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(Complimentary and Alternative Medicine)
SUBMITTED BY: Mary Rose Anne Q. Clavio Eranio Borja Lotis Cruz Athena Jacinto Aljohn Manapol John Paul Nedic John Prince Salvador GROUP 4
SUBMITTED TO: Teresita dela Cruz, R.N
PHILIPPINE ALTERNATIVE AND TRADITIONAL MEDICINE
Traditional medicine also known as indigenous health knowledge and practices include approaches, knowledge and beliefs incorporating plants, animal and /or mineral based medicines, spiritual therapies, manual techniques and exercises, applied singularly or in combination to maintain well-being, as well as treat, diagnose or prevent illness Filipino Traditional Medicine has been in practice for more than a thousand years as recorded in the annals of Asian travelers starting circa the 8th century A.D. Even before the Spanish colonial era in the Philippines (1521-1898), traders from China, India and Persia have been visiting the islands of Southeast Asia. Thus, health scholars will be able to trace influences of the Great Traditions in Medicine, namely, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurvedic Indian Medicine and Yunani-Tibb (Greek-Persian) Medicine in Filipino Traditional Medicine. A.) ALBULARYO In the rural areas, by tradition and because of chronic economic constraints, the albularyos are the general practitioners, the primary dispensers of health care. As with the other healers, there is usually a history of a healer in the family-line and their healing considered a "calling," a power or ability bestowed by a supernatural being, often, attributed to the Holy Spirit. Often lacking in formal education, his skills are based on and honed from hand-me-down practices and lore, with a long period of understudy or apprenticeship with a local healer. In a country with numerous and diverse ethnic communities, the dissimilarities in healing practices come as no surprise. The albularyos minister to rural communities with animistic and mythological ethos, profoundly differing from region to region. In the southern Tagalog areas, the mythological landscape is populated by dwarfs, nunos, lamang lupas, tikbalangs and kapres - creatures that often complicate the conundrum of pathophysiology. Consequently, many of the albularyo's diagnostic rituals (tawas, luop) and treatment modalities (tapal, lunas, kudlit, pang-kontra, bulong, orasyon) are affected by the belief in these creatures and to the maladies they cause: na-nuno, na-dwende, nalamang-lupa. Although most are available for daily consultations, some practice their craft only on tuesdays and fridays, days of the week coinciding with the feast of the Sto. Niño and the feast of the Black Nazarene, when they believe their healing powers to be at their optimum. B.) FAITH HEALERS In the hierarchy of Philippine alternative healers, faith healers belong to a separate category of 'specialization.' Their numbers are uncertain. A spiritist group in the Philippines - the Union Espiritista Christiana de Filipinas - has an estimated 10,000 members trained in mediumistic-healing scattered throughout the Philippines.
diagnosing black elves. . prayers and invocations. Although their healing ways differ. anting-anting is all-inclusive. . and the medical needs of a people merge. is an essential part of the Filipino folk credo and mythological makeup." C. To the millenarians of Mount Banahaw and the other societies. On the other end are the faith healers practicing on the fringe: the psychic healers. considered "outstanding. evil spirits. Many of the folkloric therapies (tawas. Anting-anting The anting-anting. the ancient Tagalog God. orasyon) common to the alternative armamentarium of healing modalities and often first-line therapies in rural health care. healers passing icons or crucifixes over the body. using the same divining ways of tawas and luop." May anting iyan. healing at the distance. or in their childhood or early adult life. orasyon) are short prayers used to empower the anting-anting. without the traditional surgical accoutrements. Some places refer to it as agimat.Some started their healing craft as albularyos. Malakas ang anting. . the Infinito Dios (Bathala). tapal. a mystical experience. there are those like the albularyos. And to this group of healers belong the psychic surgeons. or. Most of Philippine alternative medicine will qualify for a "Fringe" classification. is the most powerful. On one end of the spectrum of faith healers. those who perform bare-handed surgery. over a hundred. a spiritual possession or being "entered" by a being. it is referred to simply as: "Anting. perhaps. Most remembers a divine encounter. attuned to the traditional western modalities of healthcare. they are but a small number. The pamako (crucify) is meant to paralyze the opponent. magic. religion. healers anointing the diseased areas with their own saliva. alternative therapies will likely offer a motley bag of of options. it exacts some degree of faith. . The Infinito Dios was used as amulet. icons. from nearmainstream to new-age to way-out fringe.) FRINGE THERAPIES When a paella of cultures. brotherhoods and religious cults. possessions and sorcery as causes of maladies. the healers whispering and blowing prayers to the diseased areas. Oraciones (oracion. drawn on vests worn to deflect the bullets from the invading American forces. that they are merely healing mediums of the Holy Spirit. would easily qualify as "fringe" to the urban-suburbanites and burgis. dispensing their fringe concoctions of treatments. The tagabulag (blind) can make • . lunas. their healing rituals replete with ingredients of religiosity. being guided into the path of healing. In the Philippines. the Philippine amulet. But from whatever end of the spectrum. And. and a mere handful. . they share an attribution of their healing power to a higher being often. medicos or hilots. or galing. kudlit) with its varied prayerform ingredients (bulong. a modicum to a martyrdom of faith. and a life thereafter. a gift bestowed on them by the Holy Spirit. healers anointing the bodies with flowers dipped in coconut oil infused with prayers. manghihilots and other healers. bertud. Often.
