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Dr. Victoria Goldsten, HD, PhD, LMT, BSN


From: Cheryl W
Date: 8/21/2018 4:11:30 PM
Testimonial:
"Dr Goldsten was wonderful and so patient with my niece. She took the time with her explaining everything from the process to the use of the remedies. Thank you for listening...as she is on the road to feeling better!!!"


From: Liani R.
Date: 6/15/2018 5:55:40 PM
Testimonial:
"I came to meet Dr. Victoria out of the need for Manual Lymphatic Drainage post-surgery. I began treatment with Dr. Goldsten just 2 weeks post-surgery and have been a patient for the last three months. Dr. Goldsten is very approachable, attentive and analytical. With every visit she has been accommodating, caring, compassionate and takes my input and questions seriously and treats me with professional courtesy."


From: LC
Date: 6/14/2018 3:13:53 PM
Testimonial:
"Victoria was recommended by my surgeon's office 1 week after I underwent facial cosmetic surgery. I had painful swelling for several weeks causing extreme internal pressure on my ears that made me feel like my head was in a vice. This pain and swelling has been most effectively relieved by lymphatic drainage therapy. Victoria is incredibly professional and thorough, as well as discreet. At our first meeting, she spent a great deal of time explaining the therapy and its benefits, and checking in with how I was feeling. I feel tremendously better after every treatment. Also, this therapy was very helpful in eliminating bruising in the first 2 weeks post surgery. Victoria also offers homeopathic remedies. I have been using an arnica-based ointment daily that has helped reduce the swelling as well. Victoria will provide a receipt that can be submitted to insurance, and my insurance has covered a small amount of the fee. Lastly, Victoria is a very nice and caring person, and was extremely reassuring that I was healing, even when it felt like I wasn't making much progress from week to week. She was right! I still have some swelling off and on, and look forward to my appointments with Victoria to help me feel back to normal. I highly recommend Victoria Goldsten, and lymphatic drainage therapy! In the future I plan to try other services offered by Victoria and the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine."


From: F.H.
Date: 5/30/2018 2:43:51 PM
Testimonial:
"I highly recommend Victoria's services. I am impressed with her background in lymphatic massage, nursing, and homeopathy. Lymphatic Drainage Practitioners in spas do not have people with her knowledge. I feel taken care of and she has been very helpful. "


From: Karen
Date: 5/30/2018 10:42:55 AM
Testimonial:
"I am so pleased to have found someone so experienced, and extremely knowledgeable of lymphatic drainage. From day one she was very professional and responsive to my calls and questions. I couldn't have picked a better specialist. In just four sessions I have seen a tremendous improvement in movement, swelling and pain. "


From: Svetlana
Date: 5/29/2018 3:13:19 PM
Testimonial:
"Victoria is the Best in DC area! Very professional and helpful! Svetlana"


From: Olinda G
Date: 5/18/2018 2:17:06 PM
Testimonial:
" I have been receiving lymphatic massage treatment for a number of weeks from Dr Victoria Goldsten. There has been steady improvement in an area of inflammation and overall, for which I am very grateful. In addition, I have appreciated Dr Goldsten's approach as a provider. In addition to being very skilled, she is kind, very knowledgeable, and provides a supportive environment in which one can relax and heal. I really appreciate receiving treatment from someone who is so experienced and excellent."


From: DC G
Date: 5/18/2018 2:15:50 PM
Testimonial:
"I suffered with sinus congestion for years and finally found relief when I met Dr. Goldsten. Through my first visit, she was able to identify the root cause of my sinus inflammation and was able to treat me using the right homeopathic remedy and through Lymphatic drainage treatments. Thanks to her treatments, I can now breathe again. Dr Goldsten cares about her patients. She takes the time to listen to them and follows up with her clients to ensure that they are improving."


From: Molly M
Date: 5/18/2018 2:13:39 PM
Testimonial:
"Dr. Goldsten has really helped me with my chronic pain. I have seen a physical therapist off and on but that is costly and time consuming. With monthly lymphatic drainage massage and homeopathic remedies, I am feeling so much better. Dr. Goldsten treats the whole person and not just specific symptoms. I also take my 9 year old daughter to see her with great success."


