What Others Have to Say

There are no words to say THANK YOU to equal how I feel about all the great things you have done for me and my family. I have never experienced a more dedicated and loving professional than you.

T.A., Advanced Head and Neck Cancer patient, now disease free!

Love what you’re doing and the difference it makes for so many.                                                                                                                Michael States, MFCC, specializing in cancer support counseling

Dr. Nalini’s book 32 Ways to OutSmart Cancer | How to Create A Body Where Cancer Cannot Thrive saves lives and makes families stronger.

Pam Hendrickson, Marketing Strategist, Make It, Market, Launch It, Marketing Roadmaps

Dr. Chilkov is the very best kind of physician, marrying leading edge science with ancient healing. I came to Dr Chilkov with advanced late stage cancer. I was told that my cancer was untreatable and inoperable.  While under her care my tumors shrank ns it became possible for me to have surgery. My “inoperable” tumors were removed with clean margins.  Dr. Chilkov not only gave me a  chance of regaining and maintaining my health and but even surpassing what I thought was possible.  She provides the opportunity for the very best possible outcome for whatever ails you.  Dr. Chilkov is a compassionate, knowledgable and resourceful physician.  I am so lucky and grateful to be under her care.

Susan McMullen  Advanced Stage Cancer Survivor and Thriver

Last year I almost died of advanced cancer. Nobody should have to go through what I experienced My doctors are amazed. After only two weeks of starting my nutritional supplements, herbal medicines, morning smoothie and cancer fighting diet, my health and vitality doubled and in three months, I’m feeling close to 100% – Dr. Nalini Chilkov is my secret weapon for perfect health – she’s practical, pragmatic and brilliant.

Mike Koenigs, Advanced Colorectal Cancer, Best Selling Author and Speaker

I was not prepared to live feeling so unwell . At that moment it didn’t seem worth it.  Then  I came to see you. I am not brave enough to tolerate much discomfort.  Within about 10 days of starting with you, there was such an enormous difference – an unbelievable difference.  A colleague wondered about this new paradigm – “thriving” on chemo.  Of course after starting with  nutrition and supplements and acupuncture, I began and continue to feel  healthy and well  and able to engage fully in life again.  My friends say how AMAZING I look and seem surprised and puzzled and slightly suspicious. I think people are beginning to wonder if my cancer  diagnosis was a shaam! .  I have energy, though I am careful not to over tire myself, not to do anything I think might be physically, or worse, emotionally draining.  I am vigilant, though not obsessive, with my diet and nutrition and I am very disciplined about taking the supplements.  And I tell everyone to take me off their worry list. The way you focus on me and my health and well-being makes me feel safe and unconcerned.  With your help, I have achieved what I wanted when I first started treatment, and that is to make dealing with the cancer simply a routine like cleaning my teeth, not the central focus of my or my family’s life. 

Bridget H., Advanced Breast Cancer Survivor

 I too can write paragraphs about the wonders of Dr. Nalini’s attention and care I received after I was struck with breast cancer lumpectomy surgery and radiation treatments 12 years ago. Ever since then I try to continue to follow the regimen of supplements and diet she recommends. There was even a recent scare when three teensy pencil point sized suspicious nodules showed up on an mri in my other breast, and she and I went to work to combat them, which is exactly what happened…within several months the nodules had disappeared! All from a very cautious diet and strong supplementation to correct the “terrain” (Dr. Nalini’s word) of my body. Thank you for everything, dear Dr.Nalini. I can always feel confident in the health trials that I may face without fear by virtue of your brilliant care in my life which is rich and full and will continue that way as I sail thought my 70’s and beyond!

L.M., Breast Cancer Survivor/Thriver

I am not sure where to begin to thank you.  My meeting with Dr. Chilkov was the most needed of medicines.  Finally, someone who is looking at the whole and long term picture; not just deploying nuclear bombs in my body and waiting to see the results. Now I feel like I can be pro-active in my battle and not just a vessel for harmful but necessary chemicals.  Some much of her nutritional advice, as my husband is a wonderful and informed cook, was on our radar but thanks to Dr. Chilkov, we now have the needed impetus  to clean up those last nasty eating choices.  Her encouragement to use this illness to create life changing habits was empowering and the comfort of knowing that she be in my corner for a long time to come is a huge emotional boost. Even the process of sorting through the plethora of vitamin/supplement bottles feels liberating and the acupuncture session was a definite boost to my energy level & well being. I cannot thank you enough for your all knowing  kindness. With extreme gratitude for giving a life changing gift.  