dispensed as "good spells" concocted for an endless variety of mundane concerns. amulets to protect against evil spirits—nuno sa punso. the latter sewn in a pouch. passing exams and easy childbirths. • Kulam In the rural areas. considered by some as another form of prayer. There are antings for business and good fortune. Then there are those used as gayuma (love charms). fires. needles and rag-dolls. Although "kulam' conjures up images of full moons. inducing multiple bleeding sites that is believed to release the "kamandag" (poison). or sewn in a small cloth pouch. one of which is the "soft" anting . a crocodile tooth or a piece of dried fruit. accidents.have failed. folded and walleted. the spell or counterspell is written in a piece of paper (left insert) and the name of the involved person 'pinned' with needles.in one week. black dwarfs. And there is the macabre and ghoulish anting. In its most popular and generic form. Or. Follow-up visits and treatments . patients and families often resign to the possibility that the illness was caused by "kulam" . most patients will readily consent to another 'kudlit' treatment. It could be a small stone. for travel. and even after a year . inscripted or engraved.a spell. Kabal at kunat can make one invulnerable to bolo cuts."malambot na anting" — to which is attributed the holder's easy ways with women. as often. if the arbularyo suspects that the 'kamandag' or poison is still present. na-nuno. one month and six months .the physician's. and other healers . the powers obtained and sustained from regular drinking of shots of lambanog drawn from a large glass container (bañga) with an alcohol-preserved aborted fetus at the • Kudlit KUDLIT is the most frequently suggested and performed treatment for dog. the anting-anting is an amulet. na-kulam. But it exists in many other forms. small nails or pins. the albularyo's. despite the absence of any signs or symptoms. howling dogs. animal and other presumed venomous bites. The practice of "kudlit" involves the application of numerous superficial (razor) blade cuts. na-enkanto. There are amulets to protect against physical dangers—snakes. as many as 30-100. Of the commercial anting-antings. worn as a neckpiece. is usually in the purview of an albularyo who has specialized in the craft of antidotes and counterspells (pangkontra). the hilot's. na-duwende. . tikbalangs (half-man halfhorse creatures). Sometimes. or na-asuwang. It could be a prayer (orasyon) in short esoteric combinations of colloquial and Latin mumbo-jumbos. The treatment modality. These various modalities of hexing or spell-casting continue to be prominent in the mythology and rural tenets of health and healthcare. it is. The tagaliwas can cause bullets to deflect. after all the treatment modalities . and other elementals. exposed or hidden from view. in the areas adjacent to or surrounding the bite. ambushes and bullets. written in a piece of paper. the most popular is the one used for exorcism of the nakulam or na-engkanto (hexed or bewitched). worn pinned.one invisible to the enemy.are common.
A broad-base cloth wick. To this is placed "insenso kamangyan" (a . In lieu of the cellophane strip. the skin and soft tissues inside the glass are drawn upward. The massages are believed to hasten the mother's return to health and healing of her obstetrical wounds. sambong. The following morning. made to stand on the skin and then lit up. Coconut oil is applied and a short massage done before the bintusa procedure. the husband is instructed to collect all the residual herbal ingredients and to place it in a crossroad ("crus ng daan" or the cross of a road). bayabas) are collected and placed in a big wok-like ware. balat ng sahi. galamay-amo. • Suob Suob is a ritual of postpartum care performed two to three weeks after childbirth. After the bathing. a diagnostic procedure called "hihilaan" may be done. payang-payang. In this case. at the center of which is placed an indigenous rock (batong-buhay) of sufficient size for the mother to sit on. lightly skimming the surface. On the 18th day. The patient is advised not to bathe for 24 hours. twice daily for four days. then alternate mornings and afternoons for a total of 18 to 21 days. and only on a sunlit day. Sometimes the sliding of the glass over the affected area is intolerably painful. The decoction is collected and a subsequent boilings are done until there is a sufficient amount for bathing. the hilot bathes the mother sitting on the "batong buhay" with the decoction collected the previous day. A strip of cellophane from a pack of cigarettes is smoothed out with coconut oil. preparations are started for the ritual of "suob. During these 2 to 3 weeks. salay. pakpak-lawin. Where it sticks or gets stuck resisting the pull. a vacuum is produced." whole body massages are performed by the midwife "hilot" for 18-21 days after a first-born and for 14 days for subsequent births. Prior to the "suob. The wok is filled with water and brought to a boil. every afternoon for 4 days. bathing. the glass is removed and placed anew on another area. As the light extinguishes. is presumed to be the areas afflicted. The massages last 20 to 30 minutes. balat ng buboy. other than sponge baths. a fire is started and brought to fiery embers. The procedure is repeated daily. every morning for another four days.Prior to the bintusa. balingway." Nine to ten indigenous herbal ingredients (palad ng buli. The glass is then slid over the involved area producing a cooling and massaging effect. as often as needed. This is gently placed on the surface of the affected area and gently pulled. usually with a coin serving as base. On the same wok. is saturated with fresh coconut oil. The juice of a fresh garlic clove is applied over the area just massaged to seal the skin and prevent outside air from entering the pores with its unpleasant consequences. is prohibited. A drinking glass is placed upside-down over this lighted wick and pressed firmly onto the skin. In the afternoon. the suob procedure is performed. strips taken from banana leaves or other medicinal plants may be used.• Bintusa Bintusa is a form of massage therapy used for a variety of musculoligamentous complaints (back pain and muscle strains) or muscle fasciculations and tremors that is often attributed to "too much air" or "bad air" (masamang hangin).
