Classical Ayurveda

Timeless Wisdom for a Healthy Life

Photo: Pamela Palma Photography

Ashok Jethanandani, B.A.M.S.

Ashok Jethanandani, B.A.M.S. is an ayurveda practitioner in San Jose since 2013. In his practice, Classical Ayurveda, Dr. Jethanandani offers help with management of diabetes and other metabolic disorders, digestive disorders, respiratory conditions, weight management, arthritis, and other chronic health issues for which ayurveda has wholistic and effective solutions.

Dr. Jethanandani is a graduate of Gujarat Ayurved University, India, where he received his education and training in Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine. He completed his internship at two ayurveda hospitals--Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurveda Hospital and the Institute of Postgraduate Training & Research Hospital--in Jamnagar.


  • "I help my patients hear themselves," essay on Zocalo Public Square

  • About Ayurveda

    Ayurveda is the science of health that has been practiced in India since the earliest times. Ayu, or life, implies a union of body, mind, and consciousness. Veda means knowledge. So the subject of ayurveda is the complete human being: body, mind, and consciousness. This holistic approach provides insights for a healthy lifestyle that promotes our physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.

    One of the central principles of ayurveda is the theory of the three doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha. Vata controls all movement and communication. Pitta includes all the agents of digestion and metabolism. Kapha provides structure, stability, and lubrication. Together, the three doshas maintain normal function of the body, but when their balance is disturbed they cause disease. Therefore, restoring the balance of the doshas is the means to better health. This may be done with careful choices of foods, lifestyle, and medicines, and through cleansing procedures.

    Photo: Pamela Palma Photography


    In ayurveda there are effective therapies for many chronic illnesses. We may be able to help you in case of:

    • diabetes, hypothyroidism, and other metabolic disorders
    • acid reflux, chronic diarrhea, constipation, IBS, or other digestive disorders
    • osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout
    • asthma and other respiratory conditions
    • depression, anxiety, and stress disorders
    • other chronic illnesses
    • weight management
    • preventive health

    Patient Center

    To schedule a consultation,
    call or text (408) 472-9705.

    • Initial Consultation (fee $80): An initial consultation usually takes one hour or so. The doctor will take a detailed history; assess your diet patterns and lifestyle; examine the agni and srotas; and ascertain possible causes and pathogenesis; to reach a diagnosis. Then he will design a personalized treatment program to restore health.
    • Followup Visits (fee $40 per visit): Depending on the chronicity of the illness, it may require several weeks or months to realize the benefits of the treatment. Followup visits may be scheduled to assess the progress, and make changes in the treatment plan.
    • Seniors' Discount: 20 percent off for seniors 65 and over.

    Contact Us

    Call or text (408) 472-9705

    • Email:
    • Address: 175 N. Jackson Avenue, Suite 209, San Jose, CA 95116
    • Parking: Free parking is available in Lot F opposite the 175 Medical Office Building or in any other Patient/Visitor lot.
    • VTA Bus Routes: 70, 64, 23
    • Nearest Light Rail Stations: Alum Rock, McKee