Completed Research Projects

National Institute of Siddha has undertaken two WHO sponsored projects. The details are as follows.

I- Project

WHO sponsored project  “Development of Siddha Treatment Guidelines for Selected Diseases”  undertaken for the period : 1.10.2008 to 31.3.2009 and successfully completed the project.

1)Objectives:

  • Development and Publication of Treatment guidelines for selected diseases
  • A ready-reckoner for Siddha treatment
  • Providing Siddha treatment systematically to a particular diseased persons with similar clinical condition

2)Activities undertaken:

  • Appointment of SRF and DEO
  • Opening of WHO project office at the Campus
  • Experts meeting on 13.10.2008 for Review and finalizing the Template and selected diseases
  • Website posting of Template and selected diseases for inviting suggestions
  • Preparing guidelines for selected diseases
  • Visiting Siddha Medical Colleges and Hospitals by working group for collecting information on treatment practice
  • Collection of treatment practice and inviting contribution from experts through meeting on 31.1.09 and 27.2.09
  • Final Review meeting of draft guidelines on 24.3.09
  • Visiting New Delhi for discussion with WHO technical consultant and CCRAS for finalizing the draft guidelines

3)Achievements of the activity undertaken in relation to WHO programme area:

  • Experts opinion on the guidelines collected and fine tuned the guidelines
  • Siddha treatment guidelines for selected diseases developed in English
  • This book includes – Introduction of Siddha, How to read, Glossary, Treatment guidelines for selected 30 diseases

4)Whether the Technical Report submitted and accepted by the Government / Ministry of AYUSH:

Guidelines hard and soft copy submitted to Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India.

A WHO sponsored first project entitled “Siddha Treatment Guidelines for selected Diseases” was carried out during 1-10-2008 to 31-3-2009. This project work has been successfully completed and a book titled “Siddha Treatment Guidelines for Selected Diseases” was submitted.

The selected diseases are:

1. Gunmam (Peptic Ulcer)

2. Perunkazhichal (Diarrhoea)

3. Eruvaaimulai noi (Haemoorrhoids)

4. Velluppu noi (Anemia)

5. Manjal Kamalai (Jaundice)

6. Kuruthi azhal noi (Hypertension)

7. Kural Kammal (Hoarseness of voice)

8. Mookadaippu (Sinusitis)

9. Kabala Soolai (Migraine)

10. Eraippu noi (Bronchial asthma)

11. Elaippu noi (Tuberculosis)

12. Vali Suram (Chikungunya)

13. Azhal Keelvayu (Osteo arthritis)

14. Tandaga vatham (Lumbar spondylosis)

15. Sagana vatham (Cervical spondylosis)

16. Enbu thathu vanmai kuraivu (Osteoporosis)

17. Karapatha soolai (Peripheral neuritis)

18. Kalladaippu (Nephrolithiasis)

19. Neer Kiricharam (Urinary tract infection)

20. Neerizhivu (Diabetes mellitus)

21. Sori Sirangu (Scabies)

22. Kalanjaga padai (Psoriasis)

23. Karappan (Eczema)

24. Venpadai (Vitiligo)

25. Podugu (Dandruff)

26. Pitha vedippu (Fissure foot)

27. Soothaga noigal (Menstrual disorders)

28. Perumbadu (Menorrhagia)

29. Magalir vellainoi (Leucoorrhoea)

30. Magaperinmai (Infertility)

For each disease: Definition, When to suspect/recognize, Epidemiology, Line of treatment based on altered Uyir/Udal thathukal, Envagai thervugal, Differential diagnosis, Treatment-Level-1, Level-2, Level-3, Pathiyam (Diet) and Rejuvenation were given in the book

II- Project

WHO sponsored project : "Development of Standard Siddha Terminologies" undertaken for the period 15.10.2010 to 14.08.2011 and completed the project successfully.

1)Objectives:

  • To define and explain terminologies of Siddha in English language
  • To specify the meaning of each Siddha term
  • To prepare a compendium of standardized Siddha terminologies for reference and adoption

2)Activities undertaken:

  • Appointment of SRF
  • Collection and developing terminologies by SRF
  • Internal weekly review meeting and collection of terminologies
  • Referred to peer review for experts
  • Two external experts meeting on 20 &21 May 2011 and 18 & 19th July 2011
  • Updation of the accepted suggestion in the meetings
  • Finalising the terminologies
  • Website posting of Terminologies for inviting suggestions
  • Submission of final report

3)Achievements of the activity undertaken in relation to WHO programme area:

  • Experts opinion on the terminologies collected and fine tuned
  • Terminologies with definition and explanation developed

4)Whether the Technical Report submitted and accepted by the Government / Ministry of AYUSH:

 A book containing compilation of terminologies -hard and soft copy submitted to Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India.