anti-allergy.known in English as the "5-leaved chaste tree". It can be taken internally as a decoction or externally by pounding the leaves and applied directly on the afflicted area . anti-plasmodial. 2. antioxidant hepatoprotective. anti-spasmodic. diuretic and purgative. straddles the wok and catches the smoke into her lower extremities and bare perineal area. particularly the Ascaris and Trichina. and lotions in the Philippines.Prepared like tea. A diuretic that helps in the excretion of urinary stones. a special meal is prepared and shared by the family members with the hilot. wait a week before repeating the dose. Tsaang Gubat (Ehretia microphylla Lam. and antigenotoxic.is a vine known as "Chinese honey suckle". antimicrobial. anti-inflammatory. wrapped in a loose blanket or duster wear. the wok with the residuum of the still smoking insenso-kamangyan is taken once around the outside of the house and finally placed in the crawl space of the bedroom (if there is one) or the head of the bed. The ritual is believed to drive away the evil spirits that might impede the mother's full recovery. shampoos. Akapulko is also used as herbal medicine to treat bronchitis and asthma. anti-cough. After 5 to 10 minutes. Smoke is generated in the process. It can also be used as an edema. antidiabetic. 3. It's main use is for the relief of coughs and asthma. Later.English name: Blumea camphora.) . Sambong (Blumea balsamifera). The mother. Traditional Medicines 1. Niyog-niyogan (Quisqualis indica L. it is a common ingredient in soaps. . Only the dried matured seeds are medicinal -crack and ingest the dried seeds two hours after eating (5 to 7 seeds for children & 8 to 10 seeds for adults).) . 4. 5. It is effective in the elimination of intestinal worms. Bayabas or guava or guava fruit is known for being rich in vitamin C and vitamin A. Because of Akapulko’s anti-fungal properties.commonly known as Peppermint. used to treat intestinal problems including intestinal parasites. Akapulko is leaves are also known to be sudorific.combination of chinese incense and a local "tawas" material purchased inexpensively from the local drugstore: (graphic). this herbal medicine is effective in treating intestinal motility and also used as a mouth wash since the leaves of this shrub has high fluoride content. Yerba Buena (Clinopodium douglasii) . this vine is used as an analgesic to relive body aches and pain. 7. If one dose does not eliminate the worms. It is used in herbal medicine as antiseptic. Lagundi (Vitex negundo) . 6.
and boil in low flame. flowers or nuts must be mature before harvesting. yeast and viral infections. Only use earthen. buy herbs that are grown organically . enamelled. the leek and the chive Bawang is claimed to help prevent heart disease including atherosclerosis. Bawang is a close relative of onion (sibuyas). • Always consult with a doctor if symptoms persist or if any sign of allergic reaction develops. pimples and boils. and cancer. is a specie in the onion family Alliaceae. high cholesterol. keep lukewarm in a flask or thermos. Because of this bawang or garlic is known as nature's antibiotic. it is advisable to dry the plant parts either in the oven or air-dried on screens above ground and never on concrete floors. calcium. parasiticide. English name: peperomia. antipyretic and as purgative among others. Preliminary test shows Bawang to have some positive results in the treatment of AIDS. • Do not use stainless steel utensils when boiling decoctions. Bawang juice inhibits the growth of fungi and viruses thus prevents viral. • Decoctions loose potency after some time. and phosphorus. To keep fresh during the day. Likewise a decoction can be used as a rinse to treat skin disorders. Ampalaya is used as herbal treatment for diabetes. Avoid picking leaves. Less medicinal substances are found on young parts.8. if drying is required. high blood pressure. glass or alike utensils. sterility in women. fruits or nuts during and after heavy rainfall. olasiman-ihalas & tangon-tangon in the Philippines. For the herbal treatment of skin disorders like abscesses. Ampalaya (Momordica charantia) leaves and fruits are excellent sources of Vitamin B. the shallot. • As a rule of thumb. HIV. . coughs. Bawang or garlic. iron. skin diseases. when boiling leaves and other plant parts. 9. Bawang contains antibacterial compound known as Allicin. It is also rich in beta carotene.without pesticides. Tips on Handling Medicinal Plants / Herbs: • If possible. fruits. Dispose of decoctions after one day. Leaves and other plant parts that are prepared properly. • After harvesting. Pansit-pansitan (family: Piperaceae) is an herbal medicine also known as Ulasimanbato. Tips on Preparation for Intake of Herbal Medicines: • Use only half the dosage prescribed for fresh parts like leaves when using dried parts. • Medicinal parts of plants are best harvested on sunny mornings. well-dried and stored can be used up to six months. • Leaves. do not cover the pot. 10. • Store plant parts in sealed plastic bags or brown bottles in a cool dry place without sunlight preferably with a moisture absorbent material like charcoal. pound the leaves and/or the stalks and make a poultice (boil in water for a minute or two then pounded) then applied directly to the afflicted area.
