Siddha system of medicine is an ancient science, which
belongs to Dravidian culture. Siddha system insists the
scientific mode of life. Its preliminary aim is
prevention and preservation of health. It is very useful
in maintenance and restoration of good health. The
foremost Siddhar Lord Siva, preached Siddha medicine
to his followers. They are called as Siddhars. Then
Siddhars developed the system further and called as
Siddha system of medicine. They were advised to
maintain the body health as well as mental health.
Its origin is also traced to mythological sources belonging
to the Shaiva tradition. According to the tradition, Lord
Shiva conveyed the knowledge of medicine to his wife
Parvati. The knowledge was passed from her to Nandi and
finally it was given to the Siddhas. The word Siddha
denotes one who has achieved some extraordinary powers
(siddhi). This achievement was related to the discipline of
mind and its superiority over body, and was accomplished
through both yoga and medicine. Thus siddhars
(practitioners of Siddha) became the symbols of
psychosomatic perfection and so the Siddha medicine
became a combination of medicine and yoga
Generally the basic concepts of the Siddha medicine are
almost similar to Ayurveda. The only difference
appears to be that the Siddha medicine recognizes
CONCEPTS SIDDHA AYURVEDA
1.Childhood vatham Kapam
2.Adulthood Pitham Pitham
3.Old age kapam vatham
According to the Siddha medicine various
psychological and physiological functions of the
body are attributed to the combination of seven
Saram (plasma) responsible for growth, development
cheneer (blood) responsible for nourishing muscles,
imparting colour and improving intellect.
ooun (muscle) responsible for shape of the body.
kollzuppu (fatty tissue) responsible for oil balance and
enbu (bone) responsible for body structure and posture
moolai (nerve) responsible for strength.
sukila (semen) responsible for reproduction
NAAL OZHUKKAM (DAILY REGIMEN)
Naal ozhukkam, the name itself denotes the daily
regular activities that every person needs to carry out in
a systemic manner to maintain the good and healthy
body. The Siddha is the science of life not only for
body but also for mind and soul. Thus Naal ozhukkam ,
gives the idea of daily activities, which are including
the care of all the components.
Kaalai Ezhuthal (Waking up)
According to Siddha principle the exact time to wake
up is 4-5 a.m. in the morning. After taking a good
sleep, our brain and other vital organs get refreshed by
good circulation and also that is the correct time to do
the worship. As soon as we wake up from the bed, we
have to see certain positive things like light, our right
palm etc, which gives fulfillment and happiness
throughout the day.
Mala salam kazhithal(Excretion stools and
Always in our body there are plenty of interactions.
Excretion of the waste product is an essential. We have
to excrete our wastes like urine and faeces by the
natural way. It implies the accuracy in digestion and
excretion. Elimination of urine and faeces are the
activities of Vaatham which are predominant in the
morning. So it is the right time to excrete the both.
Siddhars had mentioned the importance of cleaning
after defecation. One must clean with clean water that
need is to of clean the hands, eyes, ears, teeth after
Pal thulakkal (cleaning of teeth):
Naakku suddhi (Tongue cleaning):
Eye care ( Kan ):
Nose care (Mookku):
Ear care (Kaadhu):
Udal payirchi (Physical
Homeopathy (also spelled homoeopathy ) is
a form of alternative medicine in which
practitioners treat patients using highly diluted
preparations that are believed to cause healthy
people to exhibit symptoms that are similar to
those exhibited by the patient.
The basic principle known as the law of
similars is "let like be cured by like". It was
first stated by German physician Samuel
Hahnemann in 1796. Principles of homeopathy
are taken on his word and are not based on the
scientific method. Homeopathic “remedies”
are prepared by serial dilution with shaking by
forceful striking on an elastic body, which
homeopaths term succussion
Homeopathy is highly scientific, logical, safe, quick
and extremely effective method of healing. It offers
long lasting to permanent cure, treating the disease
from its roots, for most of the ailments. Homeopathy
is the most rational science with respect to its
concepts of health, disease and cure. Homeopathy
does not treat superficially by just driving away the
symptoms but heals the patient from within.
Homoeopathy is the system of treatment based on
demonstrable laws and principles, which are -
a) The Law of Similars - It is also called the Law of
Cure. This law demonstrates that the selected remedy
is able to produce a range of symptoms in a healthy
person similar to that observed in the patient, thus
leading to the principle of Similia Similibus Curentur
i.e. let likes be treated by likes.
b) The Law of Single Remedy - This law directs to
choose and administer such a single remedy, which is
most similar to the symptom complex of the sick
person at a time.
c) The Law of Minimum Dose - The similar remedy
selected for a sick should be prescribed in minimum
dose, so that when administered there is no toxic
effects on the body. It just acts as a triggering and
catalytic agent to stimulate and strengthen the
existing defense mechanism of the body. It does not
need to be repeated frequently.
Remedies are prepared from plant, animal,
metal, and mineral substances. A mother
tincture is made by macerating (soaking) the
substance with alcohol and water; one drop of
this product is combined with 99 drops of
water and then "potentized" (energized) by
succussion, or shaking.
The homeopathic medicines are prepared from a wide
range of natural sources. Over 75% of the medicines
originate from the vegetable kingdom, i.e. flowers,
roots, leaves and the juice etc.
Certain chemicals and minerals are also used to prepare
certain medicines. For ex: Sulphuric acid, nitric acid.
Most of the minerals and metals are used as a source of
medicine, such as gold, silver, zinc, tin, iron and so on
This is a question that can't really be answered. It
probably can be said that with a well-chosen remedy,
tendencies can be diminished, a new permanent
perspective may be gained, and choices that were
invisible may now become prominent; in essence a
remedy can increase our experience of freedom.
Homeopathy may have the potential to
change the expression of our DNA; to
change the very cellular mechanisms of
the nervous system. This can have a
particularly significant impact on
children and on adults who plan to have
children in terms of preventing the
genetic expression of undesirable
behaviors and pathology.