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Art could help medical science save your life

Nov 18, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Aside from medical prescriptions, there are 'social prescriptions' that play a significant role in healing

'Holy plant': Legalizing marijuana delights South African users

Oct 24, 2018 - 7:13 PM

For generations, cannabis, known in the country as dagga, has been used as a medicinal herb by traditional healers

Gogo Phephisile Maseko, 44, traditional healer and national coordinator of the Traditional Healers Organisation (THO) of South Africa attends to patients on October 1, 2018 using a blend of cannabis and other herbs in a consultation room at their offices in Johannesburg. South Africa's top court decriminalised in September 2018 the private and personal use of cannabis in a landmark case that pitted law enforcement agencies against cannabis advocates. GULSHAN KHAN / AFP

Crystals 101: Everything you need to know about crystal healing

May 02, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Xavier Cortez, who sells crystals to the likes of Nadine Lustre, talks to us about crystal healing

New year, new you: How to give your aura a spiritual refresh

Jan 18, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Healing House's energy healing modalities flush out all the bad vibes and keep the energy vampires at bay

The week in photos: November 4-10, 2017

Nov 11, 2017 - 3:52 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Images are projected onto the Louvre Pyramid in Paris at night on November 8, 2017 to mark the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital.More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors on November 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERG

Scalawag cops will answer to the Lord, Dela Rosa tells Catholic Church

Nov 06, 2017 - 11:20 AM

'Kung ikaw ay pulis gagawa ka ng krimen ay mananagot ka kay lord, at kung ikaw naman ay pari at gumagawa ka ng kasinungalingan, mananagot ka rin kay lord,' says PNP chief Dela Rosa

SAME PRAYER. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says cops also want to bring justice to Filipinos. Rappler file photo

Catholics return to EDSA as bishop warns of 'curse'

Nov 06, 2017 - 12:45 AM

'A curse awaits a nation that kills its own people,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday at the EDSA Shrine

PRAYER POWER. Catholics return to EDSA on November 5, 2017, to denounce the killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Our Lady of Fatima returns to EDSA

Nov 05, 2017 - 11:30 PM

This is the exact same image brought to the 1986 EDSA Revolution that toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos, says Archbishop Socrates Villegas

BACK IN EDSA. The image of Our Lady of Fatima, which was used in the People Power Revolution of 1986, is brought back to EDSA, this time for a procession against drug-related killings. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Villegas homily on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday

Nov 05, 2017 - 3:56 PM

Start the healing by repenting now,' says outgoing CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday in EDSA Shrine

Villegas hits priests, cops, politicians in EDSA Mass

Nov 05, 2017 - 3:30 PM

'Magbagong buhay na tayo, kasama ako,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas said at EDSA Shrine on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday

APPEAL. Archbishop Socrates Villegas during the 'Lord Heal our Land Sunday' mass, November 5, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

On day of rally vs EJKs, Malacañang seeks Church's help vs drugs

Nov 05, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Malacañang also says the President allows 'constructive dissent,' as the Church prepares for a big rally against alleged extrajudicial killings

BETTER RAPPORT. New Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque calls for unity of the national government with the Catholic Church. Malacanang photo

Cebu archbishop hits EJKs ahead of EDSA procession

Nov 04, 2017 - 11:59 PM

'Lord, heal our wounded land!' says Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma as Catholics in Cebu also prepare for a major procession against extrajudicial killings

NO TO KILLINGS. A candle-lighting activity is held in Quezon City on November 2, 2017, to protest against killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Villegas hits 'huling baraha' mentality amid PH killings

Nov 03, 2017 - 9:44 PM

'Ang kakapitan natin ay ang Diyos, hindi ideolohiya, hindi partido,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas says ahead of an anti-EJK event along EDSA on November 5

NO TO KILLINGS. A Mass is held for victims of drug-related killings at San Isidro Labrador Parish in Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, on October 31, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

La Salle backs EDSA procession vs killings on November 5

Oct 31, 2017 - 9:33 AM

'We act in solidarity with other Filipinos in fight for dignity of human life and democracy,' De La Salle Philippines president Brother Armin Luistro says

