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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 3-9

Treatment of Tūkkamiṉmai (Insomnia) Through Siddha Yoga Practice Tirumūlar Piraṇāyāmam: A Case Report

1 Department of Siddhar Yoga Maruthuvam, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli, India
2 Department of Gunapadam, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli, India

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Introduction: Tūkkamiṉmai (insomnia) is an emerging factor in this current scenario among adults. In India, sleeplessness is more prevalent among adolescent age group population because of modified life styles activities. 29 years old female visited the Department of Siddhar Yoga Maruthuvam of Government Siddha medical college with complaints of sleeplessness (Tūkkamiṉmai) over the period of past 3 months. Methodology: Her pulse (Nāţiparicōtaṉai) was predominating in Pitta vātam. The Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and Epworth Sleepiness scale has been used as a standard tool to measure the status of sleep and sleepiness status respectively. Diagnosed as Tūkkamiṉmai (insomnia) and provided Siddhar Tirumūlar Piraṇāyāmamas recommended by Siddha text Siddhar Sirappu Maruthuvam. Results: On seventh day of practicing of Tirumūlar Piraṇāyāmam, her sleep got to normal without any disturbances and followed the case of 3 weeks. After starting the intervention, she got a good sleep from the 1st week itself. In follow-up, the quality of sleep and sleepiness stage improved well in the 3rd week. The Sleep Quality Scale and Sleepiness Measurement Questionnaire was used before and after the practice of Tirumūlar Piraṇāyāmamfor sleeplessness. Conclusion: This study provides us a lead to initiatelarge-scalestudies (case series, observational studies, RCTCs etc) for sleep regulation with Yoga. The Siddha Tirumūlar Piraṇāyāmam practice could make a definite impact on sleep regulation centers and neuronal systems over the body. Through holistic care, Siddha Yogam along with proper clinical history, clinical diagnosis, the emerging sleep disturbances and rehabilitation from electronic syndromes are not a height for the Siddhar Yoga Maruttuvam.

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