Siddha legend Dr.CN Deivanayagam passes away

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Renowned chest physician and peace activist C. N. Deivanayagam died in the city on Monday. He was 70. He had been ailing from cancer for a few years.
Born on November 15, 1942, Dr. Deivanayagam chose healing as his metier and went on to graduate in medicine from Madras Medical College in 1965.
He underwent training in Scotland and Northern Ireland for 18 months and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) in 1969. He also served as a research officer at the British Medical Research Council's Pneumoconiosis unit for one year.
He served as an assistant professor in the department of Chest diseases at the Madras Medical College between 1970 and 1981 and as professor of thoracic medicine between 1981 and 2000.
He had also served as examiner at various Indian universities for graduate and postgraduate medical degrees and diplomas till date. He co-founded the Indian Chest Society and edited its official journalLung India for several years.
When he served as the Superintendent of the Government Hospital for Thoracic Medicine, Dr. Deivanayagam set up the HIV/AIDS care unit, amid opposition, which later became one of the world’s index HIV treatment units.

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Charmed by the practice of Siddha medicine, Dr. Deivanayagam took up research. One of the key areas of research was the use of Siddha system of medicine, along with the conventional allopathic treatment in reducing the viral load among patients with HIV. He also served as chairman, National Advisory Council for Siddha.
He established the Health India Foundation in Chennai in 2001 which runs a regular day care clinic for HIV and other disorders at the Red Cross Centre, in Egmore.
His involvement with the anti-nuclear movement crystallised into setting up the Physicians for Peace initiative, and he was also part of the initial team that led the campaign against setting up the Kudankulam project in 1988-89, his colleagues in the movement recalled.
When the State government took over the Sri Ramachandra Medical College in 1989 and renamed as the Tamil Nadu Arasu Medical College and Research Institute (TAMARAI), Dr. Deivanayagam functioned as its Dean. The takeover was struck down a couple of years later by the Madras High Court.
Dr. Deivanayagam was a consultant with the World Health Organisation on infectious diseases.
He is survived by wife and three daughters.

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News: The Hindu

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Thirumoolar Karukkidai Vaithiyam (திருமூலர் கருக்கிடை வைத்தியம்) Ebook Download

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Thirumoolar Karukkidai Vaithiyam (திருமூலர் கருக்கிடை வைத்தியம்) deals with the basic principles of Siddha Medicine and describes about preparation of various types of medicines.

The original publication in hard copy (first edition) done on 1884 by Irusappa  Muthaliyar of Thiruvotriyoor.

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Siddha Vaithiya Agarathi (சித்த வைத்திய அகராதி) -Siddha Medical Dictionary Ebook

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Raama. Gurusamy Konaar
இராம. குருசாமி கோனார்
Siddha Vaithiya Agarathi (சித்த வைத்திய அகராதி) is a dictionary/glossary of siddha medicinemainly deals with the plant kingdom of Siddha Medicine.

The original publication in hard copy (first edition) done on 1928 by the Great Legend "Raama. Gurusamy Konaar" at his Ramachandravilasam Press.

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Balavadagathirattu: Peadiatrics in Siddha Medicine -Ebook

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Balavadagathirattu (பாலவாகடத்திரட்டு) is a book of pediatric medical management with the basic principles of Siddha Medicine and describes about preparation of various types of medicines for pediatric diseases.

Balavadagathirattu is Containing 2 books
1.Chimitu Rathina Surukka Balavadagam (சிமிட்டு ரத்தினச் சுருக்க பாலவாகடம்)
2.Dhanwanthiri Balavagadam (தன்வந்திரி பாலவாகடம்)

The original publication in hard copy (first edition) done on 1890 by Sundara Muthaliyar of Poovirunthavalli at his Sundaravilasam Press.

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The subsequent parts of the ebook Agathiyar 2000 are being uploaded.

