Acupressure for Vertigo Relief: 3 Basic Pressure Points to Try
Vertigo is a disorder that affects balance. It produces a sensation of movement even though there is none occurring. Patients with vertigo usually feel like the world is spinning around them. They may experience nausea, vomiting and dizziness. If you’re suffering from vertigo, you may want to give acupressure for vertigo and dizziness relief a try.
What is Acupressure
Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique and a traditional Chinese medicine practice. It consists of pressing certain acupuncture points to help stimulate the body to start healing the free flow of energy in the body. It is similar to acupuncture, but instead of needles, the fingers are used to work the point. It’s normal to experience a slight pain when the proper acupuncture point is pressed.
Massage and Acupressure for Vertigo Relief
Acupressure can be very effective in numerous ways, one of those ways includes reducing vertigo symptoms naturally by stimulating specific pressure points located on various parts of the body. There are a few different points in particular that could help relieve dizziness and vertigo when considering acupressure for vertigo relief.
TW 17 (Triple Warmer 17)
This point is a functional acupressure point that usually sees quick results. It is located in the indentation directly behind the ear lobe on both sides of the head. All you need to do is apply a firm pressure using your thumbs, knuckles, fingers, palms, or the side of your hand. Ensure that the pressure remains steady and stationary for 1 to 2 minutes. It’s normal for the pressure to be only slightly painful, but not excruciatingly so.
GB 20 (Gall Bladder 20)
This point is located right at the base of the skull, just at the top of the back of the neck, you can feel soft depressions here. Using your thumbs, firmly press on the point for about 30 seconds. You can also move your fingers in a circular motion around the point.
P6 (Pericardium 6)
This point is located about an inch below the wrist on your inner forearm between the two tendons. Using this pressure point, you start by holding your hand up, so your palm is facing you. Then place the first three fingers of your hand across your wrist at the base of your palm, this will help you find the correct spot to apply pressure. Place your thumb directly below your fingers. Using your thumb, press down until you feel two large tendons. Apply a gentle pressure here for about 30 seconds, then switch to your other wrist.
These are just a few acupressure points that may help relieve your vertigo, though there are others that exist.
Acupressure Bands for Vertigo
There isn’t much more than anecdotal evidence to prove that acupressure bands for vertigo can help to reduce vertigo and dizziness-related symptoms. These bracelets are targeted specifically at getting rid of nausea caused by vertigo, by applying pressure to the point used in acupressure to rid oneself of nausea.
Getting Treatment for Vertigo
If these acupressure tips still haven’t done the trick, I also offer a free 5 step guide to getting out of the vertigo spins.
At Align Wellness Center, we’ve seen great results in helping people to manage their vertigo without drugs, or surgery. There are many things we offer that can help you get back to living a vertigo-free life. If you want to see if we can help you, feel free to give us a call, and if you or someone you know is experiencing vertigo, be sure to share this with them.
We have helped thousands of people to restore alignment within their body and eliminate their vertigo for good. If you haven’t had your spine looked at by a corrective chiropractor, your vertigo could be caused by this.
We offer an in-depth exam to determine exactly what we can do to help with as much detail for you as possible. It is called the 3-Dimensional BioStructural Analysis, and the process involves the following:
- Timeline history
- Digital posture exam
- 3-Dimensional posture exam
- Chiropractic, Neurological, and Physical Exam
- Spinal radiographs (if needed)
- Digital biomechanical analysis of your spine
- Insurance verification (by our insurance team)
- Separate time to go over the results of your test within a day or two, where we will go over:
- What is going on
- If we can help
- What the best next step is for you
- Any investment in your health that is necessary
If you’re interested, you can schedule an appointment for a 3-Dimensional BioStructural Analysis here. If you’d like more tips on acupressure for vertigo or how you can stay healthy and well without drugs and surgery, go ahead and check out other articles on this site. If you continue to struggle with vertigo and dizziness, give us a call at Align Wellness Center (847) 860-6599 or schedule an appointment online. Contact us today or stop by the office. We’re located at 900 Skokie Blvd., Suite 113, Northbrook, IL, 60062.