Candle-Lighting Against Extra Judicial Killings and Tolling of Bells with Bishop Ambo David. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

#InspireCourage: Ateneo doctors serve in far-flung Northern Samar town

Mar 17, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Doctors Mixie Baduria and Alfonso Regala could have gone to any specialization they wanted after graduation Instead they are serving in a 2nd class municipality in Northern Samar

LOCAL HEALTHCARE. Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health doctors currently working in the district and provincial hospitals in Northern Samar pose for a photo in front of the Tan Memorial Hospital. (L to R) Dr Alfonso Miguel Regala, Dr Terrence Antonio, Dr Raymond Luzarraga, Dr Ezekiel Valera, Dr Sophia Caranay, Dr Sherry Mombay, Dr Merlin Sanicas. Photo courtesy of Mixie Baduria

Indonesia’s cure to the common cold only requires a coin

Jun 30, 2016 - 4:38 PM

The treatment leaves red line marks on the patient s back Would you try it?

KEROKAN. The Indonesia treatment requires rubbing a blunt object on your back. Photo by Karma Gurung

7 travels to help heal your broken heart

Feb 13, 2016 - 12:03 PM

From quiet retreats to extreme adventures here are some trips to help you move on

BEAUTY AND DANGER. A mountain’s beautiful scenery and challenging trail, like Batulao’s in Nasugbu, Batangas, can be healing for broken hearts. All photos by or courtesy of Rhea Claire Madarang unless otherwise specified

Center for Lumad studies launched in Manila

Nov 10, 2015 - 10:10 PM

The protest against the Lumad killings continue and a new Lumad centered research institute is launched

FACE TO FACE. A member of the Lumad holds part of the banner in front of an officer. Photo from Kilab Multimedia

Travels for the soul: 3 options for you

Mar 31, 2015 - 6:00 PM

The people behind spiritual and religious pilgrimages are innovating to help pilgrims in their journey toward discovering or renewing their faith

One year later: Life after divorce

Dec 02, 2014 - 1:36 PM

On November 3 2013 my ex husband dropped a nuclear bomb He said that he had a mistress and he was marrying her and divorcing me

Canada court rejects doctors' bid to force native girl into chemo

Nov 15, 2014 - 10:53 AM

The decision allows the parents of the 11 year old girl to pursue a course of cancer treatment rooted in their centuries old native traditions

TRADITIONAL OVER MAINSTREAM. A facade of the McMaster Children's Hospital. File photo from the McMaster University website

Bulk of DOH's DAP fund went to PhilHealth subsidy

Jul 15, 2014 - 7:52 PM

How did the Department of Health use its P3 4 billion allocation from the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program?

BENEFITS OF DAP. Health Secretary Enrique Ona says the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program 'really helped our people.' File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Burn, patient, burn: China's fire therapy regains popularity

Jul 04, 2014 - 5:15 PM

Many in China cannot afford expensive treatment for chronic ailments and state health insurance is limited sparking demand for cheaper alternative therapies

Healing the wounds of Haiyan through art

Jul 01, 2014 - 3:07 PM

A group of volunteers use art as a tool for healing the trauma of Typhoon Haiyan

Listening helps heal Yolanda survivors

May 17, 2014 - 11:27 PM

In a disaster struck community a simple conversation can heal emotional wounds

BREAKING DOWN. A 10-year-old girl suddenly breaks into tears as her mother narrates how they huddled together near a mango tree when Typhoon Yolanda struck. Photo by World Vision

David Benoit, jazz artists in Manila for concert

Jan 30, 2014 - 12:55 PM

David Benoit Rey Parker Jr Kevyn Lettau Jonathan Butler and Brian Simpson are in town for the Heal our Land concert

HEAL OUR LAND. David Benoit and other jazz musicians are in Manila for a Yolanda benefit concert. All photos by Edwin Llobrera

Curved and flexible: Is the LG G Flex a gimmick?

Jan 21, 2014 - 10:51 AM

LG s G Flex is an engineering marvel but is it gimmick more than function?

