Vertigo is a sensation of dizziness that’s characterized by a feeling the immediate 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, an event 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 movement.
9. Massage Therapy
What getting massage therapy can do is help resolve balance issues while reducing dizziness, 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, 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 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 in a cup of milk. Boil and sweeten with honey, and enjoy daily.
7. Lemon Balm
What herbalists claim is lemon balm is able to help with issues associated with anxiety, hypertension, insomnia, migraines, and vertigo.
It’s thought to help relive 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.
Valerian is known to be helpful for relieving vertigo symptoms, especially if it’s combined with other factors such as nervous exhaustion.
What it also does is helps reduce issues such as insomnia and anxiety.
Begin by steeping 1 teaspoon of dried valerian root in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes.
Strain and drink this tea formula up to 3 times a day, for at least three weeks.
Alternately, take 1 teaspoon of valerian tincture twice a day for several weeks.
Note: Taking valerian for prolonged periods can become addictive.
What fresh basil is known for is its light aromatic sweet and spicy smell, which is known to work extremely well as an aromatherapy remedy.
It’s thought effective especially when it comes to the dizziness that’s associated with vertigo.
Begin by boiling 4 basil leaves in 1 cup of milk. First inhale its aroma, then drink this healthy tonic on a daily basis right before going to bed.
Continue to do so for several weeks for best results.
What cardamom has is a soothing aroma which offers health benefits similar to ginger, which helps in the natural treatment of vertigo symptoms.
The massaging action that’s provided by this remedy, does is alleviates the dizziness sensation.
Begin by lightly heating 2 teaspoons of sesame oil, 1/2 teaspoon of powdered cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom.
Gently massage your head with this mixture, and leave it on for several hours. Do this a few times a week for several weeks.
3. Coriander Seeds
Coriander seeds is a well known ayurvedic remedy, especially for those experiencing symptoms of vertigo.
Begin by soaking 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds with 1 teaspoon of Indian gooseberry (amla) powder in a cup of water, and allow it to soak overnight.
Strain and drink this solution first thing in the morning. To improve or sweeten its flavor, add a bit of honey. Drink this daily for several days.
2. Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo biloba is a traditional medicinal herb from China, which is known to help increase the flow of blood to the brain.
What it’s known for is to reduce the sensation of being dizzy, that’s associated with vertigo.
What’s recommended is taking 120 to 160 mg of the ginkgo biloba extract daily, in 3 doses divided equally, for a period of three months.
What’s proven is there should be a noticeable improvement, anywhere after 8 to 12 weeks.
Ginger is able to help reduce vertigo symptoms, because what it does is promotes blood circulation to the brain, while relieving nausea.
Ginger is also known to alleviate motion sickness and migraines.
Just chewing on a piece of ginger regularly, can help reduce the symptoms.
Alternately, prepare ginger tea by steeping 1 teaspoon of grated ginger or slices in boiling water for 5 minutes, and then strain.
Sweeten with honey and drink twice a day. Another option is ginger supplements.
NOTE: Always consult with your doctor since any of these remedies, can potentially interfere with certain medication.
Other Ways To Relieve Vertigo Symptoms
Along with these remedies, always keep yourself well hydrated by drinking plenty of water, as what dehydration does is contributes to dizziness and feeling lightheaded.
Also perform balance exercises, which helps make the vertigo subside. Try acupuncture, breathing exercises and meditation as well, all which are all known to help.