For detailed history of Reiki read "Reiki, The Healing Touch", Rand, William. Southfield, MI: Vision Publications, 1991.
One of the healing systems includes the Usui System of Reiki founded by Dr. Mikao Usui, of Japan. He was born on august
15, 1865 in Yago village of Yamagata district of Gifu prefecture. He is believed to be from a rich family because only the rich
in Japan could afford school in those days.
Popularly known by the name "Usui Sensei" by his students, he was keen in academics and went to Europe and China for
continuing education and later on became a successful businessman. He studied medicine, psychology and religion and
became the secretary to the Mayor of Tokyo, Pei Gotoushin who was earlier the head of the department of health and