A significant number of native Hawai’ians have serious health problems related to westernization. On the islands, traditional medical practices and health promotion activities incorporate Hawai’ian healing practices so that strategies are more culturally acceptable. An overview of Hawai’ian beliefs regarding health and illness is provided. A description of Hawai’ian healers and their practices provides the most indepth explanation published. Native plants used for healing are also described. The need for Hawai’ians to be actively involved in their own health is emphasized.