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Vertigo And Dizziness Natural Ayurvedic Treatment

Author : Gurnam Saini  

Vertigo Dizziness Fainting Herbal Natural Ayurvedic Medicine Melbourne Australia

Ayurvedic Approach to Alleviating Vertigo and Dizziness Symptoms

 

 

Vertigo is an ailment where a person feels spinning or swaying, as if the objects around them are moving. It is further associated with sweating, vomiting, difficulty in walking, and nausea. 

 

 

 

The reason behind the occurrence is due to the damage caused to the posterior semicircular canal of the inner ear. The other reason behind its occurrence is due to improper functioning of vestibular system. Dizziness occurs almost in 40% of the people while vertigo occurs about 7-10%.

 

Vertigo becomes a common ailment with age and its occurrence is higher in women when compared to men. In the developed world, around 3% of the emergency departments are the cases of vertigo.

 

Causes of Vertigo

 

The main reasons behind the occurrence of vertigo are as follows:

 

 

  • Disorder of digestion and development of gastrointestinal problems
  • Ailments related to the ear such as imbalance in the ear fluid
  • Impaired eyesight
  • Reduced functioning of the nervous system
  • Frequent attacks of a migraine
  • Improper blood circulation
  • Reduced sexual incompetence
  • Recurrent attacks of epilepsy
  • History of brain tumor
  • Lack of proper sleep
  • Fatigue

 

Ayurveda, the ancient medical treatment originated in India, describes Vertigo as a cause due to the involvement of Pitta Dosha. Typically, the term used for vertigo in Ayurveda is “Brahma”.

 

The primary reason for Pitta Dosha to develop is due to excess consumption of oily spicy, fried, sour food items, taking more stress, and feeling annoyed at all times. These causes when combined with Vata Doshas begin to develop the spinning situation that a person feels.

 

 

Natural Ayurvedic Remedies for Vertigo used Traditionally:

 

The following are the most important natural remedies  used traditionally for vertigo in Ayurveda: 

 

 

1.Giloy: Guduchi, Giloy, or Tinospora Cordifolia, is a herbaceous vine indigenous to India, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar. The primary benefit of the herb is its ability to reduce mental stress, which in turn helps in fighting against vertigo. Additionally, the antioxidant properties help in boosting immunity.

 

A research paper by Upadhyay A K explains that Tinospora Cordifolia or Guduchi or Giloy is used in various Ayurvedic preparations to treat various ailments. It is used to enhance the immune system and increase the body’s resistance against infections. Giloy is known to improve learning and memory (Medhya Rasayana)  in Ayurveda. It is specially used in the treatment of Bhrama or Vertigo. The study was conducted in which children with a background disease were treated with Tinospora Cordifolia, which is known for its anti-stress activity. A substantial improvement in the patients with a moderate degree of behavioral disorders and mentally deficit was shown along with a significant increase in their IQ levels.

 

2.Vacha (Acorus calamus): Known to bring saneness to mind, Vacha or Calamus is an ayurvedic brain tonic that improves mental functionality. It penetrates the nervous system and deep into the brain tissues. It eradicates the toxins from the mind and opens the nadis of the upper chakras. Best used for treating mental stress, dizziness, and vertigo.

 

 

3.Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis): Shankhpushpi is one of the best medicine in Ayurveda to treat memory and increase brainpower. It is further helpful in treating mental weakness, memory loss, and forgetfulness. It reduces anxiety and depression that support vertigo. Additionally, it acts an antioxidant, and cures mental fatigue, epilepsy, dementia and hypertension.

 

In a research paper by Anil Kumar Singh et al. a study of twenty patients with the menopausal syndrome was conducted. At menopause a woman starts losing her body strength. Various somatic symptoms like vertigo, dizziness, depression, disturbed sleep, irritability, hot flushes, etc. are associated with menopause. The study was to evaluate the role of psychic traits in etiopathogenesis. A compound made of various herbs like, “Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Mandukaparni (Centella Asiatica), Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Guduchi (Tinospora Cordifolia), Ashoka twak (Saraca asoka) all in equal quantity administered in the dose of 3 gm thrice a day for 3 weeks was given to these patients. The results showed a significant decrease in symptoms mentioned above.

 

 

Home Remedies for Vertigo and Dizziness

 

You can also find ingredients in your house that are effective in treating vertigoand dizziness. The following are the home remedies for vertigo using the ingredients that you find in your kitchen:

 

  • Ginger: Ginger is chief ingredient in Ayurveda and existent for more than a thousand years. It is useful in treating several ailments including nausea and dizziness. It is naturally occurring antibacterial and antiviral agent. Consuming fresh ginger or drinking one teaspoon of ginger juice on empty stomach may act against vertigo.
  • Coriander powder and Gooseberry: Gooseberry (Amla) and coriander powder act naturally against vertigo. Mix coriander and gooseberry powder in a glass of water and leave overnight. Strain and drink the water early in the morning. The remedy is useful in curing vertigo and the sudden appearance of darkness around the eyes. Repeat the method for a couple of weeks.
  • Ginko Biloba: Ginko Biloba helps in boosting the flow of blood to the brain, which eliminates the occurrence of vertigo. It is very effective in enhancing blood circulation in the inner ear and solves all the problems related to the ear. Mix a spoon of the powder in water.

 

Natural Treatment for Vertigo and Dizziness

 

Apart from the use of Ayurvedic medicines, you can also choose the natural treatment for vertigo that helps in eliminating the causes behind the occurrence in the first place. To begin with, poor blood circulation results in mental stress and loss of concentration.

