Father and Child

It was rare to see a Father who brings their Child to a Manghihilot. Usually, it was always the mother who brought their sick Child to me hoping for their Baby to be relieved from illness. And this is the first time I saw a Father who is very hands on in caring for their Family. Of course we consider their economic status that they could not send their sick children to be checked by allopathic doctors but instead see Traditional Healer for a quick relief. Though the illness of the Child is just symptomatic and no Medical illness. The child only suffers from Ipit Ugat or clipped nerve due to his being playfulness.

For those who are seeking Hilot Treatment that are in Brgy. Francisco Homes Narra, even in nearby villages such as in Brgy. Guijo, Brgy. Mulawin and Brgy. Yakal, you may freely visit us from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday through Sunday for our Donation Based Treatment.

Just a reminder to the Public, we do not provide Home Care Visitation specially those who are in Metro Manila. If you need Hilot Treatment we encourage you to come to our Place or ask for your Local Barangay Officials to refer you to a Hilot Manggagamot. Or better yet, contact Philippine Institute of Traditional Alternative Health Care and ask for a referral.

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Helping Recover from Stroke

I was swiping our front yard when I saw this man walking on his short legged cane and he stopped as if catching his breathe just in front of me. So I dropped my broom for a while and asked him: ” What happened to you? Why do you walk like that?? The man replied that he had stroke 5 years ago and his cane was broken that he just endure using it because he have no money to replace it. So I was moved and went inside the Shrine and get the walking cane that I made for my mother and supposedly use it when I got stroke but thankfully, I never had used it, so I give it to the man whose name is Goyong. I asked him if he wanted to be healed and told him that I am also a Stroke Recovery Patient and had it just a year ago. And he agree that I asked him to comeback on his Free Time.

I already saw Goyong always walking in the morning and notice how he walk and have prayed that one day, I could reach and help him out. It is not that I am bragging that I am better now, but what I realized that I am so blessed that I easily got recovered from my Stroke. Actually this becomes my declaration and mission, to help Stroke People to recover, as It was my mission to my Mother in helping her to be relieved from her condition. And last year, I myself have experienced it that I personally understand what it is to be in that condition. I still acknowledge that I am not expert on treating this condition, but I will do the same thing to the things that I do to my self that helps me to recover.

Kuya Goyong came back and I learned that he is 56 years old and when he had stroke his Wife left her alone. I ask him who is taking care of him while he have stroke? He said no one. He is just renting a small room where he could lie down and in the morning he walks 500 meters to ask for food from his friend and some relatives. As he is telling his story to us he cried a lot and was able to voice out the pain that he is carrying inside him and was relieved when he tell his story before he had stroke. He have a nice extravagant life, he have 3 sons of which only the eldest give time to support him on his financial needs such as bills for his rent, electricity and water. He was able to invest 2 cars on which after his wife left him brought it with her so as his 3 tricycle he sold it so that he could have money for his medication.

Though I understand the feeling of a Stroke Patient, I saw his determination of bringing his life back to normal when he walk in the morning. When I checked him, I see 90% of making him back normal. It was just delayed because of lack of money. But if we are going to make a Hilot program for his recovery, I’m sure that in 6 months there will be improvement to his mobility.

Kuya Goyong still has his sensation, memory and mobility. But I see he have limitation on making facial expression just like me at the start. His left fingers, arms, and shoulders were stocked as the nerves and blood vessels were frozen. So the Mission that I have for him is to bring back the Fire in his Life and that is the warmth so as the Light.

At least, after yesterday initial session his face brighten up and went home with new hope. I just asked him that we should recover first his health then afterwards we work on his Wealth. All that has been lost to him will be replaced with new and even greater one as long as we manage to bring back his optimum Health and Wellness.

Though what I need from him is to see his medical abstract that indicates the result of his CT Scan, so as the laboratory result of his blood chemistry. But knowing that he is financially uncapable, this might not be possible. I also want him to have medical care aside from what we can provide. I told him not to think on how much to pay for my services but rather think of recovering first and when he does and made him self financially stable, then he could pay us through service.

