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.
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