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Acupuncture and Vertigo

Many people experience the moderate to severe spinning sensation that comes from the inner ear disorder of vertigo. There are several different causes of vertigo, such as calcium deposits or fluid that builds up inside, causing the brain to receive mixed messages in relation to gravity. Viral infections of the inner ear can also cause vertigo.

Symptoms of Vertigo

Individuals that have vertigo complain of a spinning sensation and the feeling of swaying, tilting, off balance, and as if they are being pulled one way. When people that suffer from vertigo turn their head, the vertigo is triggered and can be quite severe. Vertigo can also cause nausea, headache, sweating, and ringing in the ears. In some cases, it can even cause temporary hearing loss. These symptoms may be sporadic or last a long time, depending on what is causing the vertigo.

How Acupuncture Can Help

Acupuncturists blame an access of phlegm and dampness obstruction to the cause of vertigo. There may be other causes, of course, but these are two popular underlying causes. An acupuncturist may also focus on the meridians of the kidneys, and possibly the liver. Once you speak to the professional and discuss your symptoms, the treatment plan will be created for you.

Points on the scalp may be used for some types of vertigo, or on the meridians of the gall bladder, small intestine, stomach, or pericardium. It really does depend on your specific symptoms. Either way, acupuncture, in addition to identifying the specific points to channel, will restore and rejuvenate the body’s energy, and the body’s “qi” will be reset. Unblocking any energy channels is vital in healing vertigo, and it may take several visits to reach that point.
If you suffer from vertigo, seeing an acupuncturist may be worth your while. Many people combine acupuncture with traditional or alternative medications to help their vertigo; it is up to you and whatever works best for you to determine. Once you complete your acupuncture treatments, you may be on your way to living a happy life without the annoyances and dizziness of vertigo.

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