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What does "send..reeling" mean here?

A full-blown dollar crisis on top of a credit crunch and a weakening economy would be frightening. It would send financial markets reeling and tie the hands of the Fed, perhaps forcing it to raise interest rates even as recession looms.
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Make the financial markets unsteady/unbalanced.
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reel


to move with great irregularity and unsteadiness (as of a ship in a storm, a building in an earthquake)


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to send it spinning with the danger of falling

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