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.