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Dr. Franklin's Panchakarma Institute

Dr. Franklin’s Panchakarma Institute, the Unique Centre for Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation was established in 1997 by Dr. V. Franklin, formerly chief district medical officer of Government of Kerala. The therapeutic crew consists of 52 qualified and expert Ayurvedic therapists and 7 Ayurvedic Doctors who work under the guidance of Dr. V. Franklin (Chief Physician) and Dr. Sony Joseph (Managing Director). The Yoga expert Master Soorya Ravi who is the Secretary of the Yoga Teachers Association, South India, organizes Yoga & Meditation sessions here.

ACCOMMODATION

AC Deluxe Rooms - Spacious air conditioned double bedded room with tiled floor, en-suite spacious bathroom with bathtub, patio for each room, communal garden, television and telephone facilities.

Non AC Deluxe Rooms – Same as AC Deluxe Room, but not air conditioned.

Special Rooms - Spacious double bedded room with tiled floor, en-suite bath room,
communal garden, television and telephone facilities.

Panchakarma Huts - Independent rounded huts properly ventilated, consist of two bedded sleeping room with tiled floor, attached bath room, a sit out and a garden.

FACILITIES • Wi-Fi Internet café • International Dialing and Fax facilities • Doctor is available for 24hrs •  Ayurvedic Vegetarian Restaurant • Ayurvedic cooking course
• Ayurveda courses • Yoga Teacher Training Course • Ayurveda Pharmacy • Yoga / Meditation centre • Translators are available on request • ECG and other Lab investigation facilities • Only 10min walking distance to the beach • Facilities for Cultural Programes: Martial arts and other traditional art forms • Dance and Musical Instruments classes on demand • Mini Shopping Facility • Travel desk • Accept all Major Credit Cards

GETTING THERE •  The institute is 18kms from the Trivandrum International Airport

AYURVEDA TREATMENTS

The institute offers following treatments over a period of 7 – 14 – 21 – 28 days packages. Duration of treatment depends on case to case basis and is best advised by the institute’s doctors.

Pizhichil :  Lukewarm herbal oils are dripped all over the body by 2-4 trained technicians in a special rhythmic way.
Indications : Hemiplegia, paralysis, rheumatic complaints, joint stiffness, nervous disorders etc.

Gnavarakizhi : It is a process by which the whole body or any specific part there of is made to perspire by the application of certain medicinal puddings externally in the form of boluses tied up in a muslin bag. Duration 25-75 minutes.
Indications : Loss of appetite, sluggishness, rheumatism, joint pains etc.

Dhara Thyla, Thakra, Ksheera : Some herbal oils, medicated milk, medicated butter milk etc are poured on the forehead in a special way for about 45 minutes.
Indications : Insomnia, mental tension, skin diseases, vatha predominated diseases

Vasthi (Bhramana, Mathra, Sneha, Kashaya) : Certain herbal oils, herbal extracts etc. are applied through the rectum.
Indications : Arthritis, paralysis, gastric complaints, rheumatism etc.

Sirovasthi : Special herbal oils are poured in a cap fitted on the head for 15-60 minutes per day
Indications : Facial paralysis, headaches, vatha originated diseases etc.

Uthara Vasthi : Certain herbal oils herbal extracts etc are applied through the Uro-genital tract.
Indications : Infertility, Uro-genital diseases etc.

Udvarthanam : This is a typical massage with herbal powders for about 30 minutes
Indications : Paralysis, Obesity, rheumatic ailments.

Snehapanam : Medicated ghee is given internally in a proportionally increased quantity for period of 3-7 days (Preparatory process for doing Panchakarma)
Indications : Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, skin diseases etc.

Nasyam : This is one of the important treatment in Panchakarma in which herbal juices, medical oils etc are applied through nose.
Indications : Head aches, mental disorders, skin diseases, sinusitis etc.

Abhyagam : In this treatment gentle oil massage is given according to the disease for 45-minutes.
Indications : Obesity, lack of blood circulations etc.

Kizhi : Herbal leaves, herbs, herbal powders, flesh of animals etc., are applied to the whole body in boluses.
Indications : Arthriti, spondylosis, sports injuries, muscular atrophy etc.

Greeva Bhandhanam : This is very special bandage along with medicines for muscular and orthopaedic problems.
Indications : Cervical spondylosis, degeneration of bones, post accidental problems etc.

Anjanam : Collyrium (Paste made of Ayurvedic herbs) is applied in eyes after proper cleaning.
Indications : Eye diseases

Lepam (Anna, Siro, Sirajala) : Special medical herbs are made into paste and is applied on the body or part of body for 20 – 90 minutes.
Indications : Skin diseases, Muscular injury, atrophy, brain diseases, insomnia, vericosity etc.

Karna Pooranam : This is a process in which medicated fumes are applied to the ears for 5 to 10 minutes. This process helps to clean the ear and avoid ailments associated with the ear.

Tharpanam : This is a cleaning process for eyes which gives cooling effect, prevents cataract and strengthens the optic nerve.

Gandoosha - Dhavanam : Special medicated water is allowed to held in mouth for 10-30 minutes. Herbal powders or stem of medical plants are given for brushing the teeth and gums. It is a very effective treatment for weak gums. It is good for spongy gums and bad odour of mouth.

Face Pack : This is the traditional AYURVEDIC facial which is very good for your face. In this massage, Sudation Therapy, Face Pack (AYURVEDIC) etc. is given accordingly. This will beautify your skin and tone up your Face muscles.

Medicated Bath : Certain precious herbal leaves and herbs are boiled in water for 2-4 hours and that water is given for bathing. It beautifies the skin and removes all impurities.

Medicated Steam Bath : Certain precious herbal leaves and herbs are boiled and steam is passed to whole body for 10-20 minutes. This is good for certain skin diseases, to eliminate impurities from the body, to improve the tone of the body, to reduce fat etc.

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