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A sudden feeling of unsteadiness, lightheadedness or dizziness can be a startling and upsetting experience. While some cases of dizziness may be isolated incidents, others may be part of a recurring pattern. Modern medicine considers most cases of dizziness to be either auditory or cerebral in origin, prescribing medication to manage these symptoms. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), as practiced by Las Vegas acupuncturist Dr. Lok, follows a holistic approach to treating dizziness. TCM considers the overall health of the body and whether there is an imbalance in the chi, the body’s life force. This approach addresses the root cause of our dizziness and provides long-lasting symptom relief.
Your body requires the right balance of physical health, nutrients, and hormones. Any time your body is “out of balance” you may experience physical symptoms of discomfort and illness, including recurring episodes of lightheadedness. Dizziness or dizzy spells are different from vertigo. Vertigo is the feeling of spinning or whirling when you are not actually moving. Lightheadedness is a feeling that you are about to faint and may be connected with a heart problem or low blood pressure. Dizziness is often linked to breathing too rapidly and may be caused by anxiety or hyperventilation.
For Dr. Lok to treat your dizziness, he will first investigate your symptoms. When a patient says, “I am dizzy,” this simple statement could mean many different things! That’s why when someone complains about dizziness, Dr. Lok will carefully take note of your symptoms. Is your dizziness connected to feelings of anxiety or lightheadedness? Or, are you actually suffering from vertigo? While acupuncture is an effective treatment for both dizziness and vertigo, the treatment protocol is different so it is important to understand fully the symptoms you are experiencing prior to treatment.
If you are experiencing recurring episodes of lightheadedness or dizziness, and acupuncturist can help. Dr. Lok is a practicing acupuncturist in Las Vegas with more than 35 years of experience. His mission is simple: effectively treat pain and discomfort to enhance a patient’s quality of life while minimizing the need for conventional medication.
Dizziness and lightheadedness can be treated with acupuncture. The specific acupuncture points used to treat dizziness will vary from patient to patient and depend on the underlying cause. TCM practitioners like Dr. Lok believe dizziness is caused by different imbalances, like blood stagnation. Acupuncture points associated with dizziness treatment include “LV 3”, known as the “Great Surge” in Chinese Medicine. This point is located on the top of the foot. It is a calming point and benefits a range of symptoms including anxiety, chest pain, and headaches.
Dr. Lok creates custom treatment programs for every patient to effectively address their individual needs. While patients may experience immediate benefits after just one treatment, multiple treatment sessions with our acupuncturist in Las Vegas typically produce the best outcomes.