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Safety & efficacy of Siddha drugs should be assessed & brought to public to maintain authenticity: Dr Jayaprakash

Chennai (PB), 17 May, 2014: The quality, safety and efficacy of the metallic preparations of Siddha system have to be assessed and brought to the public in order to maintain the authenticity of the age old medicines. In Tamil Nadu, where the system was originated, a quantity of about 50,000 kgs of metallic preparations of … Continue reading

ISMGA urges state govt to take immediate measures to set up ISM university in Tamil Nadu

Chennai (PB): The Indian siddha medical graduates association (ISMGA) in Tamil Nadu has urged Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalitha to initiate immediate measures to establish an Indian System of Medicine (ISM) university in Tamil Nadu, which has been pending for quite some time due to the apathetic attitude of the officials in the directorate … Continue reading

Even after 3 years of formation, R&D remains a far cry in CCRS due to govt’s apathetic attitude

Chennai (PB): Even after 3 years of formation to give a fillip to research and development in siddha system of treatment, research-oriented work is still a far cry in the Chennai-headquartered Central Council of Research in Siddha (CCRS), thanks to the lackadaisical attitude of the senior officials in the Department of Ayush. Squarely blaming the … Continue reading

Newly created Central Council of Research in Siddha starts operations in Chennai

Chennai (PB): The newly created exclusive body for Siddha research named Central Council of Research in Siddha (CCRS) has started functioning in Chennai.  The headquarters of the Council is based at the National Institute of Siddha (NIS) at Tambaram, near Chennai. Earlier, the CCRAS was bifurcated in September 2010 to establish CCRS, exclusively for Siddha … Continue reading

Hindu lifestyle and traditional medicine

Thaeraiyar Venba – Kokkalai Jerajan – Maharani, W-146, Anna Nagar West Extension, Chennai-600101 – Rs. 250. Phone: 26543963/9445019814. An introduction to Thaeraiyar is essential for an appreciation of this book of Indian medicine (Siddha and Ayurveda). Once upon a time a king was suffering from head ache that no medical expert could cure. A travelling … Continue reading

Siddha practitioners increasingly losing trust in system: Dr Thirunarayanan

Chennai (PB): Confidence building measures have to be initiated among practitioners of Siddha system as they are increasingly losing trust in the system due to various reasons, said Dr T Thirunarayanan, secretary of Centre for Traditional Medicine & Research (CTMR), Chennai. While speaking in a function organised by the Tamil Nadu Siddha Practitioners on World … Continue reading

ISMGA urges TN govt to formalise state Siddha Medical Council by holding elections

Chennai (PB): Seeking immediate intervention of the state government for the conduct of election to the Tamil Nadu Siddha Medical Council and urging it to constitute the Council formally, the Indian Siddha Medical Graduates Association (ISMGA) has decided to approach once again the health ministry and the state Ayush department with a mass memorandum. The … Continue reading

DMK steps in to help Siddha students

Tirunelveli (DC): An all-party meeting headed by DMK veteran, Suba Seetharaman at Palayamkottai on Wednesday decided to organise a massive demonstration and rally on March 22 in support of the students who are on a sit-in protest at the Palayamkottai Government Siddha college in Tirunelveli for over a month now demanding that they should be … Continue reading

MP seeks health minister help in Siddha college stir

Tirunelveli ((DC) : Even as the students’ stir at the Palayamkottai government Siddha College in Tirunelveli entered the fifteenth day on Monday, Rajya Sabha MP T.K Rangarajan has written to Union health and family welfare minister Ghulam Nabi Azad seeking his intervention. He also appealed to Azad to advise the Central council of Indian Medicine … Continue reading

Sage who wouldn’t sit still

Marabin Mainthan Muthiah writes of the rich life and work of Sage Agastya, who enriched a range of disciplines including martial arts, Siddha medicine, Tamil grammar and mysticism. Calendar art has come to play a big role in preserving and propagating our spirituality and heritage. Thanks to it, you can walk into any remote place … Continue reading