Prevention not cure is the unrealised ideal of modern healthcare, so popular healer Kishan Takahashi says it’s time to break the silence on healing therapies.

Kishan is what’s known as a non-invasive psychic surgeon. Psychic surgeons are advanced energy channellers, who may have trained in a particular method of energy healing, such as Reiki, but have achieved a high level of expertise in that method.

Advanced Reiki or energy healers like Kishan, remove blockages of energy, a therapeutic action that can significantly reduce disease.

Testimonials for Kishan’s work are many. They cover a wide range of conditions, and cite impressive outcomes for both humans and animals.

As an animal lover, it was the animal healings that initially drew my attention to Kishan and made me wish to interview him.

Take Prince, a four year old Daschund with spinal compression and no movement in his back legs. Conventional medicine had been unable to help him and he was facing an extremely dim future. However, by good fortune, one of the vets his owners had approached referred the dog to Kishan, and over a 10-day course of healing sessions, Prince was able to walk again.

An example of a sensational human healing concerns a patient with Crohn’s Disease. The patient had fallen ill when she was 13 years old, and was diagnosed with the Disease four years later.

“I’ve gone from being quiet, broken down, lifeless, hopeless, always in pain, emotional and insomniac, to me again!”

When the patient visited Kishan, she was taking, she says in her testimony on Kishan’s website, “over 40 tablets a day”, including for depression, and was in constant pain. A friend recommended she visit Kishan, but she was reluctant because she felt she had already tried “everything” to no avail.

However, she eventually relented and made an appointment.

According to the patient’s testimonial, her pain reduced by 60% “within minutes” of the healing process.

“When I left and got into the car, my mother said: ‘You’re better aren’t you?’ I said ‘What do you mean?’ She said: ‘I’ve seen you get into the car for many years and you’ve always been in pain, this time it’s as if your pain has vanished!'”

The patient was able to reduce her medication until she was medication free. An update posted two years after the appointment confirms the patient as “symptom free”. Kishan’s own update on the patient for this year notes the patient as “doing well” with a “new home, new dog and new life. Promotion in work and is very happy and most importantly no symptoms or medications”.

The extraordinary change to the patient’s quality of life is best described in her own words:

“I’ve gone from being quiet, broken down, lifeless, hopeless, always in pain, emotional and insomniac, to me again! A happy, independent, working, busy, travelling, confident, driven, pain-free, and normal person. I didn’t really know who I was until I saw Kishan, so I’m living everyday like it means something.”

This testimonial is not unique. Several pages of similarly exhilarating testimonials read as a collective sigh of relief. They vouch for the efficacy of Kishan’s therapeutic skill to treat chronic ailments where conventional medical approaches have been unable to assist. They also express affection for Kishan as a person.

“The testimonials are magical. I don’t need to say anything [about me],” says Kishan, who is constructing a book around the letters he has received.

It is early September and we have met in a coffee shop in Newport, the town in South Wales (UK) where Kishan lives and runs his clinic. Kishan escapes to this café during breaks, to work on writing projects.

Stepping in from the bright modern shopping centre, the café seems a world away from the crowds. Warm woodgrain and bare brick, its book-lined walls, deep armchairs and cosy sofas fill a long space that’s warmly lit and encompasses hidden corners where couples snuggle and creatives hone their dreams.

When Kishan arrives, he swoops in like a tornado.

When I first met Kishan, in his clinic, he was wearing a billowing white shirt, creased and casually open to his chest. Now, dressed in a dark overcoat with a large leather satchel over his shoulder, he looks like a conventional doctor. Indeed, he is a registered homeopath, as well as a treatment nurse who worked in a resuscitation unit for Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) over a period of 20 years.

Despite it being the end of a working day, his energy levels are high. Sitting down in the sofa opposite me, he leans forward in an approachable manner and flashes a beautiful smile.

He has an earthy no-nonsense, even brusque attitude, but it never overshadows a natural and unerring politeness. The combination is charming.

Fully engaged with his successful practice, which has constituted a full time commitment for the last three years, Kishan is, yet, frustrated. He wants the general public to know that energy healing is available and that it works.

