Application of Varmam (Physical Manipulation Therapy of Traditional Siddha Medicine) for Contemporary Health Issues: An Update

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Journal of Ayurveda Medical Sciences,2019,4,1,471-474.
Published:December 2020
Type:Short Communication
Author(s) affiliations:

G Senthilvel1,2, Arul Amuthan3,*

1Research Officer (Siddha) CCRS, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, AYUSH Bhawan, INA, New Delhi, INDIA.

2Siddha Practitioner Cum Varmam Expert, Hospital Sungai Buloh, MALAYSIA.

3Department of Pharmacology, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, INDIA.


Traditional Siddha medical system, Yoga and Varmam are having a common root of origin from Lord Shiva and share common basic principles. Human body has 12 energy channels with 108 energy enriched (varmam) points along the channels. Any disturbances in the energy flow leads to varmam diseases which can be treated by physical manipulation techniques. There are more than 300 Siddha literature that describes varmam in detail. For this noninvasive non-pharmacological therapy, few treatment guidelines are available. With the available literature, therapy guidelines and qualified Siddha physicians, the varmam therapy centers could be established all over the world.