Welcome to Revive with Ayurveda
As per Ayurvedic belief, the origin of most diseases is improper digestion. Indigestion occurs because of improper eating habits, nature of work, life style, lack of exercise etc. This undigested food causes a form of toxin; called 'Aama' in Ayurveda in our body. It makes imbalances in our body, mind and soul; thus, we are exposed to diseases.
Ayurveda, the God gifted medical system removes toxins from our body in a natural way (Panchakarma) and restores our health. It is a 5000 years old medical system which has helped millions of people retrieve health and save from darkness of illness towards light of better health.
Dr. Franklin’s Ayurveda center has Green Leaf Certification by the Government and provides you the best Ayurveda treatment in a traditional and authentic way. It is recognized as the best Ayurveda hospital and Ayurveda treatment center in Kerala. The center is pleased to welcome you to the holistic place to revive to the wellness and offered by the luxurious Ayurveda health resort facilities.
Ayurveda, the God gifted medical system removes toxins from our body in a natural way (Panchakarma) and restores our health. It is a 5000 years old medical system which has helped millions of people retrieve health and save from darkness of illness towards light of better health. Dr. Franklin’s Ayurveda center has Green Leaf Certification by the Government and provides you the best Ayurveda treatment in a traditional and authentic way. It is recognized as the best Ayurveda hospital and Ayurveda treatment center in Kerala.The center is pleased to welcome you to the holistic place to revive to the wellness and offered by the luxurious Ayurveda health resort facilities.
"The Resort is pleased to Welcome You to Recuperate to Good Health"
About Dr. Franklin’s Panchakarma Institute & Research Centre
The foundation of Dr. Franklin’s Panchakarma Centre, can be traced back to 400 years, lies in the sincere effort of the forefathers of Dr. Franklin who had been helping the natives with Ayurvedic medication. Dr. Franklin was born and brought up in such a traditional Ayurvedic medical family. After completing Post Graduate Degree in Ayurvedic Medicine, Dr. Franklin had been recruited by the Kerala Government and worked up to the post of Chief District Medical Officer. But he took voluntary retirement and joined as a physiotherapist for Qatar football team and found that Ayurveda is very effective for treating foreigners. Hence, he returned to India and started an Ayurveda centre at Hotel Neptune in 1980. Domestic and international tourists could experience the healing power of Ayurveda and its preventive and rejuvenating effects.
But his dream for an exclusive Ayurveda centre has been accomplished by inaugurating “Dr. Franklin’s Panchakarma Institute & Research Centre” in 1997 at Chowara and this centre is registered as ‘Ribis Health Care Pvt Ltd’ as per the Indian Company Act.
The centre is concentrating Ayurveda Treatments and maintains its fame with more facilities since its inception in 1997 with the directorship of Dr. Sony Joseph and idea of Dr. Franklin. It is one of the best Centres which is offering Authentic Ayurveda treatments and good services in Kerala more than a decade!
Dr. Sony Joseph BAMS, Senior Consultant: More than 15Yrs of experience in the field of Ayurveda and Panchakarma procedure and directing the centre from 2004. The centre also is blessed with the experience of Dr. Soumya Franklin (daughter of Dr. Franklin), Dr. Ajith Kumar, Dr. Udayashanker, Dr. Janadathan and Dr. Ratheesh, a young team of experienced doctors.
It has its own medicine-manufacturing unit and a Pharmacy to make sure the quality of oils and herbal preparations using for treatments. The centre is using the medicines from well reputed Ayurveda pharmacies.
Dr. Franklin’s Panchakarma Institute has only one branch which is totally committed to provide genuine Ayurveda Treatments at Chowara, Kerala. It has no branches or affiliated centres in India or abroad.
Dr. Franklin’s Ayurveda center has total 56 rooms and are categorized as given below:
30 Rooms are in the old part and 24 Deluxe rooms are in the new wing with pool view
‘Ayurveda’, 5000-year-old medical science of India grew from the strong cultural and metaphysical contextual is compiled in ‘Vedas’ of ancient India. At that time, all knowledge was available in Vedas which are the oldest scripts of knowledge.
The ancient Indian philosophy believes that everything in this universe are embodied of five basic elements. This theory is known as ‘Panchamahabhutha theory’ and Ayurveda accepts this theory and the science is built upon the basis of this theory.
