Charcoal Testimonies from the Philippines
To start with, may I
introduce myself. I am Pastor Severino S. Paypa, a retired professor
and chairman of the Theology and Health Department of Mountain View
College, Valencia City, Philippines. Mountain View College is a
Seventh-day Adventist Educational Institution.
In 1996 I wrote a book , Healing Wonders of Charcoal
published and printed by Philippine Publishing House for home use of
the non-medical oriented population. Today, I am in the process of
updating the book. I have found that the book, CharcoalRemedies.com The Complete Handbook of Medicinal Charcoal and Its Applications contains rich information on charcoal remedies for laymen in the field of medicine.
In view of this, may I have your permission to use your book as part of my references in the revised edition? Thank you for you kind consideration on this request. May God bless your medical ministry.
Pastor Severino S. Paypa
See attachment for my experiences. It may be shared with others.
APPLIED CHARCOAL REMEDIES
This chapter presents some actual experiences and personal testimonies on actual applications on the "Healing Wonders of Activated Charcoal". We have practiced at home and taught publicly for more than thirty years. Charcoal works at home and in the community. Hundreds and thousands of people were benefited from our yearly training seminars in towns and cities in the different parts of the Philippines. These experiences are our lasting tokens of love for the people we have served. As the apostle Peter said, “Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I thee. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he leaping stood up… leaping and praising God.” (Acts 3: 6-8) Yes, thousand and thousands of people leaping for joy and praising God for the healing wonders of charcoal. They experienced physical and spiritual healing. Our free services are engraved in their hearts forever. My healing ministry will never fade away but continue to shine on from generation to generation. Thus we share these much treasured experiences with our beloved readers. In these experiences both activated charcoal and homemade charcoal powder work wonders.
After a few weeks, the
bluish spots gradually disappeared. A few months later she told us that
she was gaining weight and the blood clots had completely disappeared.
Childhood Vasculitis on the Brain (SLE)
Two months after the CT scan, the ultrasound on the liver showed “hypoechoic nodule on the right lobe, likely due to metastasis." His children were told that their father had only a few more days to live. On December 15, 1997 the children brought their father home.
At this time we were conducting a six-week seminar in Maramag, Bukidnon. Flaviano was brought to our health seminar where we did an actual treatment using a charcoal poultice in the presence of more than 600 people. Three persons carried him to the platform. The charcoal poultice was applied over his abdomen three times a day and he drank charcoal drink four times a day.
The participants of the
seminar observed positive progress of the patient. Ten days later the
patient could stand by himself. He was placed on a graduated walking
exercise. On January 3, 1998 we had our closing program for the
seminar. That evening he walked alone up the platform and gave a public
testimony on the healing effects of charcoal therapy. After the
seminar, we brought him to the college medical clinic for follow-up
treatment for 45 days. No drug was administered to him except charcoal
and food supplements. After the follow-up treatment, he went home and
assisted in the management of the family business.
A charcoal poultice was
applied over his liver three times a day and a charcoal drink was given
every three to four hours. He was placed on a non-flesh diet high in
vitamins A and C. No drug medications were given to him except food
supplements. After five days of treatment, his nightly fever stopped.
Ten days later, the feeling of midnight hunger disappeared. He was
placed on a graduated walking exercise every day and given three meals
Three weeks later his skin
turned pinkish and he gained strength gradually. After the 30 days he
went home with a strong body and was back to his business. During our
visit, two years after the treatment, he told us that he had already
celebrated his second “death anniversary”.
Sylvia and her husband
attended the health seminar we conducted. On the third night of the
seminar, she volunteered to be the patient. We applied a charcoal
poultice around her neck. The poultice was applied three times a day
and charcoal drink was given every four hours. After one week of
treatment, the bad odor was reduced. On the third week, the fluid
secretions were greatly reduced. On the fifth week, the wound started
At the end of the six-week
program we had our closing exercises. Coincidentally, our guest speaker
was Sylvia’s attending physician, the provincial health officer. That
evening Sylvia stood up on the platform and testified before her fellow
attendees and showed her healing wound as a demonstration of the
healing effects of charcoal remedies. Many gave healing testimonies
She was brought to the
medical clinic at Mountain View College for charcoal therapy. We
applied charcoal poultice over her abdomen three times a day and gave
her charcoal drink every three to four hours. During the first two days
of treatment she was given pain relievers. On the third day the pain
was slightly reduced. The fever stopped and never came again. On the
next two days, the pain came on and off, but could be tolerated without
pain relievers. On the fourth day, she defecated. Two days after, again
she could not defecate. On the second week, she had a loose bowel
movement which was mostly sticky mucus. This incident lasted for 4
days. To ease the severe abdominal pain, she was given pain relievers.
