National Conference on Varmalogy, May-2008
This conference was to highlight the results of the Varmam system of treatment and initiate a scientific approach to prove its efficacy. The intended participants are those with a government recognized medical degree, (B.S.M.S, B.A.M.S, B.H.M.S, B.Y.M.S, M.B.B.S, MD, MS) and those who are presently studying to obtain a medical degree in a government recognized institution, a practicing physiotherapist and the students of physiotherapy.
Papers were presented both in Tamil and English at the conference and interactive sessions in Tamil, Hindi and English. The event was guided by our Honorary Advisors
- Dr.N.Shumugom, Ph.D., Reader in Tamil, Varmam Researcher, SRMV College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore.
- Dr.M.Renuka, Ph.D., Lecturer in Tamil, Varmam Researcher, PSGR Krishnamal College for Women, Coimbatore.
The conference was held on 11-May-2008 at
Tamil Nadu Agriculture University (TNAU),
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Objectives of this conference
The major objective of this conference is to highlight the results of the Varmam system of treatment and initiate a scientific approach to prove its efficacy by
- Highlighting the areas where Varmam treatment extended by ARI has shown positive results without any side effects or adverse effects, ability of medicine less cures.
- Medical practitioners trained in Varmalogy to share the results of their Varmam practice with their peers to showcase how Varmalogy functions effectively in conjunction with Siddha, Ayurveda, Allopathy, Homeopathy, Physiotherapy and Naturopathy treatment systems.
- Expand the reach of Varmam medicine which at present closely bound to the Tamil language. So as to be accessible to all and to encourage further research into India’s Varmalogy, that enables Varmam to take its rightful place as a universal medical science.
- Work towards achieving recognition and patent protection for Varmalogy as an Indian system of medicine.
Orthopaedics & Neuro Science
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time.
Dr.R.Vetrivendhan, BSMS, MD(YR), Dr.K.Arul, MBBS, Dr.N.Abdul Azees, MD(S), Dr.R.Alamelu, BAMS
Cervical & Lumbar Spondylosis
Cervical spondylosis is a general term for age-related wear and tear affecting the spinal disks in your neck. As the disks dehydrate and shrink, signs of osteoarthritis develop, including bony projections along the edges of bones (bone spurs).
Dr.S.Suganthi, BSMS, Dr.N.Sengotiyan, MS(Gen Sur), Dr.R.V.Balamurugan, BSMS, MD(S), Dr.S.Saravanan, MD(S)
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. Signs and symptoms vary among people and over time. Often, symptoms include poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles, and tremors. There may be problems with sensation, vision, hearing, swallowing, and speaking.
Dr.S.Saravanan, MD(S), Dr.Deivapriyanand, MBBS, DCH, Dr.K.Sivagnanam, DHMS, Dr.M.C.Hrushikesh, BAMS
Muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. In muscular dystrophy, abnormal genes (mutations) interfere with the production of proteins needed to form healthy muscle.
Dr.Deivapriyanand, MBBS, DCH, Dr.P.Vishwanathan, MBBS, DCH, Dr.D.S.Arivanand, MD, DCH, Dr.N.Jeyashankar, MD(S), PGD-PPHC
Bleeding disorders are a group of conditions that result when the blood cannot clot properly. In normal clotting, platelets, a type of blood cell, stick together and form a plug at the site of an injured blood vessel.
Dr.G.Kavitha, MD(S), Dr.Parimalam, MBBS, Dr.Jayanthi, BSMS, Dr.R.Varalakshmi, BSMS, MD
Thyroid Dysfunction can be of two types. Hyperthyroidism where the thyroid produces too much hormone that results in body uses energy faster than it should. When the thyroid doesn’t produce enough hormone, the body uses energy slower than it should which is called hypothyroidism.
Dr.I.Kumarananthan, MD(S), Dr.Bharathi Paramasivam, BSMS, Dr.Thamarai Selvi, MBBS, Dr.A.Rajendra Kumar, MD(S)
Diabetes mellitus is a disorder in which blood sugar (glucose) levels are abnormally high because the body does not produce enough insulin to meet its needs. Urination and thirst are increased, and people may lose weight even if they are not trying to. Diabetes damages the nerves and causes problems with sensation.
Dr.E.Asai Thambi, MD(S), Dr.M.Sridhar, BDS, Dr.K.Arul, MBBS, Dr.A.Rajendra Kumar, MD(S),
Bronchial asthma, a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that causes periodic “attacks” of coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness.
Dr.N.Jeyashankar, MD(S), PGD-PPHC, Dr.P.Thilaikarasi, BSMS, Dr.Sridevi, MBBS, Dr.A.Mohamad Saleem, BAMS
Aplastic anemia is an autoimmune disease in which the body fails to produce blood cells in sufficient numbers. Blood cells are produced in the bone marrow by stem cells that reside there. Aplastic anaemia causes a deficiency of all blood cell types: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
Dr.N.Jeyashankar, MD(S), PGD-PPHC
Chikungunya & Sequel
Chikungunya is an infection caused by the chikungunya virus (CHIKV). Symptoms include fever and joint pain. These typically occur two to twelve days after exposure. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, and a rash. Symptoms usually improve within a week; however, occasionally the joint pain may last for months or years
Dr.A.Rajendra Kumar, MD(S)
An anorectal anomaly is a disorder affecting the anus and the rectum, the last part of the digestive system. An anorectal anomaly happens when the bowel does not form properly while the baby is developing in the womb. We do not know exactly what causes this, but it is not due to anything that happened during pregnancy.
Dr.C.P.Gokula Kumar, MD(S)
Varma Kanji (Porridge)
This Paper talks about the preparation and the medical and threptic benefits of Medicated Porridge (Kanji)
Dr.A.Mohamad Saleem, BAMS