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Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences | Volume-8 | Issue-06
Siddha Concepts in Diagnosis and Management of COVID-19
Dr. M. Selvakumar, Dr. M. Suganthi, Dr. A. Aishwarya, Dr. T. Lakshmi Kantham, Prof. Dr. R. Meenakumari
Published: June 30, 2020 | 128 188
DOI: 10.36347/sjams.2020.v08i06.044
Pages: 1633-1638
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Abstract
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is also known as nCoV-2019. The causative pathogen of Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been rapidly spreading across India and all over the world. No specific anti-viral drugs or vaccines are available for the treatment of this sudden and lethal disease. The supportive care and non-specific treatment to ameliorate the symptoms of the patients are the only options currently available. In our nation, we have good resources to treat nCoV-2019 affected patients with AYUSH (our own traditional medicines) especially Siddha medicines.Siddha system of medicine has unique methods to treat newly detected diseases. Siddhars deal with the human body as a spiritual entity rather than a material entity as dealt with by the western physiology. This study is to highlight the stage-wise diagnosis and treatment protocol as per Siddha literature in correlation to modern diagnosis and treatment of COVID – 19 patients.