Understanding Siddha Healing
Alternative medicine in India has been flourishing for centuries. Siddha, also known as Siddha vaidhya, is a body of alternative medicine that is backed by yogic science. It approaches health as the stable balance of the physical, spiritual, mental, moral and social elements of human existence. It is a holistic alternative healing system that is believed to have emerged from Tamil Nadu. In the past, the practice of Siddha healing was unique to South India.
Spiritual scientists who imbibe these teachings are known as Siddhars. Over the years, traditionally trained Siddhars dwindled in numbers due to the lack of awareness about the practice. Siddhars often invest years in sadhana before being able to heal an ailing person. They are essentially channels of energy, who use meditative techniques to remove negative energy and restore positive energy in the patient’s body. The siddha system of medicine believes that diseases are the manifestations of negative energy that contaminate our organs.
While yogic meditation is an essential element of energy healing as practiced by Siddhars, the system also uses thousands of unique natural drug preparations to heal chronic ailments. These drugs are generally made from various herbs, but may also include the use of minerals, metals, or animal products. These advanced drug combinations are often prescribed along with certain dietary restrictions for better effect.
Credited as an effective system of alternate medicine, Siddha also involves the use of pressure application and massage. This aspect of siddha healing is known as Varma Kalai (more popularly known as Marma Therapy). The siddha system identifies 108 varma points as the vital pressure points in the body and manipulates them to cure trauma, chronic rheumatic diseases, and neurological diseases. All Siddha techniques are extremely safe since they do not cause any side effects.
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A group of diseases that impair the functionality of the spine are known as spinal disorders. They generally occur due to structural damage caused internally or externally. Siddha healing and its set of holistic techniques stimulate the affected regions to provide a long-lasting cure for various spinal disorders.
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