I haven’t been on the site for a while; I’ve just been very blue trying to cope with this condition.
For the last month I’ve been seeing an experienced practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I went initially for acupuncture but said I was open to other TCM therapies, and boy did I get them: besides acupuncture, I get this massage/scraping treatment on my face (for headache), cupping and scraping on my back, and other stuff I don’t even know what. She’s also given me herbs to take and while I was inwardly skeptical I have taken them faithfully. In the last week I have felt a measurable improvement in my dizziness/disequilibrium and stamina in walking outside. It’s encouraging; I had low expectations given that I’ve had so little success with many other treatments (conventional medical and alternative)—but I have seen some improvement. The doctor seems to think there could be more.
I’m a true believer in Western medicine but have opened my mind (and wallet) to anything that could help, and so far I have been impressed by TCM so I thought I would share that.