Dr R Padmapriya obtained the Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS) from Government Siddha Medical College, Tirunelvelli in 1992. She also holds the Postgraduate Diploma in Counseling and Psychotherapy and Diploma in Cosmetology.
Dr. Padmapriya has more than 20 years of experience as a Siddha consultant and is the proprietress of Amruthi Ayurvedic Pharmacy & Clinic in Velachery. She is the president of Centre for Traditional Medicine and Research, Chennai. She specializes in the treatment of diabetology, muscular skeletal problems, skin disorders, pediatric care, adolescent gynecological issues, and prenatal and postnatal care. She combines modern diagnostic tools with traditional and holistic techniques for treating patients with chronic and life-style diseases, and stress related behavioural disorders. In addition, Dr. Padmapriya is also well versed in herbal cosmetology, mind-beauty techniques, and anti-ageing therapy.
Dr.Padmapriya has been associated with the documentation, validation of traditional health, healthy dietary suggestions and recipes of local communities and healers. As an resource person in the field was part of CTMR in the Accreditation and Certification of Prior learning of traditional health practitioners in vellore district of Tamil Nadu
Dr Padmapriya has carried out research in herbal nutrition and dietetics for periodical, routine, balanced day-to-day health upkeep and preventive therapy.
Currently she is writing a column in dhina thanthi Sunday edition on herbal foods which is well received by public.
She has written many articles in magazines and papers and delivered talks on Ethnic and Traditional Food on the principle ‘Food is Medicine and Medicine is Food’
Centre for Traditional Medicine Research
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