Arts Research Institute

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Coimbatore, INDIA. Welcomes You ! ______________________________ Introductory Speech given to

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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. _______________________________________ 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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Medical Varmalogy
An Indian Medical System

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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Medical Varmalogy
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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Medical Varmalogy
An Indian Medical System

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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An Indian Medical System

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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An Indian Medical System

Is there any evidence or is varmam just folk art ? • 120 books in different titles. • Around 30,000 verses. • Available as manuscripts. palm leave manuscripts / paper

• Can be published as 50 books, with each book containing 1,000 pages each.
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An Indian Medical System

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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An Indian Medical System

Varmalogy – Medical related field ? • • • • • • Reason for diseases. Diagnostic methods. Treatment for diseases. Line of treatment. Preventive methods. Others ...
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An Indian Medical System

Depth of varmam field ...

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Medical Varmalogy
An Indian Medical System

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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An Indian Medical System

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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An Indian Medical System

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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Medical Varmalogy
An Indian Medical System

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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An Indian Medical System

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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An Indian Medical System

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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Thirumoolar Varmam Research & 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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Thirumoolar Varmam Research & Therapy Centre
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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Thirumoolar Varmam Research & 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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Arts Research Institute
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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Arts Research Institute
• 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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Arts Research Institute
• 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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Arts Research Institute
• 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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