From: Silver Spring Client for Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Date: 1/18/2018 1:08:06 PM
Testimonial:
"I originally saw Victoria Goldsten of the Washington Institute at her Olney, Maryland location for lymphatic drainage massage. Since I frequent Silver Spring for classes and shopping I thought I would see Victoria there. It is a very nice place and the staff was very friendly. I also had a lymphatic treatment for my lymphedema there. As usual the massage was great and Victoria was very informative. Every time I see her I learn something new."


From: Paula L
Date: 1/18/2018 12:28:01 PM
Testimonial:
"I was referred to Victoria Goldsten for post-surgery lymphatic drainage massage. She is a nurse, massage therapist and practices holistic and traditional medicine, so has a great balance of knowledge. I was thrilled to see she was located in Olney, MD - just 2 minutes off the ICC - very convenient to where I am in Gaithersburg. My first visit she took the time to really explain why lymphatic drainage was so important, how things function, and why it is important to have lymphatic drainage. She made sure I didn't have any questions, and was extremely thorough. After each visit I was able to see results, and her prices were extremely reasonable. She is the utmost professional and has a tremendous amount of knowledge around holistic medicine as well. I felt very relaxed with Victoria, and I highly recommend her."


From: Lymphedema Client
Date: 1/18/2018 12:25:32 PM
Testimonial:
"I originally saw Victoria at one of her DC locations but I now see her in Maryland because of her weekend hours there. I like her experience because she has background in nursing, massage, and homeopathy. I first saw her because of lymphedema. I initially had a natural heath care exam and then a manual lymphatic drainage massage . Between the homeopathy and the massage I am doing much better. The swelling is going down and the pain has decreased. I am very happy with Victoria's treatment. "


From: Oley, MD Client, Lymphatic Drainage
Date: 1/18/2018 10:46:06 AM
Testimonial:
"I have been receiving treatments from Victoria Goldsten for over 7 years. Since then she has supported my healing process. After she conducted a natural health exam on me, she suggested I receive Manual Lymphatic drainage for issues she identified during the exam. I recommend being seen at her Olney, MD home office location. It is convenient with plenty of Parking."


From: Mary K, Liposuction Patient
Date: 1/18/2018 10:38:19 AM
Testimonial:
"I had abdominal surgery/liposuction and my stomach was so sore and sensitive from swelling and having had five incisions. I was referred to Victoria by my surgeon for a special kind of massage called lymphatic drainage to help with my pain and swelling. I was worried that it might be painful but I went with my doctor's advice and signed up for a massage. The massage was very relaxing and i noticed a difference just after the first session. Victoria was very informative. She explained now the lymph system worked and it made me feel more comfortable. Victoria is a massage therapists and also a nurse that has had a lot of experience with patients with surgery. I am so happy that I went and I plan to have several more sessions as I am healing."


From: Lymphedema Client
Date: 1/18/2018 10:33:54 AM
Testimonial:
"I had to have surgery for breast cancer and had 20 lymph nodes removed. Since the nodes were removed I have had considerable swelling in my right arm. The wrapping that the physical therapist taught me to do was helpful but the swelling persisted with pain. I heard about Dr. Goldsten through a friend of mine and decided to try a lymphatic drainage massage. With just one session I felt better and I plan to return as I need it. "


From: Helena
Date: 10/7/2017 9:10:58 AM
Testimonial:
"I came to Dr. Goldsten after having been diagnosed with heart issues and prior to having to undergo an ablation procedure. Dr. Goldsten examined me and recommended several homeopathic remedies. After three months of following her instruction, I went back to the Heart Doctor and he told me that I didn't need the ablation that I needed a vacation. Thank you Dr. Goldsten:)"


From: Cheryl W
Date: 6/24/2017 4:58:22 PM
Testimonial:
"I have been a client of WINM for about 10 years. The value and selection of services is great. I highly recommend. "


From: Molly M
Date: 6/24/2017 4:57:10 PM
Testimonial:
"Dr. Goldsten is amazing. I have had chronic back, rib and muscles issues since the birth of my daughter 9 years ago. I have gone to physical therapy for many years off and on. Nothing seems to totally help. Using Dr. Goldsten's homeopathic remedies and monthly lymphatic drainage massage, I have been pain free. I will keep coming back! Thank you, Dr. Goldsten. "


