We all have visited the doctor at least once in our lifetime. Doctors sure are human saviours and suggest us the best possible treatment according to our bodily needs. But is it just one area of Doctors we know are they anymore?
Well, when it comes to Medical treatments, there are options like Allopathy, Homeopathy, and Ayurvedic. Ayurveda is one of the ancient forms of Medical practice which was faded gradually with the advent of the other two. But today, Ayurveda is gaining momentum again, and people are getting back to the roots and more and more people are practising and implying it.
What is Ayurveda or Ayurvedic Science?
Ayurveda is a classical Indian healing practice that involves maintaining balance in the body and mind through various whole-body treatments and is one of the ancient practices.
Ayurveda basically deals with a humeral medical system; where diseases are understood as an imbalance between the body’s three senses of humor, Vata (nerve energy), Pitta (catabolic fire energy) and Kapha (anabolic nutritive energy).
The job of an Ayurvedic Professional is quite challenging. He has to keep in view the wide vary of incurable diseases, newly emerging diseases and also keep an awareness of the failures of other systems of medicines, especially allopathic System of Medicine.
India is the birthplace of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic practitioners here receive state-recognized, institutionalised training in parallel to their physician counterparts in India’s state-supported systems for conventional Western biomedicine and homoeopathic medicine.
Career Options in Ayurveda
Ayurveda is a vast field and being a Doctor isn’t the only option that is left these days. It is one of the growing fields in the Medical studies and more and more students are choosing this.
Apart from being a mainstream doctor, there are various options that are available if one chooses to get into Ayurvedic Science. Some of the options are:
Ayurveda Specialty Centers (Panchakarma, Ksharsutra, etc)
To get into Ayurveda studies i.e. Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), one has to get into Science after 10th, with subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
After the completion of graduation, you can also go for a Masters degree (M.D. / M.S). For getting into Masters, there are various entrance tests reserved by various States. There are various opportunities in the foreign countries too, with an entrance test of various Universities and Colleges.
With the required education, one has to have a keen interest in Medicine. The medical field, or for that matter Ayurveda, is a vast area, and only fetching marks won’t satisfy you or complete the means of the course. One has to have a deep liking and zeal to work harder for treating the patients.
Career Prospects in Ayurveda
Nowadays Ayurveda has become very popular among the tourists, especially amongst the foreigners. Modern medicine with its strong synthetic chemical drugs sometimes fails to combat nature, and hence there is rapid and progressive acceptance of this system. Patients from all over the world are coming to India for various Ayurveda treatments. With the popularity of this system, the demand for Ayurvedic doctors is on the rise.