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Hawaiian Healing

Ola Loa: Hawaiian Healing

Below are some principles and methods used in Hawaiian healing (Lomilomi is only one component of Hawaiian healing).

Manaola: Life Force Healing

bulletCreator (Akua), Nature (‘Aina, Kai, Lewa), People (Kanaka)
bulletMultiple levels of Akua, ‘Aina and Kanaka
bulletHa (breath), Aloha (acknowledgment of spirit that rides on the breath)
bulletPono (the right way); Ola (healing); Mana (accumulated, focused life force); Malama (to care for, preserve and protect)

Kuleana: Responsibility for Healing & Communication

bulletInjuries: (ma ‘I make, ma’I na loko, ma ‘I na waho mai) acute, chronic, degenerative, addictive, or psychological diseases
bulletHealth Care (Biomedical Model, Hawaiian Model, Chinese Model)
bulletCommunication: Provider-Client, Provider-Provider, Ohana (family)-Provider, Ohana-Client

 

Pule (Prayer) Powerful Ingredient for Healing

bulletOpening prayer (ho’owehe)

Ho’ola E ola mau ka honua, e ola mau ke ao lewa, ho’ ola hou ke kanaka

bulletClosing prayer (ho’opau)
bulletLarry Dossey, MD: author of:
bulletBe Careful What You Pray For: You Just Might Get It
bulletPrayer is Good Medicine: How to Reap the Healing Benefits of Prayer
bulletHealing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine

Methods for Myofascial & Joint Release

bulletLomi stick movements
bulletSelf-massage
bulletSelf-stretching
bulletAssisted stretching
bulletAnti-oxidant supplements (Vitamin C, curcuminoids, (‘olena), green tea etc.)
bulletAnti-inflammatory supplements (enzymes, curcuminoids - ‘olena - etc.)
bulletAnti-stress supplements (kava, Chinese herbs, etc.)
bulletCartilage repair supplements (glucosamine sulfate, MSM)
bulletNutrition (sugar, salt, alcohol, fat, protein, carbohydrates, water, fiber, herbs, milk).