About the Author
After completing her B.S. degree in Biology (with a concentration in Medical Microbiology) at the University of California, Davis, Nathalie Valkov, PhD, L.Ac, planned to go to medical school. But when she happened to ask her immunology professor why he no longer practiced medicine, his response was life changing: Because the goal of Western medicine is to kill the disease before you kill the patient. Preferring a more preventative and holistic approach, Nathalie instead obtained her Master's degree from Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, California, followed by her PhD which focused on the treatment of ailments such as diabetes. After interning in both Western and Oriental medical clinics, Nathalie established her private practice with an emphasis on herbology and acupuncture. She would love to read your comments and answer your questions. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.