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Manakai O Malama

In partnership for health - Bringing together the best of modern medicine and traditional healing arts.

Manakai O Malama

932 Ward Avenue, 6th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96814
808-535-5555
Manakai O Malama, Health & Wellness Centers, Health and Beauty, Honolulu, Hawaii

Manakai O Malama, in Hawaiian, loosely translates to the “healing spirit of the ocean.” Committed to partnering the best of modern medicine and traditional healing arts, the integrative wellness center and health clinic has put patients first in the Honolulu community for years and years to come.

At the heart of its practice, Manakai O Malama prefers a patient-centric style to its integrative health care. The health care facility believes in blending modern health care with alternative medicine in order to see the best long-term results for patients. If a patient walks into Manakai O Malama in need of physical therapy, the wellness center’s certified staff first treats the physical ailment before using traditional healing methods to treat the emotional, spiritual and environmental factors. Their philosophy lies in not only treating the health and wellness of a patient now, but preventative healthcare for the future.

While the staff is fully certified in the latest treatments in modern family medicine, the health care professionals are also well-versed in naturopathic medicine, in which the medicine focuses on seeking the cause and root of the disease or ailment instead of just suppressing the symptoms. Naturopathy emphasizes optimal wellness and disease prevention in order to treat problems for the long term, perfectly emphasizing the Manakai O Malama core values.

Among the rest of its health care services are:

  • Family medicine
  • Occupational medicine and rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological services
  • Lifestyle wellness
  • Chronic pain
  • Sleep wellness
  • Weight management
  • Acute care
  • Traditional healing arts

To learn more about Manakai O Malama’s unique balance of modern medicine and naturopathic medicine, call (808) 535-5555 to schedule an appointment and visit their website for more information on their healing capabilities. 