No other drug medications were given.
In the succeeding two
weeks, the patient was relieved from severe abdominal pain. She took no
more pain relievers up until leaving the clinic on October 17, 1998.
She called us by telephone
informing us of her health problem. She said she would have surgery in
the ear. We advised her to come home for a charcoal poultice. She did.
We applied the poultice over the ear. On the fourth day of treatment,
fluid came out. After we dressed her ear, hearing was restored. She
went back to Cebu to see her doctor for a checkup. He was surprised to
see that the problem was solved.
Eight months later, he had
another gall bladder ultrasound. The finding showed that “the gall
bladder is filled with three stones measuring 1.6x1.1 and 1.0 cm in
diameter each”. He discontinued his medications. A month later he
submitted himself to charcoal treatment. A charcoal poultice was
applied over his gall bladder three times a day and was given a
charcoal drink three times a day.
After 30 days of treatment
he felt relieved from the disturbing pain. We asked him to see his
family doctor who suggested another ultrasound. The ultrasound results,
12 months after the initial diagnosis, showed a very significant
reduction in the sizes of the gallstones. The three stones “measured
0.9 and 0.5 cm in diameter each” compared with the 1.6x1.1 and 1.0 cm
measurements in the previous ultrasound. Galileo was advised to
continue the charcoal treatment until all the stones were completely
Rhodel had trouble
balancing himself and he had double vision. Two days after arriving
home, we applied a charcoal poultice on his head three times a day.
After three days of therapy the pricking pain in his head reduced
gradually. No drug medication was given to him while undergoing the
charcoal treatment. After a week, his body regained balance and his
vision improved. Three weeks later, he was restored to his normal
After 20 days of treatment,
we brought him to Cebu City for cranial CT scan. The results were
amazing. The cranial CT scan revealed, “ a chronic extracerebral
(epidural) hematoma on the left fronto-temporal region with overlying
well-aligned temporal bone fracture”. When compared with the previous
CT scan done on November 5, 1996, there was a marked diminution now
measured 1.8 cm as compared to the previous measurement of about 3.2 cm
at its greatest axial diameter”. We continued the charcoal applications
for another three weeks to completely remove the remaining hematoma.
Rhodel is completely restored to health.
At this time we were
conducting a six-week health seminar in the hometown of her sister.
Cynthia’s sister attended the nightly program. She came to us for help.
We advised her to let Cynthia come for charcoal treatment as her
laboratory requirement in the seminar. Cynthia came. Her sister applied
charcoal poultice on the lower portion of her back every night and gave
her a charcoal drink three times a day. Four days later, her urine
output was increased. After two weeks, she began to feel pain on the
lower abdomen especially at early dawn. For several days she felt the
pain. But every painful experience was followed by a urine flow with
crystal-like particles seen in the bedpan. After four weeks, her
urinary problem disappeared. Six months later, she told us that she had
no more urinary problem since the time of the actual treatment.
Ophelia was not worried
about the disorders in her pancreas and kidneys. What worried her so
much was her ovary and uterine problems. A month later, she came to us
saying that she had foul vaginal secretions. Scheduled for surgery at
the close of the school year, she asked us for advice. We suggested
applying charcoal poultice every night and taking a charcoal drink
three times a day.
She followed our
suggestion. A few weeks later, she came back to us with information
that the foul secretions were reduced. She continued applying the
charcoal poultice and taking the charcoal drink. Four months after the
initial diagnosis, she went to a nearby hospital for check up. The
ultrasound results revealed that her “uterus was normal in size, with
an intact endometrium”. No masses nor calcifications were noted.
Ecopattern was homogenous. Her left kidney showed multiple cystic
masses measuring 1.48 cm to 2.27 cm compared with the previous study
which measured 3.4x2.9 cm. The impression was adnexa=R/I Physiologic
ovarian cyst, versus enlarged ovarian follicles. Suspicious of the
result of the recent ultrasound, she continued the routine charcoal
treatments and prepared for surgery the following month.
A month after the second
check-up, she went to Cebu City for checkup and surgery. The ultrasound
reports dated April 11, 1997 showed that the “uterus is anteflexed
measuring 9.7x5.8 cm. The endometrial and myometrial echoes are intact.
The right ovary is normal in size and appearance. The left adnexa is
negative”. Ophelia left for home with great confidence that her health
problems were solved by charcoal therapy.
