Treating Vertigo with acupuncture

Treating Vertigo with acupuncture is a viable option especially when conventional medicine has failed. The Chinese approach is somewhat different than western medicine in that it is rooted in restoring balance to the body. It is often seen as either an excess or deficiency pattern within the context of Chinese medicine and the patient is treated accordingly.

To treat the condition needles are placed just under the skin along the meridians or energy pathways in the body. The number of needles selected and their points of insertion often depend on the body type and constitutional makeup of the individual. In essence the treatment is customized for each individual. How long the patient had the condition, how much damage has been done and how much vitality the patient’s body has are all factors which need to be considered when the treatment is applied. Many of the meridians run along the skull such as the San Jiao and Gall Bladder pathway. It is often these and others that are used to bring the condition under control.

When Treating Vertigo with acupuncture the condition is often viewed as an internal wind pattern  that is often the result of too much yang or too little yin in the patient’s constitution. A needle point protocol is selected and the practitioner will often place needles behind the ears, in the forearms and the lower leg area. Length od treatment is usually a hour with anywhere from 5 – 10 treatments on average to clear the patient of the condition.

As part of the treatment your acupuncturist might also recommend one of several common herbal formulas which have been shown to be effective for this type of condition such as Tian Ma Gou Teng Pian. These formulas are easy to obtain from any herbal store and are safe to use. At Chiropractic Health and Acupuncture Treating Vertigo with acupuncture is one of the conditions which is usually covered under insurance. We have been treating patients in the Webster, Fairport and Penfield area since 1983. Call today for a free consultation and put yourself back on the road to health.