and is most effectively applied when done in accordance with those principles. magnets and lasers. as being useful in guiding evaluation and care of patients. though it may seem strange and mysterious to many. This helps your body heal itself. 2. has been time tested over thousands of years and continues to be validated today. is unknown. The method by which this is accomplished.adjust the "vital energy" so the proper amount reaches the proper place at the proper time." "energetic balance" and "energetic imbalance." Just as the Western medical doctor monitors the blood flowing through blood vessels and the messages traveling via the nervous system. qi flows through the body via 14 primary meridians or channels. The anatomical or histological basis of acupuncture points or meridians. if they actually exist. many additional forms of stimulation are incorporated. To strengthen the flow of qi. including herbs.e.Complimentary Medicine 1. the aim remains the same . Neuroimaging research suggests that certain acupuncture points have distinct effects that are not otherwise predictable anatomically. electricity. Traditionally these areas or "acupoints" were stimulated by fine. and is a complete medical system unto itself and is not another branch of modern Western medicine. According to the principles of TCM. Oriental Medicine includes herbology. Acupuncture is just one form of therapy used within the coherent system of healing known as Oriental Medicine. known as "meridians and channels". slender needles. physical therapy. elbow.) Acupuncture The intent of acupuncture therapy is to promote health and alleviate pain and suffering. In acupressure physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the hand. the acupuncturist assesses the flow and distribution of this "vital energy" within its pathways. dietetics and special exercises (such as Tai Chi and Qi Gong). The perspective from which an acupuncturist views health and sickness hinges on concepts of "vital energy. and has received various criticisms based on scientific thinking. Acupuncturists tend to perceive TCM concepts in functional rather than structural terms. The acupuncturist is able to influence health and sickness by stimulating certain areas along these "meridians". i.) Acupressure Acupressure (a blend of "acupuncture" and "pressure") is a complementary medicine technique derived from acupuncture. or with various devices. Today. . Still.or remove blockages in the meridians. Acupuncture evolved from principles and philosophies unique to Oriental thinking and Oriental Medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine's (TCM) acupuncture theory predates use of the scientific method.
) Reflexology Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to the feet and hands utilizing specific thumb. scalp. i. All together.an acupuncturist inserts a number of tiny. In the East. flexible needles just under the skin at certain specific points (called acupoints) along the channels. some of which are associated with specific internal organs or organ systems. reflexology has been rediscovered time and time again. If you are suffering from nausea. the concept of reflexology began to emerge in the 19th century with European and Russian research into the nervous system and reflex. ancient Chinese techniques were re-discovered in the 1980Õs and have spread throughout Asia creating today's reflexology-rich environment with reflexology paths in parks and a thriving reflexology industry of practitioners. while a vision problem might be treated with needles in the foot. sterile. the relaxation begins as shown in research using EEG brain activity. businesses and research. left foot or hand representing the body's left half and right foot or hand its right half. needles might be inserted into acupoints on your wrist. technique is applied to the relevant reflex area(s) to prompt a change in the related part of the body. Archeological evidence points to ancient reflexology medical practices in Egypt (2330 BCE). . (Additional ear.think Pavlov. e. In the West. Around the world and throughout history. 3. 24 studies demonstrate reflexologyÕs relaxation effects. an eye-ear and nose specialist from Connecticut. cream or lotion based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands with a premise that such work effects a physical change in the body. finger and hand techniques without the use of oil. the intestine reflex areas and the intestines and the brain reflex area and the brain. Benefits • Creates relaxation: From the moment the reflexologistÕs hands start their work. for example. Reflex therapies were created as medical practices but were soon eclipsed by use of surgery and drugs. In reflexology practice. Research has demonstrated such effects for several reflex areas and their reflected parts of the body. The ideas of reflex use for health improvement were carried on sporadically and brought to American in 1909 by Dr. William Fitzgerald. Physiotherapist Eunice Ingham is credited with developing a system of reflex areas by 1938. and hand points are also commonly used by some practitioners.) Acupuncture practitioners believe that the therapy stimulates the body’s internal regulatory system and nurtures a natural healing response. China (2704 BCE) and Japan (690 CE). There are four to five hundred named acupoints along the meridians. the kidney reflex areas and the kidneys. A reflexology chart mirrors a reflection of the body on the feet and hands.
EEG. 4). but in its main theory shiatsu is a holistic bodywork. Eases pregnancy. urination and bowel movements. The characteristic of shiatsu as defined by Namikoshi is to apply pressure using only the fingers. Shiatsu massage therapy is not healing the disease itself.Shiatsu techniques help to unblock the meridian points where the chi is blocked and causes health problems. Shiatsu massage uses acupressure techniques using hand. The oriental medicine philosophy says that the main cause of diseases is in the unbalanced chi in the body. Aids post-operative recovery: Reflexology work aids recovery after surgery as shown by several studies. The difference between the acupuncture and acupressure is that in the first case the practitioner uses very thin needles but in the case of acupressure the therapist uses the deep tissue pressure on the twelve body meridians. Oriental shiatsu became very popular in Japan. neuropathy patients. and/or anxiety eased for chemotherapy patients following reflexology work as shown by16 studies fom 7 countries. Shiatsu has a direct affect on the meridians. blood pressure and cholesterol. and fMRI) Enhances medical care: Reflexology helps where nothing else can for many: phantom limb pain sufferers. palms and especially the thumbs on points that have been . but I have to argue that. Benefits mental health: Research demonstrates that reflexology can reduce depression (11 studies) and anxiety (9 studies). Complements cancer care: Pain. vomiting. delivery and post-partum effects: Women who received reflexology experienced shorter labor times and used less analgesia. elbows and knees. thumbs. reducing pain and lessening the use of post operative analgesics. anxiety. Impact on physiological measures (e.• • • • • • • • • Reduces pain: Pain reduction following reflexology work is documented in 27 studies including research showing impact on individuals of all ages and health states Ameliorates health concerns: Research shows that reflexology work helps indiviuals of all ages with some 78 health concerns ranging from aggressive behavior Êin children to urinary concerns of the elderly. The acupressure technique has its roots from the acupuncture therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Shiatsu The Japanese shiatsu massage is a way of relaxation. kidneys and intestines. Improves blood flow: Separate studies show that reflexology work increases blood flow to the feet. Because of its many benefits shiatsu massage is considered to be a healing therapy. In addition. reflexology showed a positive impact on postpartum depression. nausea. brain. and hemodialysis patients to name a few. g. measurements by ECG. Shiatsu massage is used to reach the harmony of chi in the human body Essence of shiatsu. At least one member of a Japanese family (usually women) practiced shiatsu massage to help their family members.
