Concussions, Vertigo, Dizziness, Headaches

Dizziness, vertigo, and headaches are debilitating symptoms on their own and when coupled with concussion and post-concussoin syndrome.

When neurological changes occur, each day can feel like a chore and life-altering symptoms can persist. Acupuncture, craniosacral therapy and sometimes herbs can help speed recover and reduce symptoms.

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In cases of concussion, acute treatment during the initial prescribed rest and treatment of post-concussion syndrome can provide relief and comfort when nothing else seems to help.

Dr. Farber also treats a great many cases of vertigo and dizziness. Through careful application of craniosacral therapy and acupuncture, patients report less vertigo and dizziness, less need for medication and alleviation of association nausea, vomiting and sound sensitivity.

Conditions likely to be helped include:

  • Concussion
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Migraines
  • Post-stroke symptoms
  • Headaches

Dr. Farber is passionate about working with patients that she can help! Schedule a free consultation to see if you are a good fit for feeling better with integrative Chinese medicine. If you prefer, call now and we can answer your questions or schedule your appointment today.


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Why Our Approach to Dizziness, Vertigo and Concussions Works . . .

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Comprehensive Perspective

Integrative Chinese medicine is an ancient medicine practiced in the modern world utilizing the best practices available today, including cutting-edge lab tests, epigenetics and current research on diet and treatment.

Spark Your Natural Healing Ability

Integrative Chinese medicine uses acupuncture, bodywork, herbs and supplements to stimulate your body’s own self-regulatory capacity. Chinese medicine and nutritional support are sciences, with rich bodies of research to back them up. They are also medical arts; we treat the body and then carefully observe its responses, fine-tuning treatments as the healing process unfolds.

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It Feels Great

Although physiological landscapes vary widely and lab testing often helps to pinpoint exactly what is going on, a common cornerstone of treatment in this day and age is stress reduction. Dr. Farber has 25+ years of experience doing massage and bodywork and she employs her skills to relax patients and put them at ease in a soothing, warm healing space. Relaxation calms the adrenal system, disarming the fight or flight mechanism that has become rampant in our society. Current research shows that stress receptors in the gut affect emotions in the same way that neurotransmitters do. Studies show that deep relaxation and adrenal health support blood circulation and proper function of the nervous system.

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Our Work Together

Step 1 - Free Consultation

During your free consultation, Dr. Farber will speak with you on the phone or in the office to discuss your case, medical history and your health goals. She will answer any questions you may have and help evaluate whether her clinical work will help you feel better.

Step 2 - Comprehensive Initial Visit

Your first comprehensive intake with Dr. Farber will take approximately two hours. During this time she will do a comprehensive health and family history to assess the development of symptoms and root. She will ask that you complete a dietary survey and also that you bring in all supplements and medications you are currently taking so that she can devise an optimal plan in partnership with you.

You will be given a treatment plan that includes supplements and herbs (when appropriate) as well as an easy-to-follow diet plan when necessary.

Your first session also includes bodywork and acupuncture when appropriate. Dr. Farber uses a painless Japanese acupuncture style that often surprises people who are afraid of needles with its gentleness. She also uses Shiatsu, Swedish massage and craniosacral therapy to treat joint pains and general tension.

Step 3 - Treatment Plan

Dizziness, vertigo and concussions respond best to an aggressive treatment approach. Dr. Farber will likely recommend beginning with frequent shorter treatments, tapering off after a couple of weeks.

Step 4 - Transitional Care

Dr. Farber works to move you into Transitional Care mode as quickly as possible. After the initial round of visits, you will begin to come in less frequently until you are being treated on an as-needed basis. You can still receive supplement and herbal support and come in for “tune-up” treatments as necessary.

Step 5 - Taking Care of the Community

Dr. Farber is honored by the fact that over 75% of new patients are referrals from happy patients and medical doctors who have witnessed the benefits of her work firsthand and want others in their community and lives to receive similar benefits.

We look forward to helping those you refer live their most vital, energetic lives!

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”Rachel Farber brings such a beautiful and harmonious presence to her practice, and combined with her years of experience and passion for healing is able to provide treatment that is outstanding in every way! She listens intuitively to your body, and provides an extremely warm and nurturing environment. My sessions with her have been just incredible, and I always leave feeling absolutely amazed at the mind/body benefits I experience! She is without a doubt a most gifted practitioner, and I feel Santa Cruz is so fortunate to have a healer of her caliber in our community!”

Suzanne R

Dr. Farber is passionate about working with patients that she can help. Schedule a free consultation to see if you are a good fit for integrative Chinese medicine. If you prefer, call now and we can answer your questions or schedule your appointment today.


Read more about: Dr. Farber / Testimonials / About Chinese Medicine