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SIRODHARA WITH
AYURVEDIC
OIL MASSAGE

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Thaila Dhara with an oil massage is a complete
relaxation programme for the body and mind together.

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ABHYANGAM (THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE)

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FAQ

The Outpatient unit is situated in the ground floor where as the inpatient unit with 12 rooms, 1 general wards and 2 therapy theaters are located in the first and second floors of the same building.

Patients are admitted here and treatment is given under the direct care of a panel of doctors guided by Dr. A. Ramalingam and Dr. R. Sivakumar.

The hospital takes responsibility to treat Patients with serious health issues (decided by the doctors)only when a bystander (probably a close relative or friend) is available (this facility is provided only to patients in special rooms). This applies to Indian nationals as well as foreigners. So patients are requested to plan for one bystander well in advance and inform the same during reservation.

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    What are all the treatment modalities adopted in your hospital?

    Here traditional therapies like panchakarma, thokkanam which includes therapeutic vomiting, therapeutic purgation, administration of enema and other purvakarma (pre operative procedures) like patrapindasvedam, jambeerapindasvedam, bandaging, physiotherapy and varma massage are done with in-depth understanding of tridoshic(mukkutram) and panchabhutha theory, which are the base of Siddha and Ayurveda.
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    How many days will a patient stay?

    Based on the clinical picture of the patient he or she may be advised to stay for 10 days, 14 days, and 21 days. Sometimes he or she may be advised to stay for more days. Only after thorough clinical examination, the chief doctor will be able to decide about the number days needed.
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    What is the difference between taking medicines to home and getting admitted in your hospital?

    While you are coming as Outpatient unit you get maximum 10 to 15 minutes to interact with the doctor. Most of the diseases are solved with OP treatment. Chronic diseases need IP treatment, for which the patients should get admitted. Physician would observe, use and change the medicines frequently to fit the need. Only by admission this is possible. More over detoxification is possible only in inpatient unit which needs thorough treatment plan and physician’s care. Respective doctors will be along-side the patient in the Inpatient unit all through the day and night. This is the significance of inpatient treatment over the OP treatment.
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    What is the rent of the rooms you have?

    We have special rooms, deluxe rooms and wards. All the special rooms and deluxe rooms have air conditioners, television, water heaterfacilities. Mineral/herbal water is given to all inmates. All special rooms are single bedded along with couches for bystanders. All deluxe rooms are double bedded (for 2 patients) and a couch for one bystander. The rooms tariff are mentioned in service menu – information on treatment section. Standby generator facility is provided. Hospital has a security personnel however patients are advised to take care of their personal belongings and the hospital will not be responsible for any loss.

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    What type of food we can get in the hospital?

    The hospital has a well structured dietary department. Patient specific less spicy, less oily, vegetarian diet is served to the rooms. There is also a canteen on the third floor adjacent yoga/meditation hall. The canteen provides vegetarian food for outsiders, patients, doctors and staff.

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    Why does Siddha / Ayurveda consider kanji / yavagu or gruel as good food?

    Kanji or Yavagu are easily digestible and carminative in nature. This can be given with solanum seeds, moongdal, etc. Kanji is contraindicated in diabetic patients because the starch increases blood sugar. Otherwise kanji along with moongdal is a very good food.

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    What type of water the patient should drink?

    The patient is advised to drink pure, clean and warm potable water. In our hospital RO Water plant is installed and water dispensers are available in each floor for the convenience of the patients.
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    What are all the materials the patients should bring to the hospital?

    Spoon, towels, bed sheet, books for reading, ipod, laptop, all your medical case reports and all personal medicines.
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    Can a person see TV?

    Half an hour in the morning and half an hour in the night just for relaxing is okay. Sitting front of TV all the time pollutes the mind and we do not advise that.

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    How many persons are allowed to stay along with the patient?

    Only one person can bystand the patient in special rooms. We do not charge anything extra for that. But, those persons who are accompanying the main patient or the bystander should bring bed sheet, etc., along with them.

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    How many times will the doctors come and see the patient?

    The doctors will review the patients in the morning, noon and night and even in interval. If you call they will come.

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    How many doctors are there?

    There are 2 chief doctors and more than 4 assistant doctors and a resident medical officer available.

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    What are all the investigations we will do?

    We take the caseonly after thorough clinical examination.Complete blood analysis, ECG, X- Ray, EEG, CT-Scan, MRI  Scan, can be done. All blood / urine / stool test facilities are available within our hospital by the annexed laboratory in the OPD department in ground floor. If needed, if it is absolutely essential these tests are taken.

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    Why are you doing investigations being anSiddha / Ayurvedic doctor?

    In order to understand the hidden pathology, investigations are useful. And in order to see the progress of the treatment, tests are repeated in intervals. By this, most appropriate treatments and medicines can be planned and the success rate becomes high in a short interval. At the same time we give high importance to concepts of Siddha and Ayurveda.

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    Do you have an emergency unit?

    No. We have association with very good centers in and around our hospital. Whenever there is clinical emergency our panel of doctors will take the patient to nearby hospital to which we are associated and best possible treatment will be given.

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    Is Siddha / Ayurvedic treatment indicated during menstrual cycle?

    No. As menstruation itself is considered as a purification, oil based treatments are not done during this periods time. However internal medications must be continued during this period.
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    What will be the total expenditure?

    The total expenditure will be answered only after thorough examination. Kindly decide whether you will be able to pay the money. Sit with duty doctor or the RMO and understand what will be expenditure, then decide and you can come. It is true that a Siddha / Ayurvedic therapy is now a days little bit costly.