 

It is important to provide ample rest to the brain after a tedious day of work at the office. Lack of sleep may provoke the toxins responsible for vertigo. Therefore, sleeping peacefully for at least six to eight hours is essential to keep the mind fresh and energetic. Use of lemon also helps in reducing vertigo effect. Other natural treatments include the use of strawberry, fruit juices, water, almond milk, and yoga.

 

Alternative therapy for Dizziness

 

When you feel the sensation sit down. It will prevent the event of falling. Lie down for at least two minutes or until the feeling passes away. Drink water and eat something. Dehydration and low blood pressure may also cause the sensation.

 

Try to focus on a particular spot. It will help you to focus and senses that you are not spinning, contrary to what the body tells the brain. Inhale deep breaths. It will calm down the senses and help stop the sensation of dizziness.

 

Ayurvedic Clinic in Melbourne

 

If you are experiencing the symptoms as explained in this article and looking for an Ayurvedic clinic in Melbourne, then you may like to visit  Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic. You will receive the right herbal medication based on ayurvedic your body type, the symptoms experienced, and overall status.

 

 

If you wish to enquire more information on Vertigo or Dizziness Ayurvedic Natural Treatment in Melbourne, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.

 

 

Disclaimer: The information on ayurvedic products and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be taken after ayurvedic consultation with an ayurvedic practitioner. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books. These herbs should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Although there is a lot of research done on Ayurveda these days, yet these herbal products might not hold enough current research based evidence.

 

 

   

References

1.Anil Kumar Singh, Manju Pateria, H.M.Chandola, Gurdip Singh. Study On Mental Health Disturbance In Menopausal Syndrome And Its Management With Medhya Rasayana And Shirodhara. J. Res. Educ. Indian Med., Jan.-March 2008 Xiv: 25-51

 

2.Upadhyay A.K., Kumar K., Kumar A., Mishra H.S. Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Hook. f. and Thoms. (Guduchi)–validation of the Ayurvedic pharmacology through experimental and clinical studies. Int. J. Ayurveda Res. 2010;1:112–121. doi: 10.4103/0974-7788.64405

 

 

1.Giloy: Guduchi, Giloy, or Tinospora Cordifolia, is a herbaceous vine indigenous to India, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar. The primary benefit of the herb is its ability to reduce mental stress, which in turn helps in fighting against vertigo. Additionally, the antioxidant properties help in boosting immunity.

 

A research paper by Upadhyay A K explains that Tinospora Cordifolia or Guduchi or Giloy is used in various Ayurvedic preparations to treat various ailments. It is used to enhance the immune system and increase the body’s resistance against infections. Giloy is known to improve learning and memory (Medhya Rasayana)  in Ayurveda. It is specially used in the treatment of Bhrama or Vertigo. The study was conducted in which children with a background disease were treated with Tinospora Cordifolia, which is known for its anti-stress activity. A substantial improvement in the patients with a moderate degree of behavioral disorders and mentally deficit was shown along with a significant increase in their IQ levels.

 

2.Vacha (Acorus calamus): Known to bring saneness to mind, Vacha or Calamus is a brain tonic that improves mental functionality. It penetrates the nervous system and deep into the brain tissues. It eradicates the toxins from the mind and opens the nadis of the upper chakras. Best used for treating mental stress, dizziness, and vertigo.

 

 

3.Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis): Shankhpushpi is the best medicine in Ayurveda to treat memory and increase brainpower. It is further helpful in treating mental weakness, memory loss, and forgetfulness. It reduces anxiety and depression that support vertigo. Additionally, it acts an antioxidant, and cures mental fatigue, epilepsy, dementia and hypertension.

 

In a research paper by Anil Kumar Singh et al. a study of twenty patients with the menopausal syndrome was conducted. At menopause a woman starts losing her body strength. Various somatic symptoms like vertigo, dizziness, depression, disturbed sleep, irritability, hot flushes, etc. are associated with menopause. The study was to evaluate the role of psychic traits in etiopathogenesis. A compound made of various herbs like, “Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Mandukaparni (Centella Asiatica), Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Guduchi (Tinospora Cordifolia), Ashoka twak (Saraca asoka) all in equal quantity administered in the dose of 3 gm thrice a day for 3 weeks was given to these patients. The results showed a significant decrease in symptoms mentioned above.

 

Home Remedies for Vertigo and Dizziness

 

You can also find ingredients in your house that are effective in treating vertigoand dizziness. The following are the home remedies for vertigo using the ingredients that you find in your kitchen:

 

  • Ginger: Ginger is chief ingredient in Ayurveda and existent for more than a thousand years. It is useful in treating several ailments including nausea and dizziness. It is naturally occurring antibacterial and antiviral agent. Consuming fresh ginger or drinking one teaspoon of ginger juice on empty stomach acts against vertigo.
  • Coriander powder and Gooseberry: Gooseberry (Amla) and coriander powder act naturally against vertigo. Mix coriander and gooseberry powder in a glass of water and leave overnight. Strain and drink the water early in the morning. The remedy is useful in curing vertigo and the sudden appearance of darkness around the eyes. Repeat the method for a couple of weeks.
  • Ginko Biloba: Ginko Biloba helps in boosting the flow of blood to the brain, which eliminates the occurrence of vertigo. It is very effective in enhancing blood circulation in the inner ear and solves all the problems related to the ear. Mix a spoon of the powder in water.
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Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More

 

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