⦁ Prithwi bhutha (Earth element)
⦁ Ap bhutha (Water element)
⦁ Agni bhutha (Fire element)
⦁ Vayu bhutha (Air element)
⦁ Akasa bhutha (Ether element)
These five basic elements are united in different ratios and combinations to form everything in the universe. Nonetheless, contingent up on living things there is a special ratio of combination to produce three functional elements called as ‘Doshas’ or bioenrgies. These doshas are ‘Vatha’, ‘Pitha’, and ‘Kapha’.
⦁Vatha is formed from the combination of elements air and ether
⦁Pitha is formed from fire and water element
⦁Kapha is formed water and earth element
⦁Doshas control all the body activities.
Vata is responsible for the movements like heartbeat, blinking of eye lids, movements of muscles and tissues, expansion and contraction movements, movements of nerve impulses, and pain, for controlling the emotions like fear, anxiety, etc.
Pitta controls digestion, heat, visual perception, hunger, thirst, lustre, complexion, understanding, intelligence, courage and softness of the body.
Kapha stretches body stability, lubrication of joints, immunity, and supporting memory and rules emotions like forgiveness, calmness and love.
At what time these three doshas are working appropriately, all the body functions occur properly, and a body balance is preserved. A balanced state of doshas is the condition of health. If doshas are in a balanced state all the seven basic body tissues (or sapta dhatus) are in a balanced condition, digestive fire (agni) in a balanced state and proper transformation of one tissue into another occurs properly. Ayurveda believes that Health is a condition when soul, mind and sense organs are in a pleasant condition. This concept is accepted worldwide at present.
By birth everyone attains certain characters related to dosha and as per the prevalence of these characters Ayurveda sorts individuals into seven ‘Prakrithi’ (constitutional types). They are named in terms of doshas,
⦁ Vatha Prakrithi (Vatha type)
⦁ Pitha Prakrithi (Pitha type)
⦁ Kapha Prakrithi (Kapha type)
⦁ Vaytha-Kapha Prakrithi
⦁ Vatha-Pitha Prakrithi
⦁ Pitha-Kapha Prakrithi and
⦁ Tridosha Prakrithi (Vatha-Pitha-Kapha type).
Several factors including life style and adverse climatic conditions contribute to the imbalance of doshas and leads to diseases. For correcting the imbalance and curing diseases, Ayurveda suggests certain treatments which are of two types,
⦁Sodhana Chikitsa (Elimination of toxins from the body)
⦁Samana Chikitsa (Pacifying treatments)
Among these two, Sodhana Chikitsa (elimination of toxins from the body) is the core treatment. Sodhana Chikitsa is otherwise called Panchakarma;
Five methods of purification:
Nasya is the nasal administration of medicinal herbs and oils through the nostrils. It is the core treatment for the diseases of the head and neck. On the word of Ayurveda, nostril is the easiest and closest opening for passing on the effectiveness of the medicines to the cranial cavity. Nasya treatment is effective in diseases related with all the five sensory organs and this treatment effective in diseases such as head ache, hemiplegia, facial palsy, discharge from the nose, throat diseases, mumps, epilepsy, skin diseases, blackish discolouration over face and neck, hair falling premature greying. Nasya is a balancing formula for all doshas, exclusively vata, and it has been traditionally used to lubricate the nasal passages, recover the voice, and improves vision.
It is one of the five therapies of Panchakarma
4. Sneha Vasthi
Virachana, the medicated purgation therapy, cleanses the Pitta and purifies blood, by clearing the toxins from the body. In this therapy, herbal preparations are given to produce purgation. Effective method of sodhana treatment for diseases due to vitiation of Pitha, raktha and some cases of Kapha. It treats diseases such as piles, boils, discolouration of face, liver diseases, ascites, arthritis, conception of poison, splenomegally, cataract, intestinal disorders, lunacy, breast milk disorders, constipation, skin diseases, filaria, asthma, anemia, fistula, haemaptisis, oedema, cough, tubercular glands, heart burn etc. This therapy is usually administered for three days after Vamana treatment, but its period may differ from case to case.