How I Wish that I have that enough Money that I could also help people who come to us to have Medical Care. But for now, It is only Prayer and the Hilot Medicine that I have what I could Share to these people.

2023 Time of coming out in Touching the World with Hilot

It’s already been 2 years that we are confining ourselves in solitude inside our Homes. Though we are healthy and Covid Free, our confinement have inflected our mind with Anxiety and Depression. Though it was just a mental and emotional frame set up, it can not be avoided that our Body will react to the World Wide Stimulus that have stirred up the people around the World.

Gratefully, I my self was not infected with the Virus but the Anxiety it brought have struck me to have a Transient Ischemic Attack or MiniStroke. This condition is just a brief interruption on the circulation of blood to my right frontal lobe of my brain that also affects my eyesight. I am grateful that We have Lakay with us that was very quick in responding to my Health Condition. I was rushed in the Hospital at that time and luckily I was not confined. So, I just secure medical prescription and integrate it with Hilot Treatment that Lakay is providing me. It was just a little time when I suffer the limitations that been brought by TIA, but after 3 months, I was able to perform again and do my Duties as Manghihilot.

I see here that confining our self in solitude may affect our Physical body either malevolently or benevolently. And keeping our emotions just to ourselves and stuck it up within ourselves may form a clusters of energy that when it grows up, it may explode and create another problem that will affect our Physical Body.

Voicing out the things that runs into our Mind so as in our Emotions are healthy. Whatever it may be, whether it is a rant or bad feelings we have from other people- we must let it out. But releasing the things that bothers our mind and emotions must be done carefully as it may create another problem. Such as stated in the Law of Actions that:

In every Action, there will be a Similar or Opposite Reaction!

And this is where a Manghihilot comes in which is to perform the Sacred Art of Releasing through the conduct of Healing Rituals. Sometimes, these clustered thoughts and emotions can be seen as tensions in the muscles, knots in the nerves and blood vessels, or lumping of the lymph nodes, etc.

Depending on the location of the blockages, the individual may suffer anxiety or depression that may affect their vitality so as peace and harmony among their relationships that might also affect their financial wellness. Giving an Individual a Hilot Ritual may relieve the person from that condition and obtain optimum health and wellness Holistically.

This year of 2023, Hilot Academy of Binabaylan will have a Collaboration with Hilot Philippines Development Center as we provide face-to-face training and in person treatment to all the people who will need Hilot. We will still offer here at Hilot Academy Online Webinars on Traditional Filipino Diagnostic which is Tawas and also soon we are going to announce our Online certification Course Offering.

We will still offer our Donation Based Hilot every Sunday at Luntiang Aghama Natural Divine Arts Shrine of Healing Inc. And kindly make an appointment first by calling or texting me at 09952467040 a day or week ahead before coming to us.

Carromancy: Divination using melted candle wax

I learn this method of Tawas Diagnostic/Divination as I grew Up. I see Magtatawas perform this to determine the cause of illness of an Individual and uses the water to rub on the skin of the client as a remedy and the melted wax is kept on a paper and was used as an Amulet.

It is said that this form of Divination is not of Filipino Origin as it is believed that it is rooted in Celtic Tradition with the Druids. When I searched on the Internet the oldest candle factory in the Philippines, I found the Sevilla Candle Factory of Malabon that started its operation of manufacturing candles on 1964. Now I wonder if the Katipunero’s use Candles or Just an Oil Lamp? Is the use of candle been introduced to us by Spain? Uhm… there are many works to do in discovering our roots even with just little information.

jamee pineda: our hilot binabaylan of maryland, usa

I sent out questionnaire’s to our graduates asking them how are they and I also have expressed my desire to know their current practice of Hilot in their area and one of the earliest respondent is Jamee Pineda. Let us all read now his story:

Who are you or what do you do before you study with us in Hilot Academy? 

I am a hilot binabaylan, acupuncturist, and Chinese medicine practitioner. My practice is informed by my identity as a queer, trans, non binary, Tagalog person living in the U.S. With the combination of my lived experience and training, my goal is to help individuals and communities live their fullest lives by offering a decolonizing approach to medicine rooted in traditional and ancestral practices.

