Pranic healing is an energy healing technique based on the overall structure of the human body. According to the precepts of pranic healing, our body is actually composed of two parts: the visible physical body, and the invisible energy body called the bioplasmic body or aura. The visible physical body is that part of the human body that we see, touch, and are most acquainted with. Our aura is that invisible luminous energy body, which interpenetrates the visible physical body and extends beyond it. Traditionally, clairvoyants and energy healing practitioners call this energy body the etheric body or etheric double.
Pranic healing is done by sending prana (the "universal life force") from the practitioner’s body to diseased or affected parts of another person’s body. The force stimulates cells and tissues, restores normal activity, and allows waste material to leave the system . It involves the use of passes and the laying on of hands.
The prana is a vital physical force, that exists universally, which underlies all physical actions of the body . It causes the circulation of the blood, movement of cells, and all motions which life of the body depends . It is a force sent forth from the nervous system by an effort of the will to direct healing .
Prana also is known by different names such as ch’I in Chinese medicine and ki in Japanese medicine; the Japanese call healing by touch "giving seiki."