Washington Institute of Natural Medicine


Practitioners visit with clients by appointment only. Consultation forms should be filled out prior to the visit.
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Silver Spring Wellness Center
within Potomac Massage Training Institute

8380 Colesville Rd. Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 538-9540


Olney Wellness Center

Olney, MD 20832
(301) 538-9540


Clients scheduled by appointment only.

Currently open on an abbreviated schedule. Please contact first.

To schedule an appointment contact our main office in Washington DC at (202) 237 - 7681 and request an appointment in Maryland.

The Maryland locations are satelite offices owned and operated by other businesses. Practitioners visit with clients on a per request basis. Consultation forms must be filled out prior to the visit.
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Natural Health Exam
Natural Health Therapies
Naturopathic/Holistic Training
Certificate Classes


Practitioners available in Maryland

Practitioner Credentials, listed on this page, are based upon the state of Maryland regulations.

Victoria Goldsten, Nat. P., LMT, LPN, BSN
Certified Natural Health Practitioner
Maryland Licensed Nurse, Alternative Medicine Nurse
Maryland State Licensed Massage Therapist
Board Certified: American Naturopathic Medical Association,
American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Clinical Supervisor

Christian O. Mbulu , BS, CHP.
Certified Holistic Health Practitioner
Naturopathy Assistant

BK Mudahar, L.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist

Innocent K. C. Chukwu
Reflexology Practitioner

David McCrady
Certified Reiki Practitioner

Linda Khanzetian, CHHP, CRM, CNC
Certified Holistc Health Practitioner
Naturopathy Assistant


Naturopathic Exam

Components of the Exam
Oriental Visual Observation Client Teaching
Oriental Pulse Reading Biofield Energy Evaluation
Hara (Abdominal energy) Study Natural Remedy Testing
Client History Review Kinesiology
Oriental Tongue Observation Nursing Problem Identification
Iridology (Iris Study) Homeopathic Constitutional Review

The Naturopathic Exam lasts between one and two hours depending upon the severity of the complaint. This exam does not use conventional medicine diagnostic techniques. It uses theories brought to us from the orient and europe. If you need a medical diagnosis please consult your physician.

Download MD Forms: Consultation Sheet | Client Questionaire

Setting up an appointment

Natural Health Therapies

Natural Health Therapies
Acupressure Guided Imagery Spiritual Counseling
Touch Therapy (Reiki) Neural Therapy Nutrional Consultations
Magnetic Therapy Life Coaching Visualization Therapy


Natural Health Care Training Program


Olney, Maryland



Victoria K. Goldsten, Nat.P., BSN, CMT, LPN

Training Site:
Relaxing Alternatives Wellness Center
235 Muddy Branch Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(301) 538-9540
(Direct line to Washington Institute Staff)

Administrative office:
3402 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 237-7681

Victoria K. Goldsten, Nat.P.

Approved Clinical Site for the:
American Naturopathic and Holistic Association
US School of Naturopathy
Holistic Services Agency
First National University

The Institute teaches a certificate program in Holistic Health/Naturopathy in Maryland.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine is exempt from MHEC approval authority.



The Washington Institute of Natural Medicine strives to help its participants understand the true meaning of health by offering them a holistic view of health care. The Institute encourages the participant to seek a fitting response to the human condition through natural healing modalities. The Institute strives to investigate the true meaning of health and its deep connection with nature. Through its investigation, it will evaluate the elements of knowledge in the natural health care arena. The Institute will critically study the basic principals of Natural Health Care and seek to improve its components.

Objectives and Statement of Purpose

  • To offer participants a quality experience in Natural Health Care with emphasis on the clinical rotation.
  • To offer clinical and laboratory supervisors appropriately educated in natural health care.
  • To form a professional organization that promotes and maintains levels of excellence.
  • To implement and maintain a system of evaluation of natural health care practitioners.
  • To provide a network of communication to natural health care students and instructors of the institution.
  • To promote cooperation between all natural health care interns and supervisors.
  • To set standards commensurate with public expectations and needs.
  • To serve as a liaison with other professional associations.
  • To create competent, thoughtful, ethical, and compassionate health professionals.

