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Arts Research Institute,

Coimbatore, INDIA.

Welcomes You !
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Introductory Speech
given to
Nursing Students
from
San Diego State University, California, USA.
Date: 18th June 2010
Arts Research Institute
Registered public charitable trust.
Formed in October 2005.
Objective: To conduct research on the hidden
knowledge of ancient indigenous Indian arts
like varmam, kalari and other related arts.

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Arts Research Institute
Divisions

1. Thirumoolar Varmam Research and Therapy Centre.


2. Indian Martial Arts Academy and Research Centre.

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Dr. N.Shunmugom, Ph.D.(Tamil)
Associate Professor of Tamil,
Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts
and Science,
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
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Honorary Advisor & Varmam Researcher,
Arts Research Institute (ARI),
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Dr. N.Shunmugom, Ph.D.(Tamil)
Native of Kanyakumari District - a hub for
varmam treatment in Tamil Nadu.
His first varmam teacher is his mother.
Started learning varmam since 1978 - from the
age of 16.
Learnt from about 70 varmam asans.

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Dr. N.Shunmugom, Ph.D.(Tamil)
His knowledge spreads to about 16 different
areas related to varmam science.
E.g.
Anga Sasthra
Thoni Sasthra
Jothisha Sasthra
Virucha Sasthra
Kuva Sasthra
Tantra Sasthra
And so on ...
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Dr. N.Shunmugom, Ph.D.(Tamil)
Is well versed in deciphering manuscripts.
Was awarded Ph.D. from University of Kerala,
Kariavattam for deciphering 10th century
manuscript.
Has done research on nearly 120 manuscripts
related to varmam.
Has published more than 200 articles about
varmam.

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Dr. N.Shunmugom, Ph.D.(Tamil)
Has guided 3 Ph.D. and 17 M.Phil. students in
the field of Tamil.
Has written 5 books about Tamil literature.
Has published about 150 articles about Tamil
language.

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Dr. N.Shunmugom, Ph.D.(Tamil)
In the year 2003, has completed a UGC
(University Grant Commission) funded Major
Research Project entitled An Esoteric Art of
Varmam and its unification.

Based on nomination as Varmam Trainee by


Directorate of Indian Medicine and
Homoeopathy, has trained more than 860
medical officers working in Tamil Nadu
Government Hospitals and Primary Health
Centres.

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Dr. N.Shunmugom, Ph.D.(Tamil)
Has served as resource person in varmam for
Reorientation Training (ROT) programs in
Government Siddha Medical Colleges of
Chennai and Thirunelveli.

Has served as resource person in varmam for


Refresher Course of Physical Education
conducted by UGC Staff Academic College,
Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore.

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Dr. N.Shunmugom, Ph.D.(Tamil)
Since 1996, started teaching varmam under
gurukula method.
Later converted into class room training.
Currently has trained about 1,000 doctors and
5,000 non doctors.

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Medical Varmalogy
An Indian Medical System

What is Varmam ?

Varmam is the vital energy flow in the body.

Energy junctions are called as varmam points.

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How many varmam points are in the body ?

As per text, about 8000 varmam points.

So far, we have found exact locations of about


2000 varmam points .

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An Indian Medical System

What is Medical Varmalogy ?

Varmalogy is a systematic study of vital points (i.e.


varmam points) on body.

E.g. Each varmam has its own width, length, depth.

Right vibration in the vital points (varmams) will


promote health.

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What is Medical Varmalogy ?

Medical varmalogy refers to rhythmic tuning of


varmams by varmam experts for curing
various diseases like nerve disorders, internal
organ disorders, arthritis, back pain, diabetes,
spinal problems and etc.

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Varmam Tuning ?

Kai Paham (Fingering Method) 4 Nos.


Sei Paham (Application Method) 12 Nos.

Single varmam point can be tuned in 48 different


methods.

Using single varmam point, by applying different


tuning methods different diseases can be cured.
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Fingering Method

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Application Method

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Is there any evidence or is varmam just folk art ?

120 books in different titles.

Around 30,000 verses.

Available as palm leave manuscripts / paper


manuscripts.

Can be published as 50 books, with each book


containing 1,000 pages each.

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Age of varmam study ?

Reference available in Tholkappiam (Ancient


text which is the base for grammar in Tamil
language and literature).

Period of Tholkappiam 5000 B.C. (By


Ku.Sundaramoorthy)
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Varmalogy Medical related field ?

