Pranic Healing as a Complementary Therapy in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Management: A Randomised, Controlled, Double-Blind Trial

Glob Adv Integr Med Health. 2023 Oct 23:12:27536130231183429. doi: 10.1177/27536130231183429. eCollection 2023 Jan-Dec.

Abstract

Background: Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFUs), a serious complication of diabetes, have limited solutions in conventional therapies. The condition needs holistic management of blood glycemic levels; foot wounds; and possible regeneration of nerves in the soles of patients.

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of Pranic Healing as a complimentary therapy in managing Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFUs).

Methods: Thirty diabetic subjects already on standard therapy for Diabetes, co morbidities and wound care for Diabetic Foot Ulcers were assigned on a 1:1 basis to the trial and control groups. While both groups continued to receive standard therapy, the trial group additionally received Pranic Healing therapy. The Clinician, nursing staff, assessors and patients were blinded. Pranic Healers carried out healing on the trial group remotely, every day for 50 to 60 minute for stress, diabetes, local wound healing, blood cleansing and regeneration of nerves in the soles. The efficacy variables were the mean change from baseline in wound parameters and grade of DFU, overall well-being and HbAlc levels.

Results: At the end of the trial, about 83.33% participants in the trial group demonstrated lowering of size and severity of the ulceration and improved to a lower grade of DFU compared to 44.4% in control group. The trial group reported a significant reduction in wound area and HbA1c levels. The trial group showed better readings for improved sensory perception in the soles through changes in the large fibre dysfunction and damaged nerves as compared to the control group. Approximately 76.9% of participants in the trial group reported lower stress levels compared to 22.22% in the control group.

Conclusions: Pranic Healing intervention can be a safe and effective adjunct in managing Diabetic Foot Ulcers.

Keywords: complications in diabetes; foot wounds; glycemic levels; neuropathy; regeneration of nerves.

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