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We, at the Institute of Applied Dermatology, Kasaragod, have successfully developed a model of integrated medicine and effectively treat Lymphatic Filariasis, other causes of lymphedema and brought relief to thousands of patients across India and South East Asia.The Institute of Applied Dermatology in Kasaragod, Kerala, is today, the world’s lead Lymphoedema and integrative medicine hospital and has been mentioned as world’s lead lymphology clinic in one of World Health Organisation (WHO) publications. It was started in 1999 as a not-for-profit venture to provide effective treatment for skin diseases. Being sector-specific for skin care treatment, this skin clinic is emerging as first choice of contact for all long-standing skin problems, applying an integrative treatments using holistic approach.IAD focuses on Integrative protocol of disease management in various diseases, like vitiligo, psoriasis, lichen planus, non-healing ulcers, warts and hemiplegia.An integrative approach combining treatments of Modern medicine (Allopathy), Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Yoga has helped IAD to treat lymphedema and other chronic skin diseases.Today, IAD is recognized as a primary destination for lymphatic filariasis, secondary lymphedema and breast cancer related lymphedema treatment in India and South East Asian countries. Integrative medicine treatments provided by IAD have been well researched, published in international scientific journals and acknowledged by peer expert groups.Through years of research and experience, IAD has grown from a small clinic to one of the primary applied dermatology hospitals in the country. Started by a group of eminent Indian medical experts, IAD now collaborates with experts worldwide for better care of difficult – to -treat skin diseases and lymphoedema.
Filariasis (Lymphoedema) & Other diseases treatment response
In IAD Significant quality of life improvements are recorded due to Integrative Medicine treatments in long term management of chronic diseases such as Lymphatic Filariasis, lymphoedema, Lichen Planus and Psoriasis….
Integrative Treatment Approach
We combine (integrate) the traditional Indian medicines like Ayurveda and Yoga with western medicine (Allopathy and Homoeopathy)…
Who We Are
Institute of Applied Dermatology (IAD), Kasaragod, Kerala founded in 1999 as a not for profit, charitable nongovernmental organization. IAD developed an integrated approach for the treatment for lymphatic blocks due to filarial, primary, secondary, and other causes of lymphoedema (Elephantiasis)…

Why Us?

Integrative Medicine

Development of Protocols for Evidence Based Ayurveda Pertaining to Dermatology and sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Our R & D

Never fear Lymphoedema or Filariasis. We care for you!

Through an Indo-European collaborative research, we have found a solution to your problem and proved its effectiveness in the past 15 years. We have constantly advanced research and treatment benefits over the last one decade. We teach you the method and with the diligent treatment, you can see yourself walk a normal life.

Volunteering At IAD

IAD is a success story of volunteerism. Doctors, scientists, social workers and Intellectuals from around the world.


Effective care for difficult to treat chronic diseases


Patient Corner

  • When I came here, I got to know what the procedure was, how the treatment was done. So, right now I am Comfortable, having lost around 18 k.g. The treatment is very good. I feel happy being normal now. — Nikhil Nagawanshi Mumbai
  • The treatment here is very good. There’s no other place in India providing treatment for filariasis. I had tried other places but nowhere could I get proper treatment. I am very satisfied. I will send people suffering from filariasis in my area to IAD. — Dinesh Kumar Yadav, Bihar

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