What makes you decide to study Hilot?

I study hilot because I want to connect to my ancestral medicine. I am committed to decolonizing medicine and uplifting the traditions of my people.

What are the lessons you have learned in the Academy that you have treasured most and why?

There are so many lessons that I cannot write them all here. One of them was to train and trust my intuition and deepen my spiritual connections.

How do you incorporate the lessons and skills that you have acquired in the academy to your professional skills that you already have? 

With hilot I am able to offer more spiritual and social help to people. The folks that have come to me for this work want to connect to their ancestors more and develop their spiritual growth.

Do you have a remarkable experience as you practice the skills in providing hilot treatment to your client either using tawas or hilot pahid/ massage? Can you share it with us?

The accuracy of doing tawas and kilubansa is always remarkable to me. I have had instances where I will describe someone’s medical condition without prior knowledge and then the person will confirm it. For example, one reading I did showed me a neck, nose, skin, chickens, and pelvis. The person then confirmed that they had nasal blockage, neck pain, rashes from eating chicken, and they had abnormal results in a pelvic exam.

As we continue our conversation, Jamee is currently doing Teleconsultation, all of his services can be found on his website which you can visit by clicking on the link: Jamee Pineda, LAc Healing Arts.

Check him out as he provides Virtual Hilot Ritual Readings on Tawas and Kilubansa. Most of Jamee’s medicine is to help individuals and communities to live their lives to the fullest by offering  a decolonizing approach to medicine rooted in traditional and ancestral practices.

Hilot Recipe works wonder

I was able to talk to a friend yesterday from overseas and she mention that her mother is ill. I ask her what kind of illness that struck her mother and she told me that her mother is having difficulty to walk due to constant numbness of both of her legs.

I do distant tawas on her to see what the cause of her illness. And this is what I saw. As the oil drips as i introduce it to the flame of candles, it forms an intestine. As i finish the ritual, the smoke attached to the paper formed the image of a girl that has black spot on her chest. I tell her the situation of having emotional disturbance that she confirm to me to be right. I also mention the intestine that i saw that might cause her irritation. She confirms that she also have difficulty in her bowel movement that i made me land to provide recommendation of using Coconut Milk and Carrots as a remedy for 7 days which she will take on alternate days.

It means if she take the coconut milk with carrots juice today, tomorrow she will not take it but on the other day until she complete 7 intake of the recipe. And today as she does it, she message me with her testimony. ( I hide her identity as part of client privacy. I do not usually expose the names of my client or patient even with consent. This is part of the sacredness of our practice in hilot.)

In this situation of Pandemic, we as manghihilot are not hindered to provide our care to people who need our services. We can still provide our wisdom to people who needs for it. So if you need our help, you can also connect with us by contacting Apu Adman Aghama through his mobile number at +639952467040 or email at hilot.binabaylan@gmail.com

Mindful Eating Habbit

I don’t exactly remember the phrase my teacher told me about having good health. As i remember it, the late Dr. Rueben M. Galang Jr. have told me that “good health starts in the pan”. Well what he mean is that the food that we eat affects our health and it is as we get our daily nutritional needs from the food that we eat.

Many of us loves to eat. And eating was the very first lessons that we have learn as a human. Though to be true to our self it was sucking milk from our mother’s breast was the earliest form of feeding that we have learn. As it is said that breast milk contains all of the essential nutrients, antibodies, and other factors that a new born babies need for growth and development.

As grown up we are not limited anymore in eating the food we want. Aside from the nutritional supply we receive from eating, it also becomes a reward system for us or even a stress reliever. We include food in all occasion and activities of our life. But now-a-days, food has been also become a tool of protest that people promote such as being Vegetarian or Vegan. Though i am not a vegan but i respect them when they are with me by preparing food that they will eat in a vegan style. But whether you eat pure vegetable or meat or combination of both, it is our digestive system that work out to convert the food to be a source of nutrition and energy to our body. As each of us enjoy our individual differences, we should also be mindful of our digestive health.

Yakult Everyday makes our Tummy Okay!

