Dr. Bibiano "Boy" Fajardo explains how Hilot works on ABS-CBN's "Hiwaga." Screengrab from http://www.iwantv.com.ph/TV/Video/Pinoy-True-Stories-Hiwaga/554/

Hilot featured on ABS-CBN’s ‘Hiwaga’

MANILA, Philippines-The ancient healing art of Hilot was recently featured on ABS-CBN’s Hiwaga, a thirty-minute TV program devoted to seemingly “mysterious” phenomena. In the episode entitled, “Lunas” (“Cure”) aired on January 24, host Atom Araullo showcased Hilot, Acupuncture, and Tawas. Hilot was tackled in the first segment of Hiwaga. For the case study, the program…

The firm strokes of Hilot dislodge uric acid deposits in the wrist and fingers.

Keep holiday arthritis away with ‘Hilot’!

As Christmas draws near, Filipinos join the mad rush to prepare for the festivities—by buying gifts, attending innumerable Christmas parties, and bringing out sumptuous traditional recipes for the much-awaited noche buena feast. As we delight in the company of family and friends and enjoy the hearty fare prepared by loved ones, it is easy to…

Why can't I take a shower after Hilot?

Why can’t I take a shower after my Hilot session?

“Don’t take a shower or get wet!” This is a familiar reminder that the manghihilot usually tells a person after a Hilot session. Most times, people just meekly obey, without knowing exactly why they are being temporarily banned from being splashed on with water. Hilot newbies might feel a bit uncomfortable, not being used to…

Infographic about Hilot: The Science of the Ancient Filipino Healing Arts from Anvil Publishing

Hilot book featured on Anvil Publishing’s website!

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.…

Is Hilot just a type of massage?

People who are not familiar with Hilot often think that Hilot is just another type of massage. After all, that is basically what Hilot looks like. On the surface, the manghihilot manipulates muscles–very similar, it seems, to what they do at the spa. However, people who have grown up with, or have encountered authentic Hilot, know that this is not the case.…