Acupressure and Acupuncture Courses in AYUSH Educational Institutions
Acupressure & Acupuncture are taught in Nature cure Colleges as a part of Bachelor in Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS) degree syllabus. All these colleges have been affiliated/recognized by the respective health universities. Bachelor in Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS), a five years six months full time regular course syllabus contains the study of Acupressure & Acupuncture therapies as part of the course. These two therapies are being practiced in Nature & Yoga Hospitals and Nature cure centers. Further, there is an M.D. course of 3 years duration on Acupuncture & Energy Medicine under Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai, Tamilnadu. Acupuncture is an accepted mode of therapy but not an independent system of medicine.
This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.