Nelliakkattu Mana, the birthplace of Sreedhareeyam has a rich tradition of Ayurvedic excellence for over 400 years. The family is a repository of vast traditional knowledge in Ayurveda handed down through centuries. The physicians of the Mana were renowned for treating poisonous infections and snake bites. Later they began to explore the depths of Shalakya Tantra, one of the eight branches of Ayurveda that deals with diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the organs of the human body located above the neck. The later generations of physicians have made it imperative to complete the highest level of formal education also, apart from the traditional knowledge, so that the goodness of modern technology is also assimilated into the age-old science.
Eye treatment based on Ayurveda was not so popular the world over. However, with the concept that “Sarvendreeyanam Nayanam Pradhanam” (of all, eye is the most vital), we started exploring all possibilities for effectively utilizing the vast traditional knowledge in Ayurveda that our family “Nelliakkattu Mana” handed down through centuries, especially in Shalakya Tantra. The Ayurvedic texts of Sushrut Samhita, Charak Samhita and Ashtang Hruday have given a detailed description of shalakya tantra. It offers a detailed study of etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases that affect organs above the neck. According to the texts, there are about 76 diseases pertaining to the eyes, whereas the ears are prone to 25 different kinds of ailments. The nose can be affected by as many as 18 diseases, while the lips are easily susceptible to 11 types of diseases. Shalakya tantra finds the remedy for all such diseases. Shalakya tantra is not only concerned with the immediate treatment of the ailments but also with the follow-up treatment, in order to ensure that the disease is uprooted and eliminated. Therefore, it proves to be one of the most effective methods of treating the ailments related to the upper portion of the body, above the neck.
Combining this profound knowledge of diseases and extensive clinical experience with the most modern technological advancements propelled sreedhareeyam to achieve incomparable results in the field of ophthalmology. Walk into Sreedhareeyam, and you find the latest of diagnostic equipment in its portals. It’s clinical and Optometry laboratories are equipped with most modern diagnostic instruments. Patients are examined by doctors using this equipment, and the diseases are identified. The diseases are reported in the terms used by modern medicine thus making it easier to document and follow up.
The Ayurvedic treatment goes through several phases from preparing the body, removing toxins, herbal therapy and final crackdown of treatments to the affected regions.
Sreedhareeyam seamlessly integrates technology into its Ayurvedic practices to enhance patient care and treatment quality. Advanced diagnostic tools aid in disease identification, allowing precise and early intervention. Continuous clinical studies are conducted to evaluate and refine therapies, ensuring optimal patient outcomes. The institution utilizes cutting-edge equipment like Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS), High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), and High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) to validate the quality of raw materials and finished products. This meticulous approach ensures that each component adheres to the highest standards and maintains the desired chemical spectrum.
Sreedhareeyam's commitment to the fusion of traditional Ayurveda with modern technology results in effective, safe, and reliable treatments for eye ailments.