Dr. Shyam Vinayan currently serves as Associate Professor at the Department of Shalya Tantra, School of Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus. 

He completed his B.A.M.S from the prestigious SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi, in 2008, and M.S.(Ayurveda) from Muniyal Institute of Ayurvedic Medical Sciences, Manipal, in 2014. He joined P.N.N.M Ayurveda Medical College soon after completing his M.S. and worked till 2021 in the Department of Shalyatantra. He has more than 6 ½ years of UG teaching experience and 4 years of PG teaching experience. He has also worked as Lecturer on contract at Dept of Shalakyatantra, Govt Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram for 1 ½  years commencing from 2008. His areas of interest are management of -- ano-rectal diseases, low back ache, spine disorders, Arthritis, sports injuries, fracture-dislocations, varicose vein and wound/ulcers, etc.

Clinical Experience

Worked as Consultant  Anorectal, Marma and Ksharasutra Specialist at

  1. Vaidyakalanidhi P Janardhanan Pillai's Kalpadrumam Ayurveda Chikitsa Kendram, Pazhavangadi, Thiruvananthapuram.
  2. Nirmalam Ayurgram Ayurveda Panchakarma Hospital, Kayarampara, Ottapalam, Palakkad.
  3. Ayur Mithra Healing Clinic and Hospital, Parali, Palakkad.
  4. Janamitra Ayurveda Hospital, Cherupulasseri, Palakkad.

He has successfully performed more than 500  anorectal surgeries varying from ksharasutra therapy for fistula-in-ano and pilonidal sinuses, and other surgeries like haemorrhoidal ksharasutra ligation, Agnikarma-dilatation for fissure-in-ano,superficial internal sphinterotomy using ksharasutra for fissure-in-ano. Etc. He has also performed more than 1000 parasurgical and minor procedures varying from corn excision and kshara application, cyst removal etc. He has conducted hands-on training in anorectal ayurveda surgical management for doctors at different hospitals in Thrissur and Palakkad.

Research Experience

As Co-Guide Since May 2018

  • A clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of palasa kshara Bhavaitha Pippali Churna in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Dept of P.G Studies in Shalyatantra, PNNM Ayurveda Medical College, Thrissur. (Dr. Bhagyasree J S 2017 Batch).
  • A clinical study to evaluate the effectiveness of Snighdha Agnikarma in the management of Katigraha. Dept of P.G Studies in Shalyatantra, PNNM Ayurveda Medical College, Thrissur. (Dr. Priyamvadha L 2017 Batch).
  • Effect of vanasurana ghrtam in the management of Arshas- pre & post clinical trial. Dept of P.G Studies in Kayachikitsa, PNNM Ayurveda Medical College, Thrissur. (Dr. Najiya A M 2018 Batch).                                                                               
  • Effect of Darvi ghrita suppository in the management of fissure-in-ano. Dept of P.G Studies in Shalyatantra, PNNM Ayurveda Medical College, Thrissur. (Dr. Aparna S , 2018 Batch).
  • Management of painful heel using kushtadi churna as upanaha. Dept of P.G Studies in Shalyatantra, PNNM Ayurveda Medical College, Thrissur. (Dr. Anju P.M 2018 Batch)
  • A clinical study to evaluate the effect of Nimba (Azadiracta indica) and Ardraka (Zingiber officinale) with ghee in cancer associated anorexia. Dept of PG Studies in Shalyatantra, PNNM Ayurveda Medical College, Thrissur.(Dr Arya Sugathan2019 Batch)

As Guide Since May 2020                      

  • Superficial Internal Sphincterotomy with medicated seton in Fissure-in-ano.Dept of PG Studies in Shalyatantra, PNNM Ayurveda Medical College, Thrissur. Dr. Deepna N. P., 2019 Batch)

Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/Certificate Courses Done

  • Completed Certificate course in Research Methodology conducted by Center for Health Policy and Planning, Kerala University of Health Sciences in 2018, 1st batch.
  • Participated as Invited Judge for Paper presentation/Poster presentation competition held in association with “Samavartana 2017, National Symposium on Exploring the New Horizons of Ayurveda” organized By Post Graduate Students Association from July 5-7, 2017, at Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier Ayurveda College, Kottakkal, Kerala.
  • Participated as resource person in “ Susrutham 2017, a Practicum on Marma”
  • On February 15, 2017, at PNNM Ayurveda Medical College, Cheruthuruthy, Shoranur, Thrissur.
  • Participated as delegate in “ARC-CON 2018” International Conference on Benign Ano-rectal Diseases, organized by Department of Shalyatantra, Faculty of Ayurveda Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, from February 22-24, 2018.
  • Led a session as resource person in AMAI, APTA, webinar series on the topic  “Ano-rectal Diseases- a Practical Approach to its Diagnosis & Management” from August 8-9, 2020.
  • Led a session as resource person in Pampa Resolute 2020 webinar series on the topic “A Pragmatic Approach to Diagnosis and Management of Haemorroids & Fistula-in-ano” on November 22, 2020.
  • Led a session as Guest speaker on CME programme organized by AMC connect team of The Himalaya Drug Company on the topic “ Holistic Approach in the Management of Fissure-in-ano” on December 14, 2020. 
  • Presented a paper titled “Ano-rectal Diseases a Practical Approach”  an interactive session with students and house surgeons at Santhigiri Ayurveda Medical College, Palakkad, felicitated by SACTA on March 23, 2021.


Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title


Dr. Shyam Vinayan, “A case report on fistula-in-ano treated with apamarga ksharasutra and Agnikarma”, Abhinava Dhanwantari - Journal of Ayurveda, vol. 1, no. 4, Oct-December, 2015.


M. E., Dr. Shyam Vinayan, and H., S. P., “A Review on Ageing and Anti-Ageing Measures in Ayurveda”, International Ayurvedic Medical Journal, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 427-432, 2014.[Abstract]

Ageing is defined as a progressive generalised impairment of function resulting in the loss of adaptive responses to stress and a growing risk of age-associated diseases. Ayurveda explains ageing as inevitable and explains the anti-ageing measures as Rasayana. Vaya explains the ageing process. Decade wise Hrasa (loss) is another view of understanding ageing. Ahara and Vihara are having a specific impact on ageing. So to delay ageing process, Ahara and Vihara should be proper.

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Dr. Shyam Vinayan, “A Comparative Clinical Study of Jeemoothadi Guda Varti with Kasisadi Taila Pichu in the Management Of Arshas”, International Ayurveda Medical Journal (IAMJ), vol. 2, no. 2, March -April, 2014.[Abstract]

Arshas is a disease afflicting mankind for millions of years. Due to junk food habits and sedentary life style, Arshas (Internal Haemorrhoids) is more prevalent today.

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