Being human is about being in balance—not just within the self and your own body, but with your family, your community and the environment.
Health & Disease Keola Chan and Kamaka discuss disease in terms of things being out of balance, and how the art of diagnosis is to figure out where and what the imbalance is—physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
The kūpuna talk about medicinal remedies they experienced growing up, and what they were used for. Kamaka discusses the spiritual side of using internal medicines.
External Treatments Keola and Kamaka explain the Hawaiian art of massage known as lomilomi, and all the protocols and diagnostic tools that go with it.
Spiritual Treatments Keola and Kamaka remind us that in any kind of healing, you are working not just with the body, but with the mind and spirit. All parts of the self must be addressed.
Basic terminology relating to Hawaiian health, the body, forms of medicine, types of sickness, etc.