• Poonam Dutta (Satyamshakti)

What is Shamanic Healing and How it Works?

Shamanic healing is typically part of a multidisciplinary approach to heal any disease or imbalance, combining physical healers, herbal medicines, dietary changes, and other therapies. Shamanic healing is fully compatible with conventional medicine and other alternative treatments, such as Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Chiropractic, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). However, people seek shamanic healing for different illnesses and health challenges, especially when conventional approaches do not yield satisfactory improvements. Shamanic Healing Techniques: Shamans use elaborate techniques to perform shamanic rituals. These techniques may vary, but the main focus in all remains the same - how effectively the shaman can connect with the spiritual energies for healing. In all the techniques, the shaman travels to the other worlds while retaining control over his/her physical body.

Some of the techniques used in Shamanic healing include:

  • : These techniques are used to mimic the frequency or “heartbeat” of the earth and bring the mind to a relaxed state. The drum acts as a spirit horse whose sound enables the shaman to ride into the other worlds.

  • Soul Retrieval: In this technique, the shaman enters a trance state to bring back missing parts of an individual’s soul.

  • Spirit Animal Retrieval: In shamanic tradition, it is believed that every person has a spirit animal (also known as power or totem animal) by his side. The spirit animal acts as a spirit guide and protects us from all sorts of danger and negative entities. When a person has no spirit animal by his side, he becomes vulnerable to illness and bad luck. So, when your spirit animal gets lost or leaves your side, a shaman can go into the spirit world and retrieve the animal, just like soul retrieval.

  • Spirit Channeling: This is one of the most common techniques in shamanic healing. It involves making a direct connection between an individual’s body and the spirit world. The spirits heal through compassionate songs.

  • Stone Healing: In this technique, stones are used to create power bands around an individual to serve as shields for protection.

Shamanic healing is individualized and unique to each person and their illness. Moreover, some health problems, which have a significant underlying spiritual or psychological issue, may respond better to shamanic healing techniques. These include depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, autism, and addictions. How Shamanic Healing Works? In shamanic healing, the shaman essentially works in tandem with helper spirits in the spiritual realms to repair a soul or retrieve lost spirit guides and animals. To contact these spirits, the shaman goes on a shamanic healing journey by entering a trance state.

Shamanic healing work essentially requires:

  • The accurate diagnosis of visible and invisible energies at the root of the problem.

  • Performing the specific choreography of energies that are needed to resolve the issue.

The shaman serves to remove inappropriate energies that are present or restore lost energies. This process includes soul retrieval to accomplish healing.


Shamanic healing works when a shaman masters the detachment from ego and pride and develops the necessary skills of empathy and compassion.

If you are experiencing some health challenges and looking for effective shamanic healing, seek professional help from an experienced Shamanic Counselor like Poonam Dutta. Poonam can communicate with the spirit world and direct and move energy to restore balance and harmony within yourself. Contact Poonam Dutta or call her at +91-8830824402 to schedule a meeting today!

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