Asean Hive Community Challenge #41: Folk Medicine, My Entry
I am a fan of Folk Medicine, so thank you very much @justinparke for this Challenge. With my 8 children growing before when they were all under my care when someone had a fever I checked them with the doctor and I also went to healers or to a "Hilot" we call it. I went to both experts plus to church and lots lots of prayers.That was my technique. And, herbal medicine, too.
Talking about herbal medicine we have tried many. Example, in 2018 my grandson Kai had a high fever, On his first lab result his platelet lowered a little. Then, at the hospital near us just told us to take the medicine then another lab test tomorrow if the result of the lab still lower platelet, he will be admitted.
I called my 2nd daughter if they have papaya tree plant because I need the leaves. My daughter came to our house brought the papaya leaves concoction. She just squeezed fresh the papaya leaves and let my grandson drank about 1 tablespoon.
The following early morning, another dose. Then, about 10 am my grandson checked up at the hospital, this time we were thankful his platelet was normal.
I have so many stories to tell about herbal medicine but I do not have the pictures to support it so I just post about healers or "hilot."
Yesterday, we first bought our food supplies at the SuperMetro Mall then we went to Carcar City Public Market bought rice and additional food like fishes and for the dogs and cats food. After that we went to the "Manghihilot" up to the mountain.
His name is Marsing or Tatay Marsing. Our new neighbor, Cherry, told me about him. Me, my hubby and son suffered from severe cough. Many come here at Tatay Marsings place. This is his receiving room.
In going up to his place, we passed by this awesome rice fields.
When we were there thankful our van can enter already the road and park just near his receiving room. Grateful not much patient so, we were next in line. My son first.
He always touch the pulse first to all his patients.He knew right away what happened to you. Then, he will massage or hilot the patient, you must just bear his massage is painful but after whoa you felt relief. Like my son hahaha he smiled but he just bear the pain.
After my Son , I was next. Then,next my hubby who was just inside the van, Tatay Marsing went there, he massage him. While he was massaging I offer our offering at his altar. He do not charge how much it is up to you how much you could give back with his services.
This was actually our 2nd time to come here in his place. His massage cured the pain my son suffered for a year now his hips was very painful especially when he drives because before he went to our roof top when he came down he fell at the stairs on the 2nd to the last stair step. We did'nt knew how it happened, we were not around during that accident. Now, he said, it is not bothering him anymore after Tatay Marsing massage it.
That is why I do beleive in healers and herbal medicines as well.
Thanks for dropping by. ..
I hope we have a Tatay Maraming here too. It's hard to find a good healer or manghihilot nowadays in the city because the old one's have died already.
I too believe in healers.
Yes it's good our new neighbor here told us. Now, we always go up there.
the photos you share make me very happy, friends, because village children are very beautiful
Thanks for dropping by...
I have read about papaya leaves as remedy for low platelets particularly those afflicted with dengue fever. You are one of the mmany testimonies to it.
Yes,that was our first try, it should be tawa-tawa but not available.
This kind of healing is famous in our place and is still practiced by manghihilot. I have relatives who knows how to do this.
It's my first time knowing that papaya leaves can cure dengue, too. We only know tawa-tawa plant to be one of the alternatives.
Yeah, tawatawa was the first choice but hirap hanapin so we tried papaya leaves, you try search YouTube.
I'm starting to learn natural healing too, specifically crystal healing, herbs, and flower remedies. Thanks for sharing your belief in folk medicine 😊😍
Yeah, natural healing is great alternative.
⋆ ᴛʜᴇ ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇ ғᴏʀ sᴏᴜᴛʜᴇᴀsᴛ ᴀsɪᴀɴ ᴄᴏɴᴛᴇɴᴛ ᴏɴ ʜɪᴠᴇ
⋆ sᴜʙsᴄʀɪʙᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀsᴇᴀɴ ʜɪᴠᴇ ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴜɴɪᴛʏ
⋆ ғᴏʟʟᴏᴡ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀsᴇᴀɴ ʜɪᴠᴇ ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴜɴɪᴛʏ ᴠᴏᴛɪɴɢ ᴛʀᴀɪʟ
⋆ ᴅᴇʟᴇɢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ʟɪɴᴋs 25 ʜᴘ⇾50 ʜᴘ⇾100 ʜᴘ⇾500 ʜᴘ⇾1,000 ʜᴘ
Thank you much...
Yes really this method of the treatment are the very amazing. And mainly this is the very old method for the treatment
A good challenge, the work you make is very interesting, I hope this makes the best.
I am all to familiar with a slightly painful massage, they are common here in Cambodia. My wife knows a few good techniques, and one of them I really like is when the nerves in my shoulders are pinched so hard that I squirm, but then I feel the blood rushing back, and after a few seconds the pain is gone and it feels much better.
Massages in the USA are very expensive and not available to working people that need them the most. Here in SE Asia, I think most countries have massage therapy available at a reasonable price so that even poor people can afford it when necessary, and I think this is a perk of living in this part of the world.
True, and we really need much that body massage.
Nangita sad mi maayo manghilot dri sa amoa Ate. Kaso naa man sa massage parlor heheh