A common practice in the rural Quezon
area, "luop" is generally used for common gastrointestinal
complaints: abdominal pains, flatulence (kabag) or diarrhea brought
about by the inhalation of 'alimuong' (the unpleasant sulfuric smell
of the early rain on dry earth) or any other unpleasant or malodorous
smell of food that may cause gastrointestinal upset.
If this does not prevent the occurrence of flatulence, 'luop' is performed. A mud ball the size of a fist is placed on fire built on a plate. As the mud ball turns into a fiery ember, it is doused with water and the ensuing smoke is directed toward the stomach. A small amount of the water used to douse the ember may be drunk.
|Bulong and Orasyon||Pwe-Usog, Pwe-buyag|
|Magasawang Gamot||Other Anecdotal Therapies|