The History of Reiki

The healing method of Reiki was discovered and revived by Dr Mikao Usui in the mid 19th century. It has been said that one day he ascended the sacred mount of Kurama Yama whereby he fasted and meditated there for 21 days. During his time there he read, sang and meditated. Nothing unusual happened until the early dawn of the last day. Suddenly he felt the powerful energy of Reiki moving swiftly toward him. It was then that the Usui method of Reiki healing was developed. Dr Mikao Usui first self treated himself with Reiki and then his family. Seeing the effectiveness of the Reiki method of healing various diseases, he decided to share his knowledge with the rest of the world.
In short, Dr Usui Mikao is said to have “rediscovered” ancient concepts that there is an inexhaustible spiritual energy in the universe that can be harnessed for healing.