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Pranic healing -

Sadhupriya - Sat, 11 Dec 2004 13:34:24 +0530

I was trained and "attuned" to Reiki by various devotees and non-devotees. I was told that Usui re-discovered this energy healing system and that it is mentionned in buddhist sutras. I do not have any reference...
Is there any mention of the "laying of the hands" or something like prana or pranic healing in Ayurveda?
I am in not way saying that Reiki is Vedic, but the practice of transmitting prana is universal. Is it bad to Krishnaize practices like that?
Hmm, I have a lot to think about..
Thanks for any help!

Radhe Radhe
nabadip - Sat, 11 Dec 2004 17:31:32 +0530
"Originally", at least according to the Siddha system of medicine, of which classical Ayurveda can be seen as a part, there are three pathways of healing. The first one and preferred one is just by the thought of the vaidya; if he is unable (by his own incapacity) to cure by thought, he should use mantra, and if he is unable (by his own incapacity) to cure by mantra, he should use oushad, material medicine. Depending on what is meant by "pranic" healing, you can choose your pathway and see it renewed in your practice.
nabadip - Sat, 02 Apr 2005 15:31:37 +0530

Practise Reiki at your peril

KOLKATA, March 30. — The practice of Reiki to heal disease is a cognisable offence and the persons involved would be arrested, the state health minister, Dr Suryakanta Misra, said in the Assembly today. Mr Misra said he has held meetings with chief minister Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and state law minister Mr Nishit Adhikary. Meetings with senior police officials have also been held and stern action will be taken against those practising it.
He said the Centre has allowed the practice of ayurveda, homoeopathy, yoga, naturopathy, acupuncture and hypnotherapy to treat disease as part of alternative medicine. But it has not allowed Reiki and steps will be taken against those practising it. The government wants to frame laws so that action against TV channels beaming Reiki programmes can be taken. — SNS

nabadip - Sat, 02 Apr 2005 16:19:10 +0530
Same story - different angle

TV healing alert
Calcutta, March 30: Television programmes on astrology, Feng Shui and herbal remedy might soon be pulled off air, if the government has its way.

Health minister Surjya Kanta Mishra said: “We are seeking legal opinion to check whether these programmes, which might create confusion in the minds of people, can be stopped completely.”

He added that the campaign against those claiming to heal people with medicines not recognised by the government will be stepped up.

While the Centre recognises only four branches of medicine — allopathy, ayurveda, unani and homoeopathy — the state has given its nod to acupuncture, naturopathy and yoga.

“We are evaluating the scenario every day and will definitely step up our campaign against illegal forms of treatment,” said C.R. Maiti, the director of medical education. Hydrotherapy, magnetotherapy and reiki are some forms of treatment that are not recognised by the state government.

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Jagat - Mon, 04 Apr 2005 21:39:56 +0530
Does it say anywhere why it is banned?