Siddha System of Medicine also called as Siddha Vaidya in India is the oldest among the Indian Medical Systems namely Ayurveda, Siddha & Unani & it’s also the oldest medical system in the world. Siddha Medicine, also called Siddha Vaidya could be considered as the crown of all the traditional arts of the ancient world owing to its wealth and simplicity. Siddha System propound by the Siddhars is a vast and unique method which defines health as a perfect state of Physical, Psychological, Social and Spiritual Well Being of an individual. Siddha system method of medicine is most ancient and spiritually enriched one. Medicines are formulated and prepared by the Siddhars thousands of years ago after undergoing various research works on flora, fauna and the rich mineral resources of Mother Earth. The medicines are enriched with prayers and power which not only cures the disease but also provides peace to the mind and spirituality to the soul. This divine system of medicine is a treasure of numerous medicines. The system not only deals with medicine, but with spirituality, righteous way of living, rejuvenation and its main aim Kaivalya or Attainment of Perfection. Siddhars knew that the only way of stopping the cycle of rebirth was by making the body as strong as a stone, unaffected by diseases, old age or even death. Thus the Kayakalpa method was formed. The treatment should be commenced as early as possible after assessing the course and cause of the disease.
External and Internal Treatment or Siddha Medicines with prayers and counseling is very effective for treatment of MIND, BODY, and SOUL.
Salient Features of Siddha
- Alleviation or Eradication of Pain- Less need for pain medication and increased effectiveness of other medication
- Enhanced Immune System Functioning
- Improved Sleep
- Promotion of Health and Well Being
- Enhancement of Spiritual Development
- Preparation for, and follow up after surgery and other medical treatments
- Energizing the body
Treatments in siddha are widely classified in to 64 types i.e. 32 types of internal medications and 32 external treatments which include kizhi, fomentation, steam etc. Some preventive measurements are also clearly mentioned in siddha system. Among these diet plays major role. One should take proper diet with proper time, proper quantity and need not worry about diseases. Therayar, a Siddha exponent insists some preventive methods to be followed on a day-to-day basis as well as seasonal basis which are highly useful for preventing many of the life style diseases. The Siddha System of Medicine is one among the foremost of all other medical systems of the world. The other systems are concerned with treatment and preventive aspects only. But Siddha Medicine is the only system which bestows immortality.