CME INDIA Presentation by ⚜ Dr. M. Gowri Sankar, MD, Senior Assistant Professor, Dept. of General Medicine, Government Medical College and ESI Hospital, Coimbatore.
Today’s History Feature:
💠Ancient Indian Medicine
🔹India is known for its rich systems of medicine. The Siddha medicine – also called as Siddha Vaidya – originated in ancient Tamil Nadu, South India.
🔹Siddha is the foremost of all other medical systems in the world. In fact, it can be traced back between B.C 10,000 to B.C 4,000.
🔹Moreover, the Siddha is a Traditional Treatment System generated from Tamil culture and is entirely in Tamil language. The Palm leaf manuscripts say that the Siddha system was first described by Lord Shiva to his wife Lord Parvati.
🔹Then, Lord Parvati explained all this knowledge to her son Lord Muruga and he taught all this knowledge to his disciple Sage Agasthya. Agasthyar further taught to Siddhars and they spread this knowledge to human beings.
🔹Actually, the Siddhars who got 8 supernatural powers laid the foundation of this traditional medicine.
🔹Among 18 Siddhars in that period, Sage Agasthyar is considered the Father of Siddha Medicine.
🔹The concept behind the Siddha is that the Healthy soul can only be developed through a healthy body. Hence, they developed the practices such as periodic fasting, meditation and yoga. Indeed, Lifestyle plays a significant role in health and in curing illness.
🔹They further developed the drugs either from thavaram (herbal product) or thandu (inorganic substances) or jangamam (animal products).
🔹Furthermore, the Naadi (in Tamil), or Radial artery pulse reading method was developed by erstwhile Siddha practitioners.
🔹In order to recognize the Siddha Medicine, the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, observs Siddha Day on Siddhar Agasthiyar’s birth star “Ayilyam” in the Tamil month Margazhi every year.
An Ancient Indian Medicine
Siddha Medicine 🙏
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