Philippine Traditional Medicine

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who-world-health-organization-logoWorld Health Organisation defines Traditional Medicine as: “the sum total of Knowledge, Skills and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of Physical and Mental Illness.” – World Health Organization



While the Philippine Department of Health through its attached agency which is the Philippine Institute of Traditional Alternative Health Care through the Republic Act 8423 which is the Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act of 1997 defines Traditional Medicine as: “the sum total of knowledge, skills and practice on health care, not necessarily explicable in the context of modern, scientific, philosophical framework, but recognised by the people to help maintain and improve their health towards the wholeness of their beings, the community and society and their interrelations based on their culture, history, heritage and consciousness.” RA 8423 Art. 2 Sec. 4B as of December 9, 1997


Hilot is known as the ancient Science and Art of Filipino Healing. Today, it is known not only as a modality that employs chiropractic manipulation and massage for diagnostic and treatment of musculo-ligamentous and musculo skeletal ailments, such as resetting dislocated and sprained joints, but now Hilot is known as a Holistic System of Filipino healing arts and sciences that uses the modality of massage for diagnostic and treatment incorporating the use of herbs, water, and bio-energy to promote positive well-being.

Hilot offers healing not only to the physical health of an individual but also it heals the person intellectually, emotionally, socially and spiritually (Health, intellect, love life/ relationship, occupation and tenure). Thus hilot becomes a healing, initiating, life changing operable therapies. It provides the virtues of hope, inspiration, love, optimism and trust between the recipient and the Hilot provider. The hilot practitioner uses not only massage for treatment but also use Herbal (Halamang Gamot), Init, Liwanag, Orasyon and Tubig to achieve balance of the elements within an individual. Hilot heals the symptoms of Hangin, Init, Lamig that makes the body ill and at the same time can help relieve the person with pilay ipit ugat condition & pilay bali (dislocation).

In Hilot Academy of Binabaylan, we offer course training that will make our Hilot Provider competent in practising their skills in providing the Philippine Traditional Hilot as a preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative form of traditional medicine.


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Hilot Academy of Binabaylan also provides food and accomodation to our potential stay in students. To know more about our offer, you may call or text Apu Adman Aghama at +639952467040 or email at