How To Become An Ayurvedic Doctor
How To Become An Ayurvedic Doctor
Ayurveda (which means “science of life”) is a system of medicine that originated in India thousands of years ago. It focuses on the individual, taking into account all aspects of the patient’s life—including diet, exercise, and emotional well-being—in order to treat a wide variety of ailments. Ayurvedic doctors are generally required to complete an undergraduate degree before applying for an accredited master’s program in Ayurvedic medicine. They must then pass a certification exam before being licensed as an ayurvedic physician. Once licensed, they can apply to become board-certified by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). Once certified by NAMA or another governing body within their state or country they may practice without restriction as long as they continue to meet annual continuing education requirements
Complete a bachelor’s degree.
To become an Ayurvedic doctor, you must complete a bachelor’s degree in Ayurveda. This typically includes courses on anatomy and physiology, chemistry, histology and embryology.
In addition to traditional subjects such as biology and chemistry, students also study subjects such as dietetics and health education; clinical psychology; and ayurvedic pharmacology (the study of drugs used by the practice). The coursework will cover topics such as:
- Philosophy: The ancient Indian philosophy that supports Ayurveda is Veda-Samhita—literally “science.” This gives rise to the idea of Ayurveda being more than just medicine but also a holistic approach to health care that treats your mind, body and spirit. Students learn this philosophy before they even begin learning how to diagnose or treat patients.
- Anatomy & Physiology: Understanding how each part of the human body works is essential for understanding disease processes so that proper diagnoses can be made when treating patients with chronic illnesses or acute conditions like fever or colds/flus. While this may seem unrelated at first glance given that most Western doctors don’t focus much on nutrition during patient visits either (outside of maybe high cholesterol), your future success depends on knowing how these things work together in order for them all operate properly day after day without breaking down completely every few months when something goes wrong with one area
Complete a master’s degree.
In order to practice Ayurveda, you don’t need to have a master’s degree. However, it can be helpful in many ways. For example, the coursework may help you learn more about your field of interest and give you an opportunity to network with other professionals in the field.
A master’s degree can also help you get a better job or earn a higher salary. Some employers may require this type of credential for jobs that involve supervising other employees or managing large projects on behalf of their employer.
Acquire necessary certifications.
To become an Ayurvedic doctor, you must first acquire the necessary certifications.
The American Board of Ayurveda is the only national certifying body for Ayurvedic practitioners in the United States and Canada. They offer two levels of certification: Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAP) and Registered Ayurvedic Medicine Physician (RAMP). To qualify for either level of certification, you will have to pass an exam based on information from their site. There are also several state boards that offer licensure or authorization as an AYUSH practitioner.
Once you have completed your education and training, the next step is to become licensed. You will need to apply for a license before you can practice Ayurvedic medicine. In order to do this, you must show proof of good moral character and pass an exam demonstrating your knowledge of Ayurveda. You can also get help with this process by using our guide: How To Become Licensed as an Ayurvedic Doctor in 4 Steps.
Complete post-graduate training.
Once you have graduated from a four-year undergraduate program, you will need to complete a two-year post-graduate training. This is an important step in your education because it allows you to learn more about the science of Ayurveda and how it can be used to treat patients. You will also learn how to diagnose patients using Ayurvedic principles, allowing your treatment regimen to be tailored specifically for each individual patient’s needs.
Participate in continuing education.
Continuing education is a requirement to maintain your license, certification, professional status and standing. This means that you must participate in continuing education courses to remain legally certified as an Ayurvedic doctor. While there are no official requirements for how much continuing education you must complete each year, it is recommended that every practitioner complete at least 15 hours of continuing education per year.
To maintain your license, you need to take at least 15 hours of approved continuing education credits each year; this includes any face-to-face classes or online classes taken through accredited institutions of higher learning that offer accredited courses on Ayurveda or related subjects within a two-year period (does not include self-study courses). In addition to these 15 hours spent completing coursework, practitioners should also take 10 hours of self study per year: one hour every month for ten months out of the year is required by law if you want to keep your professional standing as an Ayurvedic doctor in good standing
Most states require you to have a license to practice Ayurvedic medicine, and all of them require that you have a bachelor’s degree or higher in order to become an Ayurvedic doctor.
In order to become an Ayurvedic doctor, you must be licensed by the state or country in which you practice. Most states require you to have a license and all of them require that you have a bachelor’s degree or higher in order to become an Ayurvedic doctor.
Becoming an Ayurvedic doctor is a rewarding career that will teach you about the body and mind. It’s also a great way to make sure that your patients feel better about themselves by giving them more control over their own health. If you want to be an Ayurvedic doctor, there are many steps that you need to take before becoming licensed as such. These include obtaining certifications in topics like anatomy/physiology or herbal medicine as well as completing post-graduate training programs so that when it comes time for licensing exams, they will be prepared for them!