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What is Naturopathy?

  • A branch of science that involves the study of the body's healing powers is known as Naturopathy. 

  • It is about healing the body without the help of allopathic medicines. The body will clean and rebuild its immune system, hormonal system, excretory system, nervous system, and so forth. 

  • Naturopathy aims to balance the self-healing power of the body with the processes by caring for illness medicines acquired naturally. 

What Naturopaths do?

  • There are tailor treatment protocols for each condition, as well as researching the lifestyle, behaviours, analyzing patient symptoms or allergies to find clues that are responsible for the current state.
  • Licensed Naturopathic or Naturopathic Physicians typically work with patients in hospitals to examine symptoms, problems, and medical status.

Where can one study for a Bachelor of Naturopathy?

Eligibility: 12th PCB from a recognised board

  • SDM College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Karnataka

  • JSS Institute of Naturopathy and Yogic Science, The Nilgiris

  • ADN Medical College and Paramedical Sciences, Nagpur

  • CMJ University, Shillong

  • Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada

  • Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Rajasthan Ayurved University, Jodhpur 

Top colleges for Naturopathy in India

  • National Institute of Health Science and Research – NIHSR, New Delhi

  • Jain Vishva Bharati Institute - Rajasthan

  • Bareilly College - Uttar Pradesh

  • Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research – IAMR, West Bengal

  • DY Patil (Deemed to be University) - Mumbai

  • National College of Health Sciences – NCHS Punjab

  • Pragyan International University – PIU Jharkhand

  • Netaji Subhas Open University, West Bengal

  • Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University, Rajasthan

What are the specializations Areas in Naturopathy after completing a Bachelor in Naturopathy?
Here is a list of some of the master-level programs a Bachelor of Naturopathy graduate can pursue: 

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy 

  • MBA in Health Care Management

  • MBA  Hospital Management 

  • MD In Natural Medicine

  • M.D. In Rehabilitation and Yoga 

  • M.A. In yoga, journalism, and mass media

What are the Job Prospects after acquiring a degree in naturopathy?

After completing a degree in Naturopathy, one can start exploring career opportunities in the following work profiles in various government or private organizations, NGOs, speciality clinics, fitness centres, and hospitals.

  • University Professor

  • Researcher

  • Yoga Trainer

  • Medical Officer

  • Nutritionist and Dietician

  • Hospital Administration/Management

  • Naturopathy Doctor

  • AYUSH Practitioner

  • Yoga Therapists

  • Medical Consultant

What is the expected Salary at the start?

  • The Entry-level salary is Rs 3,99,410/yr

  • The average annual  Salary of a Naturopathy Doctor is Rs 5,53,932yr

  • The average salary for a Senior level Naturopathic Doctor is Rs. 7, 11,706/yr

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What are the growth prospects for Naturopathy?

There is a great opportunity to do jobs in the field of naturopathy.

  • Upon completion of the Bachelor of Naturopathy course, one can further enhance skills by pursuing higher education and take your knowledge a step forward

  • The worthy applicant can get jobs in teaching, administration, hospital, health resorts, spa centre, major five-star hotel, etc.

  • Work choice in the government sector is also open. The candidate may be employed in the government sector like Heath Ministry, Government after completing the BNYS (Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Science) course or higher degree.

  • AYUSH (Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Homoeopathy) Ministry of India, Research Council such as the Central Research Council for Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN) require professionals from Naturopathy field

Who are the top recruiters in this field?

The following organizations recruit in large numbers:

  • Public and private hospitals 

  • Clinics

  • Research centres

  • School and colleges

  • Sports centres 

  • Defence forces

  • Yoga Therapy Centers

  • Yoga Centers

  • Rehabilitation Centers

  • Ayurvedic Clinics

What kinds of books and study materials are available for Naturopathy?

  • The Complete Handbook of Nature Cure by Dr H.K. Bakhru

  • Secrets of Naturopathy & Yoga by Dr Brij Bhushan Goyal

  • Healing Without Drugs: The Essence of Naturopathy and Pranic Healing by Prashant S. Shah

Interesting facts about Naturopathy

  • The first Canadian Naturopathy School was founded in Montreal in 1824, medical schools began to adopt a hands-on approach to learning in the 1870s, and the first four-year medical education program was established in America by Harvard University in 1871.

  • Dr Benedict Lust founded the first naturopathic educational institution in New York City in 1900, the American School of Naturopathy, which offered many types of nature cure in a two-year general course.