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Vertigo (Appendix: Hypertension)
It is mostly seen in auditory disease, vertebral-basilaris system disease, anemia, hypertension and cerebrovascular disease in Western medicine, characterized by vertigo, blurred vision, frequent nausea or even having a fall.
Treating principles: To invigorate qi and blood, with the reinforcement method, combined with moxibustion
(1) Acupuncture
Deficiency of qi and blood: Accompanied by symptoms of lassitude, pallor, palpitation, insomnia, pale tongue and thready pulse


Prescription: Pishu (BL20), Zusanli (ST36), Baihui (GV20), Guanyuan (CV4), Sanyinjiao (SP6)
Treating principles: To replenish yin and suppress yang with the method of reinforcement and reduction.
Prescription: Fengchi (GB20), Ganshu (BL18), Shenshu (BL23), Xingjian (LR2), Taixi (KI3)
Treating principles: To remove danpness and eliminate phlegm with the uniform reinforcing-reducing method.
Interior retention of phlegm-dampness: Accompanied by symptoms of fullness in the chest, nausea and vomiting, poor appetite, fidgets, thick and greasy tongue coating and slippery pulse
Prescription: Fenglong (ST40), Zhongwan (CV12), Neiguan (PC6), Pishu (BL20), Touwei (ST8)
(2) Ear Acupuncture: kidney (CO10), ear-shenmen (TF4), internal ear (LO6), occiput (AT3) and brain (AT3,4i)
(3) Scalp Acupuncture: Vertigo-auditory area on both sides


Although acupuncture is most effective for vertigo, attention should be paid to the identification of the incidental from the fundamental cause.
Hyperactivity of liver yang: Accompanied by aching pain and weakness of the lower back and knees, reddened tongue and wiry pulse

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