Yakult was the earliest food supplement that i take everyday when i was a child. I believe everyone who was born on the ’70s know yakult. And now-a-days when you go to 7-eleven you will find a contemporary of Yakult which is the Delight and Go Long Cultured Milk. All of these are Probiotic Beverages.

But what is probiotic?

Probiotics are (good bacteria) live micro organism that can provide numerous health benefits such as improved digestion, enhanced immune function, healthier skin and weight loss. All of these are due to the work of probiotics in balancing the activities of the Bad Bacteria which is inside our body that can be found in our gut or tummy. As Human Being aside from the organs, tissues and cells that can be found inside our body there are also numerous bacteria that dwells within us. And the Probiotic are the one who balances it.

According to Healthline, Probiotics provide us health benefits such as:

  • Reduce systemic inflammation
  • reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • lower total bad cholesterol level
  • Improve blood pressure
  • enhance immune function
  • useful for skin health

Being mindful to what we eat will help us to obtain optimum health and wellness. As we strive to live our life in a healthy manner, it should not be too expensive. You can see Probiotic products that you can buy in the market, but these micro organism can be found in nature which you can get for free. There are probiotic formulas available which you can make at home without buying expensive ingredients. The art of fermentation is also one way of culturing live microorganism or good bacteria that is probiotic in nature.

If you want to learn on how to make a Probiotic Beverages and food let us know by filling up the form below.

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What is in the Glass?

img20200125175006_01It’s an broken egg with its yolk on the base of the glass while the albumen floats and create images.

This is an Egg Tawas. Our Mexican #Kapwa Curanderos does this too in their Limpia Ritual. So as in Italy they do this once a Year at the Eve of the Feast of Saint Peter.

Aside from Tawas, Hilot Academy also teach how to remove sick energies using the Egg. So we invite you to learn this technique by enrolling to our Hilot ng Aghamang Binabaylan Training which is an 8 day stay in training at Hilot Academy.

RICE in Pilay Tapilok (Sprain)

HILOT TAPILOKHilot is the Traditional Medicine of the Philippines. It is the traditional cure for the illness known as Pilay. Pilay has many form but it literally means Brokenness. According to FreeDictionary.com, Broken means forcibly separated into two or more pieces; it also means fractured.

Pilay is the most appropriate term to use rather than sakit which describes pain as a symptom of pilay.Sprain or Tapilok is one form of Pilay as a result of action of man in breaking the natural and universal law. It is a wrench or twist of the ligaments of (an ankle, wrist or joint) violently so as to cause pain and swelling but not dislocation.

As a First Aid, Medical professional advise the public to do the RICE treatment.

*Rest by avoiding activities that cause pain, swelling or discomfort.
* Ice. use an ice pack or ice slush bath immediately for 15 to 20 minutes and repeat every two to three hours while you’re awake.
*Compression. To help stop swelling, compress the ankle with an elastic bandage until the swelling stops. Don’t hinder circulation by wrapping too tightly. Begin wrapping at the end farthest from your heart.
*Elevation. To reduce swelling, elevate your ankle above the level of your heart, especially at night. Gravity helps reduce swelling by draining excess fluid.

In Philippine Traditional Medicine, we provide Hilot Treatment to the feet to help revive the wellness of the foot from Sprain. Schedule your Visit with us by call or texting us at this number:

+639480177571 (Smart/ Sun/ TnT) or +639952467040 (Globe/ TM)

Habi Experience of Tawas Healing

TAWAS HEALINGHilot Academy of Binabaylan now offers to the Public to experience our very own Healing Modality which you can avail either online or in person.

Tawas Healing is Filipino Indigenous Healing modality that aims to provide cure on a soul level. As we believe that life and health is the harmony of the soul into its body. When a person is sick it is believed that one of its soul wonder away and tawas would bring back the wondering soul into the body in order to restore wellness or Kaginhawaan.

Avail now of our Hilot Service by making a schedule to visit us or an appointment for your distant healing request.

Email us at hilot.binabaylan@gmail.com you may call or text us at +639952467040 or +639480177571.