The effect of complementary prana therapy on serotonin levels, Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) Scores and Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) scores in psoriasis vulgaris patients


  • I Gusti Ayu Risma Pramita Udayana University, Denpasar | Prof. Dr. IGNG Ngoerah Hospital, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Luh Made Mas Rusyati Udayana University, Denpasar | Prof. Dr. IGNG Ngoerah Hospital, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Ni Ketut Sri Diniari Udayana University, Denpasar | Prof. Dr. IGNG Ngoerah Hospital, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Nyoman Suryawati Udayana University, Denpasar | Prof. Dr. IGNG Ngoerah Hospital, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Ketut Kwartantaya Winaya Udayana University, Denpasar & Prof. Dr. IGNG Ngoerah Hospital, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Ni Made Dwi Puspawati Udayana University, Denpasar & Prof. Dr. IGNG Ngoerah Hospital, Denpasar, Indonesia


complementary therapy, perceived stress scale, prana, psoriasis vulgaris, serotonin


Introduction: Psoriasis vulgaris is a skin problem that has become a global concern with an increase in new cases reaching around 150,000 cases each year. This condition certainly reduces the quality of life and increases the patient's anxiety regarding the disease they are experiencing. This research was conducted to examine the effect of pranic complementary therapy on serotonin levels, Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) scores and Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) scores in psoriasis vulgaris patients. Method: Experimental research using a single group pre-test and post-test study design approach was carried out on 17 patients with psoriasis vulgaris. The resulting data was then analyzed using SPSS. Results: This study showed that there was a significant decrease between pre and post-therapy serotonin levels with a mean difference of 44.69 ng/ml (p=0.002). Providing pranic therapy can also reduce the severity of psoriasis through (PASI) by 2.92 ± 3.82 (p = 0.006; 95% CI = 0.95-4.89). Meanwhile, prana was also found to reduce the stress index (PSS) by 3.88 ± 4.54 (p = 0.003; 95% CI = 1.10-6.21). Conclusion: Complementary pranic therapy affects serotonin levels, Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) scores and Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) scores in psoriasis vulgaris patients.


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Pramita, I. G. A. R., Rusyati, L. M. M., Diniari, N. K. S., Suryawati, N., Winaya, K. K., & Puspawati, N. M. D. (2024). The effect of complementary prana therapy on serotonin levels, Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) Scores and Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) scores in psoriasis vulgaris patients. International Journal of Health Sciences, 8(1), 66–82.



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