Natural and Alternative Dizziness (Vertigo) Treatment Options

Dizziness (Vertigo) Treatment {introduction}

Dizziness, or vertigo, is the sensation of spinning or unsteadiness. This sensation can be mild and last for a few moments, or can be debilitating and the sign of a larger health issue.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for dizziness.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Dizziness (Vertigo)

Listed below are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic patterns that are commonly involved with this western medical condition/symptom. Properly applied, Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) treats patterns not individual symptoms/conditions which may better account for the range of symptoms often experienced by individuals. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of using Chinese Medicine for disease prevention instead of focusing on solely symptomatic treatments as is somewhat more common in western medicine. For more on this concept, please read What Does Acupuncture Treat? Or Treating the "Cause" and not the "Symptoms".


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Herbal Formulas

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An Shen Bu Xin Wan - Palpitations, Insomnia Herbal Formula
An Shen Bu Xin Wan - Palpitations, Insomnia Herbal Formula

Uses: Palpitations, Insomnia, Dizziness, Tinnitus. An Shen Bu Xin Wan (An Shen Bu Xin Pian) calms the nerves and promotes natural heart rhythms.  This formula helps to ease anxiety and blood deficiency...



Ba Zhen Wan - Anemia, Heavy Menstruation, Dizziness, Weakness Herbal Formula
Ba Zhen Wan - Anemia, Heavy Menstruation, Dizziness, Weakness Herbal Formula

Uses: Anemia, Heavy Menstruation, Dysmenorrhea (Cramps), Dizziness, Weakness.



Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan - Headache, Vertigo, Dizziness, Cold Limbs Herbal Formula
Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan - Dizziness, Vertigo, Herbal Formula

Uses: Headache, Dizziness, Cold Limbs, Irritable. Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan (Pian) translates into english as the "Pinellia, Atractylodis and Gastrodia Combination" formula. From a Chinese...



Jiang Ya Wan - Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hypertension Herbal Formula
Jiang Ya Wan - Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hypertension Herbal Formula

Uses: Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hypertension. Jiang Ya Wan (Jiang Ya Pian) has an effect of lowering blood pressure. The herbal formula is used for dizziness, tinnitus and sensation of swelling in the eyes,...



Liu Wei Di Huang Wan - Weakness, Dizziness, Sore Low Back Herbal Formula
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan - Dizziness, Weakness Herbal Formula

Uses: Weakness, Dizziness, Sweating, Sore Low Back, Diabetes. Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (Liu Wei Di Huang Pian, YinViveTM, Rehmannia six, Six Flavor Teapills) is a highly regarded Chinese herbal formula for...



Long Dan Xie Gan Wan - Headache, Irritability, Leukorrhea Herbal Formula
Long Dan Xie Gan Wan - Headache, Leukorrhea, Irritability Herbal Formula

Uses: Headache, Dizziness, Irritability, Leukorrhea, Swelling of the Genitals.



Qi Ju Di Huang Wan - Hot Sensation, Sore Bones, Vision Problems Herbal Formula
Qi Ju Di Huang Wan - Hot Sensation, Sore Bones, Vision Problems Herbal Formula

Uses: Weakness, Dizziness, Sweating, Sore Low Back, Diabetes. Qi Ju Di Huang Wan (Qi Ju Di Huang Pian) is a variation of the classic formula,...



Shen Jing Shuai Ruo Wan - Fatigue, Focus, Insomnia, Stress Herbal Formula
Shen Jing Shuai Ruo Wan - Fatigue, Focus, Insomnia, Stress Herbal Formula

Uses: Fatigue, Mental Focus, Insomnia, Stress Reduction.  Shen Jing Shuai Ruo Wan (Shen Jing Shuai Ruo Pian), is a Chinese herbal formula designed with the demands of modern western culture in mind....