and allows waste material to leave the system. and penetrating every part of it. All force or energy received comes from one primal source. coming into his body. (such as stiffness or slackness at or within its surface). such as acupuncture and moxibustion) is this "Diagnosis and Therapy combined". To acquire this skill takes considerable experience." The individual receives prana from the food eaten. Skilled shiatsu practitioners can contribute considerably to regional health and medical treatments. muscles. It involves the use of passes and the laying on of hands. however. The force stimulates cells and tissues. Masanuga. which underlies all physical actions of the body. when one takes a deep breath one can visualize the prana. and everyone can increase their supply and give it as a "gift" to others through healing.) Pranic healing Pranic healing is done by sending prana (the "universal life force") from the practitioner’s body to diseased or affected parts of another person’s body. circulating through it. or vital force. The prana is a vital physical force." "Diagnosis and Therapy combined" is the ability of the practitioners to use their sensory organs (palms. In shiatsu therapy. however. By the act of living each receives this gift and therefore can freely share it with others. fingers. that exists universally. It causes the circulation of the blood. who identified reflections of the acupuncture channels in the arms and legs. The defining difference between shiatsu therapy and modern and Kampo medicine (also known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). restores normal activity. considered that a shiatsu treatment should a) involve the whole body. and air breathed.related to the central and autonomic nervous systems. Treating the body as a whole. circulatory system. the essence of shiatsu is "Diagnosis and Therapy combined. The amount of prana which everyone possesses can be increased through visualization. . and to perform empirically established routines to correct these problems. and internal secretion and stimulates the whole of the mind and body to find harmony. b) require a focused practitioner sensitive to the energy distributions of the body. so they say. movement of cells. the Japanese call healing by touch "giving seiki. and all motions which life of the body depends. bone structure. and thumbs) to detect disharmonies in the energetic components of the body. For example. It is a force sent forth from the nervous system by an effort of the will to direct healing. and c) provide an extra dimension of connection and support (using both hands where one 'listens' and the other acts). helps to restore the physical functions of the nervous system. practitioners can also promote the prevention and recovery of illnesses by stimulating the immune system and natural healing power that people already possess without treating a specific problem. water drank. 15. In both styles. Prana also is known by different names such as ch’I in Chinese medicine and ki in Japanese medicine.
Before a session of pranic healing the following exercises are recommended: 1. The patient does not have to be naked. Repeat this process at least seven times. (b) slowly exhale through the nose to a mental count of eight. (a) slowly breath in through the nose to a mental count of eight. preferably more. When the practitioner has gotten his breath he repeats exercises "1" and "2. the love of the Lady and the Lord. even an imaginary one. The practitioner concentrates (with eyes closed if he wishes) sending all of his energy into the patient. the practitioner should draw a circle. This should be done whenever possible. Afterwards. around the patient and fill it with white light. 2. The patient should close his eyes and concentrate trying to see himself encompassed in a ball of white light." The next process is for the practitioner to place his hands on the sides of the patient’s head with the thumbs gently resting on the temples. taking a deep breath. (d) hold breath to count of four.slowly breath in through the nose to a mental count of eight. (e) slowly exhale through mouth to mental count of eight. almost close enough to touch the skin (about one inch away from the body surface) from the head to the feet. When doing (d) feel the pranic energy throughout the entire body. and stimulates digestion. Now the practitioner is ready to begin the healing process. The practitioner places his hands over the heart sending energy to it. while he views the patient in the white light. regulates and slows heart activity. When doing (e) feel all negativity go out of the body. once again. the patient’s bed is within the circle. the practitioner sits quietly resting. If the practitioner is right handed he should kneel in a position to the left of the patient’s legs. Before beginning a pranic healing session. If done in a hospital. After resting again. or even in a home. -c.One can visualize this prana. but some believe the process is more effective when both he and the practitioner are naked. The patient should be laying with his head toward the east whenever possible. with arms extended holding the hands with palms inward. or a like facility. the practitioner sits back and rests as he sees the patient in the white light. The practitioner then reaches forwards. (see Visualization) Correct breathing establishes an equilibrium between positive and negative currents. It calms the nervous system. as the healing process can be exhausting. The above process is next applied to the patient’s heart. all of the goodness and love from the Lady and the Lord which is being channeled through him to the patient. he passes each hand on both sides of the patient’s body. building up in himself or herself. the practitioner places . This is get rid of all the negativity which the practitioner has drawn from the patient. After each pass along the body has been completed the practitioner shakes his hand vigorously as if to shake water off of them. Afterwards. reduces blood pressure.