Announcements & Events from Manakai O Malama
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: What Is It & How Can It Help You?, Honolulu, Hawaii
We at Manakai O Malama offer a variety of psychotherapies and treatment options designed to help you overcome obstacles and become the best version of yourself. One such treatment is...read more
3 Reasons Why You Should See a Psychologist – Even If You’re Perfectly Happy, Honolulu, Hawaii
Addiction, depression, grief – all are valid reasons to visit a psychologist. But what if you’re not currently experiencing these hardships? Here at Manakai O Malama, a leading ...read more
Naturopathic Doctor Discusses the Top 4 Ways to Decrease Your Blood Pressure, Honolulu, Hawaii
As of 2016, an estimated 75 million American adults have high blood pressure. And according to Dr. Landon Opunui, a local doctor of naturopathic medicine, this epidemic poses numerou...read more
Live Like Oahu’s Top Naturopathic Doctor in 5 Simple Steps, Honolulu, Hawaii
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What Supplements Should You Take? Honolulu’s Leading Naturopathic Doctor Tells All, Honolulu, Hawaii
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If you have diabetes, you are more susceptible to other long-term complications like cardiovascular disease, nephropathy, and foot damage. Thus, it’s essential you prioritize both sp...read more
When most people think of self-care, they think of pampering or relaxation. While both are valuable to your health and wellness, self-care also consists of small, everyday behaviors ...read more
Although there are over 29 million diagnosed and undiagnosed case of diabetes in the United States alone, the disease is often misunderstood. Namely, many believe that diabetic indiv...read more
From the disease’s first known mention in 1552 B.C. to present day, our understanding of diabetes has come a long way. However, there is still work to be done. At Manakai O Malama, w...read more
Massage, like any other derivative of the traditional healing arts, comes in all shapes and sizes. Here at Manakai O Malama, for example, our highly trained massage therapists practi...read more
From Shiatsu and Thai to Swedish and deep tissue, there are dozens of different massages out there. However, one variation continues to puzzle patients and health care professionals ...read more
At first glance, massage and physical therapy might seem like vastly different practices. In reality, they share the same goal: to improve one’s quality of life through rehabilitativ...read more
When most people think of a massage, they think of luxury or relaxation. But did you know that this common spa treatment also promotes optimal health and wellness? Here at Manakai O ...read more
When it comes to chronic pain, there are many different forms of treatment. However, most of these forms fit into two domains: pharmacological and non-pharmacological. Both are valua...read more
As many who visit our Honolulu-based health clinic will attest, chronic pain is not merely a physical ailment. Rather, it influences many aspects of one’s life including work, s...read more
Here at Manakai O Malama, we offer a full range of modern and traditional medical services that, together, we refer to as integrative health care. This unique approach has helped hun...read more
As Honolulu’s leading health clinic, Manakai O Malama works with patients from all walks of life and with a variety of ailments. One of the most common conditions our Honolulu-based ...read more
Last April, we at Manakai O Malama wellness center celebrated National Occupational Therapy Month by teaching our patients about the advantages of this longstanding practice. Althoug...read more
Although April is over and National Occupational Therapy Month has passed, we at Manakai O Malama wellness center will continue to educate our patients on the benefits of this longst...read more
Do you often wake up feeling groggy? Or, after particularly bad nights, feel like you haven’t slept at all? If so, you could be suffering from a sleep disorder. According to our team...read more
In honor of National Occupational Therapy Month, Manakai O Malama is using April to tout the benefits of this esteemed practice. Last week, our wellness center discussed how occupati...read more
April is not only National Occupational Therapy Month, but it’s also the 100-year anniversary of this esteemed field. To celebrate, we at Honolulu’s Manakai O Malama wellness center ...read more
Here at Manakai O Malama, we understand the value of a good night’s sleep. To help you achieve it, we have our Niolopua Sleep Wellness Center, a state-of-the-art diagnostic lab that ...read more
We’ve all been there. You’re lying in bed after a long day, unable to fall asleep. You toss and turn, but nothing seems to work. However, according to our Niolopua Sleep Wellness Cen...read more
Sleep, while appearing both passive and dormant, is actually a very crucial, complicated process. Thus, to achieve optimal health and wellness, we must first try to understand how it...read more
As Honolulu’s leading health clinic, we at Manakai O Malama strive to educate our community on all things relating to health and wellness. This month, for example, we’re tackling the...read more
February is American Heart Month, and health clinics around the country are raising awareness for the diagnosis and prevention of cardiovascular disease. To join the cause, we at Man...read more
Right now, nearly 600,000 Hawaiians are living with prediabetes or diabetes. However, we at Manakai O Malama think we can help decrease that statistic. Each year, our health clinic s...read more
According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 14 million people worldwide are diagnosed with some form of cancer each year. We at Manakai O Malama health clinic want ...read more
When it comes to weight loss, the most common obstacle Americans face today is emotional eating. This widespread habit results in overeating and feelings of guilt, harming our overal...read more
Exercise is essential to your overall health and wellness. However, to fully embrace the active lifestyle, you should also watch what you’re eating. To start, we at Manakai O Malama ...read more
With 2017 well underway, people all over the world have begun a new journey towards improved well-being. However, our health care team explains, it’s essential that your New Year’s f...read more
A new year means new beginnings. At Manakai O Malama, it also means new wellness programs. Starting in 2017, we’ll be hosting an 8-week weight management workshop to help you not onl...read more