Suan Zao Ren Tang Pian - Insomnia, Night Sweats, Irritability Herbal Supplement
Suan Zao Ren Tang Pian - Insomnia, Night Sweats, Irritability Herbal Supplement

Uses: Insomnia, Night Sweats, Irritability, Palpitations, and Dizziness. Suan Zao Ren Tang Pian is a Chinese herbal medicine formulated to nourish the blood, calm the Shen (spirit), clear heat, and relieve irritability...



Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan - Dizziness, Headache, Insomnia, Herbal Formula
Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan - Dizziness, Headache, Insomnia, Herbal Formula

Uses: Dizziness, Vertigo, Headache, Tinnitus, Insomnia, Excessive Dreaming.  Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan (Tian Ma Gou Teng Pian, Gou Teng Wan), translates as "Gastrodia and Uncaria Formula" which are the...



Wen Dan Wan - Anxiety, Palpitations, Insomnia Herbal Formula
Wen Dan Wan - Insomnia, Anxiety Herbal Formula

Uses: Insomnia, Palpitations, Anxiety, Gnawing Hunger.  Wen Dan Pian (Wen Dan Tang Wan, Rising Courage Teapills), literally translates as the "Warm The Gallbladder" Formula. This formula is a...



YinVive - Weakness, Dizziness, Sore Low Back Herbal Formula
YinVive - Dizziness, Weakness Herbal Formula

Uses: Weakness, Dizziness, Sweating, Sore Low Back, Diabetes.



Acupuncture Treatment Protocols

Listed below are articles describing related TCM diagnoses and acupuncture treatment points. These generally require an understanding of basic TCM Theory, however, general readers may find the protocols illustrative of how Chinese Medicine views and treats this condition.

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  • joramire1's picture
    Submitted On Fri, 03/28/2014 - 7:14pm
    Contributor ~ joramire1

    I have been being treated for vertigo by my acupuncturist for over two years now.  I still experience the uneasiness of dizziness when I exert myself or over use my neck.  I believe I have cervicle vertigo.  We have been treating...

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  • Adelle55's picture
    Submitted On Fri, 05/10/2013 - 9:00am
    Contributor ~ Adelle55

    Hi;  I have chronic general anxiety disorder and I feel like I'm drunk when walking. It's been 16 months going on 17. I've talked to many doctors and many people the have never heard of this and didn't know how to treat me. I...

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    TCM Herbs and Formulas for Dizziness (Vertigo)

    TCM Herbal Formulas for Dizziness (Vertigo)

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    Wen Dan Wan - Rising Courage Teapills - TCM Herbal Formula

    Anxiety, depression, insomnia, palpitations, vertigo, dizziness, nausea and/or vomiting, insatiable hunger, chest oppression, seizures, bitter taste in mouth, slight thirst.

    Pulse will be rapid and slippery or wiry depending on the level of phlegm and the Tongue will be greasy with a yellow coat.

    Clear Heat and Transform Phlegm, Treat Phlegm
    Liu Wei Di Huang Wan - Six Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia - TCM Herbal Formula

    Classic formula for yin deficiency of the kidney and liver - vertigo, tinnitus, poor hearing, night sweats, heat in the five palms (hands, feet, a/or chest), spontaneous seminal emissions (a/or nocturnal), weak low back, light headedness.

    The Pulse will be rapid and thin and the Tongue will be red with little (or no) coating.

    Tonify the Yin, Tonify
    Xue Fu Zhu Yu Wan - Blood Stasis Relief Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis, Invigorate the Blood
    Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan - Pinellia, Atractylodis and Gastrodia Combination - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Warm and Transform Cold-Phlegm, Treat Phlegm
    Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan - Gastrodia and Uncaria Formula - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Extinguish Internal Wind, Expel Wind
    Suan Zao Ren Tang Pian - Sour Jujube Decoction - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Calm the Spirit, Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
    Qi Xue Da Bu Wan - Nourish Qi & Blood Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Tonify the Qi and Blood, Tonify

    Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Dizziness (Vertigo)

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    Western Herbs and Dizziness (Vertigo) Medical Information

    Western herbs for Dizziness (Vertigo)

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    Dizziness (Vertigo) - Western Medicine Information

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