Connecting Hearts & Minds
the voice that changed hearts
An amazing journey with a humble origin
Driven by his strong sense of conviction to heal the world with Ayurveda, one person at a time, Dr Partap Chauhan began his journey of healing people in a simple and humble clinic in his garage in the year 1992. A threadbare cabinet held his herbs and a couple of chairs along the wall served as the waiting room. Gradually, his healing hands gained popularity and he brought in a couple of assistant Vaidyas to serve the steady flow of patients.
Westernization of traditional Indian sciences in the late 80’s was a double-edged sword. While it popularized Ayurveda and Yoga in the west, it also gave rise to commercialized spin-offs that was hardly the authentic knowledge that was handed down by the ancients. Dr Chauhan wanted the world to experience the purity and efficacy of authentic Ayurveda. He designed the AyuniqueTM protocol of treatment that is completely based on the classical compendiums written by the founding fathers of Ayurveda—Charak, Shushruta and Vagbhatta.
Over 1.5 million people are living a healthier life thanks to Dr. Chauhan’s authentic Ayurveda.
Dr Chauhan firmly believed that technology was a great enabler in demystifying Ayurveda for the common man. He had a simple explanation for everything, and he wanted to get it out to the world. He started on television with his popular talk show “Jiva Health Show” which is perhaps the longest running Ayurveda health show on TV. Millions of viewers around the world tune in to the program to share their health problems with Dr Chauhan directly.
Use of the internet had an even bigger impact in opening up the deepest secrets of Ayurveda to people around the world. With a website launced in 1992, Jiva was the first in India to launch an Ayurveda website where people could get Ayurvedic health information and also book video-consultation with a Jiva doctor.
the voice that changed hearts
In post-colonial India, people had accepted the risky compromise of instant gratification with synthetic pills. People had forgotten the ancient's way of healing with nature. Ayurveda had shrunken to become 'grandma's health tips'
Dr Chauhan wanted to change that. He wanted people to start believing in Ayurveda once again. So, after clinic hours, he devoted his time connecting with people at the grass-root level, understanding their problems and helping them make better healthcare decisions. The role soon expanded to a pan-Indian scale with his TV shows where for the first time, people could directly call and speak to him about their health problems.
42 countries, and counting...
As Dr Chauhan’s message of Ayurveda began healing lives in cities, towns and the remotest of human settlements in India, pioneers of alternate medicine in Europe & Japan reached out for discussions. By this time, his TeleDoc project was also recognized and awarded by the United Nations. Since then, Dr Chauhan has visited 42 countries to meet with policy makers, students, politicians, researchers and scientists to raise awareness about Ayurveda, and more importantly to establish Ayurveda as a globally recognized health science.
The most effective way to ensure health is to teach people how to stay healthy. Dr Chauhan is a visiting faculty at many international universities, and he has penned down his expertise in two popular books on healthy living and Ayurvedic beauty secrets.