Monday, January 31, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Centre for Traditional Medicine and Research
4A,4th Cross Street, mAhalakshmi Nagar
Adambakkam, Chennai- 600088
Tamilnadu Siddha Ayurveda Unani Drug Manufacturers Association
Jointly organizes a one day workshop on
‘Technical obstacles in ISM manufacturing sector and overcoming them’
On 26th Feb, 2011.
At Hotel Palmgrove
Kodambakkam High Road, Chennai
The topics would cover
Obstacles faced in raw material quality and simple testing procedures
Grey areas in ISM pharmacopeias and formularies of Go.I
WHO guidelines and AYUSH Protocol for drug development.
Speakers would include luminaries with Industrial and research background
The participants would include manufacturers and Q.C persons of Small, Medium and Tiny industries, regulatory officials and policy makers.
The workshop is limited to 30 participants. Please register at the earliest.
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Ph 9444018158
Mr.Vijay Metha Vd.S.Usman Ali
President- TASUDMA Director CTMR
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Dr. Whitney Howarth, Professor along with a team of twenty students from Plymouth State University (New Hampshire, USA) is on a visit to Sadhana forest Auroville near Pondicherry for 3 weeks from Jan 5th. Dr. Whitney has organized series of lectures there to make her students familiar with Indian Culture and Conservation ethics of Indian culture. As part of the programme Dr.T.Thirunarayanan, secretary CTMR was invited to speak on ‘Siddha tradition and sacred groves’ on 24th Jan 2011.
Sadhana Forest started its ecological revival and sustainable living work on December 19th 2003. The vision of its founders, Yorit and Aviram Rozin, is to transform 70 acres of severely eroded, arid land on the outskirts of Auroville. In a spirit of human unity, their aim is to introduce a growing number of people to sustainable living. The community focus their nergy and resources on the creation of a vibrant, indigenous Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest (TDEF).
Dr. Thirunarayanan explained how the sacred groves are significant as micro units of bio-diversity and show case the biological heritage. He also explained the groves as treasure troves which help as seed bank, conserve water and soil and influence the microclimate. The medicinal plants present in the groves makes them the God’s dispensary. He enumerated the use of 20 tree species and their significance in traditional medicine. The second part of the presentation on the long history of use of Siddha medicine, its concept of living in harmony with nature, body-mind linkage, and role of traditional food in health was well received by the students and this was followed by a question-answer session.
Monday, January 10, 2011
News in The Hindu- News paper
TIRUNELVELI: To formally document the traditional medical practices being followed by the folk healers of the land with the locally available plants to cure a range of diseases and poisonous bites, particularly from southern Tamil Nadu, the Union Government is organising a meet at Courtallam on January 8.
G. Subash Chandran, faculty member, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai, told ‘The Hindu' here on Wednesday that the Indian traditional medicine had a long history of use in addressing the health needs of people of this country apart from the institutionally trained doctors of Siddha, since many folk healers have been delivering health care, particularly in remote areas, with locally available plants.
Ever since the registration of Indian medical practitioners has been stopped, many children of traditional practitioners with a long heritage have shifted to other vocations.
This has led to slow erosion in the number of practitioners and also with them the strong knowledge base of healing lying with each of the traditional healer's families.
In order to revitalise the traditional health practices which are certainly cost effective and safe, Department of AYUSH, Government of India has implemented a scheme of documenting, validation and revitalisation of these traditions through NGOs.
Chennai-based Centre for Traditional Medicine and Research (CTMR) and Siddha Health Foundation (SHF) are carrying out these projects in different districts of Tamil Nadu.
Siddha Health Foundation is carrying out the documentation of the knowledge base in southern Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu in Tirunelveli and Virudhunagar districts. As part of the revitalization programme a traditional healers' meet is organised jointly by SHF and CTMR on January 8 at Sri Parasakthi College of Women, Courtallam.
About 100 traditional healers and 25 institutionally trained experts including teaching faculty members of Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai would participate in the event and share their experiences.
This would facilitate in bringing out the closely kept secrets of healing which would also be reviewed.
Topics would include mother and child health, bone setting, varma, treatment of poisonous bites etc., Dr. Subash Chandran said.
H. Malleshappa, Project Director of Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve will inaugurate the meet as most of the healers depend on the medicinal plant resources from the fringe area of this famous sanctuary.
S. Usman Ali, Director of CTMR will deliver the keynote address while Dr. T. Appranantham, the research project leader of SHF will explain the salient features points of the research findings and M. Murugesan, Dean of the National Institute of Siddha will deliver the valedictory address. T. Thirunarayanan, secretary of CTMR and organising secretary of the meet can be contacted at 9444018158.