Siddha is one of oldest Indian systems of medicine
Which has its roots in south India and is popular?
Worldwide. Therapeutic in nature, the system
Works on the belief that the human body is made of
Five basic elements, namely, earth, water, fire, air
And sky and the treatment deal with balancing
These elements for health and disease free life.
The Central Council of Indian Medicine controls
the education of Siddha system in the country.
Bachelor of Siddha Medicine & Sciences –BSMS
MD - Siddha Medicine
10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Botany
The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University,Channai
Government Siddha Medical College,Arumbakkam, Chennai
Government Siddha Medical College, Tirunelveli,Tamilnadu
Sri Sai Ram Siddha Medical College,Sriperumputhur, Tamil Nadu
Kerala, University of Health Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala
SKILLS REQUIRED FOR SIDDHA
Complete understanding of the concepts of Siddha medicine.
A thorough knowledge of the medications involved in Siddha medicine.
Research and diagnostic skills
Ability to grasp the patient’s symptoms to transform it to effective treatment
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR SIDDHA
Arranging consultations with patients and issuing reminders about these closer to the day of each appointment.
Conducting screening and diagnostic tests to reveal health issues.
Calming anxious and distressed patients.
Restoring patients to good health by administering or suggesting interventions such as massage, mindfulness, and homeopathic substances. Informing patients about the functions of each treatment. Recording and storing your notes after each consultation.
Monitoring and evaluating the implications of treatments. Tailoring your approach to treatment based on results obtained, if needed. Referring patients to licensed Ayurvedic Doctors, as required. Ensuring that the office is stocked with fresh and well-maintained supplies.
Ayurvedic Practitioner Requirements: License to operate as an Ayurvedic Practitioner. Experience as an Ayurvedic Practitioner, preferably within a multidisciplinary setting. Expertise in all Ayurvedic tenets and treatments. Top-notch diagnostic and treatment abilities. Outstanding clinical judgment.
Ability to explain complex health-related phenomena in a simple manner. Empathy, kindness, and understanding. Personal adherence to Ayurvedic teachings is preferred.