Career Option in Ayurveda Medicine



 AYURVEDA, the perfect  science of life and it is to be  the oldest treatment  method which evolved around 600 BC in India. ’AYUR’ means life, and ‘VEDA’ means Knowledge .Ayurveda practiced by special physicians called ‘vaidyas’ is known to promote positive health, natural beauty and it gives long life. Life, according to ayurveda is combination of senses, mind, body and soul.


Science of life

The medical system believes in that human beings and nature should be in perfect harmony if not  the disease occurs. Restoration of this fundamental balance, through the use of nature and its products is the main goal of this medical system. The concept is not to curing  but also on preventing. Ayurveda emphasizes that ‘PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE’.



In Ayurveda, is basically a humoural medical system. It is called “Tridosha” or  Three homours, Vata(nerve energy), Pitta(catabolic fire energy) and Kapha(anabolic nutritive energy). Nature herbs and minerals are used for preparing medicines. Ayurvedic medicines are accepted all over the world because they have no side effects. At present there are about 154 recognized Under -graduate and 33 Post-graduate Ayurveda college in India. Eligibility for the Under-graduate programs in Ayurveda  a  Bachelor of Ayurvedic  Medicine& surgery(B.A.M.S) in Ayurveda the required qualification is 10,+2 with Physics ,Chemistry and Biology. Duration of 5 years and 6 month.


1.To Prolong life and promote Perfect health

2.To eradicate disease and dysfunction of body completely

Goal of Ayurveda is to achieve ”Nivarana” from all kinds of  “Wants”. This is achieve good health as the supreme foundation of life.


               All mater is composed of five basic elements known as the Earth(Prithvi), Water (Jala), Fire (Tejas), Wind (Vaya) and Space (Akasha).These elements are interact with one another and maintain the balance of the body. If any of these elements dominate or decreases the balance will be affected. The Panchamahabhutas  as the foundation of all treatment modalities in ayurveda.


              To be a successful Ayurveda practitioner, have a strong power of concentration,self-confidance,responsibility,caring and counseling skills.


There are many job opportunities both in India and abroad. An Ayurvedic practitioner can get employment in government and private Ayurvedic hospitals. Ayurvedic doctors can work industries in Ayurvedic preparations. He can also work as professor in Ayurvedic colleges and do research. Another option is to work as a research scientist for multinational companies with minimum 3 years experience in clinical research.Nowadays Ayurveda has very popular. Patients from all over the world are coming to India for Ayurveda treatment. With the popularity of the system the demand for Ayurvedic doctors are on the rise.


Ayurveda is offered by several universities in India


National academy of Ayurveda:

New Delhi,Gujarath


In government Ayurveda hospital the starting salary is around Rs8000 for BAMS graduates, Professors in Ayurveda can get more than Rs8000.A BAMS  graduate working in private sector can earn more than what he earns in government sector.


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