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Hilot

Hilot refers to both the healing techniques of the Philippines and the practitioner of those arts. Every member of the Garimot lineage has been a skilled hilot. There are many types of hilot, though the Garimot system includes four.

Albularyo
This form of hilot uses herbs (both internally and externally) and massage.

Babad
Originating from the native Aetas and Mangyans, this hilot therapy is water-based, often involving massage.

Bintusa
Also known as "cupping," this hilot technique involves using fire and cup-shaped objects to create an area of low pressure around particular points of the body, similar to Chinese "cupping" methods.

Buga
This type of hilot makes use of many natural tools, including herbs, fruits, vegetables, oils, vinegar, water, and stones to treat ailments.