Acupuncture for Vertigo

People with vertigo have the illusion that the environment is moving about them.  Or that they are moving with respect to the environment.  The condition usually originates in the peripheral nervous system.  For example, due to a disorder of the inner ear such as Ménière’s disease, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), or labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis.

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A  review of research on all types of acupuncture for Vertigo has suggested a beneficial effect from acupuncture.  Both for patients in the acute phase of the disease and for those who have had the syndrome for a number of years.

In general, acupuncture is believed to stimulate the nervous system and cause the release of neurochemical messenger molecules. The resulting biochemical changes influence the body’s homeostatic mechanisms, thus promoting physical and emotional well-being.

Acupuncture may help to relieve vertigo by:

  • activating the left superior frontal gyrus, anterior cingulate gyrus, and dorsomedial nucleus of the thalamus.
  • increasing blood flow velocity in the vertebral-basilar artery,
  • increasing endorphins
  • reducing inflammation
  • increasing local microcirculation


Acupuncture is a tried and tested system which has been used in China and other eastern cultures for thousands of years.   It can  restore, promote and maintain good health. Its benefits are now widely acknowledged all over the world.  In the past decade  acupuncture has begun to feature more prominently in mainstream healthcare.

Acupuncture works on different pathways

The pathways which acupuncture uses are myriad, and in any 1 person or medical condition the pathways will be different.  So we urge people to try treatment at least 6 times for their condition before evaluating.  The outcomes for different conditions and different people makes it impossible to predict how any one person will respond.

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