Effective cure is derived from effective diagnosis and Tawas is the traditional Filipino method of Diagnosing an ailment.
Before the arrival of the modern western medicine in our country, the Babaylans were the one who are the medical expert in providing healthcare to our ancestors. Aside from providing cure to any ailments, the Babaylan have our own method in investigating the cause of illness and that is through tawas.
Tawas or the tradional method of scanning the cause of illness is employed before applying cure to the patient. The belief of the Binabaylan is that aside from Physical cause of illness it is also can be derived from emotional, mental, social and even spiritual cause.