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Treating obesity with acupuncture

When a third of Americans - 65 million people - are considered obese, there is clearly something wrong on a national level. Without doubt, proper diet and exercise play a pivotal role in avoiding obesity. And both of those are deeply rooted in Chinese culture, where obesity is rarely an issue.

However, the Chinese also understand the role of acupuncture in fighting obesity. Traditional Chinese Medicine uses acupuncture to normalize your body’s inner flow, so that it’s easier and more natural for you to lose weight.

The effectiveness of acupuncture in cases of obesity has been shown well beyond China. For example, multiple studies of obese children found regular acupuncture treatments normalizing blood and serum levels, decreasing overall body mass and fatty tissue content, and increasing exercise performance abilities. Other international studies offered conclusive evidence of acupuncture lowering appetite, increasing satiety with less food, lower insulin, and lower lipid levels.

By creating a balanced system, acupuncture improves the circulation of blood and nutrients to the muscles, bones, and tissues. This helps you exercise longer, burning more fat in the process.


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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