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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 146) Last page : ( 151)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2018.00027.X

Effectiveness of Pranic Healing on Functional Health and Wellbeing of Inmate at Mysore Central Prison

Jois Srikanth N1,*, D'souza Lancy2, Gayathri R3

1World Pranic Healing Foundation, India, Research Centre, Mysore

2Maharaja's College, University of Mysore, Mysore

3World Pranic Healing Foundation, India, Research Centre, Mysore

*Corresponding author: Srikanth N Jois, World Pranic Healing Foundation, India, Research Centre, Mysore, Tel: 91-821-2340673, Email: srikanth@pranichealing.co.in

Online published on 7 February, 2018.

Abstract

Background

Prisoner's long-term stay in solitary confinement can lead to disturbances in physical and mental health.

Aim

The aim of the present study is to learn about the impact of Pranic Healing (PH) in elevating the functional health and wellbeing of inmate. PH is an ancient science of healing. It is energy based complementary therapy which utilises prana or vital energy as a major source for healing.

Setting and Design

Single group pre-test post-test design was used in the study. This study involved 38 inmates of Mysore Central Prison. All the participants were male with an average age of 42.8 years.

Method

The functional health and wellbeing were measured using COOP/WONCA Charts. After recording the pre scores, 3 healing sessions of 20 minute duration each were applied on each participant in a week's time. Once the three healing sessions were over, post scores were recorded.

Statistical analysis

The Pre and Post PH scores were compared and analysed using descriptive statistics and contingency coefficient tests.

Results

Significant change were observed in six domains after the intervention period, which were Physical fitness (p=.016), Feelings (p<.001), Change in Health (p<.000), Overall Health, (p=.043), Pain (p<.000) and Sleep (p=.006). However, there was no significant change observed in social and daily activities domain.

Conclusions

This result provides initial evidence that PH benefits on some major domains of functional health and wellbeing of inmates.

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Keywords

Inmate, Functional health, wellbeing, Pranic healing, Prana.

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