When it comes to the holidays, everyone has their own traditions. Some are conventional, such as baking festive cookies, while others are unique. Manakai O Malama Wellness Center ran...read more
The holidays are a joyous time for friends and family to gather and indulge in delicious food. However, for many, these annual festivities are also a source of stress that takes a to...read more
The holiday season is known for two things: spending time with your loved ones and indulging in delicious food. Right now, you're probably imagining some of the classic dishes like e...read more
Last week, Manakai O Malama recognized Alzheimer’s Awareness Month by answering three common questions about the disease. Now, our family medicine would like to continue this dialogu...read more
November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and everyone is encouraged to participate in any way they can. Some, for example, don purple ribbons to show their support, while ot...read more
Today is World Diabetes Day, and Manakai O Malama is helping spread awareness through high-quality health care and valuable education. Our family medicine has noticed that many ...read more
On November 1, communities across the globe observed World Vegan Day. Some hosted potlucks while others set up informational booths and planted memorial trees. Manakai O Malama, howe...read more
At the Manakai O Malama Wellness Center, we are always looking for new ways to combine traditional and modern treatment approaches to better serve our patients. When it com...read more
Since Osteoporosis Day is October 20th, we figured now would be the perfect time to discuss osteoporosis prevention and treatment options. This condition, which makes bones become we...read more
With roughly three million Americans suffering from lower back pain annually, this ailment is all too common for many of us. Luckily, along with being self-diagnosable it is also eas...read more
At the Manakai O Malama Wellness Center, we often encounter patients suffering from a variety of bodily pain and discomfort. Fortunately, the cures are as universal as the symptoms. ...read more
We all know that aging takes its toll on our bodies, but as several studies have shown, the aging process also has an impact on our brains. Cognitive changes occur for a number of re...read more
While our culture often tends to be obsessed with staying as young as possible, there is actually a lot to be learned from our elders. While many people might disregard the advi...read more
We have all been told that we need to exercise for our mental and physical health and wellness, but this becomes even more important the older we get. Not only does working out on a ...read more
Happy Healthy Aging Month! We believe that aging safely goes hand-in-hand with health and wellness; a large component of which comes down to prevention. One of the most common c...read more
Many of our patients at Manakai O Malama’s rehab center are referred to occupational therapy after an injury, illness, or disability prevents them from completing what they want...read more
Gratitude isn’t just for holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas. At Honolulu’s Manakai O Malama wellness center, we believe that gratitude should be expressed every day. G...read more
Who knew that seeing the glass half full instead of half empty wasn’t just a cliché but an actual psychological practice? With positive psychology, it is! Unlike other areas of psych...read more
It’s no secret that everyone wants to be happy. The real mystery is how you achieve and maintain that happiness in our hectic modern world. Luckily, Honolulu’s Manakai O Malama ...read more
Are you familiar with naturopathic medicine? This practice involves treating more than just symptoms, but tackling the underlying cause of the illness or injury as well. Rather than ...read more
Have you ever heard the term ‘naturopathic medicine’ before? This area of study emphasizes prevention, treatment, and optimal health care through the use of various therapies and sub...read more
Manakai O Malama – Press Release HMSA Adds First Naturopathic Primary Care Physician to Network Effective July 1st, 2016, HMSA added the first ever Naturopathic Doctor to its Prim...read more
When it comes to sun protection, most of us already know the value in applying sunblock when outdoors, but there are actually lots of other ways to keep your skin safe and cancer-fre...read more
If you are inspired to get in shape, now is the time to get a workout in while cooling off at the same time. Swimming is the perfect answer for fitness enthusiasts who are looki...read more
At Manakai O Malama, we are now offering dietician services, provided by the National Kidney Foundation. A major part of living a healthy life has to do with nutrition. Our highly tr...read more
Making healthy eating fun is key to getting kids involved in the process. Make it a family activity to plan a meal, shop for groceries, prepare food and cook together. Children of al...read more
Since May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, now is the perfect time to learn more about workout tips and benefits, so you can stay motivated and active not just this mon...read more
Did you know that May 12th is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day? This date was specifically chosen because it falls on modern nursing founder, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. W...read more
Recent studies have shown that Americans spend nearly 50 hours a week in the office. With so many hours clocked every day, it’s important to stop and consider your safety and wellnes...read more
This April is Occupational Therapy Month and we decided that it is the perfect time to take a closer look at the practice of occupational therapy. Occupational therapists (OTs) help ...read more
Have you heard any mentions of “health coaching” in the news recently? These buzzwords are popping up more and more, now that this practice is becoming increasingly popular. Since Ap...read more
With spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time for increased awareness on health and wellness habits. April 7th, 2016 isWorld Health Day which focuses on raising awaren...read more
If you are looking to learn more about acupuncture and wondering who can benefit from this healing art, we are here to help. At Manakai O Malama, we believe everyone can enjoy the he...read more
Have you ever used a foam roller? This device, often found at most fitness centers, is incredibly beneficial in a number of different ways. While most of us may brush it off as unnec...read more