5. Kashaya Vasthi
Sneha, a Panchakarma therapy is applied to flush out toxins from the body with medicated oils or ghritams for the diseases caused by Vatha vitiation. Vasti refers to purgative allowing a person to administer the oil enema that nourishes and lubricates the body. Specially prepared medicated oil introduced through the anal route to make feasible ways for clearing localized doshas as well as providing nourishment for the body. The procedure is a right one for those who want to get relief from a variety of disorders and to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Vasthi, wonderful amongst all Panchakarma treatments, is a medicated enema. Since medicines spread your bowels straight without enzymatic actions, its efficiency is very high. Mixture of herbal decoction, medicated oil, honey, herbal paste etc are introduced through the rectal route. Vasti’s, the most important treatments among Panchakarma are specified particularly for the treatment of diseases caused by vitiation of Vatha but also good for all other diseases. Especially diseases like abdominal flatulence, spleen diseases, indigestion, acidity, burning sensation, constipation, gynecological problems, urinary calculi, numbness, rectal pain, various type of arthritic problems, over appetite, dehydration, etc.
Each of these treatments are Panchakarma treatments and each treatment has its own indications. Panchakarma treatments cleanse the body from the toxins and provide good immune power to the body. Thus, taking these body purification treatments every year keep the body healthy throughout the year. There are some pre-operative treatments before doing Panchakarma such as snehana (oelation) and swedana (sudation). The desired results of Panchakarma treatments are achieved only when they are preceded by these pre-operative treatments (Poorvakarma).
Get ready to take part in the holistic retreat of Ayurveda and Yoga & Meditation at Dr. Franklin’s Panchakarma Institute!
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.
It is a process by which the whole body or any specific part thereof 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 etc.
Vasthi (Bhramana, Mathra, Sneha, Kashaya)
Certain herbal oils, herbal extracts etc. are applied through the rectum.
Indications: Arthritis, paralysis, gastric complaints, rheumatism etc.
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.
Certain herbal oils, herbal extracts etc. are applied through the uro-genital tract.
Indications: Infertility, Uro-genital diseases etc.
This is a typical massage with herbal powders for about 30 minutes.
Indications: Paralysis, Obesity, rheumatic ailments.
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.
This is one of the important treatments in Panchakarma in which herbal juices, medical oils etc. are applied through nose.
Indications: Headaches, mental disorders, skin diseases, sinusitis etc.
In this treatment gentle oil massage is given according to the disease for 45-minutes.
Indications: Obesity, lack of blood circulations etc.
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.
This is very special bandage along with medicines for muscular and orthopedic problems.
Indications: Cervical spondylosis, degeneration of bones, post accidental problems etc.
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 â€" 90 minutes.
Indications: Skin diseases, Muscular injury, atrophy, brain diseases, insomnia, varicosity etc.
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
This is a cleaning process for eyes which gives cooling effect, prevents cataract and strengthens the optic nerve.
Special medicated water can hold 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.
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.
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.
This whole-body massage is done with medicated herbal oils by two therapists in a synchronized manner about 50- 60 minutes. The number of strokes and pressure vary with the condition of the individual. It is good for Anxiety, fatigue, circulatory disorders, muscular problems, backaches and injuries.
Marma massage is a traditional Kerala massage for stimulating Marma (vital points), using medicated oils, performed by trained therapist using his/her hand and feet, applying appropriate pressure to specific vital points/parts of the body. This massage not only relieves back pain, stiffness and sports injuries but also stimulates, rejuvenates and energize bodily organs and systems.
The specialized Ayurveda treatments is meant to avert illness, heal the sick and preserve life. Ayurveda believes that ideal treatment is the one which cures the ailment without complications.
Dr. Franklin’s Ayurveda center provides specialized treatments for:
⦁ To protect health and prolong life (Swasthyas swasthya rakshanam)
⦁ To eliminate diseases and dysfunctions of the body (Athurasya vikara prashamanamcha )
Dr. Franklin’s Ayurveda center offers treatments for several problems like:
⦁ Different skin diseases
⦁ Frozen Shoulders
⦁ Gastric disorders
⦁ Infertility of both Men and Women
⦁ Burn outs
⦁ Sleeping Disorders
⦁ Special treatments for chemo therapy rehabilitation and Immune deficiency disorders, etc.
The treatment for everyone is different hence there is no predefined packages, but the right treatment programme will be suggested after the first comprehensive check up by the medical team at Dr. Franklin’s Ayurveda center. People who undergo treatment are given special herbal preparations, life style recommendations etc. You can enquire the details of treatment for your problems by email.