J.C., Ovarian Cancer Patient

My wonderful Oncologist recommended I see  Doctor Nalini just prior to starting Chemotherapy for breast cancer, which had spread to a spot on my collarbone.  Dr. Nalini immediately got to work on detoxifying my liver and readying me for the treatments.  For every side effect that came up she had a handy herb, tonic, nutrition suggestion or supplement in her vast toolbox of knowledge and what’s more they worked.  I have never been so terrified but yet I got through six chemotherapies without any of the accompanying sickness and nausea.  Dr. Nalini worked with my Oncologist to find the best solutions for me. She then helped me detoxify after Chemotherapy and surgery and kept me supported throughout radiation.

So far so good, the spot on the collarbone has healed over with new bone and my tumor shrank so I could get a lumpectomy instead of a mastectomy.

The beauty of working with Dr. Nalini is that everything is rooted in scientific research combined with her years of passion and experience. A regular, thorough analysis of one’s blood and genes is used each time she prescribes a new supplement, herb or treatment. The tools change with how your body is responding which is remarkable, individualized care at it’s best.

I am now working with her to prevent recurrence and I can’t tell you how good it feels to have this amazing woman guide me through yet another complex and fascinating path and to feel with her by my side that I have control of my physiology, my gene expressions and my life.  What’s more Dr. Nalini isn’t afraid of cancer. She kicks its ass!

S.M., Breast Cancer Patient 2012 

I was diagnosed with stage IIIc ovarian cancer in July 2009.  After the initial shock, I got busy putting together an amazing team of practitioners to get me through this ordeal.  My team included Dr. Nalini Chilkov.  Without her guidance and expertise, I don’t think I could have gotten through the a major abdominal surgery and chemotherapy.  She gave me options for my hospital stay to quicken my recovery.  I was released from the hospital after only 5 days!  4 months of grueling treatment was very difficult but would have been much worse if not for the support of complementary medicine recommended by Dr. Chilkov.  She also put together a plan to keep me healthy post treatment .  Two years later, I am thrilled to say that I am doing great, am healthier and happier than ever, and plan to stay that way for many years to come!  Traditional cancer treatments cannot do much beyond conventional chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.  Dr. Chilkov fills in the gaps left by western medicine with the health end of the equation.  Her impressive understanding of oncology from a western medical stand point makes communicating with my doctors easy.  I am forever grateful for the compassionate, caring and in depth knowledge that she continues to impart; I am indebted to Dr. Chilkov and am so appreciative to have her in my life and on my team.

D.W., Ovarian Cancer patient

Let me express my profound gratitude for your generous and game-changing truth talking. The conversation we had may have changed my life more than any other. It was a wake up call, a call to action, and truly was such a heartfelt and stabilizing picture of reality. I cannot express how grateful I am. I am especially aware of the implications of our talk for my daughter, and for this I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am learning how to take better care of myself as I work through the different kinds of denial that I have. To say our conversation helped me to change the way I am handling this is an understatement. So again, thank you.

K.F.,  47 year old single mother after a consult regarding a large brain tumor

Dr. Nalini Chilkov is a Holistic Doctor of the finest and most exceptional quality. I myself have used her services as well as having sent her many, many patients for alternative medical care since 1982. Her results in treating these patients is exceptional. She is highly dedicated to her practice and excels in treating patients with difficult and serious medical conditions. I credit her with having either cured or placed in submission or significantly improved my patient’s medical conditions with her comprehensive treatments – acupuncture, dietary recommendations and herbal support. I highly recommend Dr. Chilkov for all your O.M.D. services! Dr. Chilkov also works well with Western Medical providers and Doctors to give you the best of a balanced therapeutic approach. Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Dr. Dolores Kent, M.D., Gynecologist, Surgeon

I feel very much supported by your experience, vast expertise and education. I will follow through with all your recommendations. Many thanks.  

