Dizziness and Vertigo

Dizziness and Vertigo



paroxysmal dizziness and rotary vertigo, heaviness and heavy sensations in the head, aggravated by motion, stifling sensation in the chest; difficulty in thinking
or concentrating, especially in the morning;

nausea, profuse sputum, somnolence, greasy tongue coating, slippery pulse

wind phlegm

headache, clear urine, possible loose stools, white tongue coat

Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Tang

heat phlegm

bitter taste in mouth, yellow urine, yellow tongue coat, possible constipation

Wen Dan Tang + Huang Qin, Huang Lian


dizziness and vertigo that feels like motion sickness, tinnitus, irritability, red face, insomnia, dream disturbed sleep, the head distending headache, symptoms aggravated by emotional stress, red tongue, wiry and rapid pulse

Yang rising:  a sensation of heat rushing into the head

Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin

excess fire: thirst, scanty yellow urine

Long Dan Xie Gan Tang


water retention in lower Jiao dizziness, vomiting of frothy saliva, shortness of breath, throbbing pulsations just below the umbilicus, coughing, a moist white tongue coating; floating and slippery pulse

Wu Ling San





Excess with deficiency

Kidney Yang deficiency with dampness

dizziness, heavy sensation in the head, palpitations; possible shivering and trembling with unsteady appearance; cold limbs, loose stools, a swollen pale tongue with teethmarks and white, slippery coating; deep and thin weak pulse

Zhen Wu Tang

Shao Yang syndrome

dizziness, nausea or vomiting, bitter taste in the mouth, dry throat, full sensation in the chest and hypochondria, poor appetite, may have alternating chills and fever, wiry pulse

Xiao Chai Hu Tang

Qi deficiency with phlegm

dizziness and tinnitus with a desire to lie down, symptoms worsened in standing position and induce by exertion; lassitude, poor appetite, spontaneous sweating,
loose stools, pale tongue, weak pulse

profuse phlegm, greasy tongue coating

Si Jun Zi Tang + Er Chen Tang

D e f i c i e n c y

Qi deficiency

may have prolapse of rectum or uterus

Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang

Blood deficiency

dizziness which is worse when very quickly standing up from a seated position, blurred vision, low energy, numbness in the extremities, pale tongue, thready pulse; usually includes a history of bleeding

Si Wu Tang

Qi and Blood deficiency

dizziness or fainting, especially when standing up from a seated position, aggravated by overwork; insomnia, palpitations, pale face, lassitude, spontaneous sweating, pale tongue, weak pulse

Gui Pi Tang
Shi Quan Da Bu Tang

Stomach and Liver def. cold

dizziness and vertigo with vertex headache; dry heaves, spitting of clear fluids, or vomiting immediately after eating; cold hands and feet; white, moist tongue coat, weak and wiry pulse

Wu Zhu Yu Tang

Kidney Deficiency


persistent dizziness and vertigo with empty feeling which is worse in the afternoon and evening, aggravated by overwork and overthinking,
poor memory, lassitude, lumbar soreness

red tongue with scanty coating, wiry thready pulse

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan


cold limbs, pale tongue, white coat, deep thready pulse

Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan