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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
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
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Focus on Men's Health & Wellness This June, Honolulu, Hawaii
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April is Occupational Therapy Month, which means Manakai O Malama in Honolulu, HI, is showcasing the latest innovations in the occupational and physical therapy fields. more
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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 more
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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 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, more
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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 more
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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 more
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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 more
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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 more
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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 more
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