A breakthrough paper that conclusively validates the scientific foundation of Ayurveda and Siddha, based on modern control systems engineering, has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Systems of Systems Engineering (IJSSE), an eminent peer-reviewed international systems engineering journal. The paper’s research findings were presented at Sages & Scientists 2014 Conference conducted on August 22 to 25, 2014 in Carlsbad, California USA.
Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, Ph.D., the author of the paper, a systems scientist, polymath and inventor of email, who holds four degrees from MIT across the fields of engineering, media and systems biology, performed the research beginning in 2007, when Dr. Ayyadurai was selected for a Fulbright Research Fellowship to study the integration of Siddha and Systems Biology in India.
The paper entitled The Control Systems Engineering Foundation of Traditional Indian Medicine: The Rosetta Stone for Siddha and Ayurveda, which is accessible in Open Access format from Inderscience Publisher, begins “This work uncovers the scientific foundation of traditional systems of Indian medicine: Siddha and Ayurveda, from core principles shared in modern control systems engineering. The discovery provides a much-needed integrative framework to develop a systems medicine that overcomes the reductionism of modern healthcare.”
Eminent systems scientists and medical researchers are hailing the paper as a fundamental and seminal contribution to the field of integrative medicine and systems science. This is a seminal paper that unequivocally proves the scientific basis of Ayurveda and Siddha. The research has become the basis of Systems Health®, a revolutionary educational program initially taught as a Lecture Series at MIT, and now available as an online curriculum, which provides individuals, healthcare practitioners and medical doctors, a systems-based approach to health and well-being based on the core foundations of Ayurveda and Siddha as discussed in the paper.