Alternative Medicine Education in India

India is home to different alternative and complementary treatment streams. The main among them are Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Siddha, followed by Unani, Naturopathy, Yoga, etc. Before the advent of Allopathy into the land by British rulers, Ayurveda and Siddha were the only treatment options available. The suppression of natural cure methods for the sake of Allopathy has dwindled the importance of Ayurveda, Yoga and Siddha over time.

Medicine going onlineNow there is newfound revival for Ayurveda and other alternative medicines. The single most important reason why people turning away from Allopathy and towards Ayurveda is the fact that side effects so common with Allopathy and an almost total absense of side effects with Ayurveda medicines.

Now Government has recognized courses for all types of alternative medicines. Ayurveda medical colleges under direct government control are the main centers of ayurveda education in India. Ayurveda medical colleges and research centers in private sector are relatively new to Indian medical scenario.

Employment Opportunities in Alternative Medicine

With surge in demand for Ayurveda and other medical sciences by people of India and from around the world, persons educated in alternative medicines today have worldwide opportunities. Training centers, treatment centers, hospitals, resorts with Ayurvedic treatment facilities etc are main places where they can try employment.

Independent trainers and recognized doctors also have lot of scope in Ayurveda research, development and treatment industries.

Different Ayurveda Universities work from India. A common resource center to get information on all systems of medicines in India is at

Alternative Medicine Training Courses Offered by Kerala Ayurvedics

Masseur Training

Panchakarma Assistant Training

Ayurveda Pharmacist

Ayurveda Nurse

Ayurveda Nursing Assistant
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