sexual misconduct. and for intemperance). meaning "The Five Commandments. though it most likely involved meditation. a good photograph of him can be used in pranic healing. or principles. or shoulder. According to the inscription on his memorial stone.his hands on the patient’s afflicted area such as the stomach. which usually is the case. a twenty-one day Buddhist training course held on Mount Kurama. and sixteen of these students continued their training to reach the Shinpiden level.When the patient is not present. While in the process of developing his Reiki system. meaning Usui's Spiritual Energy Therapy Method Society) in order to continue treating people on a large scale with Reiki. While some say the feeling of exhaustion is a sign that the healing process was not successful. In April 1922. or Master/Teacher. Five Principles Usui was an admirer of the literary works of the Emperor Meiji. It is claimed that by mystical revelation. chanting. 6. thievery. It is common for many Reiki teachers and practitioners to abide by these five precepts. sometimes referred to as absentee healing. It is not known for certain what Usui was required to do during this training. Usui taught Reiki to over 2000 people during his lifetime. This completes the healing process.The practitioner may feel exhausted after the completed healing process. which entered his body through his crown Chakra. sending energy to it. Usui had gained the knowledge and spiritual power to apply and attune others to what he called Reiki. lying. fasting. and prayer. While teaching Reiki in Fukuyama . a level equivalent to the Western third. other disagree stating that exhaustion shows that there was a transference of energy between practitioner and patient designating that a good healing process occurred. .After his final rest period. Usui moved to Tokyo and founded the Usui Reiki Ryōhō Gakkai " in Traditional Mandarin. Usui suffered a stroke and died on 9 March 1926. leg. the practitioner should picture the patient in the ball of light." from the Buddhist teachings of being prohibited against killing. which later became known as the Five Reiki Precepts (五 戒 Gokai. degree.) Reiki Reiki was developed by Mikao Usui in 1922 whilst performing Isyu Guo. Usui summarised some of the emperor's works into a set of ethical principles.
It is grounded in the principle that the body can heal itself when the skeletal system is correctly aligned and the nervous system is functioning properly. Injuries due to overexertion and poor posture are among the most common. and some types of cancer are a few of the things that may preclude spinal manipulation.5 occurrences per one million treatments. The goal is not merely to relieve the present ailment. . In addition to fractures. The odds of an adverse outcome are extremely low. as well as other areas of the body. Some patients may also experience mild headache or fatigue that resolves quickly.) Chiropractic Chiropractic is from Greek words meaning done by hand. rest. Although most back pain will subside eventually with no treatment at all. Side effects It is not uncommon to have local discomfort in the form of aches. Chiropractic treatment carries none of the risks of surgical or pharmacologic treatment. Some types of headache can also be successfully treated by chiropractic. Down syndrome. resulting in a condition known as subluxation. Chiropractic has proven in several studies to be less expensive than many more traditional routes such as outpatient physical therapy. Relief from some neuromuscular problems is immediate. Other circumstances might suggest the patient should not have chiropractic care. Spinal manipulation is an excellent option for acute lower back pain. but this does not include fractures. Depending on the cause and severity of the condition. some congenital defects. When these bones of the spine are not correctly articulated. Practitioners use a holistic approach to health. although a series of treatments is likely to be required to maintain the improvement.10. They believe in a risk/benefit analysis before use of any intervention. On rare occasions. the practitioner uses his or her hands or an adjusting tool to perform specific manipulations of the vertebrae. pains. These should be detected in the history or physical exam. Purpose Most people will experience back pain at some time in their lives. medications. or spasms for a few days following a chiropractic treatment. chiropractic treatment can significantly shorten the time it takes to get relief. and may also relieve neck pain as well as other musculoskeletal pain. the theory is that nerve transmission is disrupted and causes pain in the back. a fracture or dislocation may occur. surgery. Many conditions of the spine are amenable to manipulative treatment. but to analyze the cause and recommend appropriate changes of lifestyle to prevent the problem from occurring again. Precautions Chiropractic is not an appropriate therapy for diseases that are severely degenerative and may require medication or surgery. options for treatment may include physical therapy. The practitioner should be informed in advance if the patient is on anticoagulants. There is also a very slim possibility of experiencing a stroke as a result of spinal manipulation. or chiropractic care. or has osteoporosis or any other condition that may weaken the bones. but estimates are that it is no more frequent than 2. To achieve this.
urinotherapy or uropathy) refers to various applications of human urine for medicinal or cosmetic purposes. Iridologists use the charts to distinguish between healthy systems and organs in the body and those that are overactive. Iridologists believe this information demonstrates a patient's susceptibility towards certain illnesses. Iridologists generally use equipment such as a flashlight and magnifying glass. and ingestion of urea has been found to increase this antibacterial activity in urine itself. as well as features such as specific pigment patterns and irregular stromal architecture. like urea and urokinase. For instance. though no evidence was found for such an effect upon the actual ingestion or application of urine. Practitioners match their observations to iris charts. the American Cancer Society's position is that scientific evidence does not support individual claims that urine or urea given in any form is helpful for cancer patients. and that the safety of urine therapy has not been confirmed by scientific studies. inflamed. While there are no known scientifically-proven health benefits of such therapeutic use for urine.) Urine therapy In alternative medicine. reflects past medical problems. and other characteristics of the iris can be examined to determine information about a patient's systemic health. . Typical charts divide the iris into approximately 80-90 zones. colors. some chemical components of urine do have some well known commercial and other uses. Iridologists see the eyes as "windows" into the body's state of health.. the term urine therapy (also urotherapy. For example. The markings and patterns are compared to an iris chart that correlates zones of the iris with parts of the body. including drinking of one's own urine and massaging one's skin with one's own urine. which divide the iris into zones that correspond to specific parts of the human body.11. It has been hypothesized that because some cancer cell antigens are transferred through urine. urea in urine has been found to be antibacterial to bacteria causing urinary tract infections specifically. Use as anti-cancer agent Urine and urea have been claimed by some practitioners to have an anti-cancer effect. There are minor variations between charts' associations between body parts and areas of the iris. just before 6 o'clock. or distressed.) Iridology Iridology (also known as iridodiagnosis) is an alternative medicine technique whose proponents believe that patterns. or predicts later health problems. cameras or slit-lamp microscopes to examine a patient's irises for tissue changes. through "oral autourotherapy" these antigens could be introduced to the immune system that might then create antibodies. However. the zone corresponding to the kidney is in the lower part of the iris. 12.
