Acupuncturist Questions Vertigo

Can acupuncture help in treating vertigo?

I have been suffering from vertigo problem for the past 2 years. Can acupuncture help in treating this?

38 Answers

Acupuncture can help in treating vertigo. I would suggest you give it a try.
Yes, acupuncture definitely helps. I have had many successful cases.
Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for vertigo. My approach includes spirit, mind and body, exploring the whole person. In my 36 years experience, this is the best way to find the root of a problem, correcting imbalances to rebalance the wisdom of the body.
There are no guarantees... I must legally say that so people can't sue me if it doesn't work for them... I'm impressed that your search for healing has led you to consider acupuncture. In my 7 years in practice, no one has EVER come to my office just to have vertigo treated. :-) I see no reason that acupuncture and Chinese herbs could not help you, as it is certainly a condition we understand and have treatments for.
Yes. Acupuncture combined with a proper Chinese formula can improve your symptoms. In traditional Chinese medicine, we diagnose diseases differently than conventional medicine. For one disease or condition, there could be different patterns, your practitioner will be able to identify the underlined pattern and it could take a couple of treatments to notice improvement, but there are no side effects from acupuncture or Chinese herbs.
Yes, but it won't be a quick fix, maybe twice a week for 4-6 weeks. Also, if you have insurance, you won't be covered for vertigo. Generally, insurance companies will only cover for pain and some types of nausea.

Steve Rosenthal, L.Ac
Sorry to hear that you have been suffering for so long, but to answer your question, yes, acupuncture has been known to help vertigo. Feel free to contact us to discuss your particular case.

Vertigo and dizziness are among the list of conditions that can be treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Acupuncture can help in treating Vertigo!
Hello, thank you for posting your question. Yes, acupuncture can help with vertigo. Chinese Medicine works very differently than Western medicine, by finding the root cause of your vertigo, and addressing it through acupuncture and herbal formulas.
Yes it can. It is important to find the root issue and treat it first and foremost.
It depends on what caused the vertigo: high blood pressure, high blood sugar, short of blood, or less sleeping, etc. Before the acupuncture treatment, we need to find out the cause, then insert into the right points. The answer is “yes.”


Dr. Stella Wu, LAc, PHD
Yes, Acupuncture can help with Vertigo. An evaluation by a skilled Acupuncture Physician is necessary in order to diagnose the underlying cause of the Vertigo. Vertigo can be caused by several factors including emotional imbalance, anger, stress, inner ear problems, overworking etc. Therefore it's imperative to get the appropriate diagnosis, to rule out the root cause and treat the root of the problem to get the best result.
Vertigo can be challenging to treat (especially chronic) and may require a few treatments as well as the inclusion of herbal formula to restore balance in the body.

My answer to your questions is yes, acupuncture can help with vertigo. Usually, in the physiological implication of vertigo, we see different organs that, when they start malfunctioning in any way, means physiologically or energetically can cause vertigo. Mainly, the kidney and liver are in question when a person is suffering from vertigo.

There is a vast amount of scientific studies as well as 5000 years of empirical application of Oriental medicine that support this theory and explain why acupuncture can be so effective in treating and helping patients with this condition.


Emilia Cabrera, DAOM
Yes, there is hope for you, as vertigo can be very debilitating. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help with vertigo. The first appointment will take about one hour and a half which gives me the time to do a thourough evaluation. Don’t hesitate to ask any other questions. Thank you.
We have acupuncture points for vertigo and I have helped several patients with this issue. Acupuncture can help, but for a better prognosis, at least a consult would be best.

