Careers Abroad For Ayurvedic Practitioners

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Ayurveda is not only an ancient and revered system of healing but also a complex science that has taken the world by storm. While this traditional system of medicine traces its origins to the Indian subcontinent, this science has also gained massive popularity across the globe. The rapid rise of lifestyle diseases coupled with the covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of natural forms of healing and medicine. Ayurveda is now practiced all over the world and many people are looking for ayurvedic hospitals in Bhopal to get treatment for various ailments.

The Sri Sai Institute of Ayurvedic Research and Medicine is especially popular among enthusiasts for its use of cutting-edge technology to implement ancient healing techniques. The ayurvedic practitioners churned out by the Sri Sai Institute of Ayurvedic Research and Medicine are truly one of a kind. Ayurveda translates as ‘life knowledge’ and lays great emphasis on leading life in oneness and harmony with nature. Ayurveda focuses on permanent healing that can only be achieved through major but gradual lifestyle changes. It is this focus on simple, holistic, and natural healing that has prompted Ayurveda's global popularity as legitimate science. This is precisely why aspirants can dream of lucrative careers after BAMS as registered ayurvedic practitioners abroad.

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According to Ayurveda Professionals UK, the science of Ayurveda has developed a great presence in several countries abroad. While its legal status varies greatly, it has established its presence in these countries as a safe form of alternative healing. As a result of this fantastic global presence, aspirants can dream of forming fruitful careers after BAMS as registered ayurvedic practitioners in these countries. These countries can be classified into four main groups, namely:

  •  India and SAARC countries
  •  South-East Asian Countries
  •  Gulf Countries
  •  Europe and Other Nations

These countries encourage aspirants to pursue ayurvedic careers. Not just this, they also believe in renumerating ayurvedic practitioners highly. Let’s understand the legal status of Ayurveda in these countries in detail, the popularity of this science as well the possible careers one can form in these nations.

India and SAARC Countries

Needless to say, there is great scope of ayurvedic careers in India and neighboring SAARC nations due to the existing popularity of traditional systems of medicine like Ayurveda, Unani, and Siddha. These traditional systems of medicine are recognized as legitimate healing sciences in these countries and therefore, have proper legal recognition. According to Ayurveda Professionals UK, an act of parliament regulates the trade and practice of Ayurveda in these countries. Therefore, forming fruitful ayurvedic careers in these countries is an easier task as compared to other countries. Sri Lanka for one is emerging as a great spot for wellness tourism, apart from India. Millions flock to Sri Lanka annually in search of life-altering ayurvedic treatments. Ayurvedic wellness retreats and Spas have become increasingly popular among tourists visiting Sri Lanka. This is precisely why ayurvedic practitioners from India with BAMS degrees from top-notch varsities like the Sri Sai Institute of Ayurvedic Research and Medicine are in special demand in Sri Lanka.

South-East Asian Countries

There is great reverence for traditional systems of medicine in South East Asia. According to Ayurveda Professionals UK, Ayurveda is becoming increasingly popular along with traditional Chinese medicine as a legitimate healing science in these countries. These countries genuinely appreciate the goodness of nature and natural ingredients to fix health issues permanently. Since these countries also legally recognize traditional forms of medicine in parliament, forming ayurvedic careers in these countries is also not difficult. Since Ayurveda is very well a part of primary health care systems, there is a great need for ayurvedic practitioners and researchers here. Ayurveda’s similarity to traditional Chinese and other local forms of natural healing makes it a great hit in these countries. There is a genuine market for traditional botanical medicines in China. One can form a career as an ayurvedic researcher, consultant, wellness expert or botanical drug manufacturer in these countries.

Gulf countries

Gulf countries are known for more than their riches, royalty, and monopoly over natural resources. They are known for their great affinity for south Asian medical practitioners, especially researchers, doctors and ayurvedic practitioners from India. One can form thriving ayurvedic careers in Gulf nations like UAE, Dubai and Saudi Arabia. However, ayurvedic physicians must clear the Ministry of Health (MOH) exam in most of these countries barring Qatar and Bahrain. Countries that do not require a MOH certificate will ask you for visa and verification certificates to practice. After clearing the MOH exam and completing all necessary formalities you will be able to practice Ayurveda freely and legally, with great financial returns on investment.

Europe & Other Nations

Out of all countries, it is most difficult to practice Ayurveda within the European Union. According to an excerpt from an article from Ayurvedic practitioners in the UK, the sale and practice of Ayurveda and ayurvedic products in the EU are restricted if there is no documented usage history of 15 years or more. The EU directive for Traditional Herbal Medicines restricts Ayurveda to a point where it is difficult for Indian BAMS graduates to practice here. However, we also have countries like Canada and the US, where Ayurveda, yoga and veganism have become increasingly popular. American states like California are known for their great affinity for ayurvedic practitioners from India. The National Ayurvedic Medical Association promotes the practice of Ayurveda in the United States. Canada has an International Council of Ayurvedic Physicians, Inc (ICAP) which is registered with the government of Canada. This council creates awareness on yoga and Ayurveda and also forms a safe space for aspirants to pursue Ayurveda professionally. BAMS graduates can open yoga studios, wellness spas in Canada and U.S. They can also become researchers and certified practitioners in both nations.

Also Read: Importance of Yoga in Ayurveda

Truth be told, these are very few examples of rewarding careers after BAMS. Several nations are on the lookout for qualified and quality ayurvedic practitioners from top institutions like the Sri Sai Institute of Ayurvedic Research and Medicine. One can also hope to form rewarding ayurvedic careers in nations like South Korea, Argentina, Brazil and Sweden, among others. We hope this article helps aspirants make an informed choice, realize their true calling, and understand the options available to them as ayurvedic practitioners abroad.