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LOCATION:

Poonthottam Ayurveda Ashram is located in a serene village atmosphere - ideally suited for healing - called Kulakkad in Palakkad district of Kerala. Kulakkad is near a small town called Cherpulassery. This center is part of the clinical research network promoted by Center for Ayurvedic Research and Development (CARD), Thrissur, Kerala, an organization that initiated activities related to a decentralized and cost effective form of clinical practice in Kerala.

It is located in green lush surrounding of natural herbal plants. It is situated out from the city with calm & meditative landscape. You can admire the natural beauty whole day and can look into the use of each plant. Lotus pond in the front of cottages has number of lotuses which give you feeling of bliss during your treatment

Nearest Railway Station: Palakkad & Shornur.

Nearest Airports: Cochin, Coimbatore, Kozhikkode.

ABOUT THIS CENTRE:

This center is part of the clinical research network promoted by Center for Ayurvedic Research and Development (CARD), Thrissur, Kerala, an organization that initiated activities related to a decentralized and cost effective form of clinical practice in Kerala. It has extensive facilities at the centre include comfortable patient rooms, treatment rooms with bathrooms and the privacy and tranquility essential to the healing process. Our relaxing and efficient outpatient clinic offers consultations and Ayurvedic treatment. It can accommodate around 10 in-patients at a time. Apart from Ayurvedic methods, related practices like Yoga, Kalari, and Tantra enrich the therapeutic armamentarium.

TREATMENTS:

Poonthottam Ayurvedashram both heals ailments and educates patients as to preventative measures of effective self-care in-order to bring them back to a state of blissful balance. Unlike other Ayurvedic centers, physicians directly perform the treatments here. Different rheumatic conditions, arthritic conditions, asthma and other respiratory conditions, spondylosis (both lumbar ad cervical), disc prolapse, frozen shoulder, skin diseases of different kinds (including conditions like psoriasis), psychiatric conditions like anxiety disorders and depression, wounds, epilepsy, infertility, piles, fistula, duodenal and peptic ulcer, migraine and other types of headaches, paralytic conditions, diabetes, hypertension are a few conditions which the center treats effectively. Neuro-muscular disorders, gangrenes, motor neuron disease, Parkinson's syndrome, cancers are some of the rare and complicated conditions seek calming help at the center.

Panchakarma forms one of the major treatment methods at the center. Preparatory treatments for panchakarma like snehana (oil treatments),  svedana (fomentation), panchakarma treatments like emesis, purgation, medicated enemas, nasal medication are done as per each individual patient's requirements. The center has special interest in rasayana (rejuvenation therapy). Different Kerala special treatments like takradhara, thalapothichil, and navarakizhi are also performed as per patients' needs.

DOCTORS:

Poonthottam Ayurvedasram was founded by Dr.P.M.S.Raveendranath. He was born in a Namboothiri family of central Kerala. He is the Chief Physician of this centre. He gained a strong foothold in Ayurveda and other related disciplines. His aim was to develop a centre for Ayurvedic treatment procedures as he strongly believed that treatment methods like Sodhana (elimination) and Rasayana (rejuvenation) did not get enough attention and could not be done in the out patient clinics or at home. Raveendranath's intention was to create a complete centre, which is self-reliant for practice, research and training in Ayurveda. His steady and sustained efforts in this direction finally bore fruit. Through establishment of this centre, he proved that dedication and hard work could benefit any sincere aspiration. We strongly feel that the physician has to actively involve in therapeutic procedures like oil treatments. This helps a physician to go into depth of a patient's suffering.

ACCOMMODATION:

We provide staying facilities to the patients. All the rooms are connected with intercom facility. Internet facility is also available in the centre.

FOOD:

A canteen in the campus provides organic vegetarian food for the patients according to physicians' advice on dietary requirements (Pathya). Food is taken from their own garden. We served nightshades, but not white sugar and chilli.

PRICE RANKING:

The cost of treatment would be Rs.2800 per day which includes food accommodation and treatment charges.

POLLUTION:

There is no air and noise pollution in the surrounding area which is in deep forest surrounding of natural herbs.

VAASTU RANKING:

Poonthottam Ayurvedashram is constructed with the ancient vedic architect of the Kerala.

TESTIMONIALS:

I had my treatment over here. To my woner I found that this is the only centre which is practicing actually according to ancient vedic text of ayurveda. I was so amazed with the vicinity. It has totally natural surroundings away from polloution and crowd. Located in deep forest where you found natural herbs all around. When you enter in to the ashram you feel positive vibration of the healing universe.

Dr. Ravi himself is committed to the ayurveda research and the charges are very nominal. Out of this charge major junk of amount goes to charity like treatment of the poor people & preparing good quality of herbal products according to classical texts. In total this is a genuine place which is not a tourist attraction, spa or money making machine but a true ayurvedic hospital where team of dedicated doctors themself take care of the patients and you are not in the hands of un-experienced technicians.

Dr. Ravis main message to his team is that true ayurvedic treatment can be only done effectively if physician himself take care of the patient and feel his body. He talks always about healing with touch. Moreover every month special pooja is performed according to traditional system of vedas for the quick & effective healing & wellbeing of the patients and to give feeling of peace & wellbeing all around. A canteen in the campus provides vegetarian food for the patients according to physiciansadvice on dietary requirements (Pathya) – By Yogeet Kapoor.

MANUFACTURING UNIT:

Around 250 formulations are being prepared here with the help of around 15 fulltime staff members working here. Idea of starting a production unit was to make good medicines. More than 50 medicinal plants are collected from nearby areas in bulk providing a substantial income to the plant collectors of this area. Other materials required for preparation of medicines are obtained from the local market. A medicinal plant demonstration garden with around 200 different types of plants is an educational place for patients and those interested. The center also has an apiary, honey obtained from which is used for medicinal preparations.

SERVICE HOURS:

Monday-Saturday  -  9am to 5 pm.

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Contact Details
Poonthottam Ayurveda Ashram, Kulakkad-Palakkad, Kerala
Address: PO Kullakad, Pallakad, Kerala - 679503.
Website: http://www.poonthottam.org
Phone: +91 466 2285934, +91 466 2285935
Mobile: +91 9847905934
Reviews of Poonthottam Ayurveda Ashram, Kulakkad-Palakkad, Kerala:
Review by piyusha negi Wednesday 30 May, 2012
It was a very nice experience when my parents stayed in Poonthottam. From the staff, to the rooms, to the treatment, to the atmosphere & not to forget the dedication of Dr Ravi, everything was very nice. My mom came back feeling much better who had come for her joint pains, & my dad who was just there to give her company also was benefitted mentally by the appropriate surrounding, food, people, air that he felt much better after spending 2weeks there.. we are again planning to go this month for 2weeks.. thanks to the previous experience..

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Review by Y.K. Sunday 04 October, 2009
Poonthottam is one of the best ayurvedic hospital in true sense. Dr. Ravi's dedication towards health, research and quality preperation of medicine is incredible. This is only type of centre where doctors themselves gives treatment to their patients. With nice ambience and nice quality people themselves feel rejuvinated & cured.

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