The Mokichi Okada Association, developed in Japan during the 1930’s, is an organization which strives to address these issues through their commitment to “Living in Harmony with Nature”. The core practices of the organization include the operation of organic Nature Farms, which produce healthy chemical-free foods for the community, art therapy programs and museums, to promote emotional and cultural wellness through beauty. These programs include the practice of Japanese Tea Ceremony, and flower arranging. The third activity is the practice of a traditional Japanese healing art called “Purifying Therapy (PT). This energy healing method is offered under the supervision of doctors and other health professionals. It is designed to help strengthen the body’s natural healing processes, and the kidney’s purifying function to eliminate toxins (“Toward the Creation of a New Medicine-Purification”, MOA Foundation, 2008).
Integrative Medicine is patient centered healthcare which offers holistic approach including the body, mind, spirit and the environment to enhance a person’s natural healing ability. MOA International supports the development of integrative medicine and promotion of energy healing through the Okada Health and Wellness Program, which incorporates Okada Purifying Therapy, flower therapy and tea ceremony.