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    What are all the things that are not included in the hospital bill?

    The food, laundry service,.Scan, blood test, travel expenditure and specialist consultation. Buying modern medicines as per the advice of modern doctors if needed will not come under hospital bill.

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    Does investigation come under your bill?

    No. Based on the clinical condition, the chief physician will prescribe investigation. You have to pay for the investigation. You have to pay the money directly to the lab.
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    What are all the things included in your bill?

    Fees of the physician, all panchakarma procedures, room rent, In-house treatment, medical expenditure, physiotherapy, and the medicines that you are going to take for next two months are included in the bill.
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    If I need any help which number I should contact?

    If it is a non medical help you should contact the following numbers

    Computer Operator – Mr.Suresh

    Floor Supervisor – Mr.

    Pharmacist – Mr.Shahul

    Head Cook –

    Manager – Mrs.Semmalar Sivakumar

    Administrative Officer – Dr.MeenakshiRamalingam

    House Keeping – Mr.Dasayya

    Personal Assistant to Chief Doctor – Mr.Manoj

    If it is for medical help, you can contact AMOs and MOs.

    Dr.M.Ramachandran

    Dr. PrasannaSaravana Guru

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    What will the FloorSupervisor do?

    The Floor Supervisor will check the room, the water availability, whether the bed sheets are changed properly and the food. He will also check treatment is taking place on time.
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    What are all the things contra indicated during Panchakarma / Tokkanam?

    You should avoid spicy, oily food. Day time sleep is prohibited. Walking in the sunlight is prohibited. 20 minutes light walking is adviced in the late evening. Drinking cold water is prohibited. Drinking alcohol, smoking is totally prohibited. Eating pan is totally prohibited. Over usage of cell phone and seeing TV is not good. Sexual life is prohibited.Going to the bed by 9 O’ clock in the night is advised.
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    Can Siddha or Ayurveda cure all the diseases?

    No. No system of medicine will be able to cure all the diseases. Some of the diseases are only manageable. Some diseases need life time treatment, some diseases cannot be cured by any medicines. Some diseases are better treated by modern medicine only. This truth will be revealed after individual case examination.
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    Can I take modern medicines along with Siddha / Ayurveda?

    Yes. Diabetic medicine, hypertensive medicine, epilepsy medicine, TB medicine should never be stopped at any cost. It will produce harm to you. Regarding other medicines doctor will examine you and give his opinion. If there is no drug interaction the medicines can be taken. This will be explained you by chief physician.
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    What is meant by pathyam? People say Siidha / Ayurveda has severe pathyam?

    Pathyam has Hitam (Beneficial). The food that is good for the person. That which controls the disease and improves the health is called pathyam. The concept of pathyam exists in every system of medicine.

    F  Diabetic patients should not take sweets.

    F  Thyroid patients should not take cabbage.

    F  People suffering from kidney, renal disease should control the salt.

    F  This is the pathyam told in modern medicine. Like wise in vata diseases we are advising a less spicy, less oily, vegetarian diet. Because these foods increases auto immunity.

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    What about tamarind? Is it true that we have to use less tamarind in the food?

    They will increase pitta and vitiate rakta in the body. It is an auto immune enhancer.
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    Can we touch cold water?

    You can touch cold water and you can use regular water for cleaning the hand and legs. There is nothing wrong with that.
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    Is Ayurveda – a vegetarian system?

    No. Siddha / Ayurveda is not a vegetarian system. It is a mixed system. So many non-vegetarian food and medicines are told in Siddha / Ayurveda. Vegetarianism has got lot of good qualities that is why we stress on that. In some of the diseases goat’s soup and fish are advised but in the campus only vegetarian is advised. We do not allow the patient to use the non-vegetarian food on the campus. Non vegetarian food increases fat in the body. In some cases non-vegetarian food as medicines is advised. People are not supposed to buy non vegetarian food from outside and eat in the campus.
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    Can we do prayer, meditation in the campus?

    You can always pray based upon your religious tradition inside the room. You should not hurt others. You should not compel others with your ideas. You should not go and tell that your method of worship is superior and you should not hurt other poor people by implementing or forcing your ideas. We are spiritual people and we do allow prayers and meditation.
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    Do you have to pay advance?

    Yes. Rs.15000/- is the advance. It must be paid on day one. Then the bill can be paid intermittently.
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    Will I get a discharge summary?

    All the original reports will be given to you. Discharge summary will be written and prepared in the form of book. The book will be given to you. The book will contain all the details. It will be signed by a doctor.
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    Does Siddha / Ayurveda have insurance?

    Only you have to enquire whether Siddha / Ayurveda has insurance. You have to pay money to us, then you can get insurance from the company. That is your responsibility. That is not the responsibility of the hospital. Hospital does not accept money from insurance company. If you need any bill or any supportive document to get the insurance, we will support you. We will write and give it to you as per your need.
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    Do you have internet facility?

    Yes. Internet is arranged in the ward. One hour is Rs.30/-.
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    Is there facility for washing clothes?

    The hospital has an attached modern laundry department. The clothes should not be washed inside the bathrooms. The billing is separate for this service.
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    Is there Credit / Debit card facility? What are the other means to pay money?

    Credit card facility available in our hospital. Money will be accepted as cash, demand draft or it can be transferred to the hospital account from your account in advance.
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    Pickup from the Airport (Car facility)

    It will take about 30 to 45 mins from the Chennai Airport to reach our hospital. In the morning and evening hours the traffic will be heavy, so it will take one more hour extra.