Massage (Thokkanam) cures mental depression

Gowri, P. (2006) Massage (Thokkanam) cures mental depression. In: Fourth National Siddha Medical Conference, 25-26 November 2006, Chennai, India..

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Siddha theorizes that diseases afflict the body, only when there is an imbalance & preponderance in the 3 humours namely Vadha, Pitha & Kaba, which in turn are governed by 5 fundamental elements (Space, Air, fire, Water & Earth). Likewise, the derangement of Vadha causes “Mental Depression” and Thokkanam, one of the 32 forms of external medicines mentioned in ancient siddha literature, cures Mental Depression by regulating the Vadha disturbance.

EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Recent studies in Touch Research Institute strongly suggests that the effects of touch therapy alleviate depressive symptoms and reduces stress hormones.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Thokkanam, Massage, Siddha, Traditional Indian Medicine, mental depression, Neuro transmitters, Three Humors
Subjects:Therapeutics > Complementary Therapies > Medicine, Traditional
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Behavior > Behavioral Symptoms > Depression
Neurotransmitters and Neurotransmitter Agents > Neurotransmitters
Psychological Phenomena and Processes > Psychophysiology
Neurotransmitters and Neurotransmitter Agents > Neurotransmitter Agents > Serotonin Agents
Mental Disorders > Somatoform Disorders
ID Code:2035
Deposited By:Dr Thomas M Walter
Deposited On:12 March 2007

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