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Leslie Axelrod ND, LAc

Staff Physician

Family Medicine, Rheumatology, Pain Management, Digestive Disorders, Chronic Conditions


About

Dr. Axelrod has been in practice for over 30 years as a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist. She worked in an integrative rheumatology practice for 18 years. She is a published author both nationally and internationally on topics including osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and treating autoimmunity with natural medicine. She also lectures nationally on these topics. Dr. Axelrod is a full-time professor at SCNM and has been teaching for 24 years. She has also been named Top Doctor in Phoenix magazine.

Area of Focus

Family Medicine, Rheumatology, Pain Management, Digestive Disorders, Chronic Conditions

Education

BS in Nutrition, 1983, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, 1987, Bastyr University

Acupuncture License, (1997), Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

Publications

Axelrod, L. (2005). Treating Autoimmune Disease Using Naturopathic Principles. Naturopathic Doctor News & Review.

Axelrod, L. (2006, March). Efficacy of methylsulfonylmethane in osteoarthritis pain of the knee: a pilot clinical trial. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 14 (3).

Axelrod, L. (2007). Using Zusanli (ST36) to Treat Autoimmune Disease. Naturopathic Doctor News & Review.

Axelrod, L. (2014). Clinical Naturopathy: An Evidence-based Guide to Practice. Churchill Livingstone.

Axelrod, L. (2017). Clinical Naturopathy: An Evidence-based Guide to Practice. Churchill Livingstone.

Axelrod, L. “Considering the Evidence for Treating Fibromyalgia as an Inflammatory Disease”. Townsend Letter.