Siddha system is one of the oldest systems of medicine in India. Siddha is largely practiced in Tamil speaking part of India and abroad. The Siddha System is largely therapeutic in nature. The principles and doctrines of this system have a close similarity to Ayurveda. As in Ayurveda, siddha system also considers the human body as a conglomeration of three humours, seven basic tissues and the waste products of the body such as, urine and sweat. 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.

The Siddha system is capable of treating all types of disease other than emergency cases. In general this system is effective in treating all types of problems particularly Psoriasis, STD, urinary tract infections, diseases of liver and gastro intestinal tract, general debility, postpartum anemia, diarrhea and general fevers in addition to arthritis and allergic disorders. The diagnosis of diseases involves identifying its causes. Identification of causative factors is through the examination of pulse, urine, eyes, study of voice, colour of body, tongue and the status of the digestive system. The Siddha system of medicine is holistic in approach and the diagnosis involves the study of person as a whole as well as his disease.

The Siddha System of Medicine emphasizes that medical treatment is oriented not merely to disease but has to take into account the patient, environment, meteorological consideration, age, sex, race, habits, mental frame, diet, appetite, physical condition as well as physiological constitution. This means the treatment has to be individualistic, which ensures that mistakes in diagnosis or treatment are minimal. The Siddha System believes that the principle of food itself is medicine.

According to the Siddha medicine system, diet and lifestyle plays a major role, not only in health but also in curing diseases. The Siddha System is effective in treating chronic cases of liver, skin diseases especially psoriasis, rheumatic problems, anaemia, prostate enlargement, bleeding piles and peptic ulcer. The Siddha Medicines which contains mercury, silver, arsenic, lead and sulphur have been found to be effective in treating certain infectious diseases including venereal diseases. Practitioners have claimed that Siddha medicines are effective in reducing the highly debilitating problems that manifest themselves among patients of HIV/AIDS. The First World Siddha Day was celebrated on 14 April 2009. The drugs used in Siddha medicine were classified on the basis of five properties: taste, character, potency, class and action.

Read more

References: www.indg.in

Institutes Offering Courses:

1. National Institute of Siddha

Tambaram Sanatorium
Chennai, Tamil Nadu- 600047
Contact: 044-22411611
Website: http://www.nischennai.org/

2. Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Science
Jawahar Lal Nehru Bhartiya Chikitsa Avum
Homeopathy Anusandhan Bhavan
No.61-65, Institutional Area, Opp. 'D' Block, Janakpuri
New Delhi - 110058
Contact: 011-28525852/83/97/31/01
Website: http://www.ccras.nic.in/

3. Sri Sai Ram Medical College
(For Siddha, Ayurveda and Homoeopathy)
Sai Leo Nagar, Poonthandalam
West Tambaram, Chennai
Tamil Nadu-600044
Contact: 044 - 22512010/22512020/22512030
Website: http://www.saimedical.com/

4. Santhigiri Siddha Medical College
Santhigiri P.O., Pothencode
Thiruvananthapuram - 695584
Contact: 0471 2719343/ 2410316
Website: http://ssmc.santhigiriashram.org/

  • PUBLISHED DATE : May 25, 2015
  • LAST UPDATED ON : Dec 24, 2016


Write your comments

This question is for preventing automated spam submissions