RP: Next Health Destination

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RP: Next Health Destination


Byline: JOSEF DE UBALDO, DSc, FRCP

IN the Philippines, health tourism is envisioned to integrate the use of traditional healing techniques of the people by using the local herbs, and applications of indigenous healing methods, promotion at health farms, resorts and wellness clinics.

Moreover, it is believed the Philippines has a competitive edge in health destinations because of the presence of many mystical healing mountains (one of them is Mt. Banahaw) and natural places such as hot springs and other healing resorts that have curative and even rejuvenating effects to the people. Spas which include mineral salt or marine herb scrubs abound in the metropolis of Manila, Iloilo, Cebu, Davao and all continuing to increase in number.

Detoxification is the initial step towards wellness. This is done through using CBI ion cleanse machines, reflexology treatment, diet and fasting, colonics, hydrotherapy, coffee, enema and myotherapy.

Another reason why the Philippines can be a health tourist destination in its career therapy program. A cancer research division of AIGS Philippines (tel. 687-3016-18) has recently embarked on a vowel cancer therapy program called XP180 Blastolyn developed by Dr. Alfonso Wong.

With the growing market demand for these services, the Department of Tourism has embarked on Medicinal Health Tourism. These packages will incorporate four major components such as medical, health beauty and travel. This project aims to attract tourists by promoting health-related service and facilities in addition to regular amenities.

It likewise aims to create health tour packages for international travelers. The demand of health tourism is dictated by many factors. Among them are cost of the doctors, experts, and different packages in which the travelers could choose from, and openness of the doctors towards countries that avail of cosmetic surgery, and sex change.

Dr. Alfonso Wong a Canadian inventor of this near miracle anti-cancer formulation says XP-180 Blastolyn is like a heat seeking missile blasting cancer and tumor cells upon contact. Independent laboratory experiments showed that mice with tumor who were directly injected with XP-180 Blastolyn had remission within 48 hours and tumor cells disappeared. …

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