‘Ekahi Ornish Experience
The toughest thing about making lifestyle changes is having to do them by yourself. Each cohort consists of up to 15 people – creating a support network of individuals with like-minded goals. Cohorts are encouraged to continue to meet up together long after graduation, and become lifelong resources for each other in their continued journey to wellness! Our trained professionals ensure that each participant’s unique needs are met to help everyone achieve their goals, and that you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions and learn about the program.
When I come to the Alumni Program and practice stress management with ‘Ekahi instructors, I get an even higher high. There is a real benefit to doing these things in a group. I try to come as often as I can. – Inder, ‘Ekahi Ornish Graduate
The Four Elements
We’ve all known somebody that’s tried to make tough lifestyle changes by starting an intense workout routine or a restrictive diet. But years of research by Dr. Dean Ornish at the Preventative Medicine Institute showed that participants succeeded the most when they were offered a more holistic and balanced approach to wellness – one that involved nutrition and exercise, but also incorporated stress management and group support. At ‘Ekahi Ornish Lifestyle Medicine, we’re proud offer all four of these elements in a safe, welcoming environment. It’s why 87.9% of Ornish graduates continue to see improvements in their numbers one year after graduation – higher than traditional medicine.*
What proof is there that the Ornish approach can reverse my heart disease?
The Ornish Reversal Program is basically common sense- why can’t a person just do this on their own?
Why should someone participate when a bypass or angioplasty offers a faster solution?
Will I still see my regular doctor?
Is the Ornish Program a covered benefit of my insurance?
- HMO: $20 co-pay per 4hr session
- PPO: $30 co-pay per 4hr session *PPO plans have a higher copayment as they are subject to Hawaii State Tax.
HMSA Medicare Advantage:
- $20 co-pay per 4hr session
HMSA Fed 87:
- no copayment per 4hr session
- 20% copayment per 4hr session
UHA, HMA, United Healthcare, or other insurance provider:
- Please contact us to determine if the Ornish program is a covered benefit of your insurance provider.