From: Alexis S
Date: 6/23/2017 11:51:04 AM
Testimonial:
"I highly recommend Dr Goldsten. After countless visits to doctors seeking relief of symptoms related to Hashimotos Thyroiditis and menopause, I found relief and a medical professional who didn't dismiss my symptoms, mainly brain fog and lethargy. Dr Goldsten spent time listening to my symptoms and discussing options when "regular" doctors spent the allocated 10 min and sent you off with another prescription and more blood work, only to be told "you're blood work is fine" with no answers to relief of the brain fog symptoms. The location in Olney is terrific as for me, it's much easier re commuting and located in a lovely, quiet residential neighborhood. Reminiscent of visiting your family doctor who had their practice as part of their home? For those old enough to remember these type of doctors, this makes for a highly personal and professional medical experience. When I first moved to the D.C. Area over 15 years ago, I sought relief from IBS symptoms and found them from Dr Goldsten. Again, many years later, when I needed answers to relieve symptoms from my new auto immune disease (all related I'm finding out), the Washington Institute helped me again, when "regular medical" practices had no solutions. As a result, I visit Dr Goldsten on a monthly basis as I've found the natural supplements have greatly helped me (along with adjustments to diet and lifestyle). I strongly suggest Natural Medicine as a complement to your regular medical routine as there are many areas that are missed or ignored through regular medicine that natural practices has better focus and much more experience. I am learning that younger doctors are much more supportive of natural medicine and will acknowledge the benefits. Bottom line, there is no quick fix to anything and listen to Dr Goldsten as she is the consummate professional. Her location in Olney is highly personal and professional along with being convenient (off the ICC). She has a lot of experience and if you are in need of medical assistance, I provide my highest recommendation."


From: Teisa O
Date: 6/23/2017 11:50:21 AM
Testimonial:
"Dr Victoria Goldsten is a life saver. I've been seeing her for over a year now at her Olney office. She has treated me for a number of ailments such as sinus inflammation, congestion, hormone imbalance, anxiety and depression with homeopathic remedies which test positive for your body. She's kind and compassionate. I'm very pleased with the results."


From: Peggy A
Date: 6/23/2017 11:49:41 AM
Testimonial:
"This visit was pleasant, surroundings serene. Traffic was light and no problem with parking. Very professional throughout. I have been her client since 2001 and have always come away feeling satisfied. I have referred friends and family to her as well."


From: Cheryl W
Date: 6/23/2017 11:48:53 AM
Testimonial:
"Dr Goldsten is an angel. My grandson has ADHD and has tried many different medications. One day he was upset because he felt like he was losing his mind on the meds. I made an appointment with Dr. Goldsten and she calmed all his fears. She stated that her remedies would work because they will be tailored to his individual body needs. The other medications, (i.e. Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall, etc.) were used in hopes that a one size fits all approach would work. We have been seeing her for three years and he is now on the honor roll at his school."


From: Aisha S
Date: 7/15/2016 12:46:51 PM
Testimonial:
"I saw Dr. Goldsten, a natural practitioner, after suffering with horrible depression and anxiety for months. It began during my pregnancy and my OB prescribed me strong depression medications which would likely have caused side effects to my unborn baby. I went doctor to doctor, therapist to therapist to try to 'cure' myself. Finally, I stumbled upon Dr. Goldsten. She had the friendliest demeanor and was very understanding. She quickly did a full natural checkup and stated I had a lot of inflammation. She recommended for me natural, homeopathic remedies for my condition. I took those remedies for several weeks (NOTE: I felt a HUGE difference within the first week). During this entire time, Dr. Goldsten was very responsive and accessible by phone, e-mail, or in person consults. She is extremely knowledgeable. I regularly refer her to people and have her on speed dial in case I need to see her again. THANK YOU DR. GOLDSTEN. Without you, I would still be sitting in my room, staring at the wall, full of anxiety and depression."


