Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

Acupuncture is a medical technique that has been practiced since years to treat various illnesses. It is widely used in several parts of the world. It originated in China and is spread to other countries like Korea, Japan and Europe. The acupuncturist believes in the theory that the entire human body function is controlled by some vital force. This energy or force is generated in different sites or locations in the body which is termed as meridians. The energy then flows through these body channels to different parts to maintain the health.

Whenever the energy flow channel is blocked, the body falls sick and gets prone to disease or disorder. There are 350 acupuncture points in the human body where the acupuncturist focuses to initiate the response. Acupuncture is very commonly used to treat migraines, high blood pressure, whooping cough, neck pain, lower back pain or spinal injury, dental pain, Arthritis, morning sickness, and risk of stroke or any other chronic condition.

The therapy or acupuncture procedure resumes the energy flow hence improving the overall health. It is known as a Chinese medicinal technique and is practiced from ancient time. The therapy can be used in combination with other medical treatments; however, it is not effective in many other medical conditions. The acute conditions resolve in approximately 8 to 12 sessions, where each session is taken weekly or biweekly.

Causes of Dizziness After Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a safe and successful procedure and is widely practiced; however, around 10 % of people experience some side effects. Among many signs, mild dizziness is the most common symptom experienced after the treatment. It is considered to be as a positive sign that the acupuncture therapy is effective and is working successfully; unless it is associated with nausea, vomiting and vertigo. Dizziness and lightheadedness is actually considered as normal post acupuncture therapy since it happens due to the change in the electrical balance of the body forces that were initially blocked and are now renewed. It’s an unpleasant feeling.

Ways to Deal with Dizziness After Acupuncture

The dizziness after acupuncture does not last for more than an hour. The clients are advised to stay or lie down in comfortable position for at least half an hour post the therapy session and should not get up quickly from the table once the session is over. The patients should take good rest throughout the day. Doing deep breathing exercises and drinking plenty of water helps in curing dizziness. Also, sleeping early during the day of session, help in reducing the disoriented feeling.

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, MD,FFARCSI

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Last Modified On: June 5, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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