Steve Rosenthal, L.Ac
Dr. Stella Wu, LAc, PHD
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
Monica Edlauer, MSOM, LAc
Jeff Rippey, L.Ac.
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.
Aleksandra Dianova, L.Ac.
Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.
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.
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.