Published on August 8, 2014
NATURAL HERB MEDICAL TREATMENTS IN SOUTH INDIA ( SIDDHA): NATURAL HERB MEDICAL TREATMENTS IN SOUTH INDIA ( SIDDHA) SIDDHA IN TAMILNADU Siddha Medicine: Siddha Medicine Siddha Medicine: Siddha Medicine . Siddha Medicine (" " or " " in Tamil) is usually considered as the oldest medical system known to mankind.Contemporary Tamil literature holds that the system of Siddha medicine originated in Southern India, in the state of Tamil Nadu, IN INDIA. Siddhargal " or Siddhars were the premier scientists of ancient days. Siddhars , mainly from Southern India laid the foundation for this system of medication. Siddhars were spiritual adepts who possessed the ashta siddhis, or the eight supernatural powers. Sage Agathiyar is considered the guru of all Sidhars , and the. Themes : Themes Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, coordinates and promotes research in the fields of Ayurveda and Siddha medicine.Also , the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), a statutory body established in 1971 under AYUSH, monitors higher education in areas of Indian medicine, including Siddha . To fight biopiracy and unethical patents, the Government of India, in 2001, set up the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library as a repository of 223,000 formulations of various systems of Indian medicine, such as Ayurveda, Unani and This principles and doctrines of this system, both fundamental and applied, have a close similarity to Ayurveda, with specialization in Iatro -chemistry. According to this system the human body is the replica of the universe and so are the food and drugs irrespective of their origin. BASICS OF SIDDHA: BASICS OF SIDDHA As in Ayurveda, This system also considers the human body as a conglomeration of three humours , seven basic tissues and the waste products of the body such as faeces , urine and sweat. The food is considered to be basic building material of human body which gets processed into humours , body tissues and waste products. The equilibrium of humours is considered as health and its disturbance or imbalance leads to disease or sickness. This system also deals with the concept of salvation in life. The exponents of this system consider achievement of this state is possible by medicines and meditation. Concept of disease and cause : Concept of disease and cause It is assumed that when the normal equilibrium of the three humors ( Vaadham , Pittham and Kabam ) is disturbed, disease is caused. The factors, which assumed to affect this equilibrium are environment, climatic conditions, diet, physical activities, and stress. Under normal conditions, the ratio between these three humors i.e.:( Vaadham , Pittham,Kabam ) are respectively. According to the siddha medicine system, diet and lifestyle play a major role, not only in health but also in curing diseases. This concept of the siddha medicine is termed as pathiyam and apathiyam , which is essentially a list of "do's and don'ts". MEDICINES USED: MEDICINES USED Pitham and Kabam in childhood, adulthood and old age, respectively, whereas in ayurveda , it is totally reversed: Kabam is dominant in childhood, Vaatham in old age and Pitham in adults. According to the Siddha medicine, various psychological and physiological functions of the body are attributed to the responsible for growth, development and nourishment; second is cheneer (blood) responsible for nourishing muscles, imparting colour and improving intellect; the third is oon (muscle) responsible for shape of the body; fourth is koluppu / Kozhuppu (fatty tissue) responsible for oil balance and lubricating joints; fifth is elumbu (bone) responsible for body structure and posture and movement; sixth is elumbu majjai (bone marrow) responsible for formation of blood Treatment: Treatment Treatment: Treatment The treatment in siddha medicine is aimed at keeping the three humors in equilibrium and maintenance of seven elements. So proper diet, medicine and a disciplined regimen of life are advised for a healthy living and to restore equilibrium of humors in diseased condition. Saint Thiruvalluvar explains four requisites of successful treatment. These are the patient, the attendant, physician and medicine. When the physician is well-qualified and the other agents possess the necessary qualities, even severe diseases can be cured easily, according to these concepts. Treatment: Treatment The treatment should be commenced as early as possible after assessing the course and cause of the disease. Treatment is classified into three categories: devamaruthuvum (Divine method); manuda maruthuvum (rational method); and asura maruthuvum (surgical method). In Divine method, medicines like parpam , chendooram , guru, kuligai made of mercury, sulfur and pashanams are used. In the rational method, medicines made of herbs like churanam , kudineer , or vadagam are used. In surgical method, incision, excision, heat application, blood letting, or leech application are used. Treatment: Treatment According to therapies the treatments of siddha medicines could be further categorized into following categories such as purgative therapy, emetic therapy, fasting therapy, steam therapy, oleation therapy, physical therapy, solar therapy, blood-letting therapy, Siddha today: Siddha today Siddha has lost its popularity after modern medicine was introduced, as a scientific medical system, even in Tamil Nadu. Still, there are a few ardent followers of the system who prefer Siddha for only a few diseases like jaundice. After some modern doctors, such as Dr. Ramalingam , IMPCOPS, president, Chennai, C.N. Deivanayagam , tried to popularize the Siddha system, a few modern doctors have started HERBS: HERBS Colleges giving siddha treatment and studies: Colleges giving siddha treatment and studies National Institute of Siddha, Grand Southern Trunk Road, Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai CONTACTS: CONTACTS Any one can visit tamilnadu ( india ) and gain a knowledge and power of siddha medicine.it is purelt natural and without side effects , for future clarifications contact government of tamilnadu , Chennai, india , and contact http://tamilnadutourism.org/Medical-tour.html for treatment.