Te hiranga o te rongoā , Understanding its importance
Research shows rongoā Māori plays an important role in the lives of many whānau – and in our professional lives, too, as health practitioners.
Demand for services is on the rise, coinciding with a general disillusionment for western practices.
Funding for services has increased markedly in recent years. And formal training is now available.
Rongoā Māori is prized for its holistic system of healing.
It is valued for its links to cultural revitalisation, the nurturing and passing on of Māori language and traditions, iwi development and empowerment more generally.
It is a changing practice, with its sustainable development the focus of many people within the health sector today.
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