Reason for diseases.


Diagnostic methods.
Treatment for diseases.
Line of treatment.
Preventive methods.
Others ...

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Depth of varmam field ...

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Different types of varmam

Thodu varmam: Minor varmam points that are activated by


fingers and hands.
Padu varmam: Major varmam points that are activated by
fingers and hands.
Thattu varmam: Varmam points that are stimulated by
tapping.
Oodhu varmam: Varmam points that are stimulated by air
which is blown by mouth.
Nakku varmam: Varmam points that are stimulated by
licking.
Etc
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Varmam treatment methods:

Energy based treatment.


Treatment for nerve and nadi (meridian).
Treatment for bone.
Treatment for muscles.
Treatment for internal organs.

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Varmam treatment methods:

Air based treatment.


Herbal based treatment.
Animal / bird essence based treatment.
Physiotherapy based treatment.
Celestial energy based treatment.
Tantric energy based treatment.

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Different types of body energy:

Mano Satthi: Energy from head transmitted throughout


body.
Arul Satthi: Energy flowing from perenium region
reaching the head and transmitted throughout body.
Peroli Satthi
Kaaya Satthi
Kaantha Satthi
Etc ...

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Special importance to Masters (Guru / Asan)

Clarity on location of varmam by Guru's touch.


Clarity on different measurement level by
Guru's touch.
Clarity on different application method by
Guru's teaching.

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Speciality of Varmam Treatment

Can be done without any medicine.


Can be used in conjunction in any other
medical field.
No adverse effect or side effect.
Cost effective, less expensive treatment.

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Thirumoolar Varmam Research &
Therapy Centre
Unit of Arts Research Institute.
Currently running 18 Therapy Centres.
Tamil Nadu : 15
New Delhi : 1
Karnataka (Bangalore): 1
Andhra Pradesh (Chittore) : 1
Head Office: Coimbatore.
All centres function only under the guidance
of medical professionals.
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Thirumoolar Varmam Research &
Therapy Centre
Treatment is done as a charitable activity.
Only Indian Rupees Rs.150/- (US $3.00) is
collected per month.
Patients can have eight sittings of varmam
treatment per month.
Patient registered in one centre can avail
treatment in any of the 18 centres.

NOTE: Our institute does not receive grant / aid from State or Central Government for
running our therapy centres.

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Thirumoolar Varmam Research &
Therapy Centre
Doctors: 120 Nos.
Doctors from various disciplines of medicine
namely Allopathy, Siddha, Ayurveda and
Homeopathy.
Volunteers: 300 Nos.
Number of patient visits: 20,000 per month
(including new and old).

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Therapy Centre

Coimbatore Therapy Centre:

New patient registration is about 250 per


month.
Handles about 4,800 patient visits per month.

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Coimbatore Therapy Centre:

During these 4,800 patient visits, kai pagam /


sei pagam (varmam pressure application) is
done.
Heat treatment and massage therapy given to
50 patients per month.
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Therapy Centre

Coimbatore Therapy Centre:

Currently 6 doctors are employed full time.


6 Allopathy doctors visit every month.
20 doctors of different disciplines visit every
month one per working day.

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Thirumoolar Varmam Research &
Therapy Centre

Coimbatore Centre Training

Program: Trainee Medical Officer


Duration: 6 months.
Started: Year 2009
So far completed: 5 Nos. ( 2 Siddha & 3 Ayurveda)

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Our course of action:

Since British invasion, it is dark period for medical


varmalogy.
No research or experience about medical
varmalogy has been documented for the past 200
years.
Our course of action is to create awareness about
medical varmalogy first to Indian people and then
to international audience.

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Creating awareness about varmam by publishing
quarterly magazine since Jan 2007.
Conducting medical varmalogy training to both
medical professionals and non-medical
professionals.
Started conducting medical varmalogy training
outside Tamil Nadu also.
Recently launched free camp of varmam medical
care for special children parents and care givers
training workshop.
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Structured training programs for medical
professionals.
Conducting training programs for medical
professionals to decipher medical
manuscripts.
To ensure medical varmalogy techniques are
known to medical practitioners belonging to
all medical fields.

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In May 2008, conducted National Conference
on Varmalogy 2008 in Coimbatore.
Attended by 480 medical professionals.
It was done to showcase the efficacy of
varmam therapy.
10 papers about varmam therapy were
presented.
Planning to conduct International Conference
on Varmalogy in the year 2012.
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