Ayurveda is supposed to have existed since the 600 BC and had its origins in India.
One of the oldest forms of treatment the natural ways, Ayurveda literally means,
“Knowledge of Life” as ‘Ayur’ means “life” and ‘Veda’ means “knowledge”. Though
Ayurveda was predominantly an Indian way of treatment and was part of the Indian
culture, today it has been accepted worldwide as an effective form of medical treatment
that is one of the various alternative form of medical treatment. Therefore, a number
of students opt for the study of Ayurveda after their schooling to become Ayurveda
Doctors and make a career in Ayurveda medicine.
To be eligible for a career in Ayurveda, there are various forms of training. One
is the traditional ways is to study the required number of years in the medical
college and then serve as an intern. This is mandatory to practice as a doctor in
Besides, becoming doctors, there are career options as an Ayurveda Pharmacist, and
Masseurs. Ayurveda medical graduates can further their studies by doing their postgraduate
degree and other options like specialized diplomas like to specialize in the different
forms of treatment like Panchkarma, Nadi Pariksha, Panchabhutik Chikitsa and many
Another very significant career option in Ayurveda is the manufacture of the drugs
and medicines requires for the treatment.
Required Skills for a career in Ayurveda
- Firstly, it is essential to understand the ancient form of treatment, and the history
of the medical treatment since of the early ages.
- Thorough knowledge of the anatomy and its treatment procedures.
- High diagnostic skills
- Identifying the root problems in the patient to make the treatment holistic.
How to become an Ayurveda Medical Professional?
One of the best ways is to undergo the BAMS course in the medical school and then
take up an internship. Undertake diploma programs to specialize in some aspects
of Ayurveda treatment. Whether it is as a doctor, pharmacist, masseur, therapist,
or medicine manufacturer, it is best to take up a specialized diploma or a postgraduate
degree in the said field.
The role of an Ayurveda Doctor or medical professional not only recommends the kind
of the treatment or massage procedures, but also prescribes Ayurveda medicines as
part of the treatment process. A strict diet regimen is prescribed along with the
medications and massage procedures during the period of treatment.
With rising demand, there are a lot of opportunities not only as doctors, but also
as specialists in the various fields of Ayurveda. The medical tourism industry is
also in need of specialized for the various resorts that are spread across the country
and each of them offer Ayurveda treatment where a lot of highly skilled medical
professionals in the field of Ayurveda are required. With more and more tourists
from foreign countries being attracted to the concept of Ayurveda, today the idea
of medical tourism is being promoted.
The salary of a BAMS doctor is quite lucrative, and depending on the place of work
the salary varies.
Another variations are brought about in the salary ranges of other professions of