Dr. Franklin’s Ayurveda center provides Healthcare treatments like:
⦁ Body Purification
⦁ Swasa Kasa Chikilsa (For Lungs)
⦁ Your Spine (Spine problems)
⦁ Body, Mind & Soul (stress reliever)
⦁ Body Immunization / Longevity Treatment
⦁ Panchakarma Chikitsa
Way to Wellness: This treatment is meant to relax, rejuvenate and regain energy your mind and body. This programmes includes special massages like Rejuvenation massage, Marma massage, Synchronised Massage and treatments like Sirodhara, Pizhichil, Kizhi, Face pack, medicated steam bath, etc after the consultation. (Duration: minimum 2 weeks)
Swasa Kasa Chikilsa (For Lungs): A special treatment to increase the strength of your lungs. This package is very beneficial for one having Bronchial Asthma, prolonged etc. It will strengthen the lungs and will prevent the attack of such ailments. This includes Body Massage, Vamanam, Urovasthi, Kashaya Vasthi, Pizhichil, Gnavarakizhi etc. along with internal Ayurvedic medicines.
Rejuvenation Therapy (Rasayana Chikilsa): This treatment includes body massage with hand and foot by medicated oil and cream. It includes internal rejuvenated medicines and medicated steam bath. This therapy is for 90 minutes to 2 hours per day for 7-14 days. It is good to rejuvenate mind, body and soul, to one up skin, to strengthen all system to achieve ideal health and longevity.
Body Purification Therapy (Shodhana Chikilsa): It is a process of purifying the whole body to attain proper balance of Vatha, Pitha and Kapha on Panchakarma and Swetakarma treatment. This will also purify the gunas and doshas of mind viz. Satwa, Rajas and Thamas. The 15 days package process include body massage, Snehapanam, Nasyam, Virechanam (medicated Purgative) Sneha Vasthi, Kashaya Vasthi, Pizhichil, Gnavarakizhi, Tharpanam, Sirovasthi, Karnapoornam, Medicated steam bath.
You & Your Spine: This is a special treatment package for your spine problems. It will strengthen the back muscles and prevent degeneration of bones; it can also prevent nerve compression. This is very good for Spondylosis, post traumatic problems (post accidental) sport injuries etc. This treatment includes Body Massage, Snehapanam, Virechanam, Kadi Vasthi, Sneha Vasthi, Kashaya Vasthi, Pizhichil, Gnavarakizhi etc.
Body, Mind & Soul: An absolute stress reliever with a combination of Yoga Meditation, Ayurveda and Holistic touches. Through this programme your body and minds are purified and more important, attains the temperance of mind.
Body Immunization / Longevity Treatment (Kayakalpa Chikilsa): This is the prime treatment in Ayurveda for reducing ageing process, arresting the degeneration of body cells and to immunize the body. Giving Rasayana (very special Ayurvedic Medicine) internally is the main part of the programme, based on Panchakarma and Swetakarma treatment. This package includes Body Massage, Snehapanam, Vamanam, Virechanam, Nasyam, Sneha Vasthi, Kashaya Vasthi, Pizhichil, Gnavarakizhi, Tharpanam, Sirovasthi, Karnapooranam, Medicated Steam Bath, Yoga and Meditation. (Duration: 21 to 28 days)
Slimming Programme: This programme includes massage, intake of herbal juice, herbal preparations and some minor exercises. A special Ayurvedic diet is advised during this period, this includes two types of massage.
⦁ Medicated Herbal Powder Massage
⦁ Medicated Herbal Oil Massage
Duration: 21 to 28 days
Beauty Care Programme: This programme includes massage with oil, powder and cream, body pack, face pack, herbal tea etc. It will increase your skin complexion and beautifies the body figure.
Panchakarma Chikilsa (Full Course): It is a process of purifying the whole body to attain proper balance of Vatha, Pitha and Kapha based on Panchakarma and Swetakarma treatment in our traditional way. This package includes Body Massage, Snahapanam Vamanam, Virechanam, Nasyam, Sneha Vasthi, Sirovasthi, Brahmana Vasthi, Dhara, Pizhichil, Gandoosam, Medicated Bath, Medicated Steam Bath etc. Duration: 28 to 51 days
Patients are free to contact Dr. Franklin’s Ayurveda center through email/telephone/fax for more medical advice before and after the treatments. Since expert and well-experienced Physicians supervise treatments the duration of treatment and its type & frequency of individual treatment process is fixed on the first detailed consultation.
