BNYS stands for Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences is 5 ½ years Medical Degree course in existence for more than 25 years in India. This Residential Medical Degree Course is on par with MBBS, BAMS, BUMS, BSMS and BHMS. It receives a Class 'A' Registration being the only legitimate Medical Degree in the field of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences.
There are about 3000 BNYS degree holders all over the nation working in various capacities ranging from Naturopathy Physicians to Research scientists in the field. The course is well structured to impart deep knowledge in basic subjects related to Human Health and illness, with practical treatment aspects of Nature cure therapies and Yogic therapies.
More than 90% of the health problems, disease or hazards of today are psychosomatic in origin and modern medicine can only give a palliative care and never a permanent solution. Long term / permanent solutions are provided by the Naturopathy & Yoga system of medicine which is represented by the letter ‘Y’ of the AYUSH systems of medicine, the legitimate practice of which is done by people with a BNYS degree.
Naturopathy & Yoga together form a medical system which in the purest sense doesn’t prescribe any medicine in the form of drugs, whether traditional or modern, herbal or chemical. The system is more of a lifestyle more preventive in character rather than curative. As a combination, they form a drugless system of medicine which uses the healing power of nature, which includes the body’s internal healing forces as well as the healing power of external natural forces.
As can be seen, the system has two parts, Naturopathy & Yoga referred to colloquially by the mononym Naturopathy which for all practical Indian purposes refers to both Nature cure and Yogic systems, of guiding a healthy individual, maintain and improve his health, or for a diseased person, from ill health to health.
The names of some of the primary widely used natural therapies are:
Anatomy, Physiology, Philosophy of Naturopathy, Principles of Yoga, Bio-Chemistry, and Sanskrit.
Pathology, Microbiology, Community Medicine, Yoga Philosophy, Basic Pharmacology, Colour therapy, & Magneto therapy, Forensic medicine & Toxicology.
Manipulative Therapies, Acupuncture & Acupressure, Yoga and its application, Nutrition and Medical herbs, Diagnostic methods –I ( Naturopathy), Diagnostic methods – II ( Conventional medicine), Psychology and Basic Psychiatry.
Fasting Therapy and Dietetics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yoga Therapy, Hydrotherapy and Mud Therapy, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, First Aid and Emergency Medicine, Clinical naturopathy, Research Methodology and Recent Advances.