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Agathiyar 2000 is a book deals with the basic principles of Siddha Medicine and describes about preparation of various types of medicines. This is the first part of this book covers siddha medicine preparation, treatment aspects and so on. The subsequent parts of the book are uploaded soon.

The original publication in hard copy (first edition) done on 1958 by Dr.S.Venkatarajan of Saraswathi Mahal, Tanjore at Shree Vaani Vilas Press, Srirangam.

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Romarishi Vaithiyam 500 (ரோமரிஷி வைத்தியம் 500) Siddha treatment ebook download

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Romarishi Vaithiyam 500 is a book deals with the basic principles of Siddha Medicine and describes about preparation of various types of medicines. Containing 500 verses this book covers basic rituals before starting medicine preparation, treatment aspects and so on.


The original publication in hard copy (first edition) done on 1891 by Narayanasamy Muthaliyar of Chinthathiri Pettai at his Prabagara Press, Vadakku Masi Veethi (North Maasi Street), Madurai.

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Agathiyar Thaila Muraigal

Agathiyar Thaila Muraigal 100 (அகத்தியர் தைலமுறைகள் 100) is a book of methods to prepare medicated oils used in Siddha Medicine.

More than 50 preparations explained, this book is a prime source for preparing medicated oils in Siddha medicine.


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The original publication in hard copy done on 1936 by Rathina Nayagar Sons at their Thirumagal Vilasam Press, Chennai.

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Eezathu Sitha Siromanigal  (ஈழத்துச் சித்த சிரோமணிகள்) written by Va.Selliah deals with history and related details of the 7 siddhars who lived in Srilanka.

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The ebook has been created from the 1st edition of the hard copy published in 2003 by Siva Yoga Swami Trust of Srilanka Priced 75 Rupees.

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The ebook has been created from the 1st edition of the hard copy published in 1994 by Kumaran Pathippagam, Chennai-26 Priced INR 28.

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Siddha Medicine Practice approved in Bahrain

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New guidelines have come into force regulating Bahrain's alternative medicine industry.

The National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) board has issued four directives to control the sale and prescription of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM) following concern about the credibility of some businesses.

NHRA chief executive officer Dr Bahaa Eldin Fateha said that the directives were being implemented with immediate effect.

However, Bahrain's existing TCAM institutions will be given a grace period or six months to correct their status and obtain the necessary licences.

"Traditional healers, who have been practising for generations, can continue their practice but will have to update their level of knowledge on infection control," he said.

"Some practices such as cupping (known as Hujama where the 'bad blood' is sucked out of the body) can lead to spread of diseases, particularly hepatitis and skin infections."

Dr Fateha said a list of approved specialities of TCAM, based on World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, had been approved for TCAM in Bahrain.

Effectiveness

"These include 13 specialities with proven effectiveness on health and in relieving or treating diseases," he said.

Dr Fateha said the approved specialities included acupuncture, Ayurveda, siddha, massage therapy, chiropractic, herbal therapy, homoeopathy, naturopathy, osteopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, traditional Japanese medicine, traditional Mongolian medicine and Unani medicine.

"On the other hand, another nine specialities have been approved, where WHO guidelines have recognised their positive effect on health and on treating and or treating some ailments," he said.

These include aroma therapy, bach flower remedies, colon therapy, chelation therapy, cupping, craniosacral therapy, colon hydrotherapy, reflexology and hydrotherapy.

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Bingala nigandu (or) Pinkala nikandu (or) Pingala nikandu (பிங்கல நிகண்டு) is a Tamil thesaurus written by Bingala Munivar a disiple of Dhivagara Munivar who wrote the first Nigandu in Tamil Language the Dhivagara Nigandu @ Senthan Dhivagaram of 8th Century AD.


Written in the 10th Century AD, the Bingala nigandu has 10 sections. Its  has definitions for 14,700 words.Interesting information about various classification of mankind, gods, animals, birds, plants are found in this book.
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Prophylactic effect of ‘Nandukkal Parpam’

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Another interesting study on Nandukkal Parpam!

