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Culture-bound terms for healers in PTM

Author/s Viernes-Enriquez J.
Title The Subanen buklog
Publication details or where Tambara. 1994 December: 168-175
located
Term Balyan
Language of the term Subanen
Illnesses/ conditions handled Spirit-induced illnesses
Methods of assessment Na
Methods of management Performance of Rituals, such as the Buklog
How practice is learned na
Information gatherer, if Viernes-Enriquez, through ethnographic study
mentioned
Date Na
Photo/ video, if available
Author/s Viernes-Enriquez J.
Title The Subanen buklog
Publication details or where Tambara. 1994 December: 168-175
located
Term Memwati (Chanter)
Language of the term Subanen
Illnesses/ conditions handled Spirit-induced illness
Methods of assessment na
Methods of management Assists the Balyan in the performance of the ritual Buklog
How practice is learned
Information gatherer, if Viernes-Enriquez, through ethnographic study
mentioned
Date na
Photo/ video, if available
Author/s Maranan, EB
Title "Subanon".
Publication details or where In 1994 CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, Volume 2:
located Peoples of the Philippines (from Kalinga to Yakan).(reviewed
by S.K. Tan)
Term Balian
Language of the term Subanen
Illnesses/ conditions handled The balian holds an important role in mediating between the
deities of the skyworld and the physical world, thus the balian
presides over religious rituals and the rituals for the dead.
Methods of assessment No mention
Methods of management The buklog is described as a festival celebrating important events
or to celebrate the diwata. It can also be used as a healing ritual
for illnesses afflicted by the diwata.
How practice is learned No mention
Information gatherer, if na
mentioned
Date na
Photo/ video, if available
Author/s Finley, JP
Title The Subanu: Studies of a sub-Visayan mountain folk of Mindanao.
Part I: Ethnographical and geographical sketch of land and people.
Publication details or where Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Institution of Washington. 1913: 236p.
located Available at the UP Diliman Main Library and online
Term Balyan
Language of the term Subanon
Illnesses/ conditions handled Finley notes the Subanu belief linking the medical to the religious;
for instance, sins against spirits (diuata) can cause sickness. In this
context, Finley’s documentation describes the balian (who can be
either male or female) as “wizards” and a “priestly fraternity”
believed to have powers to mediate with the spirit world, diagnose
all illnesses and determine the curative measures.
Methods of assessment No mention
Methods of management The balian may use herbs and prayers to drive away spirits causing
sickness.
How practice is learned No mention
Information gatherer, if
mentioned
Date
Photo/ video, if available
Author/s Frake, CO
Title The diagnosis of disease among the Subanun of Mindanao.
Publication details or where American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 63, No. 1 (Feb., 1961):
located 113-132.
Term Memuluy (herbalist)
Language of the term Subanon
Illnesses/ conditions handled Common illnesses
Methods of assessment A typology of questions and answers related to the diagnosis of
disease and its severity is outlined by Frake
Methods of management Use of herbal preparations as needed
How practice is learned Disease and its cures are common topics of conversation
among the Subanun
Information gatherer, if No mention
mentioned
Date No mention
Photo/ video, if available
Author/s Elago, Marilou C., Dando, Rhea Felise A., Pizon, Jhoan Rhea L.,
Galang, Rainier M., Sia, Isidro C. Unpublished report. 55 p. 2013.
Title Phase II Documentation of Philippine Traditional Knowledge and
Practices on Health and Development of Traditional Knowledge
Digital Library on Health for Selected Ethnolinguistic Groups: The
SUBANEN people of Salambuyan, Lapuyan, Zamboanga del Sur.
Publication details or where Unpublished report. 55 p. 2013. Available at www.tkdlph.com
located
Term Panday tiyan
Language of the term Subanen
Illnesses/ conditions handled Pregnancy,childbirth (TBA), shenanan (lihi), panuhot and
kararak/kabuhi (epigastic pains)
Methods of assessment
Methods of management
How practice is learned Inherited practice
Information gatherer, if
mentioned
Date
Photo/ video, if available
Author/s Elago, Marilou C., Dando, Rhea Felise A., Pizon, Jhoan Rhea L.,
Galang, Rainier M., Sia, Isidro C. Unpublished report. 55 p. 2013.
Title Phase II Documentation of Philippine Traditional Knowledge and
Practices on Health and Development of Traditional Knowledge
Digital Library on Health for Selected Ethnolinguistic Groups: The
SUBANEN people of Salambuyan, Lapuyan, Zamboanga del Sur.
Publication details or where Unpublished report. 55 p. 2013. Available at www.tkdlph.com
located
Term Hilot
Language of the term Subanen
Illnesses/ conditions handled Cough, fever, pains, medical emergencies
Methods of assessment
Methods of management
How practice is learned Trained from seminars
Information gatherer, if
mentioned
Date
Photo/ video, if available
Author/s Elago, Marilou C., Dando, Rhea Felise A., Pizon, Jhoan Rhea L.,
Galang, Rainier M., Sia, Isidro C. Unpublished report. 55 p. 2013.
Title Phase II Documentation of Philippine Traditional Knowledge and
Practices on Health and Development of Traditional Knowledge
Digital Library on Health for Selected Ethnolinguistic Groups: The
SUBANEN people of Salambuyan, Lapuyan, Zamboanga del Sur.
Publication details or where Unpublished report. 55 p. 2013. Available at www.tkdlph.com
located
Term Albularyo (herbalist)
Language of the term Subanen
Illnesses/ conditions handled various
Methods of assessment
Methods of management Source healing herbs and ask permission from guardian
spirits before harvesting them
How practice is learned Dreams
Information gatherer, if
mentioned
Date
Photo/ video, if available
Author/s Elago, Marilou C., Dando, Rhea Felise A., Pizon, Jhoan Rhea L.,
Galang, Rainier M., Sia, Isidro C. Unpublished report. 55 p. 2013.
Title Phase II Documentation of Philippine Traditional Knowledge and
Practices on Health and Development of Traditional Knowledge
Digital Library on Health for Selected Ethnolinguistic Groups: The
SUBANEN people of Salambuyan, Lapuyan, Zamboanga del Sur.
Publication details or where Unpublished report. 55 p. 2013. Available at www.tkdlph.com
located
Term Gbelyan (shaman priest)
Language of the term Subanen
Illnesses/ conditions handled
Methods of assessment
Methods of management
How practice is learned Inherited
Information gatherer, if
mentioned
Date
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