More about Dr. Ranvir Pahwa

Awards and Credentials of Dr. Ranvir Pahwa

About Dr. Ranvir Pahwa

Ranvir\For over three decades Dr. Ranvir Pahwa has been involved in healing using natural medicine modalities. He comes from a family of Ayurvedic and Conventional medicine practitioners. His journey of medicine started from home via understanding what is better for health based on the Ayurvedic concepts of diet, lifestyle and the use herbal medicine. Additionally, Asana (Yoga) and Meditation was the part of his learning in his childhood.  

Homeopathy was another safer healing modality to whom he fell in love with in India, which he studied and practiced charitably. However, later he studied in detail Ayurvedic Medicine, Homeopathy, Holistic Nutrition, Western Medicinal Herbs, Chinese Herbs, Reflexology, Acupuncture (Body Acupuncture and Auricular Acupuncture), Acupressure, and Magnetic Therapy. He started healing the sick in natural way.

Dr. Pahwa has also learned Ayurvedic Marma Chikitsa (Therapy), Sound Therapy and Stone therapy. He keeps updating and upgrading in complementary and alternative medicine every year. His visit to France in September 2010 to learn more Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture and Auricular Medicine was another fascinating experience in natural medicine and the beautiful country and countryside. In 2010 Dr. Pahwa was honored with  "ATREY AWARD" for the  Excellence in Ayurveda Profession by the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America, USA.

 

DESIGNATIONS AND REGISTRATIONS

DOCTOR OF NATURAL MEDICINE (DNM) degree: Registered by “Saskatchewan Association of Doctors of Natural Medicine, Inc.” Saskatchewan, Canada

DOCTOR OF ACUPUNCTURE (Dr. Ac): Registration and Designation provided by the board of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture association of Canada (CMAAC), ON, Canada

DOCTOR OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE (HD): Resignation and designation allocated by the board of National United Professional Association of Homeopaths, ON, Canada

REGISTERED CLINCIAL HERBALIST (Reg.Clin.Herb): The certificate of designation provided by the Board of Saskatchewan Consultant Herbalist Association, Inc.

REGISTERED AYUREDIC CLINICIAN (RAC 4500): Registered by Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA), Inc. PA. USA (Reg. #: RAC 1006-12)

LIFE SCIENCES, HEALTH SCIENCES AND TOXICOLOGY


DEGREES AND DIPLOMAS:

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), Topic: Toxicopathology of East Indian Medicinal Plants, (1987). M.Sc. (Zoology), (1980). B.Sc. (Biology), (1976).

DOHS, (DIPLOMA IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY), (1991)

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA – TOXICOLOGY, (1991)

HUMAN HEALTH AND MEDICAL SCIENCE COURSES

Biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, pathology, pharmacology, cytology, molecular genetics, differential diagnosis, blood and urine chemistry, microbiology, parasitology, toxicology, natural products (pharmacognosy), metabolic transformation of xenobiotics (drug metabolism), embryology, radiology analyses, nutritional toxicology, subclinical toxicology (immunology), carcinogenesis & mutagenesis, differential diagnosis.

COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE


DEGREES:


DOCTOR OF NATURAL MEDICINE, (2011), UNM, USA, 2011

Naturopathic practices, Functional medicine, Gastroenterology and Colon therapy, Cellular nutrition/Oligo & Trace Element, Women’s Health and Gynecology, Naturopathic History and Practice, Longevity and Antiaging, Naturopathic Pediatrics, Naturopathic Psychiatry, Physiotherapeutic Modalities, Iridology

AYURVEDA

AYURVEDIC MEDICINE, its Preparation and Administration, 2012, India

MARMA CHIKITSA AND MARMA THERAPY (Transdermal), 2008, USA & CANADA

CLINICAL ASPECTS OF CHRONIC DISEASES IN AYURVEDIC MEDICINE, 2002, INDIA

AYURVEDIC PRACTITIONER DIPLOMA, 2003, USA

AYURVEDA CERTIFICATE, 1998, USA

AYURVEDA AND VEDIC ASTROLOGY, 2007, USA

ACUPUNCTURE

AURICULAR (EAR) ACUPUNCTURE (French and German), 2009, CANADA

ADVANCED CONSTITUIONAL FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE, 2007, CANADA

