Traditional Vaidyas

In Uttaranchal, there are different categories of tradition­al Vaidyas. These include Vish Vaidya, Haddi Vaidya, Pashu Vaidya and common Vaidya. The categories of Vaidyas are based on their expertise in healing a particu­lar group of diseases. For example, Vish Vaidyas have an expertise in treating the illness resulting from snake bites, scorpion bites, dog bites and fish poisons, Haddi Vaidyas are the bone settlers and treat bone related dis­orders, Pashu Vaidyas are the experts in treating animal diseases, and common Vaidyas treat all kinds of common diseases.