Being a genuine treatment Centre, Dr. Franklin’s Ayurveda center emphasizes great importance for the intake of proper food items by the patients under treatment. After the first detailed consultation, Doctors prepare per day treatment plan and an Ayurvedic vegetarian diet chart to follow during the treatment days. (This diet contains varieties of vegetarian food items)
⦁ The oils and herbs which are used for treatments are specially prepared in the own pharmacy of Dr. Franklin’s Ayurveda center and maintains high quality standards.
⦁ Smoking and drinking alcohol, beer etc are prohibited in the premises of Dr. Franklin’s Ayurveda center.
Life ‘n’ Leaf Ayurvedic Restaurant
In Ayurveda, treatment and diet goes closely associated; improper diet is constantly the cause of physical illness. Adapting to a proper diet eliminates the significant cause of the illness. Proper diet also helps in the prevention of diseases and enhances longevity. The “Life n Leaf” Ayurvedic restaurant at the premise delivers a range of scrumptious ayurvedic vegetarian food consistent with the dosha conditions of individuals as per the advice of doctors.
⦁ Non-vegetarian food, smoking and drinking alcohol, beer, etc are prohibited at our premises.
SivaSoorya Yoga Centre
At Dr. Franklin’s Panchakarma Institute & Research Centre, Yoga and meditation sessions are conducted by the expert Tantric Yogi Guru Raviji who is the General Secretary of the Yoga Teachers Association in South India. There is daily Yoga session for group (Duration: 1 hrs, max 1.30 hrs). Individual yoga session is also there as private lesson.
Dr. Franklin’s Yoga Techniques
Posture (Asana) should be stillness and contemplative
Patanjali’s Yogasuthras, Sadhana Pada – 11.46
SivaSoorya Yoga contemplative asanas, developed by Raviji through many years of effort, study, investigation and research, is an extraordinary technique. This technique differs considerably from the various types of yoga asanas widely practiced all over the world. During the classes, you can practice contemplative asanas and use special breathing techniques and healing mantras.In the contemplative asana system, the healing occurs on the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical level. The Bow or Dhanurasana, for example, helps not only in stretching and stimulating the pelvic and reproductive organs, but also cures sexual weakness, gynecological disorders, especially those illness connecting to the uterus, cervix, vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes, all of which can be completely cured. Similarly, the degeneration of the testes can be fully cured and almost all disorders related to the seminal vesicles and prostate glands can also be cured through the contemplative Bow Pose.
Kriya Yoga is for the cultivation of Super consciousness and for the Attenuation of afflictions
Kriya Yoga, a profound technique developed by Raviji, integrates Pranayamas (breathing techniques), Mantras, Mudras (hand gestures), Bandhas (locking certain parts of the body), and Yoga Nidra (state of equilibrium that exists between being awake and asleep).Every individual who participates in as few as three SivaSoorya yoga classes can recognize from their own experience that the Mahat Kriya or great processing that is taught after the contemplative asanas is life changing. By practicing Kriya Yoga, you can not only remove mental and physical block but also many incurable diseases with daily practice, one becomes rejuvenated, revitalized, spiritually recharged, healed and totally transformed into a new person. Kriya Yoga nourishes your body cells, purifies your nervous system and helps you to experience the ambrosia of eternal joy flowing into you.
Kundalini Yoga Techniques
Primal energy of Kundalini is Subtle and seated at the base of the spine
Along with other unique techniques, Dr. Franklin’s Panchakarma has developed a powerful system called “Kundalini Yoga”. This is the most influential yoga ever known. It produces results 24 times faster than any other yoga technique. Its power comes from the Kundalini or primal energy, located at sacrum plexus, an enormous reserve of untapped potential within us. By gradually and safely awakening this energy, one feels more energized, more relaxed and alive all at the same time! One will be able to tap the courage, acquire the will and cultivate the inner strength to deal with things in a whole new way. It will also bring prosperity.
Kundalini Yoga Techniques
Nirvikalpa (without attributes) is a Sanskrit word meaning that which has no alternative and is stable; therefore, immortal. In Nirvikalpa meditation, all awareness is withdrawn systematically from the physical, astral and casual bodies until self-realization or oneness with the soul is achieved. In Nirvikalpa meditation, there exists identification with the Self, in which all modes of consciousness are transcended.
While practicing Nirvikalpa meditation, one reaches a unique stage of emptiness, which is a wonderful and indescribable experience. The methods adopted by Raviji are unique and simple and can be easily done at any place, even in one’s own home or at the office.
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