The Siddha system of medicine is believed to have originated during the days of the Indus Valley civilization and continues to be popular today, especially in southern India. It uses a fascinating combination of herbs, oils, minerals and massage therapy to promote good health and longevity.Drawing on his collection of ancient manuscripts and years of practice, Dr. Thottam writes this lucid account of the basic precepts of this system. In the first section of the book, he enumerates the different branches of Siddha medicine and explains their underlying principles. The second part outlines the basic formulas, cures for common diseases, and different kinds of massages and yoga.This handy and helpful handbook will be a valuable reference for practitioners and a useful introduction for those interested in alternative systems of medicine.|
About the Author:
DR. PAUL JOSEPH THOTTAM was registered with the Central Board of Indian Medicine, New Delhi, in 1974 . He has been a member of the Expert Study Group of the Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha, New Delhi, since 1987. He set up the Thottam Siddha Research Centre in Thirumzhisai, Tamil Nadu. Dr. Thottam lives in Chennai.