Dizziness at Period Time
What is dizziness in Chinese medicine?
In Chinese medicine, the term "dizziness" encompasses blurred vision as well. In fact, dizziness in Chinese medicine is called Xuan Yun. Xuan means "blurred vision", while Yun means "dizziness". This symptom may range from a very slight dizziness, sometimes only on changing posture, to very severe vertigo with loss of balance when everything around the patient seems to be spinning.
Causes of dizziness at period time
The causes of dizziness at period time may include:
- Chronic illness
- Irregular diet
- Emotional stress
- Excessive exercise
- Irregular diet
Pathology of dizziness at period time
The main pathological factors of dizziness at period time are:
- Blood deficiency
- Kidney- and Liver-Yin deficiency with Liver-Yang rising
- Phlegm with Spleen-Qi deficiency
Treatment for dizziness at period time
The treatment for dizziness at period time may include acupuncture and/or herbal remedies. The treatment plan will depend on the underlying cause of the dizziness. For example, for blood deficiency, the treatment principle may be to tonify the Kidneys, Spleen and Liver, and nourish Blood. For Kidney- and Liver-Yin deficiency with Liver-Yang rising, the treatment principle may be to nourish Yin, strengthen the Kidneys and Liver, and subdue Liver-Yang. For Phlegm with Spleen-Qi deficiency, the treatment principle may be to warm the Yang, strengthen the Spleen, resolve Phlegm, and drain Dampness.
Prognosis and prevention of dizziness at period time
The problem of dizziness at period time typically responds well to treatment with acupuncture and/or herbs. However, the pattern from Yin deficiency may take the longest to treat, and the pattern from Phlegm may also be stubborn because it takes time to resolve Phlegm. To prevent dizziness at period time, it is important to manage chronic illness, maintain a regular and nourishing diet, avoid excessive exercise, manage emotional stress, and get enough rest.