Hilot: The Science of the Ancient Filipino Healing Arts by Dr. Bibiano S. Fajardo and Ma. Aleli V. Pansacola is one of the books featured on Anvil Publishing’s website:
Anvil Publishing releases a new book titled Hilot: The Science of the Ancient Filipino Healing Arts written by medical researcher and healer Bibiano S. Fajardo and Ma. Aleli V. Pansacola.
The fruition of forty years of research and practice by the authors, the book discusses the scientific framework behind our traditional healing methodology and its many herbal applications. It serves as an eye opener for many Filipinos and the scientific community as it shows that this age-old wisdom is indeed rooted in science –the universal law and the natural law.
HILOT, the Filipino healing tradition is an indigenous practice that has been handed down from generation to generation by the Filipino sages, or albularyos. Modern medicine has discouraged the use of the method because it has remained undocumented thus bereft of ‘scientific’ evidence and basis for its use and application.
The book also shows how the art is relevant to the 21st century thinking that stress affects a person’s general well-being. “HILOT healing has two aspects: the restoration of harmony of the three faculties of man, and, the attainment of balance in the four elements of the body.”
Fajardo writes, “HILOT encompasses a spiritual and medical tradition with breadth, scope and depth comparable, if not equal to, the medical systems of Traditional Chinese Medicine and India’s Ayurveda. HILOT is grounded on an holistic approach that treats man in his totality. In HILOT healing, the concept is to trigger change and to bring back man to his natural health order.” The book also offers the training process for healers and includes a directory of Hilot healing centers all over the country.
Hilot is available in the Health and Medicine Section of National Book Store, Powerbooks and Bestsellers.+++