Classical Ayurveda

Timeless wisdom for a healthy life

Ashok Jethanandani, B.A.M.S.

Dr. Ashok Jethanandani's practice of ayurveda is inspired by the three major classical treatises of ayurveda--Charaka Samhita, Susruta Samhita, and Ashtanga Hridayam. He offers consultations for treatment of various chronic illnesses. He also teaches workshops in the ayurvedic wisdom of preventive health, and designs personalized programs for wellness and weight management.

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

Ayurvedic Consultations

Chronic Illness

We may be able to help in cases of chronic illnesses like digestive disorders, asthma, diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, skin ailments, urinary and prostate disorders, arthritis, gout, sexual health, depression, anxiety, and sleep disorder. Get an ayurvedic opinion. We assess causes, dosha imbalance, and pathogenesis; and design a treatment plan to restore health.

Preventive Health

Find out the ayurvedic perspective on preventive health, and apply them to your own life. Ayurvedic recommendations touch on all aspects of our lives: a balanced state of agni, healthy daily regimen, negotiating seasonal changes, a balanced diet, exercise, lifestyle choices, personal conduct, natural urges, sleep, and rasayana.

Weight Management

We design a personalized program for weight loss based on ayurvedic principles. Gentle on your body and psyche, it includes diet recommendations, an exercise plan, and herbs and minerals to support weight loss. No crash diet or extreme exercise routine. Similarly, a program for weight gain is also based on ayurvedic principles.

Ayurvedic Workshops

at India Community Center, Milpitas. Free. Register here.

What's Your Prakruti?

Friday, May 9, 6-7 p.m.

You will learn the theory of three doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha. What are their functions and properties? You will assess your own psycho-physiological traits to infer the unique combination of doshas you were born with—your prakruti. Use that knowledge to inform your choices of diet and lifestyle for optimum health.

Patient Center

To schedule a consultation,
call (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.
  • House Calls: We do house calls in and around Santa Clara County. Please ask if we serve your area.

Contact Us

Call (408) 472-9705

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  • Address: 175 N. Jackson Avenue, Suite 209, San Jose, CA 95116
  • Parking: Free parking is available in the lot for the 175 Medical Office Building.
  • VTA Bus Routes: 70, 64, 23
  • Nearest Light Rail Stations: Alum Rock, McKee