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


Vertigo - Basics

Vertigo, or dizziness, 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.



Vertigo - Acupuncture Protocols

The treatment of conditions with acupuncture can be a complicated endeavor that should only be undertaken by individuals with a deep understanding of the underlying Chinese Medicine theory (and/or whatever system being used for treatment). There are many approaches, but generally speaking few viable approaches are involved on a point to condition basis. Rather using proper diagnostic procedures the patients diagnostic pattern is ascertained and that is what is treated. The protocols listed here exemplify some of these clinical approaches.

The following Acupuncture Treatment Protocols May Be Used With Vertigo


Vertigo - Tam Healing - Tong Ren Protocols

Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System. The areas of focus for vertigo that we would use in Tong Ren techniques form the basis for our acupuncture treatments as well. Generally you would mix these primary points with points specific to the patients underlying TCM pattern and then our tuina (medical massage) would be largely focused on these points as well.

The following Tam Healing/Tong Ren Therapy Protocols May Be Used With Vertigo


Vertigo - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating vertigo. For a complete list from our store with more details see our vertigo formula section.


Vertigo - Questions

Need treatment options for vertigo and not finding the information you need?

Using our forums our staff and our community may offer guidance with regards to the treatment of vertigo.




Vertigo - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (3) chinese herbs may be useful for vertigo. In most cases, however, treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine is done with herbal formulas based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting herbs by function alone. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.



The following (2) Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Vertigo

Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan

  • Pinellia, Atractylodis and Gastrodia Combination
    • Nausea with possible vomitting from combination of damp with liver qi stagnation causing rebellious qi.
    • Dizziness, migraines, and vertigo from damp and liver wind rising.
    • Heavy or oppressed sensation of the chest.
  • Treat Phlegm
  • Transform Phlegm and Extinguish Wind
  • Cautions
  • This formula should not be used to treat dizziness or vertigo due to liver yang rising patterns.

Suan Zao Ren Wan

  • Sour Jujube Decoction
    • Shen related issues when arising from liver blood deficiency - anxiety, insomnia.
    • Menopausal heat contributing to sleep and/or anxiety issues.
    • Palpitations, night sweats, and general dryness.
  • Calm The Spirit
  • Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit



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