What Clients Say
“Jennifer embodies someone that doesn’t just practice medicine, but one who strengthens the knowledge of their patients. She provides, in great detail, what will help and what will not help with improving your health. I came to Jennifer as someone who is anxious, fiery, And in the Ayurvedic practice, very imbalanced in Pitta, I left after a few short months of following her routines, a calm, cool, and collected person. I feel, for the most part, balanced in both energy as well as well-being. I know that if I ever feel imbalanced, she is the first person to talk to. I would recommend 10 out of 10 to step in to Jennifer’s office, and have a conversation with her. She is amazing, and she cares.” – K.D., Linguist
“I had been struggling with bloating and severe distention for a very long time. On my own, I did all the usual ideas – gluten free, dairy free and everything else. Jennifer was amazing – broke it down, made it practical, and worked with my own neurosis around food aversion, which could easily come up for anyone after a decade of bloating. I feel like I can breathe and eat again. Thank you to her and her ability to bring actual Ayurvedic teachings to Chattanooga.” – Anonymous, Musician
“I had varicose veins for the past ten years. After working with Jennifer, they were much better during long periods of sitting and standing. I no longer needed support stockings all summer long. I also had experienced frequent sore throats, especially prior to menstruation, and these also improved. During travel, my bowels were much more regular than usual. The diet and lifestyle changes have been great. I feel clearer overall and lighter in my belly after eating. I greatly appreciate all the Ayurvedic nutrition information. Jennifer is highly knowledgeable about traditional Ayurveda. She thoroughly and patiently answered my many questions. I highly recommend her!” – Anonymous
“I came to see Jennifer because I had an issue with low blood pressure. She took the time to deal with my health as a whole. She guided me in dealing with every little physical issues I had. Through a gentle process, Jennifer helped me to understand what was lacking in my body so that I could be in the best health possible. My digestion has improved, I never feel bloated anymore, though I did not even realize that this was a very consistent problem. I am at a healthier weight with a few slight and gentle changes. I have not had any more issues with low blood pressure as we have worked together to improve the things that were lacking which led to that problem. Muscular pain in my shoulder that had been quite constant for several years was eliminated by following the treatment plan as well.” – D.E., Elementary School Teacher
“My daughter was suffering from constipation, indigestion and a lot of pain throughout the body. She was unable to walk or stand for a long time. After following the suggested diet plans, her digestion drastically improved. I came to believe that there is someone who can truly help us. Jennifer understood our problem thoroughly and was a great help. She checked on my daughter regularly and gave her support. She suggested panchakarma which helped with her overall recovery.” – T.K., Homemaker
“I had digestive issues for many years and my gallbladder removed in August of 2021. One year later I started working with Jennifer. Within a few weeks, my issues started to improve through dietary changes and Ayurvedic formulations. Two months later, I am happy to share that I am feeling better than I have in many years. Ayurveda is difficult to figure out on your own. Working with Jennifer made it so simple and I saw improvements very quickly. Prior to this, I worked with a gallbladder nutritionist and a Naturopathic physician which helped some but not like Ayurveda has.” – L.K., Massage Therapist
“I often get a fungal infection after working in my garden. This time last year I had such an infection, as did my husband, and it kept reoccurring. We both saw a dermatologist for the issue and were placed on steroids and anti-fungal medication. These medications are really hard on your liver. At the time, I had just started working with Jennifer for digestion issues. I did not think to consult her about the infection. But when the fungal infection reoccured this Spring, I spoke with Jennifer first hoping to avoid the liver-damaging medication. I was very glad I did! The formulas Jennifer suggested for me helped calm the itchy rash and made the infection go completely away. I have been working with Jennifer for several months to improve my digestion, as well as my sleep, but I have found that the health system of Ayurveda addresses all health issues. If your body is working well then you remain in a state of good health and well-being.” – P.H., Management
“For over 25 years I have struggled with weight loss after my diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I’ve tried many things including traditional dieting, intermittent fasting, elimination diets and fads with little and mostly no success. I was resigned to be content with my current size as my family doctor gives me a great bill of health and I have an active lifestyle. I can’t believe the success I have had working with Jennifer! Within the first month I lost 10 pounds! I would never have tried the diet or lifestyle plans that she created for me. Thank you so much! I now feel like I have control over my physical self. Jennifer is very knowledgeable and most importantly kind. She genuinely cares about others and it shows in her generosity and follow up.” – V.R., Business Analyst
“I had severe GI issues, chronic fatigue, and brain fog. I had a difficult time getting through the day and struggled at work to think clearly and make decisions. Since working with Jennifer, my GI symptoms are much improved and my brain fog is gone. Overall, I am feeling like a different person. Jennifer was kind and gentle when I was not feeling well. She gave me meaningful and effective changes that worked. Using the app was easy and it was wonderful to have answers to my questions so quickly. This was a great experience.” – P.C., Public Health
