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Wednesday, December 4, 1996

Series on native Hawaiian
healing techniques

A Molokai practitioner presents a four-part Oahu series aimed at addressing lower back pain, severe migraine headaches, high blood pressure and other ailments.

Hoolehua native Ron Dudoit, 47, and his wife Francine Dudoit, a registered nurse, are principals in a nonprofit entity called Malama Ka 'Ohana A Pau Loa (Keeping the Family Well).

Ron Dudoit practices ho'oponopono, which he defines as "the unification of the spirit mind and body"; la'au lapa'au, or "healing done with Hawaiian medicinal herbs"; and lomilomi, or "a form of native Hawaiian bodywork."

The couple offers workshops on the Hawaiian healing techniques for:

Head to shoulders - Saturday.

Stomach to thighs - Dec. 14.

Knees to toes, plus review - Dec. 21.

Use and preparation of herbs, plus overview - Dec. 28.

Workshops are $25 each. A $50 nonrefundable deposit is required at registration from those taking the entire series.

Francine Dudoit said the series is designed "to enlighten and educate about our traditional native Hawaiian methods of healing ... to teach you, the individual, to take better care of your family, and to help you help the doctor take better care of your family."

For information and reservations, call Francine Dudoit's statewide pager at 251-5257.

Health Calendar

Resolve: Psychologist Carol Wood speaks on "Yearning for a Child, Coping with the Holidays," 6:30 to 8 p.m. today, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Room 626. Free. Call 528-8559.

"Heart Disease and Stroke": Nurse Shari Chun talks about your risks and how to improve chances for survival, 6 p.m. tomorrow, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Room 301. Free series with Kuakini Medical Center. Register at 945-7633.

Exceptional Cancer Patients: Support program based on the work of Dr. Bernie Siegel, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Castle Medical Center. Call 235-8737.

First Aid class: Reserve by Friday for a certification class 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the Building Industry Association conference room, 1727 Dillingham Blvd. Costs $35 general. Call 847-4666.

Self I-Dentity Through Ho'oponopono: Free introduction to ancient Hawaiian process for releasing stress, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Tokai University, Room 810. Call 261-9861.

Macrobiotics Hawaii: Demonstration and sampling of healing foods, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Paki Hale. Free. Call 528-2661.

Healing art: Joan Tully gives a free presentation on reiki, 7 p.m. Saturday, Moiliili Community Center. Call 948-0287.

Breast cancer: Support group, 10 a.m. Monday and Dec. 30, Queen's Medical Center. Call 537-7555.

"Eating with Conscience": Howard Lyman, president of the Humane Society of the United States, talks about food production, mad cow disease and practices for a healthier future, 7 p.m. Dec. 11, Castle Center for Health Promotion, Kaneohe. Free. Reserve at 235-8737.

Bio-Magnetic Touch Healing: Free presentation, 7 p.m. Dec. 11, 3705 Waialae Ave., Suite 200. Call 737-2114 or 737-0005.


Suicide/crisis: 521-4555

For help with other health, social or personal concerns, call ASK-2000 at 275-2000. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. A counselor will refer you to the appropriate agency.

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