Rongoā , Rongoā medicine
- E hoa mā! Inā te ora o te tangata.
O friends! Here indeed is the health of mankind.
Ngā Pēpeha a ngā Tīpuna, The Sayings of the Ancestors, Nā Hirini Moko Mead rāua ko Neil Grove, Victoria University Press (2001).
New Zealand has a long history of rongoā Māori (traditional healing) and Māori a long history of integrating traditional and western health practices.
Combining traditional healing and western medical approaches is increasingly common in the health sector, as we strive to be more responsive and accessible to Māori.
Our policy, funding and infrastructure all reflect the legitimate place rongoā has within our health system today.
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