Naturopathic Physician


Minimum MD/MS in Naturopathic and Yogic Sciences

Not required

The tasks a Naturopath is expected to perform include:

Examining patients to diagnose ailments and prescribing the necessary treatment according to science ofnaturalcure

Enquiring about then nature and symptoms ofpatients?ailment

Keeping in mind all the previous history of the patient?s disease and keeping him/her under observation

Conducting routine tests to determine pulse rate, blood pressure, temperature, condition of heart, lungs, liver, etc.

Diagnosing the ailment and also determining the type of treatment to be administered such as cosmo therapy, hydrotherapy, mud therapy, etc.

Advising patient for sun bathing, tub bathing, mud plastering of any part of body

Advisingthe patient aboutregulating the diet, special physical exercises that need to be taken up for recovery from any disease

Skilled in doing treatments like cosmo therapy, hydrotherapy and mud therapy

Efficient in conducting sun bathing, tub bathing and mud plastering

Skilled in making use of physiological, psychological or mechanical methods in treatment

Proficient in using natural medicines, prescription or legend drugs, food, herbs or other natural remedies

Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases and deformities

In-depth knowledge of naturopathy medicines and procedures of treatment



Ability to work independently

Good communication skills

Hard working




It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerousunder The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For freshers -INR25,000 toINR29,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Healthcare Industry in India

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation in their report on the Healthcare sector of India has stated that healthcare has become one of India's largest sectors - both in terms of revenue and employment. The industry comprises of hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance and medical equipment.

The Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well as private players. The outlook for the Indian healthcare industry looks positive owing to high growth rate in almost all its segments, whether its primary healthcare, secondary and tertiary healthcare, medical equipment, diagnostics, health insurance or medical tourism. The ever growing population, increasing government expenditure on health and growing per capita income will increase the size of this industry in the years to come. Per capita income is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.7% over 2012-18. Rising income means a steady growth in the ability to access healthcare and related services.

People are becoming aware of the side effects that the allopathy form of medicine has, hence they are increasingly getting attracted to other form of medicine.

Considering all these aspects it is safe to say that the job demand for a Naturopath is likely to increase infuture.

Government and private hospitals Health centres


Nursing home

Naturopathy centres

Cities and towns across India