CLINICAL ACUPUNCTURE, 1997, CANADA

DIPLOMA IN ACUPUNCTURE, 1996, CANADA

HERBOLOGY

HERBALIST TRAINING PROGRAM FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, 2002, USA

COMPREHENSIVE HERBALIST TRAINING PROGRAM, 2001, USA

MASTER HERBOLOGY DIPLOMA (MH), 1994, ON. Canada

HOMEOPATHY

HOMOTOXICOLOGY, 2003, USA

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE (DHM), 1998, BHI, UK

DIPLOMA CERTIFICATE IN HOMEOPATHY AND BIOCHEMISTRY (DHB), 1984, India

CLINICAL TRAINING, 1986, 250 hrs, Mentor: Dr. RK Sethi, Homeopath, Medical Officer, Kishorilal Hospital, Meerut, India.

NUTRITION

ADVANCED HOLISTIC NUTRITION; 1995, ON. Canada  

MAGNETIC THERAPY

DIPLOMA IN APPLIED MAGNETIC THERAPY, June, 1999, ON. Canada.

DIPLOMA IN ADVANCED MAGNETIC THERAPY, Dec. 1999, ON, Canada

STONE THERAPY

Completed 2 Certificate courses (Level I and II) in Stone Massage Therapy; (40 CEUs), Stone Massage School, Florida, April, 2008. USA.

REIKI

Level I, From Reiki Master Rita Novakowski, Oct. 1999. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

REFLEXOLOGY

Introductory (1994) and Advanced reflexology (1995): Kelsey Institute, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

YOGA AND MEDITATION

A course in Yoga of Asanas & Pranayama, From Dec. 15, 1984 to Jan.15,1985, Yog Shiksha Kendra (Yoga Education Centre), Meerut, India.

CONTINUING EDUCATION


AYURVEDA

AYURVEDA COURSES (2007) (40 hrs): Certificates of merit obtained in Beauty Care, Care of Children, Care of Women, Massage, Cooking and Spirituality and Health. Dr. Pratap Chauhan, MD (Ayurveda).

CHINESE MEDICINE AND ACUPUNCTURE

MASTER TUNG SYSTEM ACUPUNCTURE, Sep. 17-18, 2011, (14 CEUs), Calgary, Canada, (Dr. Richard Chu)

AURICULOMEDICINE AND AURICULOTHERAPY, Sep 6-10, 2010, (35 CEUs) France, (Dr. Raphael Nogier)

ADVANCED AURICULAR MEDICINE, Nov 7-9 2009. (19.5 CEU), BC. Canada

ADVANCED AURICULAR MEDICINE (April 23-26, 2009). (26 CEU), BC. Canada

FOUNDATIONS IN AURICULAR MEDICINE, April 17-20, 2009, (26 CEU) BC. Canada

ADVANCED AURICULAR ACUPUNCTURE, Nov. 15 &16, 2008, (13 CEUs) Dr. Beate Strittmatter, MD, Germany. BC, Canada

FUNDAMENTAL OF AURICULAR ACUPUNCTURE, July 12&13, 2008, (13 CEUs) Dr. Beate Strittmatter, MD, Germany. BC, Canada

CANADIAN ORIENTAL MEDICAL SYMPOSIUM, March7-9, 2008, (18 CEUs), Eastern Current Distributing, Vancouver, BC. Canada

CANADIAN ORIENTAL MEDICAL SYMPOSIUM, MARCH 6, 2008, (6 CEUs), THE TREATMENT OF MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL ILLNESS: THE PSYCHE IN THE CHINESE MEDICINE WITH GIOVANNI MACIOCIA. Eastern Currents Distributing, Vancouver, BC. Canada

THE TAO OF HEALTHY EATING: Chinese Dietary Therapy, 2002, USA

ADVANCED PAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, 2000, Canada

EAR AND SCALP ACUPUNCTURE, 1998, Canada

ACUPUNCTURE CERTIFICATE (Introduction), 1996, Alberta, Canada

HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE

Clinical application of Gemmotherapy, Oligo-elements, Plexes and Schuessler’s salts. Teleconference  Presented by Dr. Robert Abell, ND, Canada. Fall 2011, (14 hrs CEUs)

Mastering Case Analysis: webinar presented by Jeremy Sherr, Summer of 2010

Biotherapeutic Drainage and the UNDA Numbered Compounds. Presented by: Dickson Thom DDS ND, Spring 2010. 14 hrs Teleconference.

