What is the difference between Ayurvedic and Doctor of Naturopathy & what degrees are offered in New Zealand?

Question by C: What is the difference between Ayurvedic and Doctor of Naturopathy & what degrees are offered in New Zealand?
Please INCLUDE ONLY ACCREDITED Doctor of Naturopathy doctoral programs or Ayurvedic doctoral or graduate programs in New Zealand. Note: Not B.A. programs. Thanks you for all your help!

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Answer by LillyB
Do your own research – the two are not at all similar.

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  1. There are quite a few differences, but it is possible for them to overlap. Ayurvedic practitioners are essentially Herbalists following Indian traditions of preparing and using herbs (although most preparations have been updated as far as making sure they are safe, properly extracted, clean, etc). A properly accredited program would cover a lot about the herbs and other aspects of Biology and whatnot.
    Naturopathy on the other hand looks at helping the whole body from a variety of angles… herbs are one of the many tools they use, but not the only. Because of that, a Naturopath may use Ayurvedic herbs among other things to heal a patient, but Ayurvedic doctors wouldn’t use as many of the tools that Naturopaths would.

    They are both specialists in natural options, but Ayurvedic is more focused on intensive education about herbs and their use while Naturopathy would cover less about herbs and more about other things. It’s like comparing a skin doctor to a general MD, really. I hope this helps!