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Seminar on Varmam Massage, Government Siddha Medical College, Chennai

Government Siddha Medical College, Chennai affiliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University conducted 3 day 'Continuing Medical Education Programme - Seminar on Thokkanam' on 28th, 29th and 30th January 2010 at Chennai.

NOTE: Thokkanam means massage

The program was sponsored by Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. It was organized by Shri. G.A.Rajkumar, IAS, Principal Secretary, Indian Medicine and Homeopathy, Chennai and Prof. A.M.Abdul Kader, MD (Siddha), Principal, Government Siddha Medical College, Chennai.

Dr.N.Shunmugom, Ph.D., Honorary Advisor, Arts Research Institute was invited to share his knowledge on Thokkanam and he conducted his session between 10.00 AM to 2.00 PM on the first day of the seminar i.e. 28th January 2010 (Thursday).

During the seminar, Dr.N.Shunmugom, Ph.D., provided details about basics of varmam therapy, varmam massage techniques, how the current treatment methodology is derived from the textual evidence, how to practically apply those varmam techniques to patients and etc.

Around 60 Government Siddha Medical Officers, Siddha Post Graduate Medical Students attended this program.

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