Sreedhareeyam is today the largest Ayurvedic eye hospital in India. Its 48-acre campus today houses an Ayurvedic eye hospital accommodating 300 patients, an Ayurvedic Research Centre, a GMP certified Ayurvedic medicine manufacturing plant, an Ayur Village, an Ayurvedic paramedical college, and herbal farms. A team of 54 doctors, 75 treatment staff, and over 120 supporting staff take care of the patients at Sreedhareeyam.
The group has 23 branches all across India and OP sessions are conducted every day at all these branches. All Ayurveda treatments typically start from the gut, as the root cause of most diseases is inappropriate food which in turn ruins the digestion process and the entire body elements. A typical Ayurveda treatment goes through several steps like Deepana (the drug that which does not digest Ama, but increase the Agni (digestive fire), is called Deepana), Pachana (the herb that digests the Ama, but does not in any way directly stimulates digestive fire / enzymes is called Pachana), Shamana (herb that does not expel Doshas out of the body and does not increase the balanced Doshas, but calms or pacifies the aggravated / increased Doshas is called as Shamana) etc.. Consulting the doctor at an OP session and letting him decide on the steps to be taken to detoxify the body and also prepare the body for treatments is an integral part of Ayurveda.
Our panel of doctors include eyecare specialists and other ayurveda branches specialists. All of these doctors conduct OP sessions and also monitor the treatments to be conducted to eliminate the health problem of the patient.
Dr NPP Namboothiri was trained in ayurvedic ophthalmology by the senior members of the family, who had garnered their wisdom from the in-depth knowledge handed down through generations. He went on to acquire professional qualification (DAM) to get introduced to the modern methods. He later joined government service and continued in service for around 3 decades, when he made a name for himself as an Ayurvedic ophthalmologist. While perfecting his skills through years of extensive clinical experience, he was able to treat and cure many eye diseases that modern medicine had failed to cure. Soon word about the doctor spread across the country and patients from all over the country flocked to him for treatment. After retiring from the government service, he took charge of Sreedhareeyam, the Ayurvedic Eye Hospital and Research Centre, started by Nelliakkattu Mana. His expertise took Sreedhareeyam to greater heights, at the same time establishing himself as a pioneer in Ayurvedic Ophthalmology. He is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions from the world over for his unparalleled contributions to Ophthalmology and all other branches of Ayurveda.
With 21 years of all-encompassing clinical experience and research background in Ayurvedic medicines, Dr. N. Narayanan Namboothiri is today the chief medical officer of Sreedhareeyam Ayurvedic Eye Hospital and Research Centre. He is proficient in all of the branches of Ayurveda. Being an expert in Dravyaguna Shastra (Ayurvedic Pharmacology), he understands the properties and the assimilation nature of each medicine used in Ayurveda and puts it to work in his clinical endeavours. The skills which were obtained by him through the rigorous training received from the seniors of the family, were further sharpened by going through professional masters course in Ayurvedic ophthalmology. He embraces both the ancient system and the modern system of medicines and is also keen to update his knowledge reservoir by ardently following modern technological advancements and latest research reports. He has received many awards for his elaborate contributions to Ayurveda as a whole and also to ayurvedic ophthalmology which is constantly gaining relevance in an otherwise under-utilized branch of Ayurveda, that is Shalakya Tantra.
A professionally trained ayurvedic ophthalmologist with more than 19 years of clinical experience to her credit, Dr. Sreekala N.P is an expert in management of degenerative eye disorders and retinal vascular disorders. She is the daughter of Dr. NPP Namboothiri and she has acquired her skills from the constant training sessions with the seniors of the mana. She conducts OP sessions in most of the Sreedhareeyam branches every month. She has comprehensive knowledge in Shalakya Tantra and is also an expert in the research assisted variations in the traditional methods.