Vertigo of various origins has been successfully treated with acupuncture (Zhang, Luo & Bo 1991). In some cases, patients’ complaints of “vertigo” may be caused by a reflex response to increased neck muscle tension. Acupuncture to neck muscles may relieve these cases (Carlsson & Rosenhall 1990). Uncontrolled clinical impressions by acupuncturists indicate that moderate vertigo (notably in older patients) can be relieved by acupuncture (Mann 1974, Campbell 1987).

Zhang S, Luo Y, Bo M 1991. Vertigo treated with scalp acupuncture. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 11(1):26-28. RESULTS:

Carlsson J, Rosenhall 1990 Oculomotor disturbances in patients with tension headache treated with acupuncture or physiotherapy. Cephalalgia 10:123-129.

Mann F 1974 Acupuncture in auditory and related disorders. British Journal of Audiology 8:23-25.

Campbell A 1987 Acupuncture: the modern scientific approach. Faber & Faber, London.