Have you ever experienced extreme dizziness while you’re walking around or sitting in your office? It comes on suddenly and makes you feel like you’re spinning. If so, you may have vertigo.
Vertigo is a type of dizziness that is characterized by the sudden sensation that you are spinning, or that the world around you is spinning. The feeling can come and go quickly, or it can last for hours or days. Those who experience vertigo may also experience nausea or vomiting, headaches, double vision or a racing heartbeat.
What Causes Vertigo?
Vertigo can be caused by several conditions. Less common causes of vertigo can include head or brain injuries or migraines. The most common causes are inner ear infections or diseases of the ear. These include:
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) – When calcium builds up in the canals of the inner ear, BPPV can occur. It causes brief dizziness that lasts from 20 seconds to 1 minute. It’s usually brought on after experiencing trauma to the head or by moving the head in certain positions.
- Vestibular Neuritis – This condition is brought on by an inner ear infection. It causes inflammation around the nerves that help the body sense balance. It leads to severe vertigo that can last a day or more and may lead to hearing loss.
- Meniere’s Disease – Meniere’s disease is caused by the buildup of fluid and pressure in the inner ear. It can cause dizziness, ringing in the ears and hearing loss.
How To Treat Vertigo Naturally
Some people who suffer from vertigo are treated with prescription medications. These include calcium channel blockers, beta blockers and tricyclic antidepressants. But Dr. Carol Foster of the University of Colorado Denver has developed a more natural way to treat vertigo. Since posting her simple maneuver on YouTube, it’s gotten more then 2 million views.
If you’ve every experienced vertigo, you how know debilitating it can be. Walsh’s simple and natural treatment can help treat vertigo quickly and naturally. It’s called the half somersault maneuver. Here’s how it works:
- Kneel on the floor
- Tilt your head up to look at the ceiling
- Put your head upside down as if you’re going to do a somersault
- Turn your head to face your left elbow
- Wait for dizziness to end
- Raise your head to back level
- Wait for dizziness to end
- Sit back quickly
How Does It Work?
Particles in the outer ear can sometimes shift into the semi circular canals in the inner ear. These are the spinning sensors. When you lay down at night, these particles can pass into an opening in the ear through gravity. If they begin to build up, they form a piston in the canal. When you wake up in the morning and move your head, the particles move a sensor and you feel the spinning sensation. The half somersault was developed to shift the particles back out of the inner ear and remove the build up.