From: Cheryl W.
Date: 7/15/2016 12:44:00 PM
Testimonial:
"My homeopathic doctor Dr. Goldsten is what a doctor should be, She listens to your concerns and is always open to provide suggestions and advice no matter how small the issue is."


From: Arthritis Client
Date: 10/3/2015 5:34:23 PM
Testimonial:
"I first met Dr. Goldsten at her old Cleveland Park location. I walked in to her office using a cane because my knees were so bad. My medical doctor told me I needed knee replacement surgery. I was afraid and did not want to have the surgery. I asked Dr. Goldsten if she could help me. I was happy to hear that she was able to do so. She did a natural health care exam and recommended homeopathic drops and a cream. Within a matter of two months I stopped using the cane. The pain had stopped. My joints were actually healing and rebuilding. Every day I was getting better and better. I never had the surgery. Thank you Dr. Goldsten"


From: Vision Restored
Date: 7/27/2015 1:08:30 PM
Testimonial:
"I had traveled overseas and suddenly started to lose my vision. I became legally blind. I went to several specialists when I came back to the DC metro area and they said there was nothing they could do. Knowing this I decided to try natural health care and visited Dr. Goldsten. She put me on homeopathic formulas. Within two weeks my vision was 90% returned to normal. I am now a firm believer in natural health care and homeopathy."


From: Lymph Edema and Neck Cancer Client
Date: 7/14/2015 12:25:02 AM
Testimonial:
"I contacted Dr. Goldsten for Lymphatic Drainage when my mother was terminally ill with malignant neck cancer. She had disfiguring lymph edema. The edema caused her so much pain that she would cry frequently. After each treatment she felt relief and asked her to come back several times per week. Dr. Goldsten was nice enough to make house calls for my mother. I am very grateful for the work she did for that terrible time in my mother's life. Her visits were the highlight of my mother's day. "


From: Ryan W
Date: 2/12/2015 1:05:08 AM
Testimonial:
"My experience for the first time with Dr. Goldsten for my Natural Healthcare Exam was more than amazing. I wasn’t sure what to expect being though I’m interested in becoming a Holistic Nutrition and Master Herbalist from some of the research I’ve been doing made my visit feel like I’ve known Dr. Goldsten for years, her vibes and gentleness ensured me that I was in the right hands. I highly recommend anyone that ever wanted to schedule a Natural Healthcare Exam DO IT… This Friday I have the pleasure to experience Lymphatic Drainage and Charka balancing session with Dr. Goldsten. "


From: Alison
Date: 2/28/2014 12:31:31 AM
Testimonial:
"I love Dr. Goldsten's treatments and will be around forever. Thank you so much for everything. You are really amazing. I'm glad I know you and look forward to seeing you soon. Warm regards"


From: Gail O.
Date: 12/9/2012 2:35:45 PM
Testimonial:
"I first met Dr. Goldsten while I was a volunteer at Community Hospices where her people came in to help. I had lost my husband, and, the hospice provided a bereavement group with various people who used different healing methods. For the past several years I have been a regular for energy work and homeopathy. I also did three regression sessions with her which was very, hard work, but, worth it. I have to say a great big "thank you" for all that I have learned in this time. I did not realize it at first, but, I was in class at school again. "


From: David M.
Date: 1/30/2011 10:03:17 PM
Testimonial:
"My Fight with Arthritis Natural Medicine Helped Me I was in my 60’s and was getting more and more pain in the knuckles of my hands. I eventually went to see a doctor at an arthritis and rheumatism medical facility. They showed me that I had osteoarthritis and then prescribed Celebrex. This worked fine almost immediately but within a short span of a few months the length of help from the pills became less and less. I went to see Dr. Victoria Goldsten, an integrative homeopath, at the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine to see about a natural remedy because of the lack of time support of the Celebrex and because of the rumors that I had heard concerning its side effects. Dr. Goldsten gave me an herbal combination formula called joint support. I took it conjointly with the Celebrex for one month. The joint support in the morning and the Celebrex at bedtime. Dr. Goldsten told me not to take them at the same time. After that time period I dropped the Celebrex all together and have had less pain to endure and have needed less quantity of the joint support formula. The joint support formula has vitamins and herbs in it such as zinc and sea cucumber. It is a fantastic formula and I plan to continue using it. After my positive experience with natural medicine I became more familiar with Dr. Goldsten’s practice and methods. I found out that when she started in the health profession she first was educated as a nurse and then studied many natural health methods after that. I think her background in conventional medicine causes her to be a natural practitioner that is aware of both methods in health care; therefore, she sees health care in a realistic manner. She is not against conventional medicine but augments its care. "


From: David M.
Date: 1/30/2011 10:01:22 PM
Testimonial:
"My Fight with Viral Infections Natural Medicine Helped Me Every year I would get sick with some kind of a virus. It would hit me strong and I would be down for three days in the November to December time period. I think my body may have picked up viruses throughout the year but never became weakened as a true sickness until that time, once per year. That may sound odd but that is how I believe I felt. One day I was driving home and upon my arrival I broke out in a heavy sweat and was in a weakened condition. I dragged myself into the house and I laid down on the couch. I thought I was in for another three day stint of illness. Because of this condition I decided to consult with Dr. Victoria Goldsten, a homeopathic doctor at the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine. Dr Goldsten evaluated me based upon natural theories and came up with an appropriate natural treatment plan. Upon doing so I took a homeopathic formula called viral immune system stimulator. As Dr. Goldsten described it to me, the homeopathic was a nosode remedy that actually contained minute amounts of dead viruses that stimulate the immune system to fight off viruses. I took the remedy right away and by the next morning I was 100% well and full of energy. Since that time 18 years ago I have never relapsed into that same condition again. In fact I have only had two to three colds since then and when they came on I immediately took the viral immune remedy to fight it. Even when I would be exposed to someone that was coughing, sneezing, or had a runny nose I would take a small dose to prevent a cold from coming on. It really worked. I had never been a believer in natural medicine and did not know much about it but now I am a true believer. After my positive experience with natural medicine I became more familiar with Dr. Goldsten’s practice and methods. I found out that when she started in the health profession she first was educated as a nurse and then studied many natural health methods after that. I think her background in conventional medicine causes her to be a natural practitioner that is aware of both methods in health care; therefore, she sees health care in a realistic manner. She is not against conventional medicine but augments its care. "


From: Lisa L.
Date: 11/25/2008 3:47:33 PM
Testimonial:
" At 40, I entered catastrophic ovarian failure (for no apparent reason). After synthetic estrogen therapy for over three years, I was suffering from various side effects. I started on therapy as suggested by Dr. Goldsten and within one month, my hormonal levels were normal proven by blood tests and my doctor told me that "sometimes this happens." I have recommended the institute and Dr. Goldsten to friends and family. "


From: Cheri M.
Date: 2/4/2008 2:38:30 PM
Testimonial:
"VARICOSE VEINS Dr. Vicki’s VG-9 and VG-20 are wonderful! I suffer from arthritis and varicose veins; the ointment relieves the pain in a matter of minutes with no side effects. "


From: Maria A.
Date: 2/4/2008 2:38:08 PM
Testimonial:
"SWOLLEN ANKLES Great Improvement My feet are not swelling anymore. I am feeling better in general and I think I lost some weight. "


From: Marie T.
Date: 2/4/2008 2:37:42 PM
Testimonial:
"STRESS My nerves have improved and my menstrual symptoms have decreased. "


From: Susan B.
Date: 2/4/2008 2:37:16 PM
Testimonial:
"PAIN Over the past several years I have used Dr. Goldsten’s VG-9 special skin ointment as a healing aid for several issues. I rely on VG-9 to heal and erase quickly cuts, bruises and black and blue marks. VG-9 also has eased the pain in areas of my spine that are temporarily out of alignment. In addition to its healing capacities, VG-9’s rich, creamy, velvety texture makes it an ideal moisturizer for my shin. "


From: Susan P.
Date: 2/4/2008 2:36:48 PM
Testimonial:
"OVARIAN CYST Great Improvement My ovarian cyst problem dramatically improved and is being controlled."


