Is herbal medicine effective? Find out the reasons why it may not be working as well as you'd hoped.

Is herbal medicine effective?

PASIG CITY, Philippines- With the resurgence of interest in natural ways of healing, a wide variety of herbal teas, capsules, and powders are being aggressively marketed to the public. Garden centers, for their part, are faced with an increasing demand for medicinal plants. Some health-conscious consumers are quick to jump in on the bandwagon, immediately…

Pinched nerve? Here's what you should do!

Pinched nerve? Here’s what you should do!

Johanna Ramos, 54, is jolted when she feels a sharp pain at the back of her neck. Soon, the pain snakes down her left arm. Worried that it might be a heart attack, she rushes to the emergency room of a well-known hospital in Alabang where she undergoes an electrocardiogram (ECG) test. When her ECG…

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…

Can I really get sick from the rain?

Can I really get sick from the rain?

Upon feeling the first few drops of rain, we automatically scramble for cover. But more than just getting wet, it is the fear of getting sick with colds and fever that sends us scampering for the safety offered by the nearest building, shed, or open umbrella. But then, as we watch the raindrops fall, we realize…