A few weeks after the physical check-up, he came up to the college
campus for charcoal therapy. A charcoal poultice was applied over his
abdomen down to the groins three times a day and charcoal drinks were
given three times a day. After 21 days of treatment, we asked him to go
down to the hospital for a repeat ultrasound. The next day he came back
with “negative” results. The ultrasound documents were submitted to his
On the third night, we
presented the basic principles of charcoal remedies. During the open
forum towards the close of the evening program, the city health officer
stood up and said, “professor, this is not a question, but a request.”
He continued, “the brother-in-law of our city health nurse is sick with
severe skin disease from the feet to the abdomen. No more doctors will
entertain him here in Ozamis City. He went to Cebu City several times,
moving from one doctor to another. The condition is getting worst. Now
my request is, would you mind visiting him tomorrow with my nurse?”
The next day we visited the patient. Oh, the odor was awful. Rotten flesh from his feet to the abdomen. I didn’t know what to do. I was tongue tied. In a moment of silence, I asked God to help me. The wife was wondering why I was so quite. She asked me, "Professor, is there any hope?" I replied, "I can’t give you any word of assurance but let us leave it to the Lord. Now therefore, prepare one can of charcoal powder, one dozen clean empty flour sacks, one dozen 4-inch elastic roller bondages, one dozen big safety pins, one dozen clean plastic sando bags, and one can of guava leaves. When you are ready call me and I will come for the application.
On that same day, the wife
took action. She hired two men to cut all the hardwood trees around the
house and made charcoal of it. She purchased all the required
materials. Three days after, the nurse told me that the materials were
ready. We made charcoal paste and spread it on the center of clean
cloths ¼ of an inch thick (for detailed procedure see chapter 6), and
applied it to the feet, legs, laps and abdomen. We instructed the wife
to prepare boiled water with guava leaves for dressing the next day.
The following day we dressed the wound. All dead cells stuck in the
poultice clothe. It was so smelly that the nurse had to leave me alone.
On the third day of dressing the wound was drying up. On the fourth
day, pinkish skin tissues began to develop. On the sixth day there was
one small wound left. On the eight day he was completely healed. The
following evening the whole family attended the seminar and the husband
made public testimony saying, “My healing is a miracle from God.” The
Lord was glorified. He experience healing of the body and soul.
At this time, we were
holding a Health Seminar in the city. On the second night she and her
husband attended the meeting. At the close of the evening meeting, the
husband asked me if I did home visits. "Sure, I do!" I said. The next
day we visited the couple as a part of our daily home visitations.
There we saw the real problem. While I was accessing the condition, I
asked God for guidance.
We suggested a charcoal
powder solution (1 tablespoonful charcoal powder to ¼ glass of warm
water) to be held in her mouth for 10 minutes every hour. After 10
minutes spew the solution out but not to rinse her mouth immediately
giving time for the charcoal particles to work. Then, to take steam
inhalation using her tea kettle for 25 minutes 3 times a day. Sip the
steam through her mouth and exhale through the nose.
We gave her a pound of
activated charcoal powder and offered a word of prayer. She religiously
followed the instruction. Towards the end of the first week, she was
feeling quite good. On the second week she could eat regular food.
Charcoal adsorbed the causative agents of her sore while steam
inhalation stimulated the functions of her normal body defense
mechanism. Last year (2007) I met her at Loma Linda, California, during
the alumni meeting of Mountain View College. She told me that her
canker sores seldom come back and surprisingly she said, “My bad breath
disappeared. I always have charcoal ready on hand.”
After one week she discussed with us her health problem. We offered her a daily charcoal poultice on the chest but she had to stay a little longer. She consented. So we informed her parents. When we started the application I asked her if she could stop her medication temporarily but take it when needed. The charcoal poultices were applied 5 hours in the morning, 5 hours in the afternoon, and the whole evening. The charco-drinks (2 tablespoons of charcoal powder to a half glass of warm water followed by a glass of clear drinking water) were given early morning and at bedtime. In two weeks time she felt the difference. She could go along without drug medication and increased the speed of her daily walking exercise. At the end of one month she could climb stairs with less difficulty.
Every week she increased
her walking distance and speed. On the fourth week of the second month
of applications she was playing tennis. She recovered completely. She
got married and later went to Loma Linda, California and stayed with us
for about a year.
The college physician was alerted but the clinic was not prepared to meet the emergency. At 9:00 pm the president sent somebody to Valencia City about 20 kilometers away to buy medicines. It was late in the evening and the pharmacies were closed. About 300 hundred students were affected. To help meet the emergency, we sent charcoal powder to all the dormitories and to the clinic. The cafeteria sent glasses to the dormitories. The students who were not affected assisted in the preparation of charcoal drinks in double doses. The students quickly prepared the drinks. In two hours the emergency was under control. After 12:00 midnight the medicines arrived. But praise the Lord, the students were safe.