Director/Supervisor: Holistic Care, Homeopathy, Herbology, Energy Work

Victoria Goldsten, Nat.P., CMT, LPN, BSN

  • Naturopathy Degree, 1995, Nova College International
  • Registered Naturopathy, Washington, D.C., 1995
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Holistic Health Care, 1999, Farelston College
  • Certified Massage Therapist, 2000, Maryland
  • Licensed Massage Therapist, 2000, Washington, D.C.
  • Nursing License, 1973, Maryland
  • Nursing License, 1999, Washington, D.C.
  • Bachelors of Science, 1977, American University
  • Nursing Diploma, 1973, Suburban Hospital School of Nursing
  • Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, 1995, Guild of Hypnotists
  • Certified Reiki Practitioner, 1995, Potomac Massage Training Academy
  • Bachelors of Science, Nursing, 1995, Adam Smith University
  • Certified, professional homeopathy, 1997, National Center of Homeopathy
  • Certified Reiki Master 1996, Diane Stein

    Training Experience:

  • Nova College International
  • First Class adult education program
  • Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
  • Pathways Magazine Conference and Workshops
  • Well Mind Association


Victoria K. Goldsten, Nat.P.

Victoria K. Goldsten has been caring for the sick since 1973. Her first health care experience was in nursing at several local hospitals and health care facilities. She later studied and became certified in: Homeopathy, Reiki, Acupressure, and Hypnotherapy. She has a BS degree in Nursing and a Doctorate Degree in Naturopathy and Holistic Health. She is currently registered as a Naturopath in the District of Columbia and is licensed in Nursing in both the State of Maryland and Washington, D.C. She has lectured for many local groups on a variety of topics emphasizing natural treatments. She has created her own treatment manual of natural health care which covers therapies for physical and psychological problems. She is currently working as a Naturopath at the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine and the Herb Shop and Holistic Healing Center.

Disclaimer: This course, independently, does not lead to employment. Prior certifications in natural health care are required before admission.

The Institute teaches a certificate program in Holistic Health/Naturopathy in Maryland.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine is exempt from MHEC approval authority.


The requirements for the completion of the program in Naturopathy/Holistic Health are a minimum of 1000 hours of hands-on experience.


General Education Credits or the equivalent experiential learning are requirements for entry into the program. Fulfillment of these requirements demonstrates that the applicant has achieved specialized and general knowledge and has acquired motivation and potential for life-long learning.

To meet the General Education Requirements in order to enter the Program, an applicant must possess ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

Bachelors Degree, plus two years specialized professional experience,
Associate of Arts Degree, plus four years specialized professional experience,
Six years of work or life experience,
Any combination of the above,

certification in one or more of the following:



Holistic Health Care


Complementary Care

a course in Anatomy and Physiology.

Curriculum Outline


The Washington Institute of Natural Medicine offers a broad overview of natural remedies and therapies within its program. This program offers a hands-on component that will augment the classroom experience gained at other institutions.

The 1000 hours of supervised clinical training is completed in approximately 130 weeks. This is based upon the student participating in seven hours and forty-five minutes of clinical per week.

The program will cover the following core components based upon the needs of the clients in the clinical setting:

  • Client Consultation Procedures - case taking, client intake, interview, and history taking.
  • Treatment of common ailments and diseases through homeopathy, herbology, and aromatherapy.
  • Anatomy and physiology review as related to each case.
  • Bio-energy field evaluation – the assessment of electro-magnetic energy produced by the client.
  • Iridology practice – the study of the iris.
  • pH testing - for diet assessment.
  • Oriental observation of the tongue, skin, and pulse – the study of oriental energy (chi) produced by the client.

Additional Classes

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