Caritas Ayurvedic Hospital

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ " Good Health , Happiness, Long Life"  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~  A Reputed Concern for Ayurvedic Treatment ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Caritas Ayurvedic Hospital, located at Thellakom in Kottayam district,Kerala, India, brings you the goodness and wisdom of Ayurveda in its purity and totality. Caritas Ayurvedic Hospital is situated adjacent to the well-known Caritas Multi Speciality Hospital for Modern Medicine. A charitable organization, Caritas offers free daily consultation. 
Ayurveda, the oldest system of medicine in the world, is based on a belief in this benevolence of nature and man's oneness with the universe. More than a mode of treatment, Ayurveda is a way of life. Caritas Ayurvedic Hospital was established in 1999 with the aim of making available the wisdom of Ayurveda for modern day ailments and life style.  Caritas also hopes to generate awareness about Ayurveda among the rural population and promote the cultivation of herbal plants. Also in the pipeline, is a Research Centre with an integrated approach to Indian System of Medicine and Modern Medicine with special emphasis on Geriatrics and Rejuvenation Therapy and incorporating Yoga and Naturopathy.
The inspiration and motivation behind the hospital is His Excellency Mar Kuriakose Kunnacherry, the Bishop of Kottayam Diocese. Caritas Ayurvedic Hospital, situated in the suburbs of Kottayam town, is a haven of greenery and serenity. A beautiful herbal garden, which complements the natural treatments, adds to the attraction of this place. Situated far from the hubbub and commotion of the town, the tranquility and natural beauty of the hospital premises creates a perfect ambience for the healing process. 
  • Self contained rooms and cottages with AC and facilities for spiritual gathering and recreation.
  • Doctors proficient in Ayurvedic as well as Allopathic Systems of Medicine.
  • A combined weekly Out Patient Department of Ayurvedic as well as Allopathic Systems in different specialities
  • Department of Dietetics to cater to all dietary needs according to Pathyam - the health menu for each patient.
  • Special Nursing care for aged patients.
  • A Spine Clinic every Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. (Treatment purely in Ayurvedic traditional lines)
  • Modern communication links like EPAX / STD /I SD, Fax & Internet.
  • Alternative Power facility (Surya Kiran Solar Power)
  • Travel arrangements, flight tickets etc on request.
  • Tour facilities (During your stay at Caritas Ayurvedic Hospital we arrange weekend tour programmes according to your interest). 


Ayurvedic treatment is geared towards assessing an individual's personality, diagnosing the imbalance and bringing the imbalanced tridoshas back to their normal state of balance. Treatment consists of four basic forms : 
Medicine or drug therapy, dietary regime, regulation of life style and Panchakarma
(purfication therapy) .
All types of chronic diseases are being treated by specialists at Caritas Ayurvedic Hospital. 
Panchakarma, the five purificatory therapies, help to flush out toxins from the body through natural outlets - the mouth, the nostrils, the intestines, the blood and the skin. Panchakarma treatment includes Emesis ( Vamana), Purgation (Virechana), Enema (Vasthi), Nasal administration (Nasya) and bloodletting (Raktha Moksha).Panchakarma and its upakarma such as snehana, swedana and others and also other reputed Kerala treatments like Dhara, Pizhichil, Navarakizhi, Thalam etc are carried out here by experts.
Dhara : Some herbal oils, medicated milk etc are poured on the forehead in a special method for about 45 minutes a day for a period of 7 to 21 days. This treatment is mainly for insomnia, vatta dominated diseases, mental tension and certain skin diseases.
Navarakizhi : The body or any specific part is made to perspire by the application of kizhi .Two masseurs apply this for about 60 to 90 minutes per day for a period of 14 days. This treatment is for all types of Rheumatism, pain in the joints, emaciation of limbs, blood pressure, Cholesteraemia and certain kinds of skin diseases.
Vasti : Certain herbal oils, herbal extracts etc are applied through the rectum daily for a period of 5 to 25 days. This treatment is for Arthritis, Paralysis, Ahemiplegia, Numbness, Gastric complaints associated with Rheumatism and constant constipation.
Nasyam : Herbal juices, medicated oils etc are applied through the nose for 7 to 14 days.This treatment is highly effective for certain types of headaches, paralysis, mental disorders, some type of skin diseases etc.
Rejuvenation Therapy : Includes body massage with hand by medicated oil, head massage and face massage with hand by medicated oil, internal rejuvenative medicines and medicated steam bath. It is for 3 to 4 hours per day for 7 to 14 days. It rejuvenates the mind, body and soul, tones up skin and strengthens systems to achieve ideal health & longevity.
Udvarthanam : This is a typical massage with herbal powders for about 30 minutes daily for a period of 14 to 28 days. This treatment is for diseases like Hemiplegia, paralysis, obesity and certain rheumatic ailments.
Abhayangam : Special type of massage in which strokes are given according to the diseases for 45 minutes per day for 14 day. This treatment is very useful for obesity, especially for diabetic gangrene 
Kizhi : Herbal leaves and herbs or herbal powders are applied to the whole body in a bowl with hot medicated oils for 45 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 14 days. This treatment is for Osteoarthritis, Arthritis with swelling, Spondilosis, sports-injuries etc.
Beauty Care Programme : In this programme herbal face package, herbal cream massage, herbal oil massage and intake of herbal medicines are included. This programme improves skin complexion and tones up the body.
Body Immunization/ Longevity Treatment : The prime treatment  for defying the ageing process, arresting the degeneration of body cells and immunization of the system. Giving Rasayana internally is the main part of the programme, based on the panchakarma and swedakarma treatment. The 28-day package process includes body massage, snehapanam, vamanam, virechanam, nasyam, snehavasthi, kashaya karnapoornam, medicated steam bath, yoga and medicine. 
Pizhichil : lukewarm medicated herbal oils are applied all over the body by two trained masseurs in a special rhythmic pattern for about 60 to 90 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 21 days. Is very useful for Rheumatic diseases like Arthritis, Paralysis, Hemiplegia, Quadriplegia, Paralysis agitans, sexual weakness, nervous weakness and nervous disorders etc.
Sirovasti : Certain herbal oils are poured into a cap fitted on the head for 15 to 60 minutes per day according to the patient's condition for a period of 7 days. This treatment is highly effective for facial paralysis, dryness in the nostrils, mouth and throat, severe headaches, burning sensation of the head and other vatta-originated diseases.

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