Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Dizziness (Vertigo) - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

The Chinese Medicine treatment of dizziness (vertigo) generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

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.

The following Acupuncture Treatment Protocols May Be Used With Dizziness (Vertigo)


There are no tongren treatment protocols associated at this time.


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The following herbal formulas from our store are potentially useful for dizziness (vertigo):

An Shen Bu Xin Wan
Ba Zhen Wan
Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan
Jiang Ya Wan
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan
Long Dan Xie Gan Wan
Qi Ju Di Huang Wan
Shen Jing Shuai Ruo Wan
Suan Zao Ren Tang Wan
Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan

The following (8) acupuncture points may be useful for dizziness (vertigo). A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)



There are (15) Chinese herbs currently associated with dizziness (vertigo). Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for dizziness (vertigo). For the most part treatment would be decided by the presenting TCM patterns and with formulas such as those listed in the next section.

TCM Herbal Formulas That May Be Useful For Dizziness (Vertigo)

TCM FormulaClinical Functions
Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan

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Liu Wei Di Huang Wan

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.

Qi Xue Da Bu Wan

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Suan Zao Ren Tang Pian

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Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan

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Wen Dan Wan

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.

Xue Fu Zhu Yu Wan

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