Hilot: Effective natural treatment for Asthma

Hilot: Effective natural treatment for Asthma

VALENZUELA CITY, Philippines- Richard Aguila,* an HR professional in his mid-twenties, looks at his asthma medications and tosses them in the garbage bin—he does not need them anymore, because he is already free from asthma. Just a few months before,  it was inconceivable for Richard to imagine himself ever being without his asthma meds. When…

Dr. Francis Ras of PITAHC facilitates the first public hearing for the National Competency Standards for Hilot.

ATHAG takes part in the 1st Public Hearing of the National Competency Standards for Hilot

QUEZON CITY, Philippines- A big step toward the official recognition of Hilot practitioners took place on May 28, 2014, with the first public hearing for the National Competency Standards for Hilot held at the Conference Room of the Philippine Institute for Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC). The Association of Traditional Health Aid Givers Philippines,…

Dr. Bibiano Fajardo explains traditional Hilot to students taking part in Ateneo's Cultural Laboratory 2014.

Ateneo Cultural Laboratory 2014 highlights Hilot as an important part of Batangas culture

BALAYAN, Batangas- Hilot was one of the traditional practices highlighted during the visit of Ateneo de Manila University’s Cultural Laboratory to this town on April 30, 2014. Thirteen students, uniformly clad in blue shirts, gathered together to listen and take notes as longtime manghihilot and albularyo Dr. Bibiano “Boy” Fajardo explained the ancient Hilot healing…

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…