A Women Journey to Healing, By Melissa Assilem, at "Homeopathic Expanding Awareness" NUPATH Conference, Oct 17 and 18 1998, Toronto, ON. Canada

Homeopathy Course Certificate: 20 hours of Case Analysis, International Homeopathy Congress, Centre de Techniques Homeopathiques, August, 1997, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Homeopathy Seminars I & II; 6 hrs, By Nu-Life Nutrition, 1994 and 1995 in Saskatoon, SK, Canada

NUTRITION

Webinars (Web Seminars): Participated in the following Webinars on Homeopathy, Nutrition and Herbs. (22 hours) Tissue salts, Combination Salts, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Trace Elements part I and II, Winter ailments, Musculo-skeletal System, Nervous System, Immune System, Cutaneous System, offered by BioLonreco Inc. (Dr. Reckweg Products) Dorval QC. Autumn session 2007.

Attended “Nutrition and Cognitive Function-Homocysteine: Culprit or Bystander?” (CEU 1 1/2hr) By Dr. Tim Green, PhD, at the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Organized by the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Group, Nov 28, 2007.

Attended “Vitamin D and Public Health- Strategies for Prevention of Chronic Illness.” (CEU 1 ½ hr) by Dr. Susan Whiting PhD, at the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Organized by the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Group, April 19, 2007

Attended “Healing Chronic Pain” Through Nutrition and Herbs (CEU 1 ½ hr) by Dr. Bill Code MD, at the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Organized by the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Group, Dated, April 9, 2007.

INTEGRATIVE CONTINUING EDUCATION

Attended a session entitled “Integrative Cancer Care: The Inspire Health Experience.” Sheraton Saskatoon on the June 25, 2010 from 11.15 to 12.15. Presented by Dr. Hal Gunn, CO-Founder and CEO of Inspire Health, Vancouver BC.

Attended “Music Therapy-Wholeness, connection and meaning at the end of life.” (CEU 1 ½ hr), by Mary Rykov, PhD, MTA, at College of Medicine University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Organized by the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Group, Nov 7, 2007

“Medicines for the Millennium" Dr. Asa Herschoff, DC, ND and Franco Cavaleri, BSc; Oct. 7, 1998, 4 hours; Topics: Botanical Medicine and Nutraceuticals, and Sports Nutrition.

Complementary Medicine, An Integrated Approach: Attended Nov. 8, 1995. Fibromyalgia and gastrointestinal disorders; By Dr. Asa Hershoff, DC, ND.

TEACHING AND TRAINING

I offer tutoring sessions to the medicine students for their class assignments on, Herbal medicine, Homeopathy, Acupuncture from 2002 to present. This is organized by the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Group, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. The group is involved in teaching CAM at the College of Medicine.

Medical college students of University of Saskatchewan, shadow me for our consulting practices and acupuncture.

JOBS AND TITLES

Professor: University of Natural Medicine, (2011 to present), NM, USA

Professional Affiliate (Honorary): (From 2005 to present) Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Clinical Assistant Professor (Honorary): (From 1999- 2004) Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Consultant to an Herb Company: In 1994 consultations provided on the technical aspects of labels, marketing strategies, etc.

Toxicologist (1992-1994): As self employed I instructed WHMIS, occupational health and associated hazards, consulted on hazardous substances, MSDS preparation, also prepared educational monographs on environmental and occupational toxins (pesticides, carcinogens, mutagens, metals etc.) and worked on risk assessment project for several private and government organizations across Canada.

Post-doctoral Research Fellow (June91- Dec.91), Department of Pathology and the Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.

Research Officer (Feb91- May 91): Asthma Drug Project, Epidemiology, Saskatchewan Health, Government of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan.

