The Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC) is an attached agency of the Department of Health, committed to protect and safeguard the interest of the general public from being taken advantage of by unscrupulous people using traditional and alternative medicine for financial gain.

We would like to advice the public that the:

1. PITAHC is conducting certification of traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) such as, but not limited to acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy / homotoxicology,    tuina massage, naturopathy, and hilot practitioner and accreditation of T&CM      facilities to ensure that they have met the standards    for each practice.

2. Full list of certified practitioners and accredited facilities are available in the PITAHC website (

In light of the foregoing, the public is adviced to exercise caution and check if their providers are in the list of PITAHC certified practitioners and accredited facilities.

For more information and inquiries, please e-mail us at or call us at (02) 376-3067, or the Standards and Accreditation Division at (02) 282-5193/94 local 323 and 324.  

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