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Acupuncture can treat the nerve pain of trigeminal neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is an especially tough facial pain, feeling somewhat like electric shock. It makes any touch to your face painful and can ruin your day in minutes.

The trigeminal nerve travels directly from the brain to your face and is responsible for sensation in your face as well as for movements associated with chewing and swallowing. The nerve’s malfunction causes trigeminal neuralgia and all of the associated biting pain.

Luckily, acupuncture is effective at bringing you relief from trigeminal neuralgia. Usually, doctors prescribe carbamazepine (brand names Tegretol and Carbatrol) to patients suffering from this horrible condition. While these drugs help relieve the pain, they do not cure the underlying condition. Meanwhile, Dr. Shmidt has been able to fully cure trigeminal neuralgia with acupuncture. Plus, unlike the drugs, acupuncture doesn’t have side effects.

In my practice, I use an integrative approach to treatment, working together with doctors to manage your pain. With the help of acupuncture and herbal medicine, the patients are sometimes able to reduce - and even eliminate - their medicine intake. Dr. Shmidt has had considerable success in achieving full relief in the most extreme cases of trigeminal neuralgia. Moreover, in her unique expertise, Dr. Shmidt is able to completely eliminate trigeminal neuralgia for many of her patients. This is a rare achievement for this devastating 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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