Laboratory Instructor (Part-time) (1987-1991): Analytical Pharmaceutical Chemistry for 4 years in the College of Pharmacy, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.(1987-1991)

Research Assistant (1989 and 1990): Wrote and assisted in the compilation of Herbal Monographs on the pharmacology and toxicology of Hawthorn, Squilla, Platycodon and Mistletoe, for the Health Protection Branch towards Canadian Herbal Pharmacopoeia preparations. College of Pharmacy, Univ. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

Prepared notes and taught Topics in Phytochemistry (Alkaloids and Glycosides) and medicinal values of plants to the undergraduates of the College of Pharmacy, Univ. of Saskatchewan.

Post-Doctoral Fellow (1987-1988): Natural Products- Anticancer Entities. Grant preparation for fellowships. College of Pharmacy, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.

Technical Assistant: Research, instruction and field training (1979-1987), Post Harvest Technology, Pesticide and Food Toxicology, published research papers and prepared reports. Trainees visited from India, Sri-Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Nepal, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, etc. Indian Grain Storage Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Civil Supplies, Hapur, India. (Trainees number from one to 70)

VOLUNTEER WORK

For the last ten years students from various teaching institutions of Saskatoon, Regina, and Torontohave been visiting and contacting for interviews to obtain the information towards their class projects, PhD research, and presentations on various Complementary and Alternative Medicine practices and business. I have been volunteering my time to these students.

Students from the College of pharmacy (Six)
Nursing students (4)
Massage therapy students, (18)
High school students (7)
Student of Journalism from Regina
College of Medicine (30)
PhD student (Socio-economic aspect of Herbalism) from McMaster University, Hamilton,ON

Prepared a consultation report on "Trihalomethanes-Canadian Drinking Water Quality Criteria" at Saskatchewan Environmental Society, Saskatoon, for the Environment Dept., Government of Saskatchewan.

PRESENTATIONS AND INTERVIEWS


AYURVEDA, YOGA AND MEDITATION

Dr. Pahwa presented a seminar on “Attachment” an affliction of mind (Yoga Philosophy) on Jan 27, 2009, at College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. This seminar was organized by the Complementary and Alternative Medicine group of the campus. (Attendance about 100)

Dr. Punam Pahwa and I jointly presented a demonstration and lecture on “Yoga and Meditation” to a group of 10 teachers of at Venture School, Martinsville, during their staff development day on March 15, 2004.

As a guest speaker presented a seminar on“Fibromyalgia Treatments: a different approach” (Based on the Ayurvedic Philosophy of diet, lifestyle and herbs) on Nov 5, 2003, at Royal University Hospital, on an invitation by the Fibromyalgia Association of Saskatoon.(Attendance 14)

Dr. Punam Pahwa and I presented a lecture and demonstration on the "Yoga poses and Meditation", among a group of teachers of John Lake School of the Saskatoon on their staff development day on 16th May, 2003. (Attendance 9)

I presented a seminar entitled "Ayurvedic Medicine" at the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, Canada, May 6 and 13, 2003. This seminar was organized by the Complementary and Alternative Medicine group of the campus.(Attendance 100)

Dr. Punam Pahwa and I jointly presented a demonstration lecture on “Yoga and Meditation” to the Psychology first year students of University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Dated Feb 17, 2003. (Students 110)

On Oct 17, 2002, I was invited to present a Seminar on "Ayurveda and Beauty" at Marca Hair Styling College of Saskatoon. It was attended by 3 teachers and 17 students.

I organized and delivered a seminar on "Ayurveda (East Indian Medicine)" to the audience of Saskatchewan, dated Nov. 9, 2000, at Lakewood Civic Centre, Saskatoon. (Audience 20)

HOMEOPATHY

I was invited by the Health Canada office of Saskatoon to present a lecture on Homeopathy (History and Introduction) on March 14, 2007.

