Chinese herbs helpful for dizziness

Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) can enhance the treatment of cervicogenic dizziness (CGD) when combined with other treatments, according to authors of a systematic review from Korea. Their meta-analysis included 35 randomised trials with 3862 participants, which were conducted with six types of CHM and four types of active controls. CHM plus active control was found to be more effective in the treatment of CGD than active control alone. CHM plus anti-vertigo drugs, CHM plus manual therapy, CHM plus acupuncture therapy and CHM plus manual and acupuncture therapy were all effective in treating CGD, with CHM plus manual and acupuncture therapy showing the most reliable effect. All CHMs were effective for specific patterns of CGD when administered with active controls, with Ding Xuan Tang (Calm Vertigo Decoction) and Yi Qi Cong Ming Tang (Ginseng, Astragalus and Pueraria Combination) demonstrating the most reliable effects.

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Cervicogenic Dizziness: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2022 May 9;2022:2425851.