Dizziness is primarily a sensation of unsteadiness, with a feeling of movement inside the head along with loss of balance. Dizziness may result from long-term illness, trauma, loss of sensory function, emotional disturbances, fatigue or cardiovascular issues such as high or low blood pressure. One of the body’s balance mechanisms may be involved, such as the inner ear or sensory nerves. A mild case might go away in a few minutes but a more serious case may result in vomiting, sweating and even fainting.
In modern medicine, some cases are considered auditory in origin, such as Meniere’s syndrome, labyrinthitis, motion sickness, vestibular neuronitis, etc., and some as cerebral in origin, such as cerebral arteriosclerosis, hypertensive encephalopathy hypertension, vertebro basilar ischemia, intracranial space occupying lesion, etc. It may also seen in infective and allergic diseases, as well as other disorders such as epilepsy, hypertension, hypotension, anemia, arrhythmia, neurosis, head trauma, etc.
It is important to examine symptoms that accompany the dizziness to determine its cause before treatment. Some of these symptoms may include pain along the ribs, depression, insomnia, heart palpitations or ringing in the ear (tinnitus). According to Chinese medicine, dizziness is caused by either too much energy moving to the head or not enough. Acupuncture points on the limbs, body, ear and sometimes the head will treat the root cause of the imbalance or either too much energy or not enough, bringing you back to wellness.
And won’t that feel great?
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