Ala Moana - Kakaako, Hawaii
932 Ward Avenue, 6th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96814
Manakai O Malama Integrative Healthcare Group and Rehabilitation Center offers a full range of modern and traditional medical services in a personal and supportive environment where patient-centered approaches emphasize the unique needs of each patient. If you are looking for a health clinic where your health and wellbeing are the central focus, give us a call at 808-535-5555.

5 Reasons to See a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine May 23, 2018

Ala Moana - Kakaako, Honolulu
5 Reasons to See a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii

Doctors of naturopathic medicine are licensed medical professionals who combine traditional healthcare with a natural approach. These physicians work in wellness centers, hospitals, and public clinics, just like a typical MD or DO. If you are interested in partnering with a specialist who focuses on your capability to recover and obtain optimal health, this type of medicine may be right for you. Explore what practices and patients alike call the best advantages of seeing this kind of practitioner.

Top Benefits of Naturopathic Medicine

1. Whole Body Care 

Honolulu Naturopathic MedicineThe mind and body are connected. Emotional problems can cause physical illness, while mood can affect your bodily health. Naturopathic medicine cares for the entire individual, including lifestyle and stress levels. Treatment may include nutritional counseling, exercise guidance, and the use of herbal supplements.

2. Personalized Treatment  

Naturopathic doctors believe each person is unique. A strategy that may work for one patient will not be therapeutic for another. By considering your health history, as well as how you are feeling, your physician will create a customized plan that is right for you. Some people may respond to acupuncture or stem cell therapy, while others are helped by massage or Traditional Chinese herbal medicine. 

3. Understanding of Condition

If your traditional healthcare provider cannot determine the reason for your thyroid disorder or acid reflux, it is beneficial to see a naturopathic expert. This form of medicine works to determine the cause of your illness, so you know where your symptoms are coming from. For example, some health conditions result from toxicity in the body. An environmental screening test will allow your specialist to determine why you aren’t feeling well and how to reduce adverse effects.

4. Increased Energy

Fatigue and sleepiness can result from hormonal imbalances, organ irregularities, or poor nutrition. Your doctor will determine the reason behind your tiredness and treat you based on your emotional and physical needs. While some patients need a regular exercise plan, others may require vitamins to improve their adrenal health.

5. Symptom Relief

If your doctor determines the reason why your symptoms are occurring, you are more likely to find symptom relief. The approach also makes it easier to keep signs of illness from returning. Whether you are frustrated with chronic pain or are experiencing fertility issues, your physician will take the time to understand your unique body to create a treatment plan that works.


Return to health using a natural approach. Manakai O Malama in Honolulu, HI, is a skilled and caring team of naturopathic professionals who accept HMSA/HMO/PPO – the largest insurance carrier in Hawaii. To make an appointment with naturopathic medicine specialist Dr. Landon Oponui, call (808) 535-5555. For more on their comprehensive health services, visit their wellness center online.

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