Hi, I need some TCM opinion on a strange feeling of unsteadiness that’s troubling me and can’t be solved by my western GP.
My symptom explanation is that my body has some sort of an imbalance/sinking sensation. When I stand still, there’s an inner force that makes me feel like I’m swaying to the left or right. When I walk, I’ll occasionally feel like falling forward. When I sit, I’ll have the weird sinking down sensation that’s mainly felt on my head, abdomen area and thighs. I’ll also get the left/right swaying sensation. The feeling is as though I’m floating on a boat or moving downwards in an elevator. When I lay down, I’ll feel pressure on top of my head and some tight contraction on my forehead area. All these sensations are mild but it affects my work and overall quality of life.
Whenever I get these sensations, it’ll last for about a month and then it’ll mysteriously fade off on its’ own without medication or anything particular that I’ve done. But, I’ll also start getting them without any signs or warnings.
My GP has asked me to do a blood test as he suspected low sugar levels but it wasn’t. My blood pressure is also fine. He then prescribed some ginkgo tablets as he thought it was due to poor circulation. That didn’t help as well and I was referred to an ENT to check my inner ears. The ENT doctor has ruled out all inner ear issues like vertigo, meniere’s, vestibular neuritis, etc. because he couldn’t spot any issue. In the end, I was told it’s due to stress and fatigue and I should rest more.
What could this be from TCM’s point of view? Could it be some sort of Qi deficiency with one of my organ system? Any recommended herbs that may help my issue?