A Clinical Study on Changes in Symptoms and Sings of Kirigai on full and New Moon Days

Vijay Vikraman, S (2016) A Clinical Study on Changes in Symptoms and Sings of Kirigai on full and New Moon Days. Masters thesis, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai.


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The Tamil Medicinal contains three elements of medicine, alchemy and yogam. In chronic and incurable disease the siddha system utilised three type of methods there are medicine, astrology and incantation. The astrology plays an important role of siddha medicinal system. It gave more important to full moon days and new moon days. In those days some of diseases affected the people more and more and affected them unbearable eg. psychiatric and skin disease. From this factor the author analyse above the psychiatric symptoms and relation between the full moon day & new moon days. AIM : A clinical study on standardization of changes in symptoms and signs of KIRIGAI on full and new moon days. OBJECTIVES : Primary : To compare the behavioural variations of KIRIGAI patients on new moon day and full moon day with those of other lunar days. Secondary : To compare the symptomatic variations of KIRIGAI patients on New moon day and full moon day with those of other lunar days. To collect the literature of both siddha and modern aspects of the disease KIRIGAI. To study the clinical course of the disease with observation on the etiology, classification pathology, complications and treatment by siddha aspect. To have an idea about the incidence of disease with age, occupation, marital status, habits, religion, family history and economical conditions. To expose the clinical diagnostic methods mentioned by siddhars to know how the disease manifest due to deranged mukkutram, pori pulangal, ezhu udal thathukkal and koshangal. To frame the diagnosis based on Iympull Iyakka vidhi. To establish a line of treatment and dietary regimen. CONCLUSION : The disease Kirigai is characterized by Paleness of the conjunctiva Yawning, Frequent lacrimation from the eyes, Tapping the floor with hand, Blabbering, Lamenting, Doing antics Wandering in the streets, Getting confusion,Biting others,Wallowing on the ash,Spray the slush over its head,Frothy excretory mouth,Singing and dancing and etc. The study on changes in signs and symtoms of kirigai on full and new moon days was done in this dissertation, which gives importance to the changes in Udal thathukkal, Uyir thathukkal etc. The changes in Udal thathukkal Uyir thathkkal were assessed by Siddha Parameters like Ennvagai Thervugal, Poriyal therdhal, Pulanal therdhal,Thegyin Ilakkanam and Iympull iyakka vidhi. The Conclusion of this study was made from the following datas. Female patients are predominantly affected The age group between 26 to 35 years are mostly affected Maximum numbers of cases were from rural and Maximum were from Marutha nilam Most of the nuclear family was affected. The prevalence of the disease was high among Lower class populations 62.5% Out of 40 patients, 60% of patients were labour. Among Dhasa Vayukkal Pranan,Abaanan, Udhaanan, Viyaanan, Samaanan,Koorman, Kirukaran and devathathan were affected in all cases. Anarpitham, Ranjagapitham, Sathagapitham,Prasagapitham, Aalosagapitham were affected in all cases. Sleeplessness present in 100% of the cases. Mood Swings was noted in all of cases. In the Iympull iyakka vidhi,in Mukkutram almost Vatham 56.6% affected,in Aatharam almost Manipooragam affected. Out of 50 patients, 40 patients have KIRIGAI, Others donot have such symptoms.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: (Reg.No. 321315010)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kirigai (கிரிகை); Symptoms and Sings ; full and New Moon Days ; Clinical Study.
Subjects: AYUSH > Noi-naadal
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 04:49
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2019 15:10
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/496

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