DIZZINESS


DIZZINESS
 A sensation of light-headedness and unsteadiness, is often caused by a decrease in blood supply to the brain, while vertigo is caused by disturbances in the inner ear and the balance centers of the brain. It is necessary to understand the specific symptoms a patient is experiencing in order to make the correct approach;
Common causes of dizziness -
Low blood pressure – Dizziness, light headedness, and the feeling of passing out is a common complaints who have low blood pressure. When the blood pressure is too low, not enough oxygen-rich blood is being delivered to the brain, and its function can be affected.
•sweating,
•nausea and vomiting,
•shortness of breath, and
•chest pain. 
 •anemia (decreased red blood cell count)
•bleeding
•dehydration (loss of water in the body) often occurs with infections that cause vomiting and diarrhea.
Most attacks of dizziness are brief and harmless and are caused by a momentary reduction of the blood supply to the brian,such as may occur when getting up suddenly after sitting or lying down. However, dizziness may be a symptom of ear or brain disorders, cardiovascular disease, anaemia or Hypo or Hyper – glycemic or it may be a side effect of certain drugs – especially those used to treat high blood pressure.
•endocrine disease.
•addison’s disease: it occurs when the adrenal glands do not produce enough cortisol to meet the needs of the body, it’s a naturally occurring steroid produced by the body and is part of the stress response (fight or flight). If cortisol levels are low, a patient may experience weakness, fatigue, dizziness, light-headedness, low blood sugar, and low blood pressure.
Vertigo - Vertigo is often described as feeling dizzy, or a sensation of spinning. The patient may specifically mention that the room seems to be spinning around them. Sometimes the complaint is loss of balance or loss of equilibrium. This often occurs because of irritation in the inner ear (the part of the ear that involves balance, not hearing).
 The inner ear has two parts that help the body determine its position in space relative to gravity; 1) the semicircular canals and, 2) the vestibule.
 There are three semicircular canals that are aligned at right angles to each other. These canals are filled with fluid and are lined with a nerve-filled, crystal-encrusted membrane that transmits information to the cerebellum (the part of the brain that controls balance and coordination). The cerebellum collects information from visual stimuli and the nerve endings in muscles associated with proprioception (the perception of movement), to assist the brain in assessing where the body is in relationship to gravity and its surroundings.
Normally, when the head moves, fluid in the semicircular canals shift, and that information is relayed to the brain. When the head stops moving, the fluid stops as well, and that information is relayed to the brain.
In some cases there may be a short delay in the transmission of this information to the brain. For example, when a person rides on go-round or spins quickly around in circles, the fluid in the canals develop momentum and even though the body stops spinning, the fluid in the semicircular canals may continue to move. This causes vertigo, or a sensation of spinning, and may cause the person to fall or stumble. It also may be associated with vomiting.
•Acoustic neuroma: This is a benign tumor of the ear that can present with vertigo.
•Vertigo is the sensation of spinning and may present without warning and be associated with nausea and vomiting. Patients with inner ear problems may be unable to move without generating symptoms.
The mild case can be relieved by closing one’s eyes, while the serious case has an illusion of bodily movement with rotatory sensation like sitting in a sailing boat or moving car, and even accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sweating.
Pathogenesis ;
Hyperactivity of the liver ;
The liver is analogize as wind and wood, characterized by movement and ascending. Over contemplation, anxiety, depression or anger can damage the liver yin, resulting in hyperactivity of liver yang. Dizziness occurs in case the liver yang moves as the wind and ascends to attack the brain. Or the kidney water, generally in deficiency, fails to nourish the liver. Dizziness occurs in case the liver is lack of nourishment, which leads to hyperactivity of liver yang. In both situations there is deficiency in the lower but excess in the upper part of the body.
Main manifestations : Dizziness aggravated by anger, irritability, flushed face, red eyes, tinnitus, bitter taste in the mouth, dream-disturbed sleep, red tongue proper with yellow coating, string taut, rapid pulse.
Analysis : Anger damages the liver yin causing hyperactivity of the liver yang which transforms into fire. When the fire flares up, flushed face, red eyes and irritability appear. The spirit stored in the liver is upset by disorders of the liver, then dream disturbed sleep occurs. The red tongue proper with yellow coating, bitter taste in the mouth, string-taut, rapid pulse are the signs of yin deficiency resulting in fire hyperactivity.
Deficiency of blood ;
the heart and spleen are damaged by overwork and over contemplation in case of a weak constitution after a disease. The damaged spleen fails to produce qi and blood, leading to deficiency. In case the brain in poorly nourished by blood, dizziness occurs.
Main manifestations : dizziness accompanied by pallor and lustreless complexion, weakness, palpitation, insomnia, pale lips and nails, lassitude, pale tongue proper, thready and weak pulse. Dizziness occurs mostly after a serious disease or loss of blood and is aggravated by overwork. Loss of consciousness happens in sever cases.
Analysis : Dizziness is inevitable because deficiency of qi and blood fails to nourish the brain. The heart dominates the blood and is manifested in the complexion. The spleen dominates the transportation and transformation to manufacturer qi and blood. If the heart and spleen are injured, the blood will be insufficient, thereby the complexion is lustreless and the lips and the nails are pale. Deficiency of blood leads to palpitation and insomnia. Deficiency of qi gives rise to weakness, lassitude, anorexia and is aggravated by overwork. Pale tongue and thready, weak pulse are the signs of deficiency of blood.
Interior retention of phlegm dampness ;
In a person with generally abundant phlegm dampness, irregular food intake and overwork damage the stomach and the spleen, impairing their function in transportation and transformation and leading to production of dampness and phlegm. Then the stagnant phlegm and qi may impede the ascending clear yang and the descending of the turbid yin, and thus dizziness occurs.
