Naturopathic Medicine

“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” Hippocrates. c. 400 B.C.

 Naturopathic Medicine has been around since the late 1800s. At that time “naturopathy” was used to describe an increasingly popular mode of therapeutics that drew from both western as well as indigenous medicines of the world.

Today at White Oak Medical we use scientifically proven and evidence based alternative therapies such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, clinical nutrition and homeopathy to treat everyday health problems, as well as many acute and chronic conditions.

As Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) our focus is on disease prevention, activating the body’s own inherent healing ability, treating the whole person and educating our patients to be partners in their own health care.


Naturopathic Doctors

NDs study all the same basic sciences as medical doctors (MDs).   Just like MDs, we must undergo rigorous professional board exams that include basic sciences, diagnostic and therapeutic subjects and clinical sciences before we can be licensed.

We also study holistic avenues to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and wellness promotion.   As NDs we are trained in such treatment modalities as clinical nutrition and diet counseling, lifestyle counseling, botanical medicine, Chinese medicine/acupuncture and Homeopathy.

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Pari H.

Dr. Shikhman is one of the most caring health care professionals I have known. She is extremely knowledgeable about all facets of human health and well being and cares for her patients with much diligence. Having had many injuries in the past and as an active person, she has nursed me to health with acupuncture and cupping…
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Deborah B.

I have been a patient with Dr. Shikhman for 9 years and its been a healing journey, which has changed my health and understanding of functional medicine. Being a Certified Holistic Health Coach now for 4 years, I have a better understanding of how important Naturopathic Medicine is to heal your body.  Alternative medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease.
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Joan K.

I have been a patient of Dr. Shikhman for a number of year. When I first arrived here from Los Angeles, I was concerned that I would have difficulty finding a doctor as good as the one I had in Beverly Hills, and I did, until I found her. She has helped me through many a challenging health condition with her healing abilities, kindness, care, and concern.
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