All about Vertigo and its Treatment at Advantage Physical Therapy in Portage, MI

Vertigo and dizziness affect approximately twenty-five (25%) percent of the general population, the majority of which, are older women. This condition can be extremely debilitating in one’s life.  Our physical therapists at Advantage Physical Therapy in Portage, MI, are highly trained to treat this kind of condition.

Types of Vertigo

There are different types of vertigo and dizziness, but we will discuss the three most important types:

  • Objective vertigo – The patient has this sensation or feeling that the environment is spinning. This condition is the most common and is quickly treatable if it has not progressed to a much-heightened state.
  • Subjective vertigo – The patient feels as if he or she is moving. This sort of vertigo is also common, and its treatment is slightly more complicated.
  • Pseudo-vertigo – The patient feels the sensation of rotation inside the head. Treating this kind of vertigo can be tougher than the other types but is doable.

There are different types of treatment for vertigo. One type of procedure that works very well is acupuncture. Through the years acupuncture was used to treat these three kinds of dizziness listed above.

Having acupuncture sessions regularly with Advantage Physical Therapy in Portage, MI will improve the patient’s condition.

Advantage Physical Therapy Treatment for Vertigo

During your first acupuncture session our therapists at Advantage Physical Therapy in Portage, MI, will assess the origin of the deficiency. For example, emotional depression or anger can damage certain parts of the body and result in an absolute imbalance in the body causing vertigo and dizziness. This ailment is what therapists call the rise of liver yang or wind.

Extended illness, stress, anxiety or weak heart and spleen can cause the deficiency of energy and blood to the brain. These factors can also cause certain types of vertigo and dizziness. Too much sexual activity, extended illness, or aging can lead to the deficiency of kidney activity which can also cause dizziness. All cases will involve complex eastern medical diagnosis which we labeled as wind, fire, phlegm, or deficiency.

Our physical therapists at Advantage Physical Therapy in Portage, MI, examine our patient thoroughly (the patient’s pulse, tongue and his body for any signs of disharmony) and then carefully decide where to insert the acupuncture points. There are certain points for liver wind, local points around the ear to restore circulation of Qi for nausea, vomiting, phlegm and dampness, and for kidney yin deficiency.

Acupuncture treatments that lean towards treating vertigo and dizziness have certain guidelines that undoubtedly need to be followed by the patient. Patients receiving treatments usually have to take consistent treatment, two to three times per week in a span of 6 to 10 weeks, depending on the severity of their condition.

Patients are usually calmer with less dizziness or any signs of vertigo after their treatment with our physical therapists at Advantage Physical Therapy in Portage, MI.

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