David Benoit, jazz artists gather to 'Heal Our Land'

Jan 06, 2014 - 11:55 AM

International jazz musicians and OPM acts gather in a benefit concert for Yolanda Haiyan survivors

DAVID BENOIT. The world-class artists join forces in a night of solidarity and jazz. Photo courtesy of All That Jazz Productions

#PugadBaboy: Science vs. Mystic Healing

Oct 05, 2013 - 5:00 AM

What heals more effectively

#PugadBaboy: Science vs. Mystic Healing punchline 2

Oct 05, 2013 - 5:00 AM

What healing process is more effective

#PugadBaboy: Science vs. Mystic Healing punchline 3

Oct 05, 2013 - 5:00 AM

What heals more effectively

Global Mala: More than just yoga classes

Sep 29, 2013 - 3:18 PM

Fostering communal harmony through serenity and balance in body and spirit

HEALERS. Tata Mapa, Analiya Ancajas, and Jinky Canoy giving one on one reiki chakra balancing sessions to the Global Mala Participants. Photos by Michelle Ressa-Aventajado

Beyond Modeling: Teresa Herrera

Sep 26, 2013 - 1:08 PM

Rappler columnist G Tongi interviews the Filipina supermodel LIVE in the Rappler studio

SUPERMODEL IN THE HOUSE. Teresa Herrera is in the Rappler studio. Tweet your questions and use the hash tag #beyondmodeling. Graphic by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

Airstrike launched as PH peace month approaches

Sep 01, 2013 - 2:55 AM

Bombs were dropped in full view of villagers in Northern Sagada writes Dom an Macagne who heads the Kasiyana Peace and Healing Initiative

How sound can heal you

Jun 26, 2013 - 1:42 PM

Here s how sound can be good for your health

SOUND HEALING. Music we listen to affects our health as much as our diet and exercise do

Dinagat: The hands that heal hold power

May 05, 2013 - 2:57 PM

Nearly half a century after their patriarch transformed his faith healing organization into a vote delivery machine the Ecleos are still ruling one of the poorest provinces

Ecleos clash as sentiment for change grows in Dinagat

May 03, 2013 - 10:58 PM

New province Dinagat Islands is among the provinces in the country with the lowest income The politics is dominated by the Ecleo clan regarded as royalty by the locals because of the family’s alleged healing powers

Remi Santiago-Bautista: Soul food

Mar 28, 2013 - 12:00 PM

The woman who healed herself now heals others

INNER PEACE, INNER HARMONY. Remi Santiago-Bautista believes in the importance of mental and emotional health. All photos courtesy of Rhea Claire Madarang

Why doctors need to study poetry

Mar 28, 2013 - 11:22 AM

Every doctor must be very careful with the language he uses because words carry either the weight of despair or the lightness of hope

WORDS HEAL. The good doctor holds on to hope and communicates it to his every patient. Graphic by Emil Mercado/Rappler.com

ThetaHealing: Heal your emotions, heal your body

Feb 27, 2013 - 9:43 PM

What works for others may not work for you and vice versa Some are traditional and Western; others are spiritual and organic The end goal of it all: healing Here s one modality our writer tries

REFUGE IN THE CITY. The Third Eye Wellness Center is located in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. All photos by Ime Morales

Margarita Alcantara: From Bamboo Girl to healer

Jan 16, 2013 - 1:41 PM

Essentially we are all being called to raise our consciousness in ways we have not had to before release old patterns in significant and oftentimes sudden ways

'WE ARE IN IT TOGETHER.' Margarita Alcantara is many things — best of all, she is Filipino and proud. Photo from the Alcantara Acupuncture Facebook page

Taiwanese engineers beat flash memory's limits

Dec 03, 2012 - 1:11 PM

Engineers have developed a process that can extend the life of flash memory from 10 000 cycles to 100 million cycles

Macronix develops improved process for self-healing flash memory. Photo from Macronix.com

Ayurveda and a season of sickness

Aug 24, 2012 - 3:31 PM

What kind of healing works for you?

AYURVEDIC HEALER FR. JACOB Gnalian in his garden. Oregano helps bring down fever and keeps cough and cold at bay. All photos by Ime Morales

Film review: 'The Healing'

Aug 12, 2012 - 1:04 PM

The movie much like its star has staying power: it has been in cinemas for almost 3 weeks