Oahu Health & Vacation Guide
"The Gathering Place" mixes cultures and traditions
to create its own style of health care. On Oahu one can select from
a variety of health professionals offering allopathic, traditional
or complementary health services from health practitioners trained
in both Western and Eastern traditions. Residents from much of Polynesia,
the Philippines, and parts of Asia, including Japan, come to Honolulu
for continuing education and medical treatment, often provided in
a native language.
a yoga class, join a paddling club, roller blade through the park,
learn tai chi, walk through Waikiki, learn about Hawaiian traditional
medicinal plants at a botanical garden. An extensive network of
hiking trails, easy access to swimming and snorkeling, bike paths,
beach parks complete with surf board rentals and life guards, healthy
restaurants, canoe paddling clubs and health clubs make Honolulu
an easy city to stay fit and trim with one of the highest longevity
rates in the nation.
John Burns Medical School is developing a Complementary and
Alternative Medical (CAM) curriculum and building a new medical
school in downtown Honolulu. There are also four Community Colleges
offering technical health and nursing programs as well as Acupuncture
and Chinese Medical colleges and several massage schools.
China Town district is one place to find Traditional
Chinese Medicine Practitioners offering acupuncture treatments
and chinese herbs.
of the state population resides on Oahu's 607 square miles. 10%
of Oahu's population is military related with all 5 branches of
the military having presence, training and medical facilities including
Veterans' Hospitals on Oahu.
Hawaii State Government and State Legislature, The
Department of Health, The Department of Education, and the Hawaii
Tourist Authority as well as the The Department of Commerce- (overseeing
licensing requirements, testing and health regulatory boards) are
all based in Honolulu.
Health Talk before packing your bags. The
Oahu Health Guide can also help you locate hospitals, massage therapists,
unique accommodations, public health clinics, surf lessons, and
provide a safety guide to hiking and ocean sports activities.