India’s first diagnostic protocol for Ayurveda launched


Secretary AYUSH government of India calls it a “unique achievement”

The first diagnostic protocols in Ayurveda in India were launched on Monday in presence of AYUSH secretary Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha.

The protocol, developed by Jiva Ayurveda aims at creating a definite structure for Ayurveda to help it evolve into a globally accepted medical science.

Called Ayunique, the newly developed protocols are the result of a huge data analytics project that was initiated by Jiva Ayurveda six years ago. Using Big Data analytics and machine-learning techniques, the 5,000-year-old knowledge of Ayurveda and personalized treatment records of lakhs of patients at Jiva have been consolidated to offer the most advanced decision-support system for Ayurveda doctors. This will assist them in making root-cause based diagnosis in a structured, standardized and data-driven manner while allowing for the personalization of treatment.

Jiva Ayunique Protocols have already been validated on more than 25,000 patients

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, secretary ministry AYUSH, said: “On behalf of the Government, I congratulate Jiva Ayurveda for coming out with diagnostic protocols for Ayurveda, which is truly a unique achievement. Most practitioners of traditional systems of medicine are not able to communicate effectively with modern science. This science belongs to all humanity and we should not hesitate to deploy it for the advancement and validation of Indian healing systems. Jiva is a prime example of entrepreneurship which is using science to further the cause and acceptability of Ayurveda. AYUSH systems of medicine need a digital platform and IT-based solutions, and the diagnostic protocols by Jiva are a welcome step in this direction.”

Kotecha himself is a renowned Ayurveda practitioner and had been vice chancellor of the Gujarat Ayurveda University before joining government of India.

Said Dr. Partap Chauhan, director, Jiva Ayurveda: “Ayurveda is fundamentally a personalized system of medicine that aptly addresses the world’s challenge of moving away from a symptomatic-only approach to medicine. The Jiva Ayunique protocols are like the operating system for Ayurveda practice that structure the practice of Ayurveda and creates a wealth of data. They will truly enable a scientific approach in providing a more precise, personalized Ayurveda and establishing it as a globally accepted treatment science.”

Jiva Ayunique Protocols have already been validated on more than 25,000 patients. Jiva is also collaborating with number of universities and institutes worldwide to undertake further research studies based on these.