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Philippines, a country that some guide books have long referred as “sick man of Asia” due to it’s socioeconomical backwardness in some areas may sound like a newcomer in the field of medical tourism, but it has long traditions in serving foreign clientele among it’s own prosperous class in it’s JCI accredited Hospitals and clinics. It’s reputation as world leader in exporting medical professionals such as nurses is legendary. Although the stigma of underdevelopment still impacts life of the ordinary and some recent GDP growth figures that are said to debunk the previously earned reputation are not the most informative source to give complete picture of state of affairs and living standards. On top of all the positive sides that draws medical tourists to Philippines, as one of the growing spots in medical tourism to South East Asia, it provides variety of natural beauty and hospitality of locals that are culturally most accustomed with western people in Asia besides Hong Kong and Singapore, despite several infrastructural flaws. (Edit: Now it seems like with their new president Duterte some things are improving after so many years of suffering of crime and corruption. Time will tell if his undertakings have any lasting and more substantial effect that reaches the socioeconomic disparity)
On my travels in 2014 after Thailand I went to see if I could make appointment with some of the bioresonance or ozone and chelation therapy practitioners around Manila area or elsewhere in Philippines. I found out there are at least two doctors integrating energy-medicine into their protocols. And one might still be in Davao working with MSAS Professional system. Dr. Teena Fabella offers Co-Re treatments in Quezon City (Metro Manila) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Other days she spends in Marikina area on the field of Obstetrics & Gynecology. I did not have time to meet up with her, but instead was only talking on the phone. I may produce review of her place later on. Last time my schedule clashed with hers so I had to skip it.
The doctor I managed to meet on my short visit was Dr. Homer Lim who works at Akesis Holistic Health center. There he offers IV laser biochelation therapy and bioresonance scannings with SCIO and Chinese “QMRA” systems. He is also offering ozone therapy at Heilen Wellness Center.
Dr.Lim used to work also at The Farm at San Benito between 2010-2015 where he was responsible establishing some of the anti-aging therapies the center is famous for. It’s a posh holistic detox resort two hours drive from Manila on the way to Batangas port that serves as dock for going to Puerto Galera. So it can be easily combined to any trip plan. But as the reviews show Batangas port is a place of great hassle, so be careful and hold on to your bags. I haven’t visited The Farm yet, but they offer plenty of holistic and integrative modalities and it’s one of the few places that provides ozone therapy in Philippines. Although the pricing is at western level for ozone treatments like autohemotherapy. The Farm at San Benito used to be the first place in Philippines that offers direct intravenous ozone injection(DIV) so it has a price tag of 5000 PHP(ca.107 USD) per session, but you might be able to negotiate a package with discounts. Rectal insufflation comes at around 40$.
Therefore The Farm at San Benito may not be the place for most budget oriented travellers. But for many US or other citizens of more prosperous Asian countries that are restricted in those modalities in their own country, it is surely a great place to get a kick start in healing in short term basis. And not to mention that Philippines is much closer to US than India for instance, so it makes it more convenient and time saving. Also the possible savings in travel costs may be used for treatments. For Europeans India has an edge in cheap flights and distance while Mexico is usually the best bet for North-Americans. When thinking of medical tourism to South East Asia Philippines may attract mostly people from Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Australia.
As an update (2018) I am happy to announce that I found out there are now at least two other centers in Manila that offer ozone therapy and other integrative modalities. Ozone Medical Therapy offers EBOO/RHP in Makati and Holistic Integrative Care Center which is also in Makati, has even 10-pass Hyperbaric Ozone Therapy and Direct Intravenous Injections (DIV) available. 10-pass will come at 350 USD and EBOO is about 143 USD. Maybe one day I could visit and review those as well.
See below for more detailed review of Dr.Lim and his bioresonance applications and impressions. More reviews are yet to come from Philippines. I later got to know there are at least two more places now offering invasive ozone therapy in Philippines, Ozone Medical Therapy and Holistic Integrative Care Center. So stay tuned.
DR.HOMER LIM, Manila
Heilen Medical Wellness Center
Upper Basement 111 Paseo De Roxas Bldg.
Paseo de Roxas Street cor. Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village
1229 Makati City, Philippines
Landline: +63 (2) 541 1923
Mobile: +63 917 866 5226
10:00AM – 7:00PM
Monday to Saturday
The Farm at San Benito
119 Barangay Tipakan
4217 Lipa City, Batangas
+632 884 8074
+632 889 1150
Mobile: (6am – 10pm):
+63 918 884 8078
Ozone Medical Therapy
8 Fabella St., Brgy. Plain View,
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 932 887 1478
Holistic Integrative Care Center
Calle Estacion, Brgy Pio Del Pilar,
Makati, Philippines ZIP 1235
Medical Directory: +63 (0) 917 622 4565
Nutriment: +63 (0) 927 567 8562
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