. And then allowing it to dry. Dolores O'Riordan from the Irish rock band The Cranberries admitted on a music TV show that when she was first learning to play guitar she had a serious problem with calluses on her fingers. Her band mates suggesting Urine Therapy for that problem and she claims it helped her. Dancers like Madonna (as mentioned) have admitted to using this method. even a small brush. Use as a callus remedy Some have urinated on their hands and feet to soften calluses. Extracting the urine fresh and early in the day and then applying the urine directly to the face with a hand cloth or towel. This has been known to reduce acne in some people. After that washing off.Use as acne medicine Some have used urine as a acne medicine to help combat break outs. simply by urinating on their feet this will cause the athletes foot to reduce or even cure completely. Use as a athletes foot remedy Some sports and even dancers have used this method.
(pagpasok ni pepper sa massage parlor) Paige Award: Good evening Mam! Anu po ang maipaglilingkod ko? Pepper Baba: I want the best massage ever. isang mayaman. Yan po ba ang inyong natutumbungan? Pepper Baba: Hindi pa ba halata? (with condensed milk) Sarado Curtain Boy D Akma: Mam umpisahan na natin. mataas at mababa sa lipunan.STS group 4 Characters: Prince Salvador as Pepper BABA/ Albularyo Aljohn Manapol as Boy D Akma Eranio Borja as Sugar Rhoo/ Faith Healer Athena Jacinto as Paige Award/ Bugaw John Paul Nedic as BL Lotis Cruz as Vendor of Herbal Meds Heki Clavio as Narra (Scene 1) Narra: Si pepper bente uno anyos. Paige Award: Tama! Hindi kayo nagkamali ng pinuntahan mam. Tara po dito at kayo ay mamili na sa aquarium sa mahilab hilab naming masahista. my pangalan. . Pepper Baba: Sino ang adan number 1 na iyan? Paige Award: Ay josko mam! Malinamnam. Isang pamilyang marangal. Isang gabing madilim nagpunta si pepper sa isang Massage Parlor (Ang Magubat na pulo ni Adan). Sino po ba ang inyong napipisil? Pepper Baba: Tapat na ba yan? Paige Award: Yan na po ang pinakamagagaling naming masahista. Pumili na kayo jan. Dito ay mararanasan nio ang sarap at init na inyong hinahanap. mayumi at maduming babaylan na nanggaling sa angkan ng mga baba. (Inalalayan ni Paige ang npakagandang si pepper) Bukas Curtain Paige Award: Ayan po mam.
Pepper Baba: Cge. I want it hard. Doon pala ay nalaman ni baba na nagalit at nagselos siya sa lalaking kirat na nkasayaw nito. Lahat ibigay mo. ipinapakilala ko sayo ang kalahati ng puso ko. (habang ginagawa nagrereport na si borj at nedic) *two become one* (Scene 2) Narra: Sa araw na araw na pagpapamasahe ng dilag sa ombre. Reflexology o Acupressure? Pepper Baba: Lahat gawin mo.) BL: Hey sexy! Hey Sexy! Are you ok? Wanna Dance? Pepper Baba: Ok. At doon ay nagkaroon sila ng LQ. Boy D Akma: Anu pong masahe ang gusto niyo? May 3 po akong kayang masahe. there was this one guy na kumikindat na kirat kay baba. Sino itong magandang bilat na kasama mo? Boy D Akma: Ay oo nga pala pare. His name is BL. Kaarawan niya nung araw na iyon. Very hard. Ating saksihan at tunghayan. Nasaan si Sugar? Ka ek-ek: Teka tatawagan ko. Saan kaya mauuwi ang kanilang hindi pakakaintindihan. naisipang ipakilala ni Boy D Akma ang kanyang tinuturing na matalik na kaibigan na si Sugar Rhoo. buti naman at nakapunta ka. Shiatsu. Excuse me gorgeous. ay naging magkasintahan sina dakma at baba. . *club can’t handle me* Boy D Akma: Tara. Makikita ni dakma ang kanyang kasintahan na my ibang kasayaw) Narra: Sa sobrang selos ni Boy D Akma. Si pepper pare. Papakilala kita kay sugar. Sa isang okasyon. (pagdating ni sugar rhoo) Sugar Rhoo: Oh Pare. Let’s Dance! The scene is safe. Sugar Rhoo: (hahalikan sa kamay. hinatak niya si Pepper Baba pauwi. *diva at bahala na* (sayaw-sayaw. Ikinagagalak kitang makilala magandang binibini) ( While on party. Sa best friend ko.
