How to Make Your Career In Naturopathy?



11:15 AM | 12-02-2024

What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy is a holistic healthcare approach that uses age-old traditional methods to treat ailments. Instead of pharmaceuticals, five natural elements  (fire, space, water, air, and earth) are used to heal and treat diseases naturally. It believes in the body's self-healing capacity, which states that if the correct inputs are delivered in the form of five natural elements, the body will begin to heal itself. It is usually the wrong set of inputs that people give their bodies that causes numerous health disorders, but natural treatment procedures along with daily food modifications can help them regain their energy and stay fit.

Why is Naturopathy a good career choice?

For individuals harbouring a genuine inclination towards natural healing and seeking a rewarding career, Naturopathy offers promising growth prospects. Increased recognition of holistic health practices, rising demand for natural healing techniques, and integration into mainstream healthcare systems highlight its evolving role. As society prioritizes personalized and holistic healthcare, Naturopathy emerges as a dynamic and fulfilling career choice.

  • Rise of Natural Healing & Global Recognition

The natural healing industry is primed for significant growth, as it perfectly aligns with the objective of naturally preventing and healing diseases and staying fit. It was also estimated that the India health and wellness market size is predicted to expand at a 5% CAGR between 2024 and 2032. There are numerous holistic healing practitioners, and great effects can be witnessed. Read natural healing stories.

Naturopathy is no longer only practiced in India, but all over the world. Germany is one such country with a significant focus on natural healing; then there are North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and countries in Europe that have their own regulations. 

  • Affordable & Medicine-free advantage

Natural healing can be a more affordable option for the masses whereas medicines are not only expensive, but they also work to simply suppress signs and symptoms. The cycle begins with a single symptom, which is treated with medication; the symptom is suppressed, but the underlying cause is not addressed, resulting in another health issue like weight gain, kidney disorders and the cycle continues. With daily internet access, individuals are becoming more aware of such issues, which is why they are looking for natural, medicine-free, and cost-effective alternatives.

Educational Requirements & Training

1. Bachelors in Naturopathy & Yogic Science

  • Successful completion of 10+2 education from a recognized board with background in Physics, Chemistry & Biology

  • Minimum requirement of percentage in 12th Board: 50%

  • Bachelors of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences Degree from a recognized university

  • Duration of Course: 4.5 years (Included 1 Year of Internship/Training)

2. Diploma in Naturopathy 

  • Successful completion of either class 10th or 12th from a recognized college with a minimum aggregate of 50% and above. 

  • Diploma in Naturopathy is a 1 to 3-year programme surrounding the science of Yoga and Naturopathy.

3. MSc in Yoga & Naturopathy

  • Bachelor of Science degree from UGC recognized university with a minimum aggregate score of 45% in their undergraduate studies.

4. PhD in Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences

  • Successful completion of a Master's degree in a related field, such as Naturopathy, Yoga, Ayurveda, or a relevant subject in life sciences.

  • A Doctor of Philosophy program typically lasts for a minimum of 3-5 years, depending on the institution and the subject of the research involved.

5. Online Certification Courses in Naturopathy

  • Any diploma or graduate degree holder can apply

  • These are mostly short term courses starting from 3 months - 6 months

Career Options in Naturopathy

1. Become a Naturopathic Doctors 

  • Registration at Central Council of Indian to practice as a Naturopathic Doctor

  • Bachelor's Degree in Siddha Medicine or MBBS followed by MD in Naturopathy by a PhD to become a Naturopathic Doctor

2. Become a Certified Healthcare Consultant or Holistic Nutritionist

  • Work at Private organisations, Health/ Healing Centres, Recovery Care Units, As a professor in Reputed University or Meditation Retreats.

  • A holistic nutritionist offers dietary advice and creates personalised diet and lifestyle plans to support overall wellness.

Internships or training as a naturopathic practitioner may begin in a health centres or health care setting or under the supervision of experienced senior practitioners.

Holistic Healing - Practical Training With Experts  (1 to 3 Months)

  • Train yourself to become a holistic healing coach & work directly with Wellcure’s Holistic Nutritionists, Doctors  & Natural Health Coaches 

  • Build Confidence in Managing Clients/ Patients

Training Inclusions

  • 2 LIVE case taking (1 or 3-month case)

  • Formulating & Customizing Holistic Nutrition Diet and Lifestyle Plans

  • Helping coaches implement the plan and sort out their challenges

  • Guiding Coachees navigate through the Healing Crisis

  • 2 call (30-minute) each month with Wellcure Coaches each to clear doubts

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3. Become a Naturopathic Educator & Researcher

  • Pursue teaching and practice in government agencies such as Ministry of AYUSH, Ministry of Health, Government of India, research councils including Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN), National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN), Research Centres, Hospital Administration, Management and Administration, Spa Centres, Private Clinics, Healthcare Centres, and much more.

4. Become a Yoga Instructor

  • Naturopathy and Yogic Science graduates can also work as yoga instructors for individuals and groups in fitness centres, community centres, healing retreats, or universities, guiding people to improve their physical and mental health through tailored yoga practices, breathing techniques, and meditation.

5. Start their own Entrepreneurial Practice

  • Naturopathic Doctors or Wellness Experts can establish their own holistic wellness clinics, naturopathy centres, or healing retreats that provide natural healthcare services and encourage holistic wellness.


Naturopathy is a holistic approach to health and wellness, relying on the body's innate ability to heal itself when given the proper support and natural elements. Individuals who are committed to promote and follow holistic well-being can embark on a fulfilling and successful journey in naturopathy, contributing to the advancement of holistic healthcare and the well-being of individuals and communities alike.


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