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Dr. Kamana'opono Crabbe Dr. Kamana'opono Crabbe
Bulla Logan Bulla Logan

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - ‘Aha Kâne 2010 with its wide-range of activities and workshops, was billed overall as a "health" conference. Our ʻÂhaʻi ʻÔlelo talked with coordinators, MDs and native practitioners about an interesting perspective and approach to health.

We can achieve well-being, as well as good health, by looking to our cultural heritage.

 

Dr. Kamanaʻopono Crabbe

Director, ʻAha Kâne 2010

Ma o ka ʻike kuʻuna e paʻa maoli ai ke kanaka.

ʻOiai ʻo ke ʻano wale nô o ka nohoha Hawaiʻi, mai ka ʻano o ka meaʻai a hana nui o ke kino i kçlâ lâ a kçia lâ a i ia ʻano paʻa loa o ka ʻohana a kaiâulu, he mea ia e ola ikaika ai ke kanaka, ua loaʻa pono nô he waihona ʻike lâʻau lapaʻau koʻikoʻi loa.

While the Hawaiian lifestyle, from diet and activity to the familial and social structure, fostered healthy living, there was also a complex practice of medicine.

First of all it was a very scientific practice.

Everything from orthopedic lâʻau to the medicinal lâʻau to spritual to obstetrics an gynecology.

It was all representative of different practices of lâʻau.

Kâwika Liu, MD

Internist, Kahuku Hospital

Mai ka hoʻoponopono iwi a i ka  pili ʻuhane a hoʻohânau pçpç, he lâʻau nô.

ʻOiai he kauka a he Hawaiʻi ʻo Kâwika, nui kona makemake e hoʻohui ʻia ka ʻike kuʻuna a me ke ʻike o kçia au no ka lâʻau lapaʻau.

As a Native Hawaiian MD, Kâwika seeks to wed traditional and modern medicine.

We look to integrate so that we work real closely with traditional healers.

And dispell those distrusts.

Makemake e hana me ka poʻe o ka ʻike kuʻuna lâʻau a hôʻakâka i ka huikau.

He kahuna nô ʻo Bulla a no laila, ʻike ʻo ia i ke ʻano ʻç nô paha e nânâ a noʻonoʻo ʻia ai ke kahuna lâʻau lapaʻau e ka poʻe ʻike ʻole i ka manaʻo nui a ʻoiaʻiʻo.

Bulla, a young kahuna with a wealth of knowledge on traditional medicine, is familiar with the stereotype.

Kahuna being a relatively negative term…

because everybody's afraid of a witch doctor or sorcerer, someone that can conjure up death.

Bulla Logan

Kahuna Lâʻau Lapaʻau

Noʻonoʻo koke ana ka poʻe i ia ʻano ʻanâʻanâ a pçia aku.

Akâ, ʻo ka pahuhopu nui, ʻo ia ka hana like o ka poʻe no ka pono.

The goal and focus however is to work as a collective.

So we gotta return back to that concept of mâlama ʻâina…

…right here (pointing to his kino), this is the land we gotta take care (of).

 

Without the health, there's no way you can complete all of the tasks at hand.We definitely have to see all the aspects of healing. 

Pono e nânâ i nâ ʻaoʻao a pau.

Pono e hoʻi i ka mâlama i kçia wahi ʻâina, kçia kino pâkahi. Pehea e pono ai nâ hana ʻç aʻe inâ ʻaʻole paʻa ke ola kino?

And say look, everyone is a member of the team.

 

Whether we’re a community health worker, traditional practitioner, physician, nurse, or nurse-practitioner,

  

everyone has a role.

 

He kuleana ko kçlâ me kçia; inâ he kauka, kahuna lâʻau, kahu maʻi a pçlâ.

  

He kuleana nô ko kâkou ma ka pâkahi no ka pono o ka nui.

  

We all have a responsibility to take care of our own health.

  

So we gotta return back to that concept of mâlama ʻâina…

 

…right here (pointing to his kino), this is the land we gotta take care (of).

 

Without the health, there’s no way you can complete all of the tasks at hand.

 

 

 

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