The following morning the
college physician looked into the leftover food and fresh cabbage.
Laboratory test results showed the presence of formalin.
We prepared a big pail with
warm water mixed with a cup of charcoal powder and gave the child a
charcoal bath. We submerged the child into the water covering the body
for 20 minutes. For the first two applications the child was crying.
The treatment was given in the morning and in the afternoon. On the
following day we brought some toys and baby treats. We gave him another
charcoal bath and a plastic duck. He enjoyed playing with the duck in
the water. Later, we gave him something to eat. We finished the
charcoal bath with warm water. On the fourth day the child wanted to
stay longer in the water. He felt more comfortable. Before the end of
our two weeks program, the child was free from all itches.
The program was coordinated
with the Department of Health. The venue was in the auditorium. We had
a large number of participants. Per request, we held two sessions, one
from 4:00 – 6:00 in the afternoon for night duty participants and one
from 7:00 – 9:00 pm for the general public. On the second night we
presented the topic “The Principles of Military and Civil Leadership”.
There was a great response. Our attendance was increasing every night.
From the third night we started introducing Charcoal Remedies,
Hydrotherapy, Swedish Massage, Nutrition, Sanitation, and the Eight
Natural Remedies integrated with Spiritual Health.
One evening, I received a phone call from one of our participants asking for immediate help. Her husband was in severe abdominal pain with frequent loose bowel movements. My partner and I rushed up to the house with a pound of activated charcoal powder. We decided to apply a charcoal poultice on the abdomen and give charco-drink. My partner prepared a charco-drink and let the husband drink that followed by 2 glasses of water with a pinch of salt to each glass to prevent dehydration. I was also busy preparing the poultice using an old T-shirt and diaper. The poultice was applied over the abdomen. We told the wife that if there was no improvement within one hour, we would have to ask help from the Barangay Captain for a ride to the Hospital. After 20 minutes there was an observable improvement.
The frequency of
elimination and pain was reduced. We give him another dose of
charco-drink. In about an hour the pain was under control and the loose
bowel movements were almost gone. We gave him a third dose and observed
him for another hour before we left for home.
My fever was going up and
down but could not be controlled. I was on antibiotics for two weeks.
My attending physician suggested that I should have another dose of
antibiotics. Instead, I asked my doctor to discharge me and I would
apply charcoal remedies at home. I did not take any drug medication. In
the evening my wife applied charcoal poultices over my abdomen and gave
me charco-drink. The poultices were applied three times a day, the
charco-drink taken every two hours. I refused my regular diet. I was on
a fruit diet of avocado, papaya, young coconut, banana, and carrots
blended together in a blender. I took just one glass of blended fruit
After two series of X-rays, Drs. Tornilla Sr. and Leciones could not determine the problem. They suggested an MRI. So I had one done on my neck. The result? I had fractures in C3, C4 and C5. Dr. Tornilla invited Dr. W. Briones, a neurologist, to help them study the case. Their recommendation was anterior decompression by discectomy followed by spine fusion. They presented to me two possibilities. To open from the front of my neck or to explore from the back. To open in front might cause a total lost of my voice. To explore from the back was fifty fifty. I would either be a vegetable or die. If that be the case, I said, I would rather die without surgery. Dr. Briones suggested that I should go to Australia for surgery. Dr. Tornilla commented, "If he has to leave the country for surgery, why not send him to Loma Linda Medical Center in California?" They all agreed. Dr. Tornilla sent a radio message to the college president saying, “Force retirement for Pastor Paypa and immediate departure to Loma Linda.” The School Board approved my retirement. So, I processed my denominational and SSS retirements and began gathering documents for the US Embassy.
At the same time I began applying a charcoal poultice around my neck
three times a day until I and my wife arrived in California. It took me
five weeks to process everything then we left for California. While in
the plane I was able to move my neck a little. My sister in Buena Park,
brought us to UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. I submitted my
medical report and I was subjected to many laboratory tests. X-Ray did
not reveal anything. So, I was scheduled for MRI. The result was
surprising. Compared with the MRI result in Cebu, my doctor said, "You
are fortunate, your fractures are very insignificant, you do not need
medical attention." We went home praising the Lord. The question is,
"Did the charcoal poultices aid in the recovery of my neck bones? It’s
up to you. The fact is that I am well.
Oh, by the way I took with me 25 pounds of activated charcoal powder when I went to California. I applied a charcoal poultice on her right hip and instructed the husband to continue the application every five to six hours during the day and overnight. We then prayed for God’s blessing on the charcoal application. Three days after, I received a phone call from the husband expressing joy for the relief experienced by his wife. His wife was no longer suffering with pain and had had a good sleep at night. Praise the Lord.