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March 04, 2018
While a complete nuisance and very often debilitating, Vertigo is not a disease or a medical condition. Vertigo is a combination of symptoms caused by other conditions like infection - flu and colds included - and is so common it's estimated that 40 percent of people over 40 yrs of age will experience Vertigo at least once during their lifetime.
Feeling dizzy, a spinning sensation
Feeling like you're going to tip over
Off balance while moving or walking
Ringing in the ears
While the causes of these symptoms can be complex and many, it makes sense to me to tend to the vagus nerve...
What happens in the vagus nerve, it turns out, doesn’t stay in the vagus nerve. The longest of the cranial nerves, the vagus nerve is so named because it “wanders” like a vagabond, sending out fibers from your brainstem to your visceral organs. The vagus nerve is literally the captain of your inner nerve center, the parasympathetic nervous system. And like a good captain, it does a great job of overseeing a vast range of crucial functions, communicating nerve impulses to every organ in your body. New research has revealed that it may also be the missing link to treating chronic inflammation, and the beginning of an exciting new field of treatment that leaves medications behind.
If the vagus nerve is the captain of our inner nerve center, let's give it some TLC by keeping the nerve pathway clear from blockage, essential oils can help, along with healthy living - we all know where we can make improvements!
That said, make a mental note of the changes you're going to implement but in the meantime, learn about a new location to apply essential oils topically that encompasses the vagal pathway and may also be beneficial for many issues like cluster headaches, infection/inflammation, earaches, stress, detox etc.
Reach up and touch the bone behind your earlobe - this is called the mastoid bone and what makes this location somewhat magical is the fact that the vagus nerve, the captain of your inner nerve center "wanders" down and over the mastoid bone behind BOTH earlobes. Are you catching my drift as why I believe this may be a key location for easing Vertigo symptoms?
Clove Bud -
Helps to stimulate the vagal pathways to trigger detoxification. Stimulates circulation to help increase energy. Clove essential oil can help energize mood and aid memory. Supports headaches, fevers, digestive problems and may boost milk supply for nursing moms.
Sesquiterpenes, chemical compounds found in Frankincense, allow this oil to cross the blood brain barrier. It may also strengthen the brain and ease anxiety, nervous tension, any stress-related conditions, infections and inflammation.
Beta-caryophyllene is king in Copaiba oil and, CBD oil I might add:
Considering that β-caryophyllene is already an FDA-approved food additive, these natural sesquiterpenes have an enormous potential to decrease the burden of inflammation-induced damage following neural and nonneural diseases.
This oil is stimulating to the brain, helpful for clearing negative thoughts and boosts focus. Lime refreshes a tired mind making it a useful alternative for addressing depression and fatigue.
Homeostasis can be defined as the stable state of an organism and of its internal environment; as the maintenance or regulation of the stable condition, or its equilibrium; or simply as the balance of bodily functions.
Generously roll blend on tip of index finger, apply over mastoid bone behind both earlobes morning and night or as needed until symptoms subside. Stay hydrated, eat well and make an effort to get a good nights sleep.
Should your Vertigo symptoms worsen do not hesitate to see your health provider, do not drive if dizzy spells persist.
The DIY Version
Per (1) 10ml Roller Bottle
21 drops Clove Bud
21 drops Frankincense
21 drops Copaiba
21 drops Lime
Add essential oils to empty 10ml bottle - add carrier oil of choice to top off the bottle - insert roller ball - apply cap. Gently tip bottle back and forth to blend.
Label bottle accordingly.
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