Complementary therapy is probably public healthcare’s best kept secret, at least in Britain.

I understand his concern. A good few of my friends and family have successfully used complementary therapies, but I could easily count the same number of people who either haven’t heard about such therapies, or who are ignorant of their use and effects. Some are angry if they are suggested as an option and call them quackery; and some are under the impression that Reiki energy healing is related to – or is – a cult.

“It makes me sad that more people don’t know about healing. They need to know!” Kishan says to me.

Complementary therapy is probably public healthcare’s best kept secret, at least in Britain.

Recognised by the most highly regulated medical care systems in the world, Britain, Europe, and the United States all possess facilities which provide complementary therapies to complement conventional medical interventions – hence the name ‘complementary’ therapy: they complement, work effectively alongside, conventional or allopathic medicine.

Therapies, including Reiki energy healing, are offered in at least 52 public sector hospitals in Britain, where there also exists three dedicated homeopathic hospitals, and one integrated medicine hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, which offers a range of therapies.

The US Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine comprises no less than 44 academic centres, including Stanford, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and the Mayo Clinic; and among Europe’s important centres, are Germany’s Charité University Center Berlin , and Sweden’s Karolinska Institute in Stockholm .

There is an awful lot of evidence, both anecdotal and in the form of research studies, confirming the efficacy of complementary therapies. Yet, it is very often by chance that we stumble across these.

Complementary therapy is rarely, if ever, featured in the general media as a serious healthcare option. Most often it appears in a light ‘wellness’ context or, in the case of alternative therapy Angel healing, as an intriguing anomaly, a service reserved for the curious with time or money to spare.

All this, says Kishan, needs to change. He wants people to view these therapies as a serious option for their healthcare planning.

“I want people to see that healing can be done very professionally,” says Kishan.

“People round here are very kind. They call me the Magic Man. But it isn’t magic. Modern science just can’t explain it yet. But it works. These healing modalities have been around for hundreds of years and haven’t had to change, because they are effective as they are,” he says.

The Hidden World of a Healer’s Seeing

Psychic surgeons like Kishan often claim to possess heightened sensory abilities, such as being able to see inside a physical body, even at a distant location, to look around a diseased organ, to energetically reach into that body and treat that organ. They also often claim to have classic psychic and mediumistic skills.

“I came to know I was working with the angelic realm when I provided healing to staff at  the hospital. The healing speeded up phenomenally. It’s the frequency of the energy that tells you.”

For example, in the patient with Crohn’s Disease cited above, the patient says that the healing began with Kishan asking her for “permission to scan” her body. Scanning is where the therapist reviews the body internally, using their special sensory capacities and without the need for touch or the removal of clothing.

There are two kinds of psychic surgeon: invasive and non-invasive. Filipino psychic surgeons are the most famous invasive psychic surgeons. And in Brazil, John of God works invasively. These healers will cut the flesh of their patients, and sometimes extract ‘objects’ from the body.

Kishan is a non-invasive psychic surgeon, which does not require the removal of clothes nor physical touch – as is required (lightly) in some other non-invasive healing methods, such as reflexology.

A non-invasive psychic surgeon removes, moves, clears, or injects energy, which is channeled from the macrocosm, and from specific realms of the macrocosm, such as the angelic realm.

“I came to know I was working with the angelic realm when I provided healing to staff at  the hospital,” says Kishan. “The healing speeded up phenomenally – I was providing healing in just minutes. It’s the frequency [of the energy] that informs you [it is angelic]. But I also had a visitation, which dramatically changed my life,” he says.

Sometimes the energy injected into a patient feels like a substance. One patient of British psychic surgeon Ray Brown, who suffered with osteoarthritis, reportedly described a substance like cotton wool being wrapped around the joints, as if replacing lost cartilage and bone.

Kishan has developed his own treatment approach, which he calls the “several body system”.

For healing, Kishan says he works on four basic ‘bodies’: the ‘etheric’ body, which envelopes the physical form; the emotional body; the mental body; and the astral body. Within the astral body, says Kishan, there are three more bodies. Between each of these four bodies there are even more subtle bodies, and some on a more spiritual level, he says.


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Kishan describes the physical body to his eyes as “a network of colours and movement. Also I can see blocks that I feel as either like static, cold, hot, tingling, lumpy, gluey”.

Emotions present as sensations. So, anger projects a “prickly, intense sensation” as well as physical inflammation; and if a patient presents with depression, Kishan sees it “as a darker colour, a heaviness around an area of the head. This can also present as a blanket covering the whole top part part of the body. As a healer, wiping this away before I begin a treatment is common,” he says.

Similarly, if a patient has had a chronic pain, say in their hip, for a long time. If this has dragged the patient down, this disorder presents as a shape formation or colour around the hip area.

For the mental body, Kishan has “felt and witnessed” patients “holding strong [personality] patterns”.

“When I heal them, I am around that part of the patient. I can sense those patterns and see them as shapes, forms, and colours, as well as flashes of memories of trauma. And much more,” he says.

“I remember once being shown the cells inside the eye because there was an illness there”

He describes body scanning as somewhat akin to what is shown in the Iron Man films, where the hero inventor’s advanced technology enables him to work on a 3-D virtual figure of the powered exoskeleton he is building, to look at it from all sides, and switch up or change its ‘organs’.

“Sometimes I’m shown the inside of the physical form. It’s so quick: in a flash I’m shown the area affected. For example the distance in-between the area of damage to a knee joint, the bone pores, or the tumour shapes. I remember once being shown the cells inside the eye because there was an illness there,” he says.

“I’m shown what needs attention and quick-fixing so I can move onto the next patient,” he says.

His method is to simultaneously treat both “the acute and chronic” conditions affecting his patients. “People come with a damaged knee (the acute part of the condition) but also have emotional problems going on (the chronic part). I take them into the healing room and start fixing the knee so that they can walk out without their knee brace or walking sticks. So, the initial energy block is removed first. Then I treat their mental trauma with homeopathy,” says Kishan.

Fixing The Whole

The care provided by complementary or alternative healers is frequently referred to as ‘holistic’. ‘Wholistic’, a term less commonly used, if at all, is probably more helpful, however, because healers – including homeopathic doctors – study the condition of the patient as a whole. That is, they study not just the aching knee. But the mind of the person with the aching knee and the emotions of that person, piecing together a picture of the whole person.

Healers base their choice of remedy on this wholistic view of the patient rather than on the symptoms that have appeared in the physical body. They search for the cause of the physical symptoms, which is understood as an energetic imbalance. Thus, both physical and energetic are treated.

For example, a persistent pain in the pelvis may be an energy block caused by a memory of a wound in that physical area, or it may be a psychological wound that is expressing itself in that part of the body. In such a case, it may be sufficient to shift the energetic block caused by the memory to remove the physical symptom of pain in the pelvis.

The Healer’s Journey

There are various forms of training for energy healing, such as the Japanese Reiki system or the spiritualists’ spiritual healing method.

Kishan’s journey into energy healing began with Reiki training. He is now a Grand Master Reiki healer and an Archangel Master healer. It is an often contested question as to whether Reiki levels beyond Level 3 constitute greater power. Among those who do recognise ‘higher’ levels, however, careful self-regulation is advised.

“It took me years before I could bring myself to call my healing work a business”

When healers become as efficacious as Kishan, they often develop large public followings, go on tour to display their skills, or/and are featured in stunning one-off articles in the international media. This year, Kishan’s skills were highlighted by a journalist in a feature for British newspaper The Daily Mail.

A theme that runs through the life stories of many healers is that they hail from simple, often non-professional backgrounds, and they experience myriad personal struggles as they develop and practice their skills. Healers rarely find themselves in a suitable context and sometimes have trouble handling money or even accepting money for their services.

“It took me years before I could bring myself to call my healing work a business,” says Kishan.

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Kishan is the son of a Midlands steel worker and was not born with healing skills, psychic abilities, or even an interest in healing. He trained in graphic design and photography, and worked as an artist and treatment nurse before alternative therapies came into his life. He describes his initial attitude to healthcare as “very black and white”, that is, he was of the conventional scientific mindset.

