CSPH 5341: Overview of Indigenous Hawaiian Healing

2 Credits

This course focuses on an introduction to traditional Hawaiian healing including ho‘olomilomi (massage), la‘au lapa‘au (herbal medicine), and ho‘opoonopono (conflict resolution). Cultural traditions such as oral history and the hula are examined in the context of their contribution to overall wellbeing and sustainability. Hawaiian cultural values are compared and contrasted with western values. Students will have the opportunity to meet with Hawaiian healers, visit culturally relevant sites and reflect on ways that indigenous and conventional practices contribute to health, healing and wellbeing. Prereq: Graduate students in health sciences programs, or instructor consent.

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