Usui Reiki system(*1) has spread all over the world, and it has been almost 100 years. In the course of the succession of the Reiki system, some teachings were lost, and some new teachings were added.
Japanese people call the original Usui Reiki System as “Nihon Dentoushiki Reiki Ryoho.” The other Reiki systems, which were taken over via Hawaii to all over the world, is called “Western Reiki(*2).“ If you have a Reiki session outside of Japan, most probably it is Western Reiki. It is said that 99.9% of Reiki of the world is the western one.
I have learned both Western Usui Reiki System and Nihon Dentoushiki Reiki. Healing energy point of view, Nihon Dentoushiki Reiki and Western Reiki work the same as the energy source is the same. There are differences in the purpose of practicing Reiki and how to use them technically.
Reiki has adopted the country where it traveled. So, its philosophy and usages have been modified. I think that is why Reiki was accepted internationally.
I chose to practice Nihon Dentoshiki Reiki. It is because it matches the purposes of my life. It is a profound practice to enhance the quality of life.
(*1) Reiki is a Japanese word, which means the Life force of the universe. We believe that Reiki makes us alive. People call it “Chi or qi” in China, Prana in India, Mana in Hawaii.
(*2) I respect those who have taken over Reiki successfully to the world. Western Reiki practitioners have devoted their life to Reiki practice, and a great number of people have a benefit today. Usui Reiki System is globally recognized as a health treatment. Health insurance covers Reiki treatment in the UK. Hospitals have accepted Reiki as patient services in the U.S.