The Filipino healing tradition called hilot has spanned undocumented ages—handed down from generation to generation by the Filipino sages, the albularyos. . . . This book is an eye opener to the Filipino people, who can now talk about their culture with pride, and to the scientific community, as a framework for them to take a second look. For the modern world and its problem of chronic illnesses, hilot is a definite alternative that stands equal to the other healing modalities in the world.