THERAPEUTIC EFFICACY OF VARMAM THERAPY IN SINUSITIS A PILOT STUDY

DR. C. NITHIYA PRABHA, DR. M. BHUVANESWARI, DR. S. KANIRAJA, DR.R.SUJATHA RAJASEKAR

Abstract


Siddha system is the ancient traditional medicine practiced all over Tamil
nadu. Siddha system is a unique system compared to other systems as it is both
medicinally, intellectually and spiritually enriched. Siddha system is bestowed
with various specialties of which few are Yoga, Kayakalpam, Pranayamam,
Varmam and Thokkanam. Varmam are vital points in the body that act as
energy tranformers or batteries. The presence, location and action is totally
unknown to the modern medicine. Varmam Therapy is the Pressure
manipulation over these points with a particular force for the specified time.
This will regulate the flow of energy which is obstructed due to assault on
these points (varma points) or due to any other cause .Headache is nearly a
universal human experience. The lifetime incidence of headache is estimated to
be at least 90%. Nowadays, Sinusitis is a common problem among the young
adults and adults. Unlike Diabetes and Coronary heart Disease, Sinusitis are
also wide spread. Sinusitis does not kill but it is characterized by chronic head
ache and extreme discomfort. It is often associated with nasal congestion and
worsens with movement of the head .It is mainly due to High Pollution Level,
Congested living condition and Life Style Modification. This can all be
overcome by varmam, one of the Special therapies of Siddha system of
medicine without any adverse effects. According to Siddha literature, there are
about 108 Major Varmam points are present in the human body.Among these
,Thilartha Kalam, Puruva Kalam,Valamoorthi Kalam,Poigai Kalam,Sevikutri
Kalam,Nasi Kalam were used for the management of sinusitis.This study was
conducted in department of sirappu maruthuvam, Govt. Siddha MedicalĀ 

College, Palayamkottai. This trial was done in 10 patients, aged 25 to 45 of both
sex who presented with nasal discharge of any quality, facial pain unrelated to
trauma or self suspected sinusitis were eligible Patients were excluded if they
had symptoms greater than 3 months duration, general malignancies ,head
trauma and previous sinus surgery.Clinical parameters used for the prognosis
are facial pain ,nasal discharge,Sinus tenderness and head ache . The outcome
of the present study reveals that the varma therapy are very effective in
management of sinusitis
Key Words: Siddha System, Varma Therpy, Sinusitis


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