Traditional and Contemporary healing comes together

  • Tāmaki Makaurau

E hia nei ngā tau Te Whare Oranga a Te Manu Aute ki Manurewa Marae e whakatauira mai ana i te āhei o te mahi tahi a ngā tohunga rongoā Māori me ngā tākuta ki te tiaki i te hauora o ngā tūroro Māori. Otara, Kaare i te ohorere ki ngā kitenga i tētahi rangahau hōu e whakaatu ana i te kaha hiahia a ngāi Māori kia maimoatia pērātia rātou.

E ai ki tētehi rangahou hou nā tākuta Glenis Mark, e hiahia ana ngā tūroro Māori kia mahi ngātahi ngā rongoā Māori me ngāi tauiwi hoki, hei whakaora i a rātou.

“The patients in my research said that they would love for healers and doctors to collaborate together, because they felt there would be a lot of benefits, there would be benefit out of information and knowledge shared, as well as having more options for treatment as well as a more holistic treatment.”

Koinei te mahi a Te Whare Oranga a Te Manu Aute.

“At this clinic I work with the doctors and it's great.  Two years ago, they weren't receptive to our knowledge of traditional Māori practices, but now, we collaborate,” hei tā, Hone Ratana nō Te Arawa.

“Part of it might be exposure, as well, you're always gonna have people that are not going to think that it's going to work, and that's just because that's how they feel.  But prior to coming here I haven't been exposed to it either, I didn't know what rongoā was,” hei tā tetahi neehi a Karen Jones.

He huhua ngā rongoā Māori e waatea ana ki te hunga māuiui, whērā i te mirimiri me te kōwhatu wera.  E kī ana te kōrero, kāore he Hua mēnā kāore he mamae.

Ko te manako o Te Whare Oranga kia whakanui i ā rātou mahi, hei tutuki i ngā hiahia a te marea.