“Jennifer has helped me improve my sleep. It’s deeper and more restful. I feel healthier and more rested. I feel fortified with knowledge on how to take good care of myself, and that just makes for a nicer life.” – P.H., Management
“I had been struggling with digestive issues for at least 9 months prior to working with Jennifer. The digestive issues were starting to cause quite a bit of pain and discomfort. I almost dreaded eating meals because I knew I was going to have pain, gas, and bloating if I ate anything. At this point, the only time I have digestion issues is when I veer off my diet and eat foods that are not good for my constitution, are unhealthy, or when I overeat. My digestion is greatly improved. Jennifer has helped be an expert guide in helping me along this path which has given me more energy, mental clarity, and a better quality of life allowing me to thrive in my relationships, work, school, and life.” – K.B., Nurse
“Thank you for your support. I’m so grateful I listened to myself, reached out and got you. I feel supported and encouraged and wonder where I’d be now if I hadn’t found you and a better way to aim for every day. Thank you for everything.” – A.L., Musician
“I had developed a rash on my face over the last 3 to 4 months and had gained back weight. The rash has resolved since working with Jennifer and I have lost some of the weight. I feel I have a better understanding of what foods are right for me to eat. Jennifer is professional, supportive, and intuitive. She was able to identify problem areas and had effective solutions. I feel I have a better understanding of what areas I need to address and the proper foods or supplements needed. I enjoyed working with Jennifer. She helped direct me back to the path I needed to be following.” – A.R.
“I was struggling with lower back pain, muscle tightness, dryness, constipation, and a sluggish large colon. I started having problems about ten years ago. My condition was manageable but I was beginning to become noticeably uncomfortable. Some of my feelings of dryness and colon health resolved during my work with Jennifer. Diet suggestions were very helpful since some traditional over the counter methods were not working. I became better educated on how to control my diet properly. I had been using coffee, psyllium and triphala to control my colon health, without realizing the effect that it had on my body type. I feel that my new regimen is going well. I’m watching my diet, exercising, and slowly moving into my next phase which will be using oils as suggested. Jennifer was very helpful and understanding about my concerns and goals. She is skilled, very knowledgeable, and presents herself in a kind and peaceful manner that is very pleasant. She has a passion for her practice, and it really shows when we communicate in our follow-ups.” – J.R., Musician
“Jennifer’s knowledge of Ayurveda provides a significant measure of support for a health management plan. She’s thoughtful, encouraging, and her advice has real potential for impacting health outcomes.” – Remy Coeytaux, M.D., Ph.D.
What is Āyurveda?
Āyurveda is India's traditional medical system. It is a holistic approach that uses temporary dietary adjustments, lifestyle recommendations, therapeutic treatments and cleanses to restore health. It is also preventative in nature. Health must be cultivated and created each day. Āyurveda offers a wealth of sound knowledge to maintain health throughout every season and every stage of life.
I've tried changing my diet and lifestyle and it didn't work. How is Āyurveda different?
Āyurveda is a complete holistic health system. Āyurvedic herbo-mineral formulations are selected for you based on your state of health. Formulations along with appropriate changes to your diet and lifestyle ensure that you get back to your natural state of health. Improved health cannot happen without changing your diet and lifestyle.
Is Āyurveda a licensed profession?
Āyurveda is not a licensed profession in the U.S. That being said, when selecting an Āyurvedic Practitioner, it's important to choose someone that is practicing classical Āyurveda. Classical Āyurveda adheres to the framework as it is taught and practiced in India.
Jennifer Maklan, ĀP, practices classical Āyurveda and has trained in programs that exceed educational standards for Āyurveda in the U.S.
How is Āyurveda practiced online? Isn't pulse assessment needed?
Āyurveda is quite conducive to online practice. In classical Āyurvedic assessment, questioning and visual clues provide a wealth of information. Pulse assessment is actually a somewhat modern addition to classical assessment methods. It is not a necessary component for a quality assessment.
How is Āyurveda different than other holistic healing methods?
Āyurveda is time-tested. It's speculated to be thousands of years old and probably the oldest health system known to man. Though much has changed, the classical practice of Āyurveda holds to the time-tested methods that existed thousands of years ago.
Unlike other modern approaches to holistic medicine, Āyurveda utilizes a detailed framework for the measurement, assessment and management of health. It is an extensive practice that is studied rigorously and is effective when applied with precision.
Unlike Western approaches to care, Āyurveda is personalized to each individual. Your day, diet, health history and so much more are taken into consideration to create your Care Plan.
What if I don't see results?
Sometimes results can be seen immediately and sometimes results can be subtle but nevertheless impactful.
If you're not seeing results, it's important to speak up. This is helpful information and may indicate that the wrong remedy was selected for you. Don't hesitate to communicate your experience so we can ensure you are on the right track.