From: Pat C.
Date: 2/4/2008 2:14:29 PM
Testimonial:
"LYMPH NODE SWELLING Great Improvement My lymph node swelling has gone down. No headaches and I have only had to use sinus meds twice. "


From: Lisa C.
Date: 2/4/2008 2:06:56 PM
Testimonial:
"INDIGESTION (Esophageal Spasms) Great Improvement Acupressure, massage, Reiki and magnets were very effective. My appetite has improved. "


From: Susan P.
Date: 2/4/2008 11:53:03 AM
Testimonial:
"HORMONAL IMBALANCE Great Improvement My large ovarian cyst has gone. I no longer have hot flashes before menstruation and I have no pain during menstruation."


From: Delores T.
Date: 2/4/2008 11:52:27 AM
Testimonial:
"HIVES (Chronic) My chronic hives have decreased tremendously. I now only have symptoms when exposed to certain foods or contaminants."


From: Sara A.
Date: 2/4/2008 11:51:41 AM
Testimonial:
"FATIGUE (General Malaise) Felt great after starting treatment."


From: Susan C.
Date: 2/4/2008 11:51:18 AM
Testimonial:
"FATIGUE My energy, well being, attitude, and swollen gums have improved."


From: P.K.
Date: 2/4/2008 11:50:17 AM
Testimonial:
"BRUISING I recently had a Coronary Catheterization and Angiogram. After the procedures, I was left with many bruises around the procedure area. After a few days using Dr. Goldsten s VG-6 Bruising Tabs, the bruising virtually disappeared. I have also used Dr. Goldsten s VG-9 Ointment to relieve the pain from arthritis in my left shoulder. I have been very happy with the results of using these two remedies."


From: Ann U.
Date: 2/4/2008 11:49:46 AM
Testimonial:
"BREAST CANCER SURGERY (Lumpectomy) Pre and post-op homeopathic care My surgery went well. I had no complications. The arnica helped with the healing of my incision and prevented swelling. My doctor was surprised at how well I handled the surgery."


From: Infertility Treatment
Date: 1/30/2008 6:40:27 PM
Testimonial:
"I was unable to get pregnant for two years and my medical doctors were unable to help. I then went in for an exam with Dr. Victoria Goldsten, ND. She evaluated me based upon natural theories and treated me with homeopathic remedies. Within two months I was pregnant. I now have a bouncing baby boy. If you are trying to get pregnant and can't you should try the natural approach. It worked for me.Dr. Goldsten has had over 30 years of experience in health care. I felt very comfortable with her and her staff. I live in Maryland and it was not a problem getting to her office. It took me just 15 minutes from Bethesda. "


From: Great Natural Therapy
Date: 1/30/2008 6:32:42 PM
Testimonial:
"Dr. Goldsten helped me - lymph node repair After having a stress test I was advised to have an angiogram due to the results of the test and family history. Following the procedure I started having pain in the groin area and also my leg gradually got black and blue like it was bruised. After many complaints the doctor finally ordered a CAT scan and a sonogram of the area. The results of the tests revealed that the artery had not healed properly and blood was seeping out which caused the bruising of my leg and also an aneurism had formed. Artery reconstruction surgery was required to remove the aneurism and repair the artery. After the surgery I began to experience severe pain in the surgical area. A MRI was performed and the results showed that the lymph gland was damaged during the reconstruction surgery. It was recommended that I have additional surgery to cauterize the gland to correct the situation. I was told that this was the only way to solve the problem. I did not want to undergo additional corrective surgery so I contacted Dr. Goldsten to see if the lymph gland could be repaired with natural or homeopathic treatment. Dr. Goldsten put me on a professional homeopathic formula designed to heal lymph nodes. Within three weeks the pain was gone. On occasion if I happen to exert myself with excessive walking or exercise I will use the formula to help protect and heal my lymph system.The above MRI also detected fibroids in the uterus. I contacted Dr. Goldsten and started on a remedy directed toward this condition. A short time later I had a pelvic sonogram and was told that they could not see any fibroids. Also in the past, when I had my routine colonoscopy, small polyps would be removed. The next colonoscopy I had after taking homeopathic remedies showed that there was no polyps in the colon. Dr. Goldsten has been caring for the sick since 1973 and is currently working at the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine in Washington, D.C. She is the director of the alternative Medicine at the Washington Home and Hospice. "

 
 
 
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