Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medical system. It dates back to 3000 BC. This is developed by ancient sages. They preach the philosophy of life. The Atharvaveda contains the principles of healing on which Ayurveda is based. ‘Ayur’ means ‘life’ in Sanskrit. Ayurveda is the most ancient science of healing which enhances longevity. It has influenced many of the older traditional methods of healing including Tib etan, Chinese and Greek medicine. Hence, Ayurveda is considered by many as the ‘mother of healing.’
According to Ayurvedic theory, everything in the universe — living or not — is connected. Good health is achieved when your mind, body, and spirit are in harmony with the universe. A disruption of this harmony can lead to poor health and sickness. For followers of Ayurveda, anything that affects your physical, spiritual, or emotional well-being can cause you to be out of balance with the universe.
As WHO has accepted Ayurvda as an alternative medicine, one can do course and practice Ayurveda medicine. BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) is a 5 1/2 years bachelor degree offered by a university and approved by CCIM (Central Council of Indian Medicine) and Department of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani and Homeopathy). BAMS is designed for 5 1/2 years in this 4 1/2 years classroom training along with practical in ayurveda hospitals and 1 year fulltime internship.
Scope of Ayurveda
Ayurveda is a complete or holistic system that integrates the mind, body and spirit. For a few centuries, the tradition of Ayurveda was dimmed due to the natural and human calamities and also by the invasion of foreign cultures into India. The sacred texts were either destroyed or stolen. However there were many Vaidyas or doctors in India who managed to preserve some of the knowledge available in these Holy Scriptures. Divine plants that sustain long life and good health are now being rediscovered. Many renowned families of Vaidyas, who are specialized in certain branches of Ayurveda, have started functioning again in India. Today there is a revival of the ancient culture and traditions inherent to Ayurveda, which is a true gift of the ancient civilization to the modern world.
Branches of Ayurveda for Further Studies
- Kayachikitsa– Internal Medicine
- Shalakya Tantra – Ears, Nose, and Throat
- Vishagaravairodh Tantra Toxicology
- Kaumarabhritya Pediatrics
- Shalya Tantra Surgery
- Bhuta Vidya – Psychiatry
- Vajikarana Aphrodisiacs
- Rasayana Rejuvenation
A BAMS graduate can do masters in any of the above said branches in any CCIM approved ayurvedic medical college.
Career Opportunity in Ayurveda
As ayurveda is an accepted alternative medicine by WHO, there is a huge demand for ayurvedic doctors worldwide. As ayurveda is rooted in treating patient rather than disease, people from all over the world look forward ayurveda for its healing power where allopathic medicine fail to deliver.
- BAMS Doctor can practice ayurvedic medicine his/her own.
- BAMS Doctor can set up an ayurveda clinic
- A person who has completed BAMS can join any ayurveda hospital. There is dearth of qualified ayurveda doctors in India.
- A BAMS completed graduate can do masters (MS) in any ayurvedic academic branch
Note:NEET Eligibility is required for BAMS admission from 2018-2019
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