H.F.  Survivor/Thriver-advanced bladder cancer

Nalini is an extraordinarily gentle and gifted healer. Not only does she mend the body…she salves the heart and mind.   If you go to treat any ailment you won’t be disappointed but better still see Nalini when you’re well and you’ll leave even better.
Michael Barr, President, NameLab, July 31, 2009
Nalini Chilkov is everything a patient could desire in a healthcare provider: meticulous, thorough, vastly knowledgable and professional but extremely caring. Her unique background – in both western and eastern medicine – combines with her innate skill and long experience to provide expert diagnoses, continuity of care and a refreshing approach to wellness. It is for good reason that her patient base consists of many longstanding clients who appreciate her individualized support and benefit from her complete dedication to them and to her field.
Celeste Cacaci, Former Office Manager for Chilkov Clinic

Dr. Chilkov has dedicated herself to the art and science of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Naturopathy, Herbology, Homeopathy, and Nutrition as well as being rooted in a comprehensive knowledge of Western Medicine. She brings together the diverse traditions of Eastern and Western Medicine in a way that truly exemplifies the postmodern evolution of Complementary Medicine. She is the quintessential family practitioner focusing on the Whole Person, including body, mind and spirit. Her years of personal spiritual practice makes her uniquely qualified to address the complex physical, mental and emotional issues that we are confronting in these unprecedented times. She is always on the top of my list of qualified practitioners that I refer to.

Danise Lehrer, L.Ac., O.M.D., H.M.D., MSW

Dr. Chilkov is a unique practitioner who combines her extensive knowledge in Western Medicine with her expertise in Oriental Medicine.  As a patient and colleague of Dr. Chilkov’s, I can state firsthand that she is one of the most well versed and most experienced doctors integrating Western and Eastern Medicine.  She is an extremely thorough diagnostician and can be trusted with any healthcare need.

Dr. Tracy Ng, L.Ac., O.M.D.

In 25 years of professional service, there are very few health practitioners one comes across who display excellent and reliable clinical skills combined with caring, compassion and a truly noble humanity.  Dr. Chilkov embodies all the finest qualities one could wish for in their physician

Dr. Robert Norrett, DC

Dr. Chilkov is one of the most professional, skilled and knowledgeable practitioners I know. I love and respect her, and as a medical doctor, send all of my patients to her for holistic treatments and acupuncture

Dr. Dolores Kent, MD

Her skill has helped me to heal physically. More importantly, her compassion and patience helped me to grow and develop as a human being.  Rarely in life do you meet someone who wondrously heals and teaches.  In so doing, they expand and change your life.  Nalini is one of those rare people.

Michael Barr, Dir. Of Marketing, 21st Century Funds

Nalini is a force of healing and commitment in the world today.  Her work and practice inspire many. Her way is inclusive. Her heart is true.

Joan Halifax, PhD

You have treated me as a whole person, not just a list of ailments, and given me tools to add to the quality of my life in so many more ways than any doctor I have known. Thank you for helping me get well both physically, mentally and spiritually.

Richard Ramer, A.I.A.

Dr. Chilkov is one of those rare clinicians who bring together a medical background with the healing arts of Acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutrition. Deeply involved in the well-being of her patients and dedicated to the path of service, she combines the wisdom of an attentive and compassionate heart.

Dr. Concetta F. Alfano, Ph.D.

Dr. Chilkov has a comprehensive understanding of both Eastern and Western medicine.  She offers Oriental Medicine that truly “complements” necessary modern medical treatments and also offers natural alternatives to medical protocols with known side effects.  Compassion and clarity are the two words I would use to describe her approach.

Dr. Catherine Veritas, D.C.

Dr. Nalini Chilkov is a treasure! There are few doctors who take the time to listen, truly care about the whole person and body, and are concerned with treatment for the mind/body/spirit.  Looking at the body as an integrated system, Dr. Chilkov has a keen sense of treatment needs and is able to balance the body harmoniously.  With a devotion to continued research and education, she is able to use her broad spectrum of knowledge for many different types of “dis-eases” or conditions.  Her continual assessment of the body combined with extraordinary intuition sets forth a path towards healing and well body energy.  Dr. Chilkov tailors her care towards individual needs with amazing precision, leading the way to a new definition of wellness.  Her compassion and giving heart are a blessing to us all!

L.M. Hoffman, CPT, PES, CES, LES, FIL

If you are in crisis, or are frustrated and frightened by the limitations of the Western medical model, or perhaps simply looking to build long-term health, a visit to Dr. Chilkov is a must.  Dr. Chilkov is the only person I trust to look at my medical circumstances from all angles. She incorporates her extensive knowledge of both Eastern & Western Medicine in her treatment approach, always considering her patient’s individual physiology and genetics instead of trying to fit them into a statistical pool.  She is also one of the rare few who looks carefully at the impact our modern environment has on a person’s health and implements detoxifying treatments to reduce the exposures and stresses to help prevent future disease.

