Modern medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, and Philippine Indigenous medicine is accessible to the public through INAM’s Integrated Health Services Clinic. The clinic provides services on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 8am to 5pm, preferably by appointment. Walk-in visitors will be asked to wait for an available slot. For appointments, contact, 9264810.
Acupuncture is one of the treatment modalities under Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practiced by the Chinese for over 2,000 years. It makes use of thin, solid, sterile stainless steel needles inserted into certain points of the body. These acupuncture points are located in small depressions in the skin and are considered gateways, subtle portals of …View full post
INAM’s concept of Philippine Integrative Medicine (PIM) is that it is an awareness, a consciousness of viewing health as a state of total well-being resulting from the interplay of socio-economic, political and spiritual aspects of life. Basic to this consciousness is the understanding that health is a fundamental human right and responsibility of the …View full post
Department of Health’s Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC) INAM PHILIPPINES is accredited as an Acupuncture Training Center with registration number of ATCtr 0001009. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) INAM Philippines, Inc. is registered as a Social Welfare Development Agency with registration number NCR-2006-R-481 of the Department of Social Welfare and Development …View full post
Provides direct health service to the public, especially the marginalized sector, integrating the use of modern medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and Philippine Indigenous medicine. Our services include the following: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture Ear acupuncture for stress management, smoking cessation and substance abuse Cupping (ventosa) Moxibustion Tuina massage Chi Nei Tsang massage …View full post
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Rosa is a member of an IP community. Used to their traditional ways of healing, lack of financial resources, and fear of being discriminated prevents her and her family members from availing the services of the community health center. This, however, gradually changed when the Municipal Health Office in their town approached their village elders and informed them that health service access and delivery can be in their hands. They were gathered for a meeting, then invited to attend training on health and taught how to make survey forms to know the health conditions of the community, then further trainings analyzing the survey forms, and soon making their own community health program. Not long, Rosa became one of the Community Health Workers (CHWs) receiving and also sharing health services to her family and other IPs in their area. Now she’s also training other volunteers to become CHWs and is engaged in the community health financing scheme where each family contributes one peso a day for use by any of the member families in case of sickness. She feels empowered to receive and provide health services and to advocate for health for all IPs.
This is just one of the many similar stories shared at the recent international workshop on Empowerment of Peoples through Community Participation for Sustainable Local Health System: The Case of Tanay, Rizal, Philippines.
“The IP situation in Tanay maybe unique but the needs to address the health concern of the IPs is universal,” said Mayor Rafael Tanjuatco of Tanay. The International Workshop focused on the sharing of the Municipality of Tanay and other countries’ experiences on community empowerment, especially the IPs, in taking charge of and bringing health care services to the people.
Focusing on the use of alternative medicine and recognizing the values of traditional herbal plants, Governor Rebecca Ynares of Rizal Province said that “the time has never been better and the reasons never greater for giving traditional medicine its proper place in addressing the many ills of the modern and traditional societies, including the IPs. It is only when there is recognition of indigenous resources as priority areas for development that the empowerment of the IPs will be attained.”
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For those who are interested in learning Traditional Chinese Medicine (T.C.M.) Acupuncture for personal knowledge or for professional practice in a healthcare setting, INAM is now accepting reservations for both Introductory and Modular courses.
Contact Theody Paduada or Lito Halili at the INAM office (Tuesdays thru Saturdays, 9am – 5pm) at 9263356
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Rene Navarro, INAM consultant and visiting professor, shares his experience after visiting Tacloban last February, together with a team of INAM staff/acupuncturists and a yoga teacher/raw food chef and volunteer. This article appeared on Positively Filipino last March 4, 2014.
The geographic trajectory of my recent journey to Leyte and Samar in Central Philippines is easy to follow: a flight on Sunday February 2 from Manila took us south to Tacloban City, Leyte, one of the most devastated areas in the country. From the Tacloban airport, we took a rental van to Guiuan, a town in Eastern Samar.
It was a three-hour journey through beautiful but desolate landscape, the sea and islands to the right, mountains to the left, and coconut trees that had lost their fruits and leaves dotting the scene. The last hour of the trip at sunset was over cratered roads, a white-knuckle route made scarier by a race-car wannabe for a driver, tricycles (motorbikes with a sidecar, which are called tuktuk in Thailand and cyclo in Vietnam), and chickens, dogs and people crossing our path in the darkness.
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Early in February, a team of six healers from INAM visited Guiuan in Samar and Tacloban in Leyte to bring healing to the people hardest hit by one of the world’s strongest typhoon, Yolanda (Haiyan).
First stop was at Guiuan where Rene Navarro, world-renowned teacher of Traditional Yang Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, Meditation, and Chi Nei Tsang, among others, guided barangay health workers (BHW) on INAM Dao Ren Terapi for psychosocial healing.
The INAM Dao Ren Terapi includes six healing modalities that the BHWs can easily learn and share to their communities. Among the healing modalities are:
(1) Jing Well exercise (Wirik-Wirik in Waray) used to awaken the jing well points at the tip of the fingers. This aids flow of the blood and also helps the practitioner to ‘let go’.
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INAM Philippines announces its schedule of Introductory and Modular courses on TCM Acupuncture. Individual course details can be viewed by clicking on each course title.
P500 reservation fee for all courses.
TCM Acupuncture for Pain Management
TCM Acupuncture for Common Community Diseases
Introduction to Ear Acupuncture
For Health Professionals
TCM Pattern Differentiation for Common Community Diseases and Pain Conditions
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Alice M. Parlan, of Makati City, Philippines, secured a $ 1,000 grant from the MDRT Foundation on behalf of Integrative Medicine for Alternative Healthcare Systems (INAM) Philippines. Ms. Parlan, a two-year MDRT member, is an active supporter of INAM and nominated and endorsed the grant application. INAM is a non-profit organization actively participating in the development, enhancement and propagation of Philippine Integrative Medicine responsive to the peoples’ needs. The MDRT Foundation grant will support the Integrated Health Service program of the organization.
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