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Siddha & Sowa Rigpa

The term Siddha means achievements  and Siddhars were saintly persons who achieved resuts in medicine.Eighteen  Siddhars were said to have contributed towards the development of this medical  system. Siddha literature is in Tamil and is practised largely in Tamil  speaking parts of India and abroad. Principes and doctrines of this system,  both fundamental and applied, have a close similarity to Ayurveda, with  specialization in Iatr-chemistry. According to this syatem, the human body is  the replica of the Universe and so are the foods and drugs irrespective of their origin.

Sowa-Rigpa” commonly known as Amchi  system of medixcine is one of the oldest, living and well documneted medical  tradition of the world. It has been popularly practised in Tibet, Mangolia,  Bhutan, some parts of China, Nepal, Himalayan regions of India and few parts of  former Sovier union etc. In India, this system has been practised in Sikkim,  Arunachal Pradesh, Darjeeling, Lahaul and Spiti (Himachal Pradesh) and Laddakh  region of Jammu & Kashmir. There is Central council for Tibetan Medicine in  Dharmashala to regulate the practice of Sowa-rigpa in India. It looks after the  registeration of practitioners, standard of Colleges and other mechanisam to  regulate Sowa-Rigpa.

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Last Updated : 28 Feb,2020