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.
Footages of IADs Integrative treatment approach
Integrative Medicine Treatment of Filariasis /LymphoedemaAbout Us DR. S.R. NARAHARI, DIRECTOR AND CHIEF DERMATOLOGIST ON FILARIASIS AND INTEGRATED MEDICINE TREATMENT Interview with Prof. Terence. J Ryan, Emeritus Professor of Dermatology, Oxford,UK. Prof. Peter Mortimer, Professor of Dermatology and Lymphovascular Medicine, St. George’s, University of London, UK on his association with IAD Never fear Filariasis or Lymphedema we care for yoU
Development of Protocols for Evidence Based Ayurveda Pertaining to Dermatology and sexually Transmitted Diseases.
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.
IAD is a success story of volunteerism. Doctors, scientists, social workers and Intellectuals from around the world.
- 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
Dr.Sisir Kumar Mandal, Associate Professor, Department of Roga Nidana and vikriti Vigyan, All India Institute of Ayurveda(AIIA),Delhi, presenting on “ Role of treating ‘Mans’ in the management of skin diseases”
Dr. K. H. Prakash, Director,TB Programmes Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, Banglore, presenting on “Community engagement for the dissemination of integrated treatment protocol for Lymphatic Filariasis”
10th National Colloquium was inaugrated by lighting a lamp by Prof.Terence Ryan, Mentor of IAD,Emeritus Professor of Dermatology, Oxford University, London .Dr . K H Prakash, Founder member of IAD, Director of TB program in Karnataka, Mr. Adi Narayana, Rtd. Forest officer, AP, Antony Bewley, President of Dowling club, UK, Prof. Gail Todd, Prof. Dept of Medicine, University of Cape town, Dr. S R Narahari, Direcxtor of IAD are also present in the event.
Dr. S Misra, Plastic Surgeon, formerly professor and head, Department of plastic Surgery at Chidambaram Medical college, Tamil Nadu speaking on “Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention of Lymphatic Filariasis: Surgical Treatment options”
Dr. Chandrakant Revankar, Public Health Medical Consultant, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Former NTD Officer, WHO-SEARO, Consultant Dermatologist, Mumbai, presenting on “Insights into the elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases in India.
Dr. Vaughan Keeley, Royal Derbey Hospital, UK, conducting bed-side teaching of lymphodoema during the medical camp as a part 10th National colloquium. Other world- renowned clinicians from India and abroad also participated in the camp.
Mr. N A Nellikunnu, honourable MLA, Kasaragod formally inaugurating 10th National Colloquium on 18/2/2020. He also appreciated the work of IAD and mentioned that there is no other institution like IAD
A book “Medicine and Body Image: Resource planning for the poor” authored by Terrance Ryan has been released by Dr. Bupendhra Tripati,Country Lead-Elimination Programs,Neglected Tropical Diseases, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,New Delhi. Other important dignitaries can also be seen on the stage
Ms. Nidhi Kamath, 6th standard student from Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Kasaragod donated her pocket money for canteen to S. Janardhan endowment fund for poor filariasis patients of Institute of Applied Dermatology. Mr. P K Dutta, Chairman, Systopic Laboratories Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi has donated Rs. 6,00,000 towards this fund from his personal account.
Dr. Anthony Bewley,President, Dowling club, London, UK, presenting a memento to Dr. S R Narahari, Director of Institute of Applied Dermatology and presenting a book on pshycodermatology to Dr. K S Prasanna, Director of Institute of Applied Dermatology