Thaila Dhara with an oil massage is a complete
relaxation programme for the body and mind together.
Dr. A. Ramalingam B. I. M. who comes from a traditional Siddha practicing family of one of the Pancha maha boota holy places, Thiruvannamalai, finished his 5-year B. I. M. degree (Bachelor in Indian Medicine) in Palayankottai Government Siddha Medical College in the year 1978.
He initially served as a medical officer in Rural Panchayat union near Thiruvannamalai for a period of one year before joining central government services. He had served in the Central Government – Central Research Institute in Siddha (CCRIS) as a Research officer for more than 25 years before he took his voluntary retirement (VRS) in the year 2003. During his tenure he has conducted many researches in the field of Siddha Medicine and was awarded many times for the same.
Dr. Ramalingam is efficiently running three clinics one in Chennai, no 5 Nathamuni Street, Shenoy nagar, the next in Thiruvannamalai no 32 Peigopuram Street, and the third in Avinasi, Coimbatore main road that are looked after by qualified doctors. He also regularly, in specified dates, visits these clinics and stays there for some days and treats patients.
His wife Dr. R. Meenakshi D. H. M. S. is a qualified doctor in the field of homeopathy. His son Dr. R. Siva Kumar, M.D. (Ayu), M.B.A.(Hosp.Mgmt) is also a qualified doctor in the field of Ayurveda. They both help him in all his efforts.
Dr. Ramalingam’s continuous research and discoveries in cancer treatment proved boon to many people, who were suffering from cancer not only in India but also abroad. As he became popular in cancer treatment he was invited by the people of Switzerland hence he periodically visits Switzerland, Germany, Austria, treats patients there, conducts awareness classes about Indian medicine and spreads uniqueness of Indian medicine there.
Heeding to the invitations from the people of Malaysia, Singapore he occasionally visits these countries too. During his visits, he not only stops with the treatment but also gives lectures, takes medical classes to impart the importance of Siddha to those people.
He has also involved himself with the voluntary help organization “The Lions Club” and takes part in its humanitarian ventures. He served as the Secretary, President, and District Chairman – Siddha and involved himself in many public services. He is now holding the position of Zone Chairman – Siddha and has successfully organized countless blood donation camps, free Siddha camps and seminars in Siddha. Countless people got benefited because of these camps and the effectiveness of Siddha
His exceptional service even attracted the media. His writings were published by leading newspapers and magazines. His interviews were telecasted live in the radio and television. His speech about herbs weekly under the topic “Bhumiku Vealiyea oru Pudhaiyal” broadcasted in All India Radio for many years gained him name and fame.
Later the same was published as “Siddha Maruthuvam yen yetharku Yeppadi” in the year 2007, which gained name and fame for our doctor and 500 copies were sold out on the very same day of the function. Later 3 reprints were done and till date over 50,000 books have been sold. The book explains each and every individual herbal of siddha, in doctor’s own experience along with all the medical details. Due to his keen interest in the medicinal preparations and his popularity, his beloveds made him to compete for the post of President for South India’s biggest Siddha, Ayurveda, Unani manufacturing co-operative pharmacy “IMPCOPS”, (Indian Medical Practitioners Co-operative Pharmacy & Stores Ltd.). and he was unanimously selected as the Director and President of an institution which has over 14000 members (who are practitioners of siddha, Ayurveda and Unani medical systems across the country), which shows his popularity among his peers. After being elected as President he has done many revolutionary changes in the production and marketing of the products of the company.
Some of his achievements in his tenure are:
Doctor has taken part in most of the Siddha conferences, seminars not only in Tamil Nadu but also in other states and even in other countries. During his participation he has also submitted many research papers. Many schools, colleges, lions clubs, rotary clubs, welfare associations are continuously requesting doctor to give speeches about Siddha and are utilizing his services and gaining good knowledge about Siddha system, the health and about the diseases. He has be awarded the honorary post of Director of Thanjai Manonmaniyam University and continues to hold the same till date. Doctor’s Vision was a Multispeciality Hospital in the field of Indian Medicine with all facilities under one roof with affordable cost. This came to reality in the form of Chennai Heritage Hospital , inaugurated by distinguished personalities in July 2014. And Since then the Hospital has achieved many accolades. The Hospital received its ISO certification by 2015.