ATHAG manghihilot Yolanda Pedrigal demonstrates how to do Hilot for common ailments.

Saint Rita College PTA, Alumni hold traditional Hilot seminar

MANILA, Philippines- The Saint Rita College Manila Parents-Teachers Association and Alumni Association hosted a short seminar on traditional Hilot on the morning of October 11, 2014. The activity was held along with a medical-dental mission and feeding program for the benefit of community residents near the school. ATHAG president Dr. Bibiano “Boy” Fajardo gave a…

7 things to avoid after your Hilot session

What should I NOT DO after my Hilot session?

PASIG CITY, Philippines- There are many reasons why people seek out a good manghihilot.Some people need relief from pilay (sprain).  Some want to ease chronic back pains. Some hope that traditional Hilot can help them get pregnant. Still others just want quick, effective relief from the stresses of working life. Quite a number of Filipinos…

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,…

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…

Hilot featured in chronic pain management symposium

Hilot featured in symposium on chronic pain management

QUEZON CITY, Philippines- Traditional Hilot was featured in a symposium tackling effective management of chronic pain organized by the Philsociety for Bones and Joints, Inc. (PSBJI) and the Philippine Medical Association on Feb. 22, 2014.  Aiming to bridge the gap between conventional and alternative medicine, the symposium brought together practitioners of conventional, traditional, and alternative…