"Iridology and Homeopathy" to Adult Students conference day, at SIAST, Kelsey Campus, SIAST, dated May 24, 2000. I was honoured with a Certificate. (Attendance 25)

MISCELLANEOUS PRESENTATIONS

Seminar on "Complementary and Alternative Medicine" at the College of Language, among the students of English as a second language; University of Saskatchewan, askatoon, Canada, on May 12, 2003. (Students 35)

Presented a seminar on "Holistic Health and Alternative Medicine" organized by the retired group of teachers in Humboldt, SK on May 7, 2003. (Attendance 35)

I was interviewed for a Video preparation with a SIAST Kelsey Teacher on “Alternative Health and Herbology.” This was taped as a part of the course for the students of special/home care aide, on Wed. June 27, 2002.

On invitation I presented a seminar entitled "Use and Misuse of Alternative Health Products" on Nov. 1, 2000, Baptist Church, Arlington Ave., Saskatoon. (attendance 35)

"Use and Misuse of Alternative Health Products among seniors." Attended by 15 participants, who were Doctor, Nurse and representatives of various ethnicities. The conference was organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Canadian Ethnocultural Council, April 15, 2000 at Frances Morrison Library, Saskatoon.

"Alternative Health Business Services" show at Park Ridge Centre, organized by "Coordinated Assessment Unit," Saskatoon District Health Board, on April 12, 2000. This show was visited by 50 managers of various facilities of Saskatoon.

On May 19, 1999, SIAST, Kelsey Institute presented a seminar on "Alternative Health and Stress" to the Adult Students. I also mentioned the use of Ayurvedic substances in stress. I was awarded with a "Certificate" of presentation. (Attendance 35)

I delivered a seminar on invitation titled "Total Health and Alternative Health Products", at Whitehorse Counselling Services, Saskatoon, Oct 17 1998, 7-8 PM. This seminar included the way of total health assessment and maintenance through Ayurveda. (Attendance 10)

On invitation I presented a seminar on "The Introduction to Herbs", at Mother and Daughter Tea Party, May 4, 1998, in a Church, in Saskatoon. (Attendance 60)

On invitation I delivered three lectures about "Herbs and Nutrition in Arthritis" for a reflexology course at Kelsey Campus, SIAST (Jan. and March 1995 and Feb. 22, 1996).

As a guest speaker at "Canadian Celiac’s Association" Saskatoon chapter, I delivered a seminar on "Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa)" and its nutritional values, on Sep. 28, 1994. (Attendance 20)

MAGAZINE, NEWSPAPER, RADIO AND TV INTERVIEWS

Excerpts of an Interview of Ranvir Pahwa on Homeopathy were published in the Alive Magazine Newsletter in 2010. Holistic Health Care, by Trudy Peskett. http://www.alive.com/7419a19a2.php#top

I was interviewed by the “National Post” newspaper correspondent, Ylva Van Buuren on the “Water and health benefits.” This interview appeared in the issue of Feb 24, 2001.

I was interviewed by “Star-phoenix” newspaper on mushroom “Khobucha” about its medicinal properties and adverse events, which appeared as news in July 1997. Because of list of unproven health claims and wide publicity, where consumer safety became main concern.

In Dec. 1998 STV (Global TV) interviewed on “Alternative medicine products for the Flu and Flu shots."

On dated Nov 3, 1995 STV (Global TV) interviewed me on the "Garlic and its Role in Improving Health" and was shown on the same day at 6 PM News.

I was interviewed on CBC RADIO Morning edition, June 8, 1994, on a new food grain "QUINOA" (Pig weed seed, Inca Rice) for its nutritional value.

MEMBERSHIPS, REGISTRATIONS AND POSITIONS HELD

Association of Ayurvedic Professional of North America, (2010)

Canadian Society for Orthomolecular medicine, (2009)

Saskatchewan Association of Doctors of Natural Medicine, SK (Since 2008) (President -Academic and Examiner)

Member of Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque, NM. (Since 2007)

Professional Member American Botanical Council, (Since 2006)

Saskatchewan Acupuncture Association, Inc. (Since 1998) (Vice President)

Saskatchewan Consultant Herbalist Association Inc. (Since 1994) (Director Board - Academic and Examiner)

National United Professional Association of Trained Homeopaths (NUPATH) (Since 1995)

The Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada, London, Ontario (Since 1999)

Associate Member (Past), Society of Toxicology, USA.