The healing system of Reiki was rediscovered and further developed in the early 1900s by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. Doctor Usui was a well- known and respected healer in Kyoto and Tokyo. He was well versed in Japanese and Chinese healing methods and also trained in medicine by western physicians-missionaries. A Japanese Zen monk Meiji Takamori further developed the concept of Reiki Jin Kei Do. Although the healing art of Reiki originated from Dr. Usui, the philosophy and training methods as practiced in the lineage of Seiji Takamori is different than that of Hawayo Takata who initially introduced Reiki to the United States.
Reiki is well known for helping to reduce pain and promote recovery from injuries, illness, disease, and depression. Reiki can also help to maintain a state of inner balance and wellness on all levels of the mind, body, spirit, and emotions. It compliments all traditional and complementary healing methods.