By taking up Ayurvedic medicine you would be practising in one of the world's most honoured holistic healing systems which is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit.
An Ayurveda graduate may work as a medical practitioner who looks after health and well being of people by using Ayurvedic medicine and treatment procedures. He/She may also work in areas like Ayurvedic drug manufacturing, Ayurvedic hospital administration, research and academics.
As an Ayurvedic Medical practitioner on a typical day you would
As a minimum criterion of eligibility, aspiring candidates need to have completed 10+2 or equivalent qualification, with Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and ideally Sanskrit as the main subjects.
The common course offered at the UG level in this area is BAMS. It is awarded after a course of five and a half years duration, including a 1-year internship.
After successfully completing the BAMS degree, you can either go for MD Ayurveda Vachaspati (MD(Ay.)) or MS Ayurveda Dhanwantari (MS(Ay.)). The duration of both the courses are three years.
You can also go for various PG diplomas like D. (Ay),D.G.O.(Ay.), D.Ch. (Ay.) ,D.P.H. (Ay.)etc.
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Patients who are sick or injured may be in extreme pain or distress. Physicians must treat patients and their families with compassion and understanding.
The Medical practitioner should have the firmness of purpose. The practitioner should have the ability to stay focused.
Doctors may work for long periods with patients who need special attention. Persons who fear medical treatment may require more patience.
The Doctors need to evaluate patients’ symptoms and administer the appropriate treatments. They need to do this quickly if a patient’s life is threatened.
The practitioner should have the quality of being relatively moderate in behaviour, manner, or appearance intended to avoid impropriety or indecency.