Vertigo is a sensation of dizziness that’s characterized by a feeling that the surrounding environment is spinning, falling, moving, or tilting, where there’s no actual movement. Severe cases are accompanied by nausea, loss of balance, or temporary hearing loss. Vertigo is considered a symptom and not a disease, that’s more severe than feeling lightheaded. The most common form is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), which is a disturbance in the calcium particles found in the semicircular canals of the inner ear. It’s characterized by a sensation of motion, worsened by sudden head movements.
9. Massage Therapy
What getting massage therapy can do is help resolve balance issues while reducing dizziness, this by stimulating all the trigger points which are located in the anterior neck muscles. Doing so improves circulation, while also relieving head and neck pain, along with stiffness.
You can also do simple massages yourself on a daily basis, this by gently massaging your head, neck, and upper back in soothing circular motions. To get a proper massage however, sessions with a professional massage therapist is recommended.
A popular ayurvedic remedy is preparing a combination of almonds, pumpkin seeds, poppy seeds, and wheat, which is known to reduce the dizziness that’s associated with vertigo. Begin by soaking 8 almonds, 8 pumpkin seeds, 3 tablespoons of wheat, and 1 teaspoon of poppy seeds in water and leave overnight.
The next morning, peel and grind the almonds along with the other ingredients to make a paste. Sauté 1/2 teaspoon of cloves in 2 teaspoons of ghee. Combine all ingredients to a cup of milk. Boil and sweeten with honey, and enjoy daily.
7. Lemon Balm
What herbalists claim is that lemon balm is able to help with issues that’s associated with anxiety, hypertension, insomnia, migraines, and vertigo. What it does is relieves tension in the nervous and circulatory systems. What it also has are antiviral properties.
Begin by adding 1 teaspoon of dried lemon balm to a cup of boiling water, and allow it to simmer for up to 15 minutes. Strain it out, and drink the tea several times a day for a few weeks. Just inhaling lemon balm oil directly is also helpful, but not recommended for prolonged periods.