it is in fact the highest and most profound vibration of life. Divine in origin, it allows us all to become one with all things alive in our world.

Reiki is pure unconditional love and joy bringing all who experience and embrace it principles together in harmony. The skills and techniques associated with Reiki are simple and easy to learn. Small children and adults can equally comprehend and incorporate this ancient form of healing into their lives.

Regular contact with Reiki will bring the recipients mind body and spirit into balance. It will also help prevent future creation of illness and disease.

The dominant factor in reiki is positive energy it is purported to emit for healing purposes. As the energy of the practitioner is expected to be at optimum levels and of course ideally positive, there are certain requirements a successful reiki practitioner needs to follow. Keeping the body and mind as pure as possible is one of the prerequisites.

Apart from acting as a form of treatment, it is also a lifestyle that encourages an individual to do good deeds in their entire lifetime.

​What Are The Differences?

In summary, both PRANIC HEALING and REIKI are excellent healing modalities and help alleviate pain and suffering. However, PRANIC HEALING gives you the tools to produce faster and more immediate results while “immunising” you against contamination from the people you are healing.

  • Both the healing methods have been derived from ancient Indian systems and have been tested, experienced and recognised by the world. Both are effective in healing and are treated as alternative medicines that are complementary to traditional medicine.

  • Both heal the aura (energy field), surrounding the body. Reiki heals the aura with the help of certain symbols, visualisation, chanting of sacred words and laying of hands. Pranic Healing does the same by channelising and harmonising the prana- the life force energy. Both believe in removing the negative energy (diseased energy) from the body and mind.

  • Both the methods believe in self- healing capacity of the body. There is no physical contact in pranic healing whereas; it is very much the case with Reiki in the first level. In the practice of advanced level of Reiki, physical touch is not necessary.

  • Both believe in the presence of astral body projected 4-5’’ from the physical body. This energy field distributes the healing energy to the chakras and they in turn to the glands. Both the methods rectify the imbalances in the body, penetrating the energy field.

  • Reiki can be used spontaneously and you will not require anything perquisites for your treatment through this mode of healing. On the other hand, pranic healing requires proper time, clothing, equipments (like salt) and methodologies to undergo a correct procedure.

  • They both complement any and all healing modalities.

  • Both Pranic Healing and Reiki are effective at balancing the energy in a patient’s body and promote healing. A patient should choose the energy therapy he/she feels most comfortable with and always find a certified practitioner that has experience performing the therapy.

To Book a Pranic Healing or Reiki Session with Kelly please email her at

If you ever wanted to learn more about Reiki and what it truly is and how it can help to improve your life? Then check out this unique Reiki Guide that can help to answer all your Reiki questions all in a handy and beautiful guide. Plus our new Reiki healing Journal that you can use along side your Reiki healing sessions and on your unique healing journey. Then purchase my new Reiki Book or my new Reiki Journal please click here.

It's on offer until the end of June 2023, so grab your copy now.

Keep well and best wishes.



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