Siddhars developed among other branches of a vast knowledge system, known as siddha medicine; practised mainly in Tamil nadu. The siddha system of medicine is the oldest medical system in the world.
There are 2 ancient system of medicine in india. The Siddha which is flourished in south india, and Ayurvedha Prevalent in North india. The word siddha comes from siddhi, which means an object that attain perfection or heavenly bless. Siddha medicine employs a variety of herbs and minerals, as well as animals.
Siddha system of medicine is an integrated part of indian system, which is very potent and unique system when compared with other traditional systems in existence siddha medicine being one of the world’s most complex and intricate forms of medicine, is on the verge of being lost due to change. Many chronic diseases considered incurable in western medicine, can be treated successfully with siddha medicine.
The unique aspect of this system is that, this form of medicine aims at the immortality of both soul and the body. Accordingly to the Hindu Philosophy there are 2 modes of salvation for humans one is the salvation of the metaphysical self and the others is the physical salvation within the body rendered immortal. The latter is called “Jeeva Mukthi” and siddhars aimed at these also. The immortality of the perishable body new sound strange to a rational mind, but the aim had the effect of setting very light standards of medicine.
Siddha Science considers nature and man as essential one. Nature is man and man is nature. Man is said to be the microcosm and universe is the macrocosm because what exists in the world, exists in man. Man is nothing but a miniature world containing the 5 elements of the various principles, which constitute the herbo minerals, herbals and animal kingdom.
According to the siddha medical science, the universe originally consists of atoms which contributed to the 5 basic elements 1. Earth, 2. Water, 3. Fire, 4. Air, 5. Sky. All these 5 elements corresponds to the 5 senses of the human body and they were the fundamentals of all the corporeal things in the world.
A close relationship is found to exist between the external world and the internal system of man. Siddhars maintains that the structure of the human body is miniature world in itself man consumes water and food and breathes air, and thus maintain the heat in the body. The life force is given by ether. The earth is the first element which gives fine shape, to the body including bones, tissues, muscles, skin, hair, etc. Water is the second element representing blood. Secretions of glands, vital fluid etc. Fire is the 3rd element that gives motion, vigor, vitality to the body, it also helps digestion, circulation, and stimulation besides respiration, and the nervous system. Above all other is the characteristics of man’s mental and spiritual faculities.
Siddha system of medicine is based on Saiva Siddhantha. Siddha is a tamil word that is derived from its roots “siddh”, which means perfection in life or “Heavenly Bless.”
The fundamental principles of siddha methodology are:
• Vatham (alchemy)
• Vaithiyam (medicine)
• Yogam (yoga)
• Gnanam (or) Thathuvam (philosophy)
Siddhars Spiritual Scientists of tamil nadu explored and explained the reality of nature and its relationship to man by the yogic awareness and experimental findings. They postulated the concept of spiritualism for self improvement and the practise propounded by them can to be known as the “SIDDHA SYSTEM”.
Like all the traditional indian medicines, siddha is based on the concept of man as a part of the universe and therefore on the harmony that exists between the two. The therapies are based on body humours and other characteristics which exists in Ayurvedha.
Siddhars have developed longevity discipline called kayakalpa. Siddha system advocate for logevity, are controlling the breathing and diet are methods suggested in this system. Meditation and yoga are also significant aspect of siddha system.
Jothi Siddha Clinic in Aliyar opened by Vethathiri Maharishi in 2004 for surrounding humanity in mortal and principal illness.
Another Special treatment done here:
1. NASIYA TREATMENT (Nasal drops put into the nostrils)
It is recommended for sinusitis, Nasal blockage, Sneezing, Running Nose, Headache and expel of sputum.