Live happy,

Yes, acupuncture can help with vertigo. The severity and duration of vertigo will determine how many treatments may be necessary. I've had great success with many patients in alleviating and managing their vertigo, and would love to help you too!
Yes, acupuncture is often extremely effective in the treatment of vertigo.
Hi! Thank you for your question. Yes, acupuncture can help in treating vertigo. Every patient’s particular condition and symptoms are examined during the intake process, and a treatment plan is devised to suit that individual’s needs. Following is a link to a recent study on acupuncture’s success with vertigo and dizziness:


Monica Edlauer, MSOM, LAc
Yes, many patients at our clinic have alleviated their vertigo and dizziness with acupuncture. This can be caused by several different factors. We first start with a differential diagnosis. This includes Chinese medical pulse diagnosis. This tells us the status of the internal organs that are causing the problem. Then a treatment plan is formed.
Yes, acupuncture can help. Generally, I have to see and talk to you to find out what causes your vertigo, then to treat it. Most times, it is related to the neck injury and certainly there are other things, too, such as allergies.
Yes it can! I have had much success with my patients suffering from vertigo!
Yes, acupuncture can usually help with vertigo. I've gotten good results in more than a few cases.


Jeff Rippey, L.Ac.
Yes. But the patient needs to be evaluated by the practitioner
Yes, acupuncture is helpful in treating vertigo.

Thank you for reaching out and yes, acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine can help with vertigo. However, we do not simply focus on the vertigo. The acupuncturist will treat the root cause of the vertigo. This can be a vitamin deficiency, a weak organ, or nerve damage, depending on your medical history.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Warm regards,

Aleksandra Dianova, L.Ac.
Vertigo and other sensory issues such as vision, smell, and taste issues are related mostly to the fluid circulation, which has been compromised. Acupuncture and herbal medicine improves fluid circulation and restores sensory organ function. Depending on the severity of the issues, it might take several months until all the issues are resolved.

Yes, acupuncture is useful in alleviating vertigo. You may also benefit from Chinese herbs, once an Acupuncturist has evaluated the nature of your condition.
There are multiple causes for this condition. We find that acupuncture provides excellent results for patients who also experience chronic sinus infections, congestion, and ear symptoms. It is very common to find that vertigo is only a symptom of a condition and it is associated with other symptoms. Upon discovery of the condition, appropriate acupuncture therapy can provide excellent results.

Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.
Hi, yes, acupuncture can treat vertigo :)

I am so sorry to hear that you have been suffering vertigo for 2 years. Acupuncture and herbs are very helpful for vertigo. It balances your energy. I do suggest to give acupuncture a try.
My short answer is, "it should be able to help," in fact my generic answer to "what does acupuncture treat?" is "anything you'd go to the doctor to treat." My caveat to that is anything that requires emergency medical treatments or anything that is more easily treated through modern means (surgeries, infectious diseases, etc) should first go to western practitioners and let the Acupuncturists help with the side-effects or post-surgery treatments, pain management, et al.

Most people's questions deal with a western medical diagnosis and ask "does acupuncture treat this?" The problem I have in answering these questions is the fact that western a western diagnosis can be caused by a variety of Chinese medical differentiations. For instance Acupuncture treats "the common cold" quite quickly and effectively but we need to differentiate what we would call "a hot," "a cold," "a damp," "a dry" type as well as others. We can treat "headaches" but need to differentiate a "deficient type headache" from "an excessive type" headache and also "blood related" or "qi related" or "diet related" problems.

What westerners call "vertigo" we can call "Liver Qi rising" or "blood deficiency" or "qi deficiency" or some other differentiation that would determine the path of treatment strategy we would follow. Each has a different way of tackling the problem. So, again, it should be helpful, though it may not cure it if there is a more serious issue involved (tumors, genetics, etc). If western medicine has found nothing serious and hasn't helped, we can usually help for sure.
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In Oriental Medicine, vertigo is thought to be caused by the following four factors: wind, phlegm, fire, and weakness. Therefore, if the Oriental doctor finds the cause and treats it correctly, vertigo can be eliminated. For your reference, vertigo has a great deal to do with disease and lifestyle. Hypertension, anger, spicy and fatty eating habits, long sitting and working habits, lack of exercise, weakness, etc. Therefore, in order to treat vertigo, it is necessary to refer to Western Medicine and Oriental Medical aspects, and to fix your lifestyle on your own. But first of all, you have to go to the Western Medicine hospital and check up if there are any abnormalities in your brain. Then, it is recommended that you take Oriental Medicine treatment. Thank you.