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Vertigo treatment


#1

I’m a shiatsu practitioner and I have a client with BVVP (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo). The patient is OK turning her head left to right but has dizziness moving the head up and down. I would like to know if there is an acupuncture protocol that helps with this condition?


#2

There are but it would largely be tailored to the individual. General protocols which may or may not be applicable to your particular patient are found on our acupuncture for vertigo page. BPPV does very well with properly tailored acupuncture treatment, however, and generally requires 1-3 treatments to resolve.

If you want to help them within your shiatsu field look up the Epley Maneuver. The Epley maneuver has a really high success rate and there are self-help (home) options you can show your patients. Done by an ENT, the Epley maneuver has above an 80% success rate in one visit from what I’ve seen in the research.


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