However, when, through idle curiosity, he dipped his toe into the complementary healing world, via a Level One Reiki course taught by his partner, followed by a five-year training in homeopathy, a radical healing journey unleashed uncommon abilities in him.

Kishan says that training to be a healer is not a straightforward process. “It’s a journey. Because you think to yourself ‘Why is this happening to me? Is this real? Did I really see that? Did I really heal this person?’ ”

At the beginning of the process, Kishan turned to other, “powerful”, healers to confirm or deny his experiences. “They told me to keep doing what I was doing. They also told me not to ask any questions. They said if you ask one question, there is always another one, and another one. You would end up going in circles. It would drive you loopy,” he says.

Psychic surgeons report any number of outlandish experiences. Whether it is angelic visitations, or seeing their fingers extend beyond the physical form to carry out an energy operation. Whether it is an influx of universal healing energy that could potentially send you into a soul-deserting egomania; or the appearance of ‘guides’, from Native American Indians, to ancestors, to elementals (spirits related to the natural elements), or The Ascended Masters – “great leaders, healers, teachers, Gurus, who once walked this earth”, says Kishan – who wish to help people using the healer as a channel.

The path of the healer, then, can be not only highly unorthodox, but complex and difficult.

“When I treat someone, I’m not just putting my hands over the patient”

Kishan describes a relentless force that drove him beyond books and theory to learn “…about energy, vibration, frequency, about spirituality, the soul, the spirit, then into understanding world issues and things that are going on underneath [external appearances], which the patient might not want to talk about, certain traumas or upsets. And in between all that were so many [other] journeys going on,” he says.

He emphasises the complex learning he incorporated to become an effective healer.

“I’ve taken on board the fruits of life, orthodox and unorthodox, everything to do with spirituality, to do with healing, nutrition, energy. Every time I see a patient, there’s an awful lot that goes on. A lot of psychic work, a lot of knowledge, a lot of sensitivity, a lot of feeling, and this includes ‘going into’ people’s bodies to sense what they’re suffering,” he says.

The process of healing is not clear cut like a physical operation.

“When I treat someone, I’m not just putting my hands over the patient,” says Kishan.

“I’m thinking about the medical side but also a lot of common sense: what’s really going on [in this person]; where have they been [psychologically], their life, their journey; should I do this or that procedure, work at this or that level or not – is it the right time? I look physically, too, at the patient’s posture, for example, and their diet. A lot of stuff’s going on. But I believe that’s why I get a high success rate. A lot goes into healing,” he says.

“People I treated used to think homeopathy and healing were rubbish. Now they don’t.”

“With healing there’s no such thing as time or space,” he says.

He explains: “People come and they can’t move and then they’re moving in five or 10 minutes. That could be a year’s healing right there. It’s because time stops and all these things happen so quickly. No sense of time whatsoever.”

The speed of a healing is something that seems to increase for some healers as they progress in their skill.  British healer and psychic surgeon Jeanette Wilson, who practices in New Zealand, remarked on this in conversation with The Travelling Healer. For Kishan, the speed of his healings increased at the hospital.

In the Accident and Emergency unit where he worked, Kishan found himself treating colleagues, including the cleaning staff, administrators, nurses, doctors, and even specialist consultants, via energy methods and, if they visited his clinic, with homeopathy as well.

“People would come to me in my breaks, so I needed to heal them quickly. It surprised me, because powerful energy came through and healings were carried out in one or two minutes,” he says.

“I’ve been under scrutiny by people I’ve known for a number of years, including professors, doctors, and nurses, so I know that those people who used to think homeopathy and healing were rubbish, now don’t believe that at all. I get results, so they come to see me, even from overseas,” he says.

The Rules

In Britain, there is no statutory professional regulation for complementary and alternative medicine. However, the standards for therapist voluntarily self-regulation are set and overseen by professional associations and the government’s Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.

There are moves to train therapists specifically to work in public healthcare settings. For example, award-winning British charity, the Sam Buxton Sunflower Healing Trust , trains energy healers to work in NHS hospitals; and the California Institute of Integral Studies is training therapists to use psychedelic drugs to treat patients with conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder and “psycho-spiritual” trauma caused by cancer.

