Siddha treatment relies on the diagnosis of eight elements to determine the ailment or illness. These elements are called astasthana-pariksa. It includes pulse, tongue, colours, voice, eyes, touch, stool, and urine.
They range mild cough, cold, and fever to postponing greying of hair, reducing blood pressure, to eliminating cancers. It promotes and educates a way of living that is in harmony with the natural laws, which can lead to a disease-free life.
The treatments of Siddha include three methods. The choice of the method depends on the condition of the guest and the disease.
Siddha treatment uses medicines made of vegetables, animals and mineral products. Combining medicines with treatment techniques consisting of 32 types of internal and external medicines each, cold and hot applications, ointments, potions and poultice, yoga, massage, diet, and altering lifestyle, are some of the methods followed for the treatment. Besides herbs, Siddha medicines are made of metals and minerals such as copper, silver, gold and others. Some medical conditions also require medicines extracted from animals. Every medicine is carefully crafted based on the guest’s health, the illness severity and many such factors. At times, guests are required to follow a specific diet to ensure the medicine affects the body in the right way.