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A traditional chinese medicine approach to bell's palsy

40,000 Americans every year develop Bell’s Palsy. Waking up to find half of your face paralyzed is understandably a huge shock and a devastating experience. Bell’s Palsy is a neurological disorder seemingly caused by damage to the specific facial nerve in control of the muscles on one side of your face. It most often happens from something as simple as overexposure to air conditioning or from a cold draft coming through. So people get it during both the summer and winter.

The good news is that acupuncture is specifically well-equipped to deal with nerve issues. Because acupuncture restores the natural flow of Qi in the meridians, it revives the nerves to their original function. A series of acupuncture sessions can both speed up your recovery and make you feel better during the recovery period.

In fact, acupuncture is the most effective treatment for Bell’s palsy. The earlier you start treatment, the more likely you are to achieve full recovery. If you start acupuncture treatment within the first two weeks, you have the maximal chance for a full recovery. However, waiting longer both lowers the prospect of recovery and requires more sessions to get there. Dr. Shmidt has extensive experience with curing Bell’s palsy and helped hundreds of patients get rid of this painful condition.


Dr. Natalia Shmidt


From her completion of the Advanced Acupuncture Program at the world-famous Botkin’s Hospital, Institute of Advancement in Medicine in Moscow to her becoming a New York State Licensed and National Board Certified Acupuncturist (NCCA), Dr. Shmidt has a uniquely deep and comprehensive understanding of acupuncture.

In 1989, she became one of the first students invited into the famous, one-of-a-kind Osteoreception program of Professor Yankovsky at the Institute of Clinical Medicine in Riga, Latvia. In this program - which draws students from as far as Australia - Dr. Shmidt learned to perform an extremely-effective acupuncture therapy. This allowed Dr.Shmidt to treat myopia (nearsighted) in children up to the age of 15 y.o., bronchial asthma, and joint disorders with a very high success rate.

As an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist certified by Lincoln Hospital, she understands the nuances of using acupuncture to achieve definitive results for substance abuse patients.

Acupuncture relies on an intricate understanding of the internal working of the body, how everything is connected. It is the ultimate mastery of cause and effect. Expert acupuncturists, like Dr. Shmidt can apply pressure to a point on your body knowing exactly what beneficial effect this will have on a specific organ, for example.

Besides therapeutic applications, Dr. Shmidt is also expertly trained in facial lifting acupuncture. Understanding why certain applications of pressure result in skin improvements is part of Dr. Shmidt’s deep understanding of the principles and practical effects of acupuncture.

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