Dr. Leena Athparia, ND, AAWC, BSc.
Dr. Leena Athparia is a Naturopathic Doctor & Ayurvedic Practitioner based in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and further pursued her studies in Ayurvedic medicine while running a practice focussed on chronic disease and pain management. Blending modern diagnostic methods with traditional systems, Dr. Athparia treats the whole person with therapies such as: Ayurveda, TCM & acupuncture, cupping, nutrition, lifestyle, counselling, homeopathy and botanical medicine.
Dr. Athparia is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), Ayurveda Association of Canada (AAC) and is on the Education Committee. She currently teaches Ayurveda at the Centre for Ayurveda & Indian Systems of Healing and contributes to the community through volunteer work and seminars. She contributes regularly to the naturopathic and Ayurvedic professions through articles, seminars and conference. She enjoys travelling and practicing yoga & meditation which has brought deeper insight into health.
Topic: Arthritis - Pain Relief with Ayurveda & Naturopathy
Abstract: Chronic arthritis is on the rise and is not limited to the ageing population. Children, teens, adults and seniors can be affected by autoimmune joint pain leaving many people discouraged and frustrated. While modern medicine has developed strong medications for RA, they have side effects and are not always effective. We will explore different joint diseases and focus on the causes of rheumatoid arthritis from a naturopathic & Ayurvedic perspective and discuss treatment options - from understanding drug-herb interactions for patients to the impact of diet on joints, factors of emotional health and therapies such as acupuncture and oil massage.