Cora Olson (Film Producer)

Dr. Chilkov is my primary care practitioner.   She draws on her depth of knowledge of both Eastern and Western medical practices to treat her patients with thoughtfulness and compassion.  Never satisfied with a simple answer, Dr. Chilkov looks for the root of problems at the cellular level and works with patients to create realistic, long-term goals for health.

Jennifer Dubin (Film Producer)

Dr. Chilkov has been my care provider for over ten years.  In that time she has listened compassionately and treated me with knowledge and patience.  In fact, she has changed my life for the better and taught me how to care for and protect my well-being.  I’m grateful for her expertise and for her treatment.

Alice West, Television and Film Producer

Dr. Chilkov’s services provide a rare combination of up-to-date Western scientific rigor as well as extensive knowledge of and experience in Alternative and Natural Health Care.  Her thorough study of Herbs, Nutritional Supplements, Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy and other healing modalities as well as her personal practice of Tibetan Buddhism all enter into the consideration, education, care and treatment she brings to each patient. My thanks for all you have brought to my health and well-being!

Amanda Foulger. Faculty, Foundation for Shamanic Studies

I have referred patients to and worked with Dr. Nalini Chilkov for several years. I have found her to be knowledgeable, compassionate, and very helpful in teaching people general and specific techniques to gain and maintain a state of health most of us are searching for.  Her work is outstanding.

Charles McElroy, M.D., Internal Medicine

Dr. Chilkov’s wealth of knowledge and experience, in both Western and Oriental Medicine, and her motivation to continue researching new treatments and direction give me such confidence in my path of wellness. She is the center of my physical healing and has been instrumental in helping me maintain focus and perspective while dealing with my health challenges. She is both patient and assertive. She knows when I need a gentle push. She is a wonderful healer, a gift and a blessing in my life. I don’t know where I would be without her.

Richard Ford, Music Editor

The medical world is polarized; providers of medical care are often limited to a particular modality or point of view. Dr. Chilkov is a truly holistic practitioner. She has extensive knowledge of both Western and Oriental Medicine, and a deep awareness of the psychological and spiritual dimensions of healing. Her professionalism, breadth of experience and insight into the mind/body connection are a rare and valuable combination.

Connie Josefs, Writer

Dr. Chilkov has developed a unique and specialized practice based on a combination of training, ongoing research and experience, starting with a degree in Cell Biology, Herbal Medicine, Supplements and Nutrition. She was among the first Western Students to train as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in California. Dr. Chilkov has engaged in extensive clinical training alongside Complementary and Functional Medicine medical doctors. She has had her own clinic combining Chinese medical practice and alternative medicine for over 25 years.

Dr. Chilkov has specialized in keeping abreast of current Western medical research, combining this with her traditional Oriental medical knowledge as an expert consultant, as well as providing acupuncture, and the highest quality nutritional supplements, homeopathics and herbs for her clients.  She regularly attends cutting edge seminars with experts in their medical fields in both Western and Eastern medicine. She consults and collaborates with medical doctors regarding patient protocols especially in the treatment of cancer and other challenging medical conditions, seeking the least invasive and least harmful and the most life supporting healing paths for her patients.

Additionally Dr. Chilkov’s extensive world travels and experiences with many diverse cultures along with a lifelong practice and study of meditation and the creative arts informs and enlivens her work with her patients.

Amanda Foulger, Faculty, Foundation for Shamanic Studies

Nalini interprets the heart of healing into an aesthetic whole in which foreground and background merge and in which every facet holds importance.

Emilie Conrad, Visionary and Founder of Continuum

I trust Nalini to hold our lives in her hands with compassion and dedication.

Deena Metzger, author

Nalini is a Wisdom Speaker.

Ana Forrest, Master Yoga Teacher

When I approached Dr. Chilkov for treating my chronic disease I found two invaluable and rare ingredients while under her care: knowledge and grace. Thank you.


I have always been impressed with Dr. Chilkov’s focus and drive. She is in the present when it comes to her work ~ truly listening to the hearts of the people who need her, those who require more than the Western Medical Doctor can provide. Compassion is her  true nature; wisdom and focus is her drive; eloquence and grace is her heart.

Emeline Rodelas, creative artist,  former Office Manager for Chilkov Clinic