Ayurveda, the science of life, is an ancient medical science and has its roots in ancient India. It is considered as a traditional system of Indian medicine which has magical properties to cure persons holistically. Ayurveda, as a science are gaining global acceptance as this system of medicine emphasizes on holistic treatment of human body, mind and soul with no side effects.
In Ayurveda, medicines are prepared from natural materials, such as medicinal herbs, medicinal roots, fruits, vegetables, leaves, cow urine, animal parts etc. It is believed that complete cure of the ailments is possible with the help of these natural medicines combined with balanced diet and yoga therapy. Ayurveda have cures for even rare ailments.
Ayurveda plays an important role in the growth of medical tourism industry where lots of Ayurvedic medicines, massage oils, herbal preparations and Ayurvedic treatments are used. This trend, in turn, has increased the demand for professional Ayurvedic professionals in the medical tourism industry where trained and skilled personnel are required for supervising Ayurvedic oil massages, medical spas, aroma therapy and other treatments used for health and wellness.
You need to have minimum a degree in BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) from an Ayurvedic Medical College to enter into the world of Ayurveda. There are several national and international level institutes which offer graduate and post graduate level courses in Ayurveda.
Plenty of career opportunities are available for Ayurvedic graduates in medical tourism industry as medical supervisors and instructors, in Ayurvedic medical colleges and hospitals as medical officers and doctors, in herbal product manufacturing units as consultants, in pharmaceutical companies as research officers, in health and wellness industry as nutrition experts and in Ayurvedic medicine production units as production managers. Candidates with higher qualifications can pursue a career in research and join research organizations and academic institutions in faculty positions.