My name is Paulina Belle Nissenblatt
How many years have you been in business in NYC?
I have been practicing acupuncture in New York City since the summer of 2003
How did you get your start and what was your initial inspiration?
I come from a medical background in which the concept of health is the responsibility of the individual. Prevention is a lifestyle based on concepts such as 'food as medicine,' practicing meditation, and breath work. I believe that when our organism and senses are fresh, our intuition is enhanced; herein we become our own guides by eradicating distraction which enables us to listen
What do you feel differentiates you from others in your field?
I teach my patients to become their own healers
What is your favorite secret NYC spot?
My favorite New York City spot is the enchanting Fort Tryon Park
How do you benefit mamas?
I benefit mothers by reinforcing and reminding them of their power. We saturate ourselves with possessions, replacing our primordial need for family, love and connection with a desire to own far more than we require for a balanced existence. Is it possible for us as mothers, that is, the goddesses of our families, homes and microcosms to reverse this seemingly ingrained way and bring balance back by reconnecting with life in its most palpable form?
What is the most memorable feedback a client has given you?
The most memorable feedback I have received from a patient is - the centering effect my work has on them... A patient often tells me that she gets home after our treatments, looks in mirror and says to herself , "there you are"... Like she has come back into herself once again and that I am: "Grounded in transformative practice and intuitive with her hands"
Pay it forward and name your top colleagues in the same field or related field?
I highly recommend Sheila Diente. She comes from a lineage of shamanic priests and has the most divine touch (email: Sdiente@gmail.com)
What is the best advice anyone has ever given you? Or what is your "mantra" / words to live by?
We can learn to slow life down from (our) children. Among the lessons I learn from them daily the most valuable has been to allow lightness and play to percolate spontaneously. Ironically, this practice takes some discipline, however once you have experienced the joy of letting go and allowing your senses to guide you intuitively, you are able to create another reality and revel in what life truly is; chaos. We naturally intend to organize our lives down to the most minute details...when we internalize that life cannot be controlled, we will recognize its innate order.