Vertigo Exercise: How To Cure Vertigo?
The word “vertigo” comes from the Latin verb vertere which means to turn or change direction. It’s not surprising that many people have been suffering from dizziness due to turning their heads while they are standing still. However, there are several types of dizziness and some of them may be cured without any treatment whatsoever!
There are two main types of dizziness: 1) Vestibular Dizziness (Ventricular Dizziness), which is caused by changes in balance; 2) Ocular Dizziness (Visual Loss). Both types of dizzyness are treatable.
You need to understand that your body doesