Varmakkalai: Traditional System of Medicine (Vol. XII)
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Cinema Vision India
The video contains a documentation of Varma tradition of medicine practised in South India. The film explores the unique world of the traditional healer and his knowledge. This tradition of medicine is not well known within the country like the classical traditions of Ayurveda, Siddha etc. The number of practitioners is decreasing and this has a lot to do with the imposition of western medicine and now even eastern classical streams. These aspects are studied in this film involving traditional and modern practitioners and examples of treatment that are a revelation to contemporary medicine.
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