Pepper Baba: Hey! What’s the problem? Anong ikinagagalit mo? Boy D Akma: SA HARAP KO PA! Why are you flirting with that man whore. Sugar Rhoo: Bakit daw? Pepper Baba: Inakusahan niya akong nkikipag landian sa ibang lalaki. Kitang kita ng dalawang mata ko. Remember BL? Ung bisita mo sa party mo? I want him back. Hindi ko magagawa ang ibinibintang mo. mga nag aaccupuncture. Magmamakaawa) *naghihinayang* Scene 3 Narra: Nauwi sa paghihiwalay ang relasyon ng dalawa. (report si aljohn. Pepper Baba: Wala akong ginagawang masama. kumakain at naiistress si pepper. Siguro kailangan niya ng space. Maybe you shoul d relax. Ilang gabing hindi natutulog. Pepper Baba: Mukha nab a akong stressed? Sugar Rhoo: Meron akong idea. Nakipaghiwalay sakin ang kaibigan mo. Yah! He asked me to dance. Kailangan mo ng break. You look stressed. merong magaling na pranic healer. Boy D Akma: Bakit? Hiningi ko ba ang lahat ng to? BINIGAY MO! Heto na ang mga ibinigay mo! (ikakawit ni pepper ang baba nia sa binti ni dakma. Iiyak siya. That’s the problem with you when you think of your own stomach you think of nothing else! Lahat naman binigay ko sayo diba? Pagmamahal. Wag ka naming maramot. Yun lang un. Sabi ng ibang nakausap ko. Naisipan niyang humingi ng tulong sa bestfriend ni dakma na si sugar . You know that I love you. Pangangailangan mo pati hanging hinihinga mo. hypnotherapist. Sugar Rhoo: Hayaan mo muna siyang makapagisip. You need that. Go on in a vacation or some therapies. Mhm. What brought you here? Anung nagyari? Bakit ka umiiyak? Pepper Baba: I need your help.nedic at borj) Scene 4 . (nagpunta si pepper sa bahay ni sugar rhoo) Sugar Rhoo: Oh.
Naisipan niya muling pumunta sa Ang Magubat na pulo ni Adan. (report si Athena at aljohn) Narra: Hindi naging epektibo ang ideya ng magkasintahan. Dahil dito. sa bahay) Pepper Baba: (KULAM) Paige Award: Ang kati-kati.Narra: Makalipas ang ilang buwan. . I’ll give them war. Hindi ako makakapayag. Para yatang pumangit at nag mukha kayong stressed? Mukhang kailangan niyo ulit ng enerhiya? Pepper Baba: Yes. HINDI! They want war. Kung inaakala nilang magiging masaya sila. Sabi ko na nga ba! Pinagpalit niya ako. homeopathy. (report si nedic) Scene 5 Narra: Napagpasyahan ni Pepper na tumuhog ng fishball gamit ang kanyang baba. Pepper Baba: I have no choice. Ang sakit! Aray! Narra: Unti-unti ng umeepekto ang kulam ni pepper baba kay paige award. *one winged angel* Narra: Dali daling umuwi ng bahay si pepper upang gawin ang kanyang binabalak. Cge. hindi na kami nagseserbisyo ng tulad nang dati. Reiki ang tawag. Namamanhid ang aking buong katawan. Paige Ward: Naku po mam. Pepper Baba: I knew it. Naisipan nilang bumili ng mga halamang gamot. Paige Award: Oh my GOSH! Is that you mam pepper? You look so different. naisipang dalhin ni Boy D Akma ang kanyang kasintahang mukhang paa sa isang psychic surgeon. iridology at urine therapy. Ng masulyapan niya na magkasamang kumakain si Boy D Akma at si Paige Award ang babaeng Bugaw sa dating massage parlor na pinupuntahan niya. Pasensya na. Legal na kami ngayon. chiropractic. hindi naging epektibo ang mga ginawa kay pepper. I’ll be there in my red baba. ( sarado curtain. I need it badly. Kulam ang solusyon! Kulam. Kung gusto niyo meron kaming bagong offer.
Ibaba mu na ang kulam. (borj. (sarado curtain. ang pagkatao ko. pagtatae. pamamaga ng mukha at paa at pagsasakit ng katawan ang aking kasintahan.bahala na) *picture ni rose at dunhill* Narra: Sa pagkikilatis ng albularyo.bahala na) Narra: Hindi pa din naging epektibo ang mga halamang gamot kaya’t naisipan na nilang magpunta sa isang faith healer. Iwan mo lang siya. Kailangan natin siyang puntahan at makiusap na itigil na niya ito.bukas curtain) *nedic at aljohn* . Pepper Baba: Cge. mga ahas. iniwan din ni dakma si paige award. utang na loob baba. kurikong . Itiggil mo na to. Naging kamukha na niya si pepper baba. mga gandos! Boy D Akma: Ano bang kailangan kong gawin upang ittigil mo na ito? Nabigay ko naman ang lahat sayo.bahala ) *telephone at California girls* Narra: Wa epek padin ang pagpunta nila sa faith healer. pati ang nasa baba ko. Pepper Baba: Yan lang ang nababagay sa inyo.Vendor: Anu ang kailangan mo iha? Boy D Akma: Meron po kasing nagsilabasang pantal. Boy D Akma: Baba. Last resort na nila ang albularyo. Nagmamakaawa ako. napag alaman ng magkasintahan na si Paige Award ay nakulam. mga hitad. Sa kadahilanang hindi na ito gumaling. Boy D Akma: Walang ibang pwedeng gumawa nito kungdi ang triangulong si baba. Mga traydor. Narra: Pinuntahan ng magkasintahan si Pepper Baba upang magmakaawa. (lotis. Ititigil ko to. Narrator: Makalipas ang ilang buwan. (prince. Ang sarili ko.
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