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Victoria Goldsten

Victoria K. Goldsten, H.D., Ph.D., L.P.N., B.S.N., L.M.T.
Certified and Registered Health Educator
Certified Complementary and Alternative Medicine Nurse
Doctor of Contemporary Homeopathy
Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, A.A.D.P.

Over 30 years of Health Care Experience

Victoria 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 received certificates in: homeopathy, Reiki, acupressure, and hypnotherapy. She has a B.S. degree in Nursing and a Doctorate degree in Homeopathy. She is licensed in Nursing and Massage by Maryland and Washington, D.C. She has lectured to many local groups on a variety of topics emphasizing natural treatments. Victoria Goldsten has been instrumental in educating the public in the differences between Traditional Naturopathy and Naturopathic Medicine. She has created her own treatment manual of natural health care covering therapies for physical and psychological problems. She is currently working as the Director and an Integrative Homeopath at the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine. She worked for four years at the Mount Pleasant Natural Health Care Center offering natural health exams free of charge or at reduced rates to low income families of the community. Victoria Goldsten was the director of the Alternative Medicine Department of the Washington Home and Hospice in Washington, D.C. for several years. She was in charge of the natural treatment of clients with a variety of severe illnesses such as Alzheimer's, dementia, AIDS, and ALS; under the supervision of the Washington Home's medical director.

Education/Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Complementary and Alternative Medicine Nursing, 2019, on course learning, accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Certified, Holistic Nursing, 2011, WINM, approved by the National Association for Practical Nurses Education and Services
  • Certificate, Nursing Herbology, 2009, Net CE, accredited by the American Nursing Credentialing Center
  • Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy, 2004, First National University
  • State Licensed Massage Therapist, 2000, Maryland
  • Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, 1999, American Association of Drugless Practitioners
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Holistic Health, 1999, Farelston and Nova Colleges
  • Licensed Massage Therapist, 1999, Washington, D.C.
  • Neural Therapy, 1999, American Academy of Neural Therapy
  • Professional Homeopathy, Certified 1997, National Center of Homeopathy
  • Reiki Master, Certified 1996, Diane Stein
  • Doctor of Natural Health, 1995, Nova College International
  • Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, 1995, Guild of Hypnotists
  • Reiki Practitioner, Certified 1995, Potomac Massage Training Academy
  • Bachelors of Science, Nursing, 1995, Adam Smith University
  • Shiatsu/Acupressure, Certified 1994, Shiatsu and Healing Center
  • Bachelors of Science, Criminal Justice, 1977, American University
  • Nursing Diploma, 1973, Suburban Hospital School of Nursing
  • Doctor of Traditional Naturopathy, 2003, United States School of Naturopathy
  • Registered Doctor of Naturopathy, 1995 to 2010, Washington, D.C.
  • Board Certified Traditional Naturopath, A.N.M.A.
  • (See comments at the end of document regarding naturopathy in the metro area)

    Teaching Experience:

  • Nova College International
  • First Class adult education program
  • Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
  • Pathways Magazine Conference and Workshops
  • Well Mind Association
  • United States Postal Service
  • Herb Shop and Holistic Healing

The recognition of traditional naturopathy varies by jurisdiction. Virginia permits traditional naturopathy but offers no license for the profession. As March 1, 2010 Washington DC has eliminated the naturopathy registration for Traditional Naturopaths which has existed since 1985. As of 2017 Maryland eliminated the recognition of the practice of Traditional Naturopathy.

 
 
 
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