Course curriculum

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    Earth Medicine Academy Waiver

    • Earth Medicine Academy Waiver



Kumu Dane Kaohelani Silva

Kumu Dane Kaohelani Silva is a resident of Puna, born and raised in Hilo. As he grew up in the Hawaiian community of Keaukaha, he was trained in the healing and martial arts. His career in health education began in 1971, with the County of Hawaiʻi. Five years later, he began teaching Nursing School in Hilo, for Hawaiʻi Community College. In 2018, he retired from teaching integrative medicine and healthcare for therapists, nurses and doctors. He is a founding member of Kupuna Lāʻau Lapaʻau O Hawaiʻi (State-wide Kupuna Council) and the ‘Ahahui Lomilomi Hawaiʻi. Kumu Dane is a trustee of the Puna Community Medical Center Foundation. He was a founding director of PCMC and Hui Mālama Ola Na ʻOiwi, Native Hawaiian Healthcare Center. Kumu Dane is experienced in traditional and contemporary healing arts: Lōkahi Lomilomi Lōkahi Lāʻau Lapaʻau Lōkahi Hoʻoponopono Chiropractic & Radiography Acupuncture & Herbs Physiotherapy & Microcurrent Medical Massage Therapy