Rachna Gadhok, MD

Dr. Rachna Gadhok, is a global pioneer in the unique integration of western medicine with the ancient health care system of Ayurveda, specializing in individualized holistic care to the whole mind-body complex. She is a board-certified internal medicine physician with extensive clinical practice experience in the full spectrum of medical care—both inpatient and outpatient settings; ICU and hospitalized patients to preventive medical care. She has also provided stress-management and wellness consultancy, including meditation sessions, to clinical, educational, and corporate organizations including Yale, Microsoft, Amazon, and Costco. Over the 18 years of clinical practice, Dr. Rachna Gadhok discovered the profound benefits of the holistic care approach. Passionate about these patient-centered healing modalities, she traveled to Sri Sri Ayurveda Hospital, Bangalore, India to train in the diagnostic practice of pulse assessments and Ayurveda Detox (Panchakarma). She has since worked closely with internationally acclaimed Ayurvedic doctors and helped thousands of clients restore mind-body health and natural vitality through the integration of Ayurvedic lifestyle principles and western medicine. 

Dr. Rachna Gadhok graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India in 2001 and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Harlem Hospital Center (Columbia University), New York. As an esteemed practitioner, she currently runs her medical practice (Holistic Lifestyle Medical Clinic) in Boone, NC and collaborates with Shankara Ayurveda Spa—the award-winning Ayurvedic specialist facility at the Art of Living Retreat Center —a leader in Ayurvedic Panchakarma detoxes and Ayurvedic treatments. She combines her wealth of knowledge on the western medical perspective with wisdom of Ayurveda to address the root cause of disease and manages the mind-body complex with Ayurvedic lifestyle changes, and wellness practices including yoga and meditation.