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.
Dr. Kamanaʻopono Crabbe
Director, ʻAha Kâne 2010
Ma o ka ʻike kuʻuna e paʻa maoli ai ke kanaka.
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.
Kahuna Lâʻau Lapaʻau
Noʻonoʻo koke ana ka poʻe i ia ʻano ʻanâʻanâ a pçia aku.
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).
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