BUSINESS OR PRACTICE NAME: Nalini Chilkov, L.Ac., O.M.D.
LOCATION: Santa Monica, (Los Angeles), CA
TYPE OF CONSULTS:
- AUTO IMMUNE
- CANCER CARE – INTEGRATIVE
- DIABETES CARE
- EMOTIONAL/BRAIN CHEMISTRY
- GYNECOLOGICAL HEALTH (OB/GYN)
- HEART HEALTH HERBAL
- HORMONAL CHANGES
- NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDERS
- SEXUAL HEALTH
- WEIGHT GAIN/LOSS
- OTHER – Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine
CURRENT INSURANCE: Yes
TITLES: Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 28
EDUCATION: Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture B.A. Cell Biology and trained in Nursing, Integrative Cancer Care, Functional Medicine, Travel and Wilderness Medicine
AFFILIATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS: Mederi Foundation for Integrative Cancer Care Institute for Functional Medicine American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine California Association of Oriental Medicine
OTHER EXPERIENCE: Huffington Post Health Care Blog regular contributor Scientific Advisory Board, Mederi Foundation for Integrative and Collaborative Cancer Care Listed as an Expert Resource in “Doctors Who Cure Cancer”, by Suzanne Sommers Consultant, author , lecturer to educators, licensing boards, medical schools, the legal profession and the media
1. What is the most gratifying part of your work?
It is very meaningful to know that I have empowered my patients with self care skills and self care knowledge with which to transform, heal and nurture life long health and well being. I know that when I go home at the end of the day that I have made a meaningful difference in my patient’s lives.
2. Why did you get into your profession?
I want to be of service in a very personal way , to use my diverse training, knowledge and skills to be a bridge builder between the worlds of conventional medicine and integrative alternative healing. I am interested in being a co-creator of a new model of collaborative health care in which patients have access to a wide variety of sound choices and approaches so that they can design a health and wellness program that meets their unique individual needs.
3. Special interests
High altitude mountain trekking, world adventure travel, creative arts, dance, theater , writing, yoga and meditative arts, gardening.