The 16th annual World Sleep Day will be taking place on March 18th. This year, the World Sleep Day Committee has come up with a new slogan to celebrate the event: “Good Sleep is a Re...read more
If you find yourself feeling physically, mentally, or emotionally unwell and you are unsure of where to turn to for a solution, the staff at Manakai O Malama is here to help. We...read more
When it comes to health care, there can be a lot of confusion for the consumer. Between all the complicated paperwork, unfamiliar vocabulary, and the countless number of options avai...read more
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with high blood pressure, the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet may be an effective approach to reverse or better mana...read more
Have you ever heard of the term “preventive services”? Everything from getting mammograms to receiving vaccinations falls under this category. Most health care plans cover preventive...read more
Hypertension is a worldwide epidemic with an estimated 20% of the world’s adult population having this condition. An elevation in blood pressure over 140/90 on at least 3 separate oc...read more
Now that 2016 is officially here, there is no better day than today to get organized. With the chaotic and hectic nature of day-to-day life, it’s easy to let organization fall to the...read more
If you are looking for an easy and healthy breakfast while still sticking to your health and wellness goals, consider oatmeal as an option. If you think oatmeal sounds too bland and ...read more
At Manakai O Malama,we offer treatment solutions to a wide array of physical, mental, and emotional health problems. If you have recently been diagnosed with glaucoma or you hav...read more
With a new year here, many of us are already planning ways to improve our lifestyles in the coming months. Whether you’re planning to eat healthier, workout more often, or read more ...read more
We all know that stress can have a negative impact on our mental and emotional well-being, but unmanaged stress can actually impact your physical health in a number of ways as well. ...read more
If you are looking forward to the upcoming holiday season but searching for more meaningful ways to celebrate, we are here to help. Even though Christmas, Hanukkah, and all the other...read more
Our lives have become so busy that it’s easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed in the complex lives we life in modern day society. If the effects of unmanaged stress are wearing on yo...read more
Organization of your day and concentration on tasks are often used to describe “time management”. By definition, time management is the “act or process of planning and exercisin...read more
As the largest integrative medical clinic in Hawaii, Manakai O Malama provides a wide range of medical and wellness services to help patients with their physical, psychological,...read more
Whether you have been given a diagnosis of diabetes or your doctor has warned you that you are at risk for developing diabetes, there are several proven lifestyle factors that can in...read more
At Manakai O Malama, we provide a diverse array of medical and wellness services that are designed to integrate modern medicine with traditional healing arts. Whether you are sufferi...read more
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If you are suffering from chronic back pain or have the occasional ache and discomfort in your back, you may benefit from chiropractic care. While many people are more familiar with ...read more
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At Manakai O Malama, we are always looking for ways to keep our patients healthy and free of disease. One issue that garners a lot of attention is the topic of cancer screening. Man...read more
At the Manakai O Malama, we often encounter patients who suffer from back pain. Whether you’re feeling the impact of long days at work, suffer from a sports injury or were involved i...read more
If you find yourself feeling down in the dumps for several days, you may be tempted to believe that you suffer from depression. It is normal human behavior to feel sad and blue at t...read more
Do you find yourself in a mental state that could be improved? Whether you’re having anxious thoughts, depressed feelings, or a general sense of being overwhelmed, you may be tempted...read more
At Manakai O Malama, we provide a wide array of wellness and medical services, designed to help you feel better and improve your health. We offer both modern medical care and traditi...read more
Today starts the third annual Naturopathic Medicine Week, which is a time to showcase exactly what naturopathic physicians do. We thought this would be the perfect time to quiz ...read more
If you are looking to improve your sense of mental and emotional wellbeing, the staff at Manakai O Malama is here to help you. As part of our integrative healthcare approach, we prov...read more
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Now that the new school year is in full swing, extracurricular sports are gearing up as well. While this is an exciting time full of fun, activity and competition, sports injuries ca...read more
If you are constantly suffering from unrelenting allergy symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose or itchy eyes, you may benefit from properly identifying your allergens and rec...read more
At Manakai O Malama, we utilize traditional healing therapies that have been passed down through generations to withstand the test of time, allowing our providers with the ability to...read more
At Manakai O Malama, we combine the very best of modern medicine with traditional healing arts to achieve optimal health outcomes. Our unique integrative healthcare approach is ...read more
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It goes without saying: a good night’s sleep is one of the most enjoyable activities in life. But what happens when you find yourself wide awake night after night, just watching the ...read more
At Manaki O Malama we feature a different health-related theme every month, and this August is all about Head Injury Awareness. With summer in full swing, many of you are taking par...read more
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Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and according to the American Cancer Society, “about 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in this cou...read more
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