Doctor of Naturopathy / Natural Medicine (N.D./N.M.D.) distance learning course conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine is highly recommended for those pursuing an education in medical and health professions to prepare them with the knowledge and utility of various modalities of natural healing such as acupuncture, botanical medicine, nutrition, physical medicine, psychological counseling and a comparative study of ayurveda, homeopathy, conventional medicine and nature cure. It prepares the students for an exhaustive knowledge and practice in all aspects of alternative and complementary medicine treating the body, mind and soul to gain health and happiness.
Medium of instruction: English.
1.History, Philosophy and Principles of Naturopathy
2.Natural Health and Hygiene
3.Natural Dietetics and Nutrition
4.Anatomy and Physiology (Human Body Structure and Functions)
5.First Aid (Emergencies)
6.Methods of Nature Cure (Hydrotherapy, Choromotherapy, Heliotherapy, Fasting, etc.)
7.Pathology and Laboratory Diagnosis
8.Acupressure, Reflexology and Acupuncture
2.Botanical / Herbal Medicine
3.Yoga, Meditation, Massage and Physiotherapy
4.Comparitive Studies of Modern Medicine, Homeopathy, Ayurveda and Naturopathy
5.Medical Jurisprudence and Ethics
6.Gynaecology, Embryology and Maternity
8.Management of Health Problems ( Health Solutions ).
Study Materials: Lessons on the eight subjects of each semester are sent by air mail.
National (Indian) students - Tentative duration within which Indian students can expect to receive their study materials is 2 weeks.
International students - Tentative duration within which International students can expect to receive their study materials is 3 weeks.
Examination: There will be sixteen papers in two semesters of 9 months each and each semester will have 8 papers. The student will be asked to answer the same at his place of residence.
The student is allowed a certain amount of time to study the lessons following which question papers are mailed to the student. All the question papers have to be solved and the answers sent to the Institute for evaluation.
A N.D. / N.M.D. Certificate and Marksheet (Transcript) is awarded to the successful students.