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Working your Way into Success in the Field of Ayurvedic Medicine

December 29 2015 - Ayurveda is among the oldest medical and physiological healthcare practices in the world. It is renowned the whole world over for its immeasurable benefits on the wellbeing of individuals mind, body and soul.

Ayurveda focuses on bringing a person into closer commune with nature, by encouraging them to use herbal remedies to prevent and cure health disorders, herbal beauty products and natural anti-aging serums as opposed to synthetic ones and other lifestyle adjustments that improve a person's wellbeing.

More and more Americans are turning to Ayurvedic medicine for effective alternative solutions to conventional health and medicine. At this point, building a career in Ayurveda promises huge rewards, as the demand for it will continue to rise in coming years and the field has yet to be saturated with qualified individuals.

If you're interested in getting your career on the road, the following information will bring you closer to success in the field of Ayurvedic medicine and healthcare:

Educational background in medical science

Ayurveda in the US is quite new, and hence has no requisite licensing and standard legislation governing the field yet. Oversight and regulation is done through the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).

As a result, it is advisable to begin with a degree course that gives you proper grounding in medical sciences, particularly alternative and holistic medical approaches. For instance, specializing in chiropractic medicine, naturopathy, acupuncture or osteopathy is a good place to start. Any other holistic healing/treatment programs are also advisable.

Once you have your Bachelor's Degree, you will need to enroll into a professional training program of your choice in order to become a licensed practitioner in the US (a graduate degree is usually required for most licensing and certification bodies).

You can go for Doctor of Naturopathy (ND), Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine (DC) or Doctor of Medicine (MD) depending on your areas of interest and desire for specialization, once you reach the graduate stage. The course must have elaborate training programs including comprehensive clinical internships, as well as lecture-based hours.


While Ayurvedic practice doesn't yet require licensing for you to practice, you must be duly licensed according to your background of study by the relevant body. Every state and licensing body may have different requirements, so be sure to find out what is required well in advance and then set up your practice.

You may be required to have hands-on practice under a licensed practitioner, though this may not apply in every case. Medical licensing requirements are usually very stringent, so be ready to work extra hard to prepare for your exams so that you can pass at the first try.

Enrich yourself
Take advantage of every opportunity at your disposal to enrich and widen your knowledge base in all matters related to Ayurvedic medicine. Find out whether other practitioners in your state organize for seminars and meet-ups, or set one up yourself. Use the Internet to learn more about the foundations of Ayurveda and pore over scientific journals to enrich yourself. The practice of medicine does not stand still for too long, therefore you always want to be sure you remain at the top of your game.

Author Bio:

The Author is an Ayurvedic Medical practitioner and consultant with decades of hands-on experience in holistic treatment methods and Ayurvedic interventions, from healthcare plans to beauty products and regimens, including natural anti-aging serums.

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