The Institute of Applied Dermatology, worlds lead lymphoedema and integrative medicine hospital was started in the year of 1999 as a charitable and not for profit venture to improve and provide effective dermatological treatment. Being sector-specific for the skin care treatment, the hospital aims at being a single point of contact for all long standing skin problems by developing and creating an integrative treatment approach.

IAD focuses on Integrative Medicine to manage a variety of common diseases. Institute of Applied Dermatology conducts research and provides personalised care to various diseases that are long standing and chronic like Lymphatic Filariasis. Today IAD is recognized as a primary destination for lymphatic filariasis treatment in India and South East Asian countries. IAD provides the evidence based Ayurveda treatments, yoga for Lymphoedema and many other methods combined effectively with modern medicine to treat different skin problems. 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. IAD offers a wide range of integrative treatment to various diseases like, lymphatic filariasis, vitiligo, psoriasis, lichen planus, wound care, wart and hemiplegia. Started by a group of eminent Indian medical experts IAD now collaborates worldwide for better care of difficult to treat skin disease 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)…

Footages of IADs Integrative treatment approach

Integrative Medicine Treatment of Filariasis /Lymphoedema EnglishHindiMalayalamKannadaCollaboratorsIAD Colloquium Interview with Prof. Terence. J Ryan, Emeritus professor of dermatology Oxford UK.

Why Us?

Integrative Medicine

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

Our R & D
Vitiligo is the most common chronic depigmentation disorder affecting around 0.5-2% of the world population. It is cosmetically and psychologically devastating.
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
  • I underwent 14 days of treatment during which the staff and doctors trained me and my mom. On the day of discharge they told that I have 22.5% reduction. But for me it was like 100%. After 6 months of treatment I met a similar girl from my own state with the same story like mine. Later I also learnt that IAD found a sponsor to support her treatment cost. With the support of IAD team I married her.
  • When patients narrate their story during the preliminary counselling secession and during their short stay at IAD for the treatment each member of our team thinks “HOW TO HELP THIS PATIENT TO LEAD A NORMAL LIFE ?”