AYUSH is a system of medicine that is an alternative to the western system of medicine. AYUSH stands for Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy, which are six branches of traditional medicine, that were developed in India and are practised by Indians and some other neighbouring countries.
The Ayurvedic doctor is required to treat the patient holistically with the help of the traditional AYUSH medicine system. The Ayurvedic doctor is responsible for promoting a good and healthy lifestyle among his patients with the help of Naturopathy.
The Ayurvedic Doctor will be required to balance the body, the mind, and the spirit of the patient with the help of different, massage techniques and procedures along with herbal medicines whenever it is necessary.
You will also be required to talk and communicate with the patient and understand what type of medical care they require and keep a close eye on the effectiveness of the undergoing treatment. You need to be skilled as well as empathetic.
And lastly, you would require to refer your patients to other AYUSH practitioners who specialize in the field of medicine and care that your patient needs.
Other branches of occupation in AYUSH which deals with physiotherapy such as Yoga Naturopathy, need to guide step by step to their patient. They must have knowledge of different sub-branches of the practice to fulfil the needs of different needs of the patient such as mindful meditation, power yoga, etc.
Most ayurvedic doctors either chose to be independent and open their own clinic or work at a hospital in an ayurvedic department and/or alternative medicine department. If you don’t want this then an alternative path would be to be a teacher of ayurvedic and alternative medicine and teach the next generation or work as a pharmacist for natural medicine.
An ayurvedic doctor, similar to an allopathy doctor works for odd and extended periods of time. You could be called any time of the day to look after a patient if needed as a part of your duty. At a hospital or a clinic, you would require to work in coordination with other professionals of the health care department, when the condition of the patient demands so.