“Huge health benefits that can accrue from the ancient time-tested siddha treatments and siddha practitioners,” said Dr. T.Thirunarayanan, Secretary -Centre for Traditional Medicine and Research (CTMR), an NGO which provides free siddha treatment to the underprivileged sections of the society, and urged the practitioners to explore new avenues.

He delivered a lecture on the advantages of using siddha medicines at a meeting organised at MRC, Guindy, by the Rotary Club of Chennai Velachery on October 20.

Dr. Thirunarayanan expounded the benefits of the traditional siddha treatment. He gave a scientific explanation on how siddha medicines help us in day-to-day life to cope with the stress and demands of our present work environment and lifestyle.

He said that the siddha medicines are primarily extracted from plants and have been vastly dealt with in the ancient Tamil texts from the time of the famed sages. “It is cost effective and affordable and above all, it works without side effects,” he explained.

Dr. Thirunarayanan is a research scholar in the traditional medicines and a product of the Government Siddha Medical College, Madurai Kamaraj University and has more than 24 years of experience in different spheres of Indian Systems of Medicine including teaching, training, clinical practice and research.

Free siddha camp

“With the support of the Siddha doctors and as part of its long term social health initiatives, the Rotary Club of Chennai Velachery proposes to conduct a free siddha counselling camp for the benefit of the people from various sections of the society,” said S. Kumaar, Director Health Services of the Rotary Club of Chennai Velachery.

Dr. R. Padmapriya, a well-known Siddha practitioner of Velachery coordinated the event.

Rotary Club of Chennai Velachery president V. Balasundaram and several members of the RCCV participated.

T. Madhavan