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. It is the most common type of dizziness.
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.
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.
Causes of Vertigo
The main reasons behind the occurrence of vertigo are as follows:
Regardless of the number of causes behind the occurrence of vertigo, the primary and prominent factors are the ailments related to the inner ear.
The following are the most important natural remedies 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 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.
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:
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 provokes the toxins responsible for vertigo. Therefore, sleeping peacefully for at least 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.
The cure for dizziness lies in your hands. When you feel the sensation, sleep or 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 also cause the sensation.
Try to focus on a particular spot. It will tell the senses that you are not spinning, contrary to what the body tells the brain. Inhale deep breaths. It will calm down the senses and stop the sensation of dizziness.
The following are the herbal remedies for dizziness:
If you are experiencing the symptoms as explained in this article and looking for an Ayurvedic clinic in Melbourne, then your search ends at the Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic. You will receive the right herbal medication based on ayurvedic your body type, the symptoms experienced, and overall status.
Pure Herbal Clinic in Melbourne, run by Dr. Gurnam Singh Saini, is an expert in Ayurveda and offers a natural cure to all your problems. Consult the doctor today to find a permanent solution for the causes of vertigo or dizziness and lead a stress-free life.
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
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