Dizziness treatment in TCM
Patients with dizziness are also very common in clinical practice, especially in Switzerland. People frequently experience dizziness when standing up after sitting, and some feel that the house is spinning when dizzy spells strike.
Dizziness may affect one’s balance so that walking becomes difficult, and is often accompanied by headache, a feeling that one’s head is unnaturally heavy, ringing in the ears, vomiting, and other symptoms. Dizziness can seriously affect normal life and work, and make walking and driving dangerous. Dizziness is a serious condition that demands proper medical attention.
TCM believes that dizziness is mainly related to phlegm, dampness, wind in the body, and blood deficiency. Whether a person has too much dampness or not can be seen on his or her tongue. People who like to eat dairy products (cheese, milk, yogurt) and seldom exercise are more likely to have dampness in the body.
As long as the diagnosis is clear and the cause of dizziness is known, it is easy for TCM to treat dizziness.