Vertigo

Vertigo is a false sense of motion or that your surroundings are in motion that results in difficulty in maintain balance and even nausea.  The body’s sense of balance comes from the vestibular organ in the inner ear.  This is organ is connected to the brain via the vestibular nerve.  Vertigo can originate from problems in either the inner ear or the brain.

Problems in the inner ear is called peripheral or vestibular vertigo. BPPV is usually brief periods of intense dizziness triggered by some movement of the head. This temporary or transient peripheral vertigo can come from inflammation (bacterial or viral infection), chemical insults, or physical trauma.  Chronic vertigo is most commonly caused by BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo).  Less frequently other diseases including Meniere’s may be the cause.  One theory for BPPV suggests it results from small crystals of calcium carbonate (ear rocks or otoconia) that normally occur but because of damage to the inner ear (injury, infection, aging) they are not properly reabsorbed into the system and this excess accumulation results in vertigo.

Problem within the balance center of the brain in known as central vertigo.  This is typically a milder vertigo and may be accompanied by other symptoms such as double vision or slurred speech.  Head trauma, neck injuries, severe migraines can cause central vertigo.  Decreased blood flow to the brain (arteriosclerosis) can be another cause.

Oils & Blends:  Frankincense, Ginger,Lavender, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang

Also consider: Basil, Geranium, Helichrysum, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary,Thyme

Suggested protocols:

Prevention: Life Long Vitality supplements taken regularly. Daily apply 2 – 3 drops of Ginger topically around the ear and on bottoms of feet. Ginger can also be taken in a capsule internally.

Relief from an attack: Frankincense, 2 drops under the tongue when experiencing an attack, follow on with an additional drop after 30 minutes.

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