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7 ways to build a career in Ayurveda – India Today

Posted: November 7, 2020 at 8:56 am


Ayurveda is a traditional system of natural and holistic medicine that has its roots in ancient India. Ayurveda was recognized by WHO (World Health Organization) in 1976 and its aim is to restore the balance between mind, body and spirit and help people live healthy lives.

In the past few years, Ayurveda has gained immense popularity among the masses. Its overall healing and zero side effects qualities that have made people grow fond of it. Compared to previous times, more people have recognized the value of Ayurveda and restored the faith of people in it time and again.

Ayurveda has not just grown as a branch of medicine catering to health problems but also has opened several career avenues for the youth. With more and more people heading towards ayurvedic treatment nowadays, Ayurveda is now being seen as a serious career option.

Making a career in Ayurveda can bring you opportunities for lucrative earning as well as serving society.

Here are 7 ways you can build a career in Ayurveda:

What better way to serve society than being a doctor? With the upsurge in the popularity of Ayurveda, the demand for Ayurvedic practitioners is on the rise.

You need to successfully complete your BAMS degree. After this, you are eligible to practice Ayurveda in India or across the globe.

Although the primary choice can be to practice as an ayurvedic doctor in government or private hospitals, there are other career options as well, which can be taken up.

You can start your own private ayurvedic medicine clinic. Apart from this, you can find employment opportunities in areas like research centers, dispensaries, general hospitals with indigenous medicine departments, government and private hospitals, Ayurvedic Pharmaceuticals, National Rural Health Mission campaigns, medical tourism, National Ayush Mission and Ayurveda Specialty Centers.

The Ayurveda industry is on its rise. It is growing tremendously and already has a huge consumer base ready for itself. This consumer base is increasing day by day. With this upsurge of the industry, new entrants in the market are required.

It has now become easier to join the industry by becoming franchisee owners of popular ayurvedic medicine manufacturers like Shuddhi Ayurveda.

Entering the business through franchise ownership makes it easier for you to directly become a part of the mainstream industry.

You are provided with useful insights and all the necessary resources and information which brings growth in your business as well as your entrepreneurship skills.

With the rising popularity and recognition of Ayurveda across the globe nowadays, there are many lucrative job opportunities in this field. One such job that has high demand is that of an Ayurvedic health and wellness counselor.

They are professionally trained to focus on preventive healthcare by means of specific diets and lifestyles based on Ayurvedic guidelines.

You can examine diseases and suggest Ayurvedic medicines and treatments to cure their problems.

People have now recognized the health hazards of using chemical products and most of them want to switch to natural ayurvedic products.

Based on the applications of ayurvedic learnings, one can launch their own brand of ayurvedic products. Since there is a stable market already created for it there are ample chances for your product line to succeed.

Ayurveda is not just about its medicines. It is more about an overall healthy lifestyle. It includes the physical as well as the mental aspects of human well-being.

You can become a yoga teacher, massage therapist, physical therapist, acupuncturist, or herbalist.

It has been observed that with the increasing fame of Ayurveda the demand for yoga teachers and Ayurvedic therapists has increased in the country as well as in the UK and USA.

With the contamination of nature, everything has become toxic and is leaving a bad impact on the physical and mental health of people. People nowadays are seeking to go to rejuvenation centers and detoxification centers.

If one plans to open this business as a startup, it can prove to be a profitable one. These chikitsa centers or wellness centers are not just popular among people of our country but also attract tourists and foreigners.

Students interested in fieldwork and research can opt for these courses which shall open doors of success for them. MD and PhD are the most popular courses in order to pursue research.

Apart from these, an MSc or PG Diploma in Clinical Research are also considered as coveted courses. The duration of these varies from 6 months to 2 years after which they can get a job as Clinical Research Associate in pharmaceutical research units.

Students may join as Junior Research fellows on research projects conducted by various institutions.

- Article by Acharya Manish, Founder, Shuddhi

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