New York, NY
I highly recommend Dr. Yang to anyone suffering from dizziness and/or vertigo who has first been checked out thoroughly by his or her physician to rule out systemic illness yet cannot find specific causes or relief.
Although I am generally a very healthy person, several years ago I began to experience unexplained bouts of intermittent dizziness. After being examined thoroughly by various doctors and blood labwork and diagnostic tests performed to rule out systemic illness, I was told that dizziness is unfortunately a very common chronic condition without definitive answers as to the causation. Since in a majority of cases the cause cannot be determined, a cure is not possible and people are just told to learn to live with it. Vestibular rehabilitation exercises were recommended to cope with the symptoms. I followed this recommendation and felt that the vestibular rehabilitation exercises are helpful but by no means a cure - they merely help you cope so as to minimize the impact of the dizziness or vertigo during one's daily activities. Anti-nausea drugs are often suggested but I did not want to go the drug route.
After exhausting the limited possibilities offered by conventional Western medicine, I thought of acupuncture. I was recommended by my doctor to see Dr. Yang .
I realized that while Dr. Yang treats many conditions, she had developed a special interest and expertise in treating dizziness and vertigo. During my initial exam with Dr. Yang, I told her that the previous acupuncturist thought my dizziness was caused by hormonal imbalance. Dr. Yang explained that hormonal imbalance is a frequent cause of dizziness but in my particular case, she had other ideas. It took her about half hour to ask me many questions, exam my pulse and tongue, palpated many points in my neck and head, Dr. Yang felt that in my particular case, the problem was likely caused by an issue relating to the combination of my ear, jaw, neck and upper back. Hence her needle placement was in entirely different spots than the previous acupuncturist had used, she retained needles about other half hour. The initial visit is about one hour. Dr. Yang also suggested a special dietary recommendations which are good ideas for everyone -- avoid excessive salt and sugar -- which she felt could exacerbate vestibular problems by causing water retention.
I was shocked that after my third session with Dr. Yang, I felt a real improvement. I continued for a few more sessions and the dizziness steadily abated until it was completely gone. Dr. Yang is amazing !
As I write this testimonial, I have been free of dizziness for months. Thanks to Dr. Yang, I have been able to resume my normal exercise routine and daily activities. I urge anyone with dizziness to of course first rule out systemic illness with their physician, and then try acupuncture with Dr. Yang who is a tremendously skilled practitioner with a special interest in treating dizziness and vertigo. Even if one has tried acupuncture before for their dizziness to no avail, it is worth trying again with Dr. Yang. Dizziness and vertigo can have many causes -- so after disease has been ruled out by one's physician -- it is imperative to try acupuncture with a highly skilled practitioner such as Dr. Yang who has specific and extensive experience with this particular problem.
NYC, New York