Main manifestations : Dizziness with a heavy feeling of the head and suffocating sensation in the chest, nausea, profuse, sputum, anorexia, somnolence, white, sticky tongue coating, soft, rolling pulse.
Analysis : Dizziness with a heavy feeling of the head is the sign of the pure yang disturbed by phlegm dampness. Suffocating sensation in the chest and nausea are caused by qi obstructed in the middle jiao. anorexia and somnolence are due to the spleen yang deficiency. White sticky tongue coating soft and soiling pulse are the signs of phlegm dampness.
SuJok therapy stands as a highly efficient method of non medicamentous treatment of dizziness patients. The SuJok therapy approach has the capacity to remedy health disorders at a variety of levels, including emotional, mental, at the somatic (intersystemic) level, the afflicted system and cellular levels. SuJok therapy will emerge useful both as a tactical therapeutic modality in order to relieve an exacerbated condition, and as a strategic treatment aimed at dealing with first-order factors of the dizziness pathogenesis.
SuJok therapy has proved to be in tune with the therapeutic methods advised by the International Su Jok acupuncture by the points corresponding to the ear, and also by Six ki energy therapy.
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TINNITUS


TINNITUS
 Tinnitus is characterised by continual noise or ringing, buzzing, crackling, clicking,  roaring, whistling or hissing sound heard inside one or both ears. Sufferers of tinnitus can experience a wide variety of noise, the severity of which ranges from minor annoyance to debilitating pain. In some cases, it signals problem, such as an ear injury, loss of hearing, or blood vessel disorder. The excess type is caused by fury or fright with upward rush of wind fire of the liver and gall bladder that obstructs the qi circulation in the meridian or caused by invasion of pathogenic wind blocking the orifice. The deficiency type is due to deficiency of the kidney qi and failure of essential qi to ascend to the ear.
Causes;
Tinnitus is sometimes caused by exposure to loud noises. It can also occur as a side effect to certain medications(including some antibiotics, cancer drugs, and diuretics or as the result of earwax blockage.
In other cases, tinnitus results from an underlying condition, such as: •age-related hearing loss •allergies •low or high blood pressure(blood circulation problems) •disorders of the circulatory system •Meniere’s disease (an inner-ear disorder) •acoustic neuroma (a noncancerous tumor on the cranial nerve) •a tumor •diabetes •thyroid problems •injury to the head or neck, as well as a variety of medications including anti-inflammatory medicines, antibiotics, sedatives, antidepressants, and aspirin, colds and flu, noisy environments, allergy flare-ups can increase the intensity of tinnitus noise. Other tinnitus irritants include high salt intake, sugar, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, various medications, tobacco, and caffeine.
Excess Type;
Main manifestations: Sudden deafness, distension sensation and constant ringing in the ear that can not be eliminated by pressing. In the case of upward perversion of pathogenic wind fire of the liver and gall bladder, there are flushed face, dry mouth, irritability and hot temper, forceful and string taut pulse. In the case of invasion by exogenous pathogenic wind, there appear headache and superficial pulse.
Analysis: The pathogenic fire of the liver and gall bladder that flames up along the related meridians results in deafness, tinnitus, headache, flushed face, bitter taste in the mouth and dryness of the throat. Hyper function of the liver causes hot temper and irritability is brought about the pathogenic heat disturbing the mind. Forceful and string taut pulse indicates the excess condition of the liver and gall bladder. When the pathogenic wind attacks the exterior of the body and obstructs the orifices, deafness, tinnitus and headache occur. Superficial pulse is a sign of invasion of the exogenous pathogenic wind.
Deficiency Type;
Main manifestation: Protracted deafness, intermittent tinnitus aggravated by strain and eliminated by pressing, dizziness, soreness and aching of the lower back, seminal emission, excessive leukorrhea, thready and weak pulse.
Analysis: Hypo function of the kidney makes essential qi fail to ascend and fill up the orifices, so there are deafness, tinnitus and dizziness. The loin is the house of the kidney, so hypo function of the kidney causes soreness and aching of the lower back. Deficiency of the kidney qi with impaired restraining function or deficiency of yin with flaming up of the asthenic fire that stimulates the seminal organs causes emission. Since the kidney loses its function of restricting the meridian. Thready and weak pulse are signs of deficiency condition.
Treatment for Tinnitus – It may be quite difficult to eliminate the noise completely according to western medicine. Strategies that may relieve symptoms include: •use of noise-suppressing devices (such as white noise machines)
 •earwax removal
 •avoiding irritants (including loud noises and nicotine).  If tinnitus occurs suddenly and/or is accompanied by hearing loss or dizziness, consult as quickly as possible.
Each sufferer of tinnitus has a personal experience with the condition. What brings relief for one person may not work for another.
According to Encyclopedia of Natural Remedies, deficiencies in magnesium and potassium have been linked with tinnitus.
BUT, with the energy concept of SuJok ACUPUNCTURE, one may overcome the tinnitus problem. SuJok Therapy – Unique and unparalleled in the world, with no drugs,  authored by Prof.Park Jae Woo from Seoul. Method in Russia licensed, approved and endorsed by the Scientific Council of the Ministry of Health of Russia. In 2001, the Ministry of Health of Russia were published guidance on the application Onnuri Su-Jok therapy in clinical practice, physicians of all specialties. SuJok therapy is officially considered a form of acupuncture.
Needless to say, if the tinnitus in your life is throwing you off balance, consider coming in for a treatment through SuJok to regain peace of mind and stay healthy
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