Complementary Cancer Care

by Dr. Victoria Goldsten, HD 
In 1972 I was 18 years old and in nursing school. After I completed a portion of my lecture classes, I was then sent out on the floors of the hospital; first on the medial units, then surgical units, and lastly on the specialty units and in surgery. During my surgical rotation I had my first experience with cancer. I assisted in a breast cancer surgery where I carried the tumor to the pathologists for a biopsy. He did the biopsy but already knew by looking at the specimen that it was, in fact, cancer. He had me touch the tumor to see what it felt like. I will never forget that moment and how scary it was to see what has taken the lives of so many.

Although I never thought my goal as a practitioner was to help those with cancer, I came to realize that overtime I was to provide that care for clients with cancer for they came to me looking for help. Now as the Director and practitioner at the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine I have realized that, through so many requests, I needed to offer care that augments conventional treatment. As each new client came to me I did further research on homeopathics, herbals, energy work, hypnosis, colon hydrotherapy, detoxification treatments, and guided imagery.

I am not against conventional medical care but rather advise my clients to see their medical doctors. I then do the best I can with natural methods to help them become more comfortable and live longer and happier. Although this information is antidotal I have helped clients live beyond the expectations of the conventional doctors. I can not make guarantees nor can I make miracles but I will do the best with my staff and the medical doctors that treat them.

In my selection of care I am careful to select treatment that will not interfere with chemo therapy and conventional medications. I select natural therapies that augment conventional therapies and assist with the side effects.

If you or a loved one wish to have complementary care added to conventional cancer treatment please feel free to contact our office. I work side by side with experienced practitioners working with cancer patients.

About Author:
Dr. Victoria Goldsten, HD, 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 currently working as the Director and an Integrative Homeopath at the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine. The Institute is located at 5101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016. The phone number is (202) 686-8202. The web site is: www.NaturalHealthDC.com