Prophylactic effect of ‘Nandukkal Parpam’ (A Siddha Combination Drug) on Ethylene Glycol induced Calcium Oxalate Microlithiasis in the kidneys of Wistar rats done by N Arunai Nambiraj, TMR Panicker, S Seethalakshmi, Chinnama Abraham, M Paul Korath and K Jagadeesan of KJ Hospital Research and Post Graduate Centre, Chennai 600 084.

In this study the effect of oral administration of ‘Nandukkal parpam’ (a siddha combination drug) on calcium oxalate microlithiasis was studied in male wistar rats. Ethylene glycol and ammonium chloride in drinking water were given orally to male wistar rats to induce calcium oxalate crystals in renal tissue the initial phase of urinary stone formation. The deposition of calcium oxalate crystals in kidneys of wistar rats on ethylene glycol and treated with nandukkal parpam is much lesser than in the group of rats on ethylene glycol only (p < 0.001).

Original article at Bombay Hospital Journal

Spectroscopic Analysis of Siddha Medicine “Nandukkal Parpam” (நண்டுக்கல் பற்பம்)

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“Nandukkal Parpam” a Siddha Medicine preparation is mainly used for curing the urinary obstructions, inflammation of uro-genital tract and grand in urine and bladder. This paper deals with the study of UV spectroscopy and constant deviation spectrograph on this medicine.

It's another important study done by a Non-Siddha Graduate S.Ariponnammal, Department of Physics, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram, Dindigul District Tamil Nadu, INDIA. The study has been reported in Research Journal of Recent Sciences Vol. 1(5), 59-61, May (2012).

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Agathiyar Tharukka Saasthiram (அகத்தியர் தருக்க சாஸ்திரம்) Siddha Medicine Ebook

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Here the SIDDHADREAMS now publishes an E-book "Agathiyar Tharukka Saasthiram (அகத்தியர் தருக்க சாஸ்திரம்)" into the public domain.

The book  Agathiyar Tharukka Saasthiram  deals with the basic principles of Siddha Medicine.

The original publication in hard copy (first edition) done on 1936 by G.Ramasamy Kon of Madurai at his Ramachandra Vilasam Press, Vadakku Masi Veethi (North Maasi Street), Madurai.

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Agathiyar Poorana Soothiram (அகத்தியர் பூரண சூத்திரம்) Siddha Medicine Ebook Download

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Remembering the legends of 20th Century who spent their whole life to wrote / publish siddha literature. From their sole contributions only the Siddha system now flourishes.

Here the Siddhadreams now publishing an  E-book "Agathiyar Poorana Soothiram (அகத்தியர் பூரண சூத்திரம்) " into the public domain.

The book Agathiyar Poorana Soothiram deals with the basic principles and some rare medicinal preparation methods from Siddha Medicine.

The original publication in hard copy done on 1950s (Factual information not available since the E-book has been created from the 3rd edition published on 1964) by G.Ramasamy Kon of Madurai at his Ramachandra Vilasam Press, Vadakku Masi Veethi (North Maasi Street), Madurai.

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India takes lead to promote traditional medicines in SAARC nations

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The ministry of commerce has started the initiative to forge broader cooperation between the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries on traditional medicines with a view to tap the emerging potential in the field at the global level through joint efforts and by forming a common platform.

The ministry has already drafted the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and launched consultations with the stakeholders to garner their inputs before finalising the document. It has also sought views from the concerned departments including Ayush that will represent India in the agreement with SAARC countries, sources said.

New Siddha wings at 10 ESI hospitals in Tamilnadu

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Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today ordered setting up of Siddha departments at 10 ESI hospitals in Tamilnadu, including Tambaram, Sriperumbudur and Thiruvottiyur.

She has also ordered creating of 20 new vacancies to implement the initiative.

According to an official release, the government led by Jayalalithaa has been implementing various measures for the benefit of all sections of the society. 'The government is aware that workers play a major role in the industrial and economic growth of the country,' said the release.
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