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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 46-53

An overview on Siddha treatment guideline for diabetes mellitus: a non-communicable disease

Siddha Central Research Institute, Central Council for Research in Siddha, Arumbakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Panneerselvam Thenmozhi
Siddha Central Research Institute (Central Council for Research in Siddha, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India), Anna Govt. Hospital Campus, Arumbakkam, Chennai - 600 106, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/jrsm.jrsm_13_22

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Diabetes mellitus is a heterogeneous metabolic disorder characterized by altered carbohydrate, lipid, and protein metabolism which causes hyperglycemia resulting from insufficient insulin secretion, insulin action, or both. The WHO projects that diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death in 2030. Diabetes can be treated, and its consequences avoided or delayed with diet, physical activity, medication, and regular screening and treatment for complications. It has various synonyms (Verupeyar) in Siddha system of medicine such as Miguneer, VeguMoothiram, InippuNeer, MeghaNeer, and Madhumegham. The Siddha treatment guideline for diabetes discusses the following headings: Definition (Noi iyalbu), Synonyms (Veru peyar), Etiology (NoiVarum vazhi), Clinical features (Noi Kurikunangal), Disease classification (Noi Enn), Investigations (Ennvagai Thervu), Differential diagnosis, Humoral changes (Thirithoda Marupadugal), Management and treatment plan (Maruthuva Vazhimurai), Pharmacological treatment regimen, Non-pharmacological treatment regimen, Dietary regimen, Karpam, Varmam, Yogic practices, Prevention, Post-clinical care, and the single herbs used in the Siddha system of medicine which has a potent anti-diabetic, hypoglycemic activity.

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