Dizziness and Chinese Medicine
Dizziness is not a disease but a symptom of other disorders. The symptoms may range from slight dizziness to a very severe vertigo or a feeling of everything around is spinning. This symptom may be caused by hypertension, sinus or many others diseases.
In Chinese Medicine Dizziness is caused by anger, frustration, overwork, excessive sexual activity, and excessive consumption of greasy food or dairy products.
In elderly people, blood stasis (i.e. people with arteriosclerosis) may contribute to cause dizziness.
In Chinese Medicine, the most common cause of dizziness is dampness or phlegm, but it is also related to wind, hence to the liver and spleen. We can treat the liver/wind with acupuncture and Chinese herbs, which will also help with headache and emotional issues.
About the Spleen/phlegm (dampness) it could take a little longer. There is a saying in Chinese Medicine, “in rare diseases is always dampness involved”. When we treat the spleen we also help to create a better quality of the Qi of the patient and increase his energy., because this organ is in charge to transform the food we intake in QI and Blood, That is why in Chinese Medicine we treat a patient in a Holistic way!!!
In addition to eliminate the dampness in your body, we recommend a change in the patient diet. Not only for healing purpose but also as a prevention. Dairy products are really bad in general and not only for the formation of dampness.
From an holistic point of view, dizziness is a sign that you feel lost in your life. You can not find your way and everything is spinning around you. Your new thought should be “I am exactly in the place and moment of my life that I have to be. I am ready to grow”
It is time to be healthy
Dr. Mario (Dr. M) Marini, DAOM
Doctor in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
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