ABSTRACT: The present study was conducted to compare the immediate effect of pranic healing, a non-touch non pharmacological method of treatment, in chronic musculoskeletal pain with a placebo session of random hand movements. Fifty patients with chronic non-malignant continuous musculoskeletal pain of more than 6 months duration were selected. Pranic healing of 25 minutes compared to placebo session of 25 minutes carried out on 2 consecutive days. Patients were blind folded with an eye band on both days of the healing and placebo session. Highly significant reduction in pain and sympathetic activity in pranic healing group (student’s t-test p <0.001) and non-significant change in placebo group. Multivariate discriminate analysis followed by Wilks ‘Lambda criteria for significance showed Pranic healing is the best in both groups a and B.
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