Victoria Goldsten, HD, PhD, LMT, BSN

I had a stroke and could not walk. Because of the inability to walk my legs became very swollen. Also, my right hand was partially unable to be used. I saw Victoria Goldsten at the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine for lymphatic drainage massage, for my swelling and to do range of motion for my right hand. My swelling improved and was able use my right hand more effectively. Victoria's therapy was very helpful. Previous to my stroke I had a problem with fibroids. My doctor told me I had to have a hysterectomy. I called Victoria and asked her if she could help. She said she could. She saw me for a natural health care exam and recommended homeopathic remedies. The remedies shrunk my fibroids and never had to have the hysterectomy. Victoria is a nurse/massage therapist that is certified as a complementary and alternative medicine nurse and also has an advanced degree in homeopathy. I highly recommend Victoria at the Washington Institute.


I've been a client of Dr. Victoria Goldsten for over 30 years, following her through several locations, and have never been disappointed in my monthly massage sessions. I always leave feeling rejuvenated -- and at age 75, that is no small feat.


During this COVID time when I gave up on my primary care, I decided to go a different route. I stumbled across WINM. Made and apportionment. I had an appointment with the head doctor, Victoria Goldstein. Her beside manner was awesome. She was so patient and listened to everything I had to say. She was prompt thorough and old school. Just the way, I like it. Her physical was completely different that your typical office visit with you medical doctors. I believe she is playing a major role in healing process during then time. I'd recommend her to anyone. Great experience and warm welcoming environment! You won't be disappointed at all.

Myisha N.

I had been struggling with so many health problems and had given up that I'll ever find a cure for my situation. Years of going to so many doctors, and still nothing is working. Until, I came across the Washington Institute website, and thought to my self this is my last resort. I was so impressed by the first call I got from Dr. Victoria Goldsten in response to my email, and even more impressed when I got to meet her in person for my first visit. She is extremely knowledgeable, very professional and above all listens and is passionate about everything she does. Ever since then I have been treated with homeopathic remedies and lymph drainage, and I am a changed person. Not only does Dr Victoria have this thorough natural exam but also all the homeopathic remedies helped heal my body and improved my wellbeing. I am beyond grateful. I have been on the right track towards healing with a trusted professional Doctor of Homeopathy -who knows exactly what works best for you.

Yasmine T.

Victoria 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!!!

Cheryl W

I came to meet Victoria out of the need for Manual Lymphatic Drainage post-surgery. I began treatment with Victoria Goldsten just 2 weeks post-surgery and have been a patient for the last three months. Victoria 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.

Liani R.

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.


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.


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.


Victoria is the Best in DC area! Very professional and helpful! Svetlana


I have been receiving lymphatic massage treatment for a number of weeks from 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 Victoria 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.

Olinda G

I suffered with sinus congestion for years and finally found relief when I met Victoria 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. Victoria 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.


Victoria 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. Victoria Goldsten treats the whole person and not just specific symptoms. I also take my 9 year old daughter to see her with great success.

Molly M

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.

Silver Spring Client for Manual Lymphatic Drainage

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.

Paula L

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.

Lymphedema Client

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.

Oley, MD Client, Lymphatic Drainage

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.

Mary K, Liposuction Patient

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 Victoria 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.

Lymphedema Client

I came to Victoria Goldsten after having been diagnosed with heart issues and prior to having to undergo an ablation procedure. Victoria 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 Victoria Goldsten:)


I have been a client of WINM for about 10 years. The value and selection of services is great. I highly recommend.

Cheryl W

Victoria 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 Victoria Goldsten's homeopathic remedies and monthly lymphatic drainage massage, I have been pain free. I will keep coming back! Thank you, Victoria Goldsten.

Molly M

I highly recommend Victoria 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. Victoria 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 Victoria 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 Victoria 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 Victoria 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.

Alexis S

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.

Teisa O

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.

Peggy A

Victoria 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 Victoria 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.

Cheryl W

I saw Victoria 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 Victoria 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, Victoria 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 VICTORIA GOLDSTEN. Without you, I would still be sitting in my room, staring at the wall, full of anxiety and depression.

Aisha S

My homeopathic doctor Victoria 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.

Cheryl W.

I first met Victoria 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 Victoria 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 Victoria Goldsten

Arthritis Client

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 Victoria 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.

Vision Restored

I contacted Victoria 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. Victoria 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.

Lymph Edema and Neck Cancer Client

My experience for the first time with Victoria 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 Victoria 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 Victoria Goldsten.

Ryan W

I love Victoria 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


I first met Victoria 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.

Gail O.

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 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. Victoria 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. Victoria 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 Victoria 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.

David M.

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 Victoria Goldsten, a homeopathic doctor at the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine. Victoria 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 Victoria 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 Victoria 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.

David M.

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 Victoria 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 Victoria Goldsten to friends and family.

Lisa L.

VARICOSE VEINS 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.

Cheri M.

SWOLLEN ANKLES Great Improvement My feet are not swelling anymore. I am feeling better in general and I think I lost some weight.

Maria A.

STRESS My nerves have improved and my menstrual symptoms have decreased.

Marie T.

PAIN Over the past several years I have used Victoria 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.

Susan B.

OVARIAN CYST Great Improvement My ovarian cyst problem dramatically improved and is being controlled.

Susan P.

LYMPH NODE SWELLING Great Improvement My lymph node swelling has gone down. No headaches and I have only had to use sinus meds twice.

Pat C.

INDIGESTION (Esophageal Spasms) Great Improvement Acupressure, massage, Reiki and magnets were very effective. My appetite has improved.

Lisa C.

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.

Susan P.

HIVES (Chronic) My chronic hives have decreased tremendously. I now only have symptoms when exposed to certain foods or contaminants.

Delores T.

FATIGUE (General Malaise) Felt great after starting treatment.

Sara A.

FATIGUE My energy, well being, attitude, and swollen gums have improved.

Susan C.

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 Victoria Goldsten s VG-6 Bruising Tabs, the bruising virtually disappeared. I have also used Victoria 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.


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.

Ann U.

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 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. Victoria 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.

Infertility Treatment

Victoria 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 Victoria Goldsten to see if the lymph gland could be repaired with natural or homeopathic treatment. Victoria 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 Victoria 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. Victoria 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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