May 15, 2014
There are several variables when it comes to Vertigo but the most common cause of vertigo is something called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Symptoms of BPPV are triggered by changes in the position of your head, such as tipping your head up or down, and by lying down, turning over or sitting up in bed. You can also feel out of balance when standing or walking. Although BPPV can be a unsettling and bothersome, it's rarely serious except when it increases the chance of falls.
Some of the other signs and symptoms that can come and go are:
If you experience dizziness along with a new extreme headache, high fever, loss of vision, leg or arm weakness, fainting, chest pain or difficulty speaking please seek medical attention immediately.
Inside your ear is a really small organ called the vestibular labyrinth. It has three loop-shaped structures (semicircular canals) with fluid and fine, hair-like sensors that monitor the rotation of your head.
Other structures (otolith organs) in your ear monitor movements of your head — up and down, right and left, back and forth — and your head's position related to gravity. These otolith organs — the utricle and saccule — contain crystals that make you sensitive to gravity.
For whatever reason, be it a head trauma or an infection, these crystals can get dislodged. When they're dislodged, they can move into one of the semicircular canals, especially when you're lying down. This causes the semicircular canal to become sensitive to head position changes it would normally not respond to. As a result, you feel dizzy. Such tiny little crystals can wreak big havoc!
Mike has vertigo on and off, it almost always comes on after he's been sick with an internal infection...even a cold. We use EOs like crazy for vertigo, namely pure Frankincense and Ginger and he gets through about with relative ease. A couple of things to remember when you use essential oils as a natural alternative to synthetic medications; less is more and, applying often is better than occasional use especially when you're treating something like vertigo or cold and flu. Pure essential oils are absorbed fast and used quickly and you'll need to be consistent!
Another tip we've found helpful is using Frankincense several ways; directly on ears and down each jawline and, either sublingually (2 drops under the tongue, pure Frank only!) or, a drop on the crown of the head and base of brain stem (suboccipital triangle). Pure Frankincense is a game changer is so many ways!
The photo shown is a good application location for MANY protocols, especially when using essential oils for headache, anxiety and ADD/ADHD protocols. The suboccipital triangle is in close proximity to arterial blood flow to the brain and key neurological tissue.
Next time you wake up and the room is spinning, remember this protocol and practice it consistently for relief and lessening of symptoms. Other good essential oils that some have found helpful are Basil, Helichrysum and Melaleuca.
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May 10, 2017
I’ve been having trouble with this. Your blog is perfect timing.
Thanks Rebecca… You Rock Lady!
Love every thing about you, your heart and beautiful, kind hearted caring soul.
I will be making some up for my niece.
I had Vertigo 10 years ago that lasted for 8 months. It was a virus brought on by stress. Yes,……stress can get so bad that it causes Vertigo, it’s the same virus that causes Mono. My Vertigo left 2 weeks after I kicked my husband out. He is now my ex-husband. I have been Vertigo free ever since. My body still carries the virus though and so I had to learn how to manage stress.
I love your articles!
Please Help, What do you suggest for tinnitus? Thank you.
I could have used this several months ago! I had vertigo from August 2013 to March 2014. It just slowly went away until I didn’t notice it anymore.
One of the types of repositioning is called the Epley procedure/maneuver. That can be done by a doctor, chiropractor or anyone trained. I did find a scientific type report someone wrote about how you could do it yourself. And I did it and it worked. It did take a few times as it recommended 3 times a day. Each time I did it, vertigo improved. I believe I did it a total of 4 times. And now, I intend to make the essential oils blend to supplement the Epley maneuver. I am thrilled to now have both things handy for when that vertigo go round comes knocking next time. No more suffering with that. Crazy that something so simple can fix that problem. But doctors would rather prescribe medicine……
My mother suffered from vertigo for over 30 years. She went to the doctors and they said nothing could be done; all she could take was meclizine for dizziness. She would be dizzy for days and unable to do anything—she couldn’t eat, would have to crawl to get to the bathroom, etc. Last year she ended up in the emergency room because of that and a doctor there told her that things have changed and that if she went to a Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor that they could probably give her some other medication to help her. We went to one and after a few tests, she had a “repositioning” done and now she is dizzy free. It only took one session—they said it could be anywhere from one to four sessions-but she was better after one. She no longer suffers from dizziness. No shots, no needles, no surgery, nothing invasive, just a “repositioning”. She’s a new person. She’s able to live life again dizzy free. She’s still careful because for over 30 years she had to watch how she looked up and down, how she turned her head, how she moved in bed, etc. But she said she hasn’t had a dizzy spell since the repositioning. It’s worth looking into!!!
Do you have a recipe I could use in a roller bottle? I would like to have it on hand for my grandmother who is 96 and I will not use oils neat on her. Every now and again she has vertigo from getting out of bed too quickly.
I had vertigo and problems with ED for months, till I figured out that Turkey Hill Lemonade was not for me. I love that Lemonade too; and I am a fan of most Turkey Hill Products. There is nothing on the container to suggest anyone would have any issues with this beverage. Moral of the story: sometimes our symptoms are the result of what we eat and drink. I used to get these blotchy rashes on my arms and legs. I had them off and on for 2 years. I went to an allergist who thought I had skin cancer. Then I went to a dermatologist who couldn’t figure what caused it. Then I went on a cruise and the rash disappeared. I thought about my diet and what was different. It occurred to me that I ate a lot of ham & Swiss cheese sandwiches at home, but none on the cruise. It turned out I was allergic to my favorite brand of Swiss Cheese. As soon as I stopped eating it, the rash went away. Note ~ I am a big fan of essential oils, but sometimes you need to get to the root of a problem- which may be dietary.
What they did to your mom is called the epley maneuver, which I had done this year after suffering from vertigo for 19 years and yes it does work I have been symptoms free for 4 months now and it has completely changed my life.
What about for Central Vertigo? I have this.It is a virus that is brought on by stress. So I will always have it and the only thing I can do is manage the nausea. It’s been 10 years since I had it last. I had it for 8 months and it went away 2 weeks after kicking my husband out. Go figure. I use lavender to manage the stress.
What is the Grounding Blend that is mentioned in the recipe?
I had debilitating vertigo regularly for years until I received upper cervical chiropractic adjustments. Every once in a while I still get dizzy while doing deep forward bends during exercises. This recipe will be handy to have on hand for those times.
I’m gonna try this. I’ve had dizziness constantly now for 6 mos. had MRI ct scans nobody can seem
To help. I’m lightheaded and get odd head pains. I had 2 accidents bk to bk one car wreck 3 years ago and broke my shoulder a year ago but the dizziness started 6 mos ago. Went to rehab for it but nothing is working. Praying the oils help. Any and all suggestions welcomed!
Blend Frankincense and Ginger in your hand with your carrier oil (preferably organic coconut oil) and use your finger to rub on the inside of the ear and the outside as well as down the jawline.
When you say a drop in the ear do you mean rubbed around inside the canal or actually dropped into it. Sorry if that’s confusing. I mean do you do it like you would eat drops?
I just wanted to thank you for this information. It was very informative and helpful. I will be passing this information on to a friend of mine. Hopefully it will work for him.
Also your site is easy to navigate through.
Jan, the grounding blend is Original Jeddy’s Blend – a fantastic blend with an aroma like heaven!
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