Acupuncture treatment protocols are generally directed towards the deeper root of a persons set of health issues, not at each individual issue. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, treatment is generally directed towards the individuals diagnostic pattern(s) and their primary issue is only a part of the information required to approach the correct patterns to treat (see "treating the cause vs. the symptoms" for an introduction to this process.).
In designing an acupuncture protocol for dizziness (vertigo), one might find one or a combination of the following patterns: kidney jing deficiency, kidney yin deficiency, liver fire, phlegm stagnation, spleen blood deficiency, spleen qi deficiency among many other possibilities and possible combinations.
Below you will find some of the more common tcm diagnoses and acupuncture treatment protocols for balance disorders such as dizziness and vertigo. There are many ways to approach the treatment of this condition within TCM. Our presentation describes foundational approaches that would need to be further tailored in most cases to be effective for a given individual.
Dizziness may be experienced internally with uncomfortable sensations possibly with loss of balance. Vertigo may be experienced as an external imbalance where objects may seem to move around the patient while they themselves feel still.
The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were consulted within this section: