Electroacupuncture and the Chinese herbal formula Gui Zhi Ge Gen Tang is effective for vertigo

Cervical vertigo is a common clinical disease. In this study, we investigated the clinical efficacy of adding the treatment protocol of Gui Zhi Ge Gen Tang and electroacupuncture to the Western medical treatment in cervical vertigo.

The results showed that the total effective rate of the study group was higher than that of the control group (P < 0.05). After treatment, the vertigo, headache, neck and shoulder pain, daily life and work, and psychological and social adjustment scores were higher in the study group than in the control group (P < 0.05). LVA, RVA, and VB were higher in the study group than in the control group after treatment (P < 0.05).

The whole blood viscosity high cut, whole blood viscosity low cut, and plasma viscosity levels were lower in the study group than in the control group after treatment (P < 0.05). After treatment, PF, RF, RE, BP, GH, VT, SF, MH, and HT were higher in the study group than those before treatment (P < 0.05).

The incidence of adverse reactions was not statistically significant in the study group compared with the control group (P > 0.05).

This means that electroacupuncture combined with Gui Zhi Ge Gen Tang can effectively increase the blood flow velocity of the vertebrobasilar artery in patients with cervical vertigo and improve their blood rheology and quality of life with definite efficacy and high safety.

Reference: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34567207/

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