As a former treatment nurse in a busy emergency department, Kishan maintains a high regard for the conventional medical system.

“Working in a hospital for 20 years, learning the wisdom of what’s right and wrong for clients, you don’t take risks with people’s health,” says Kishan.

Kishan believes that the majority of people are not made aware they have the option to take a mixed approach to healthcare.

He maintains a strict code of conduct. If he suspects the existence of a serious undiagnosed health condition, such as diabetes, he requests the patient to visit a hospital for a check-up, diagnosis, and, if required, treatment, before he intervenes.

He says that while healing can act upon a patient’s symptoms – for example, reduce the blood sugar levels of a diabetic patient – and ultimately enable the patient to reduce or cease taking medication, if healing is adopted at the outset, the patient could be left at risk of the disease worsening. This could happen, for example, if the client failed to change their lifestyle (diet, exercise, etc) in the required manner.

“I’m not gung-ho, which is part of the reason I’m successful,” says Kishan. “I had to learn the wisdom of suffering from working in a resuscitation unit, with babies and adults. You understand the seriousness of things then,” he says.

It is unusual for doctors or vets to refer their patients to a private healer, especially to a psychic surgeon, but Kishan says “quite a few do” refer their patients to him.

However, Kishan believes that the majority of people are not made aware by their GPs (or vets) of the option to take a mixed approach to their healthcare.

Or, if they do know, they don’t believe in it and fail to engage with it until their health condition has deteriorated to such an extent that they have no choice.

This hesitancy, he says, is putting patients’ lives at risk and placing an unnecessary burden on the health service.

It is not that Kishan is unrealistic: “Not everyone can always be helped,” he says.

However, any form of treatment can fail, be it allopathic or complementary. The up-side with alternative healing modalities is that they have no harmful side-effects, and in addition, “if a patient is chronically ill and has suffered most of their life and has tried many other orthodox, allopathic treatments, then a better life can be possible” with the help of an alternative therapy, says Kishan.

‘Physician Heal Thyself’

Except for the Daily Mail article mentioned above, Kishan has eschewed the limelight, wary of the damaging effects of egoism that can accompany media celebrity.

However, he desires to do more to spread the message about what healers can offer.

“To reduce the burden, people have to take responsibility for their health.”

A regular columnist for online magazine The Magic Happens, Kishan plans in the future to make a film about healing, and to publish papers in academic journals in the complementary therapy field, based on the findings he has made during his time in practice.

“To help reduce the burden on the NHS, people have to take responsibility for their health,” says Kishan.

Britain’s public health service, as we are constantly reminded in the press, is already overburdened.

We are living longer, but this only adds to the burden of an increased number of people suffering with complex chronic disease conditions.

Research published this year for England, found that multi-morbidity, the condition of suffering four or more diseases concurrently, will rise over the next 20 years, affecting more people of 35 years and above than ever before. It is a tsunami of chronic ill health for which experts fear health providers are underprepared.

The authors of the above research study say the burden will continue to increase over the next twenty years, leading to a “higher risk of hospital admissions and re-admissions, longer hospital stays, and lower quality of life”.

Their advice? “A new focus on prevention”.

And this is where complementary therapies could prove invaluable – a real game changer.

Complementary health therapies are proven to be effective at both reduction of disease states and prevention. They can prevent illnesses becoming chronic or fatal, and reduce the severity of chronic conditions.

A few doctors who have experienced the benefits for themselves and their patients want the system changed, and in some cases are initiating it.

“There is a place in the healthcare system for healers and conventional doctors. If we share the load, we will face less complex health problems, like chronic disease.

“The body’s natural defence against illness can be boosted with complementary therapies. Immunology is all the rage right now, but that is exactly what homeopathy and healing modalities have been doing for the last 300 years or more: giving the body’s natural defence system a chance to heal itself,” says Kishan.

His dream? “To see health centres around the country where GPs and vets work alongside complementary therapists – if one can’t help a patient, they refer to the other,” he says.

This healer wants the country to heal itself, one health conscious individual at a time.

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Oil painting of a sunset in Newport by Kishan Takahashi