Patients with vertigo have significant relief within 3 weeks and the total treatment is up to 2 or 3 months.
One or more symptoms include: ringing in the ears, sensation of fullness or pressure, vertigo, nausea, vomiting, migraine headache, and hearing loss. Occurrences can be incapacitating, lasting from several hours to several days and recurring with varying frequency. An attack may be precipitated by a rise in fluid in the labyrinth area of the inner ear, causing increased pressure and a disrupted sense of balance. It usually begins in mid-life and occurs about equally in men and women. Acupuncturists diagnose this as an obstruction in the meridian energy pathways that run through the ear. Often the cause is the adverse reaction to food allergens, infection, or diseases. Symptoms are often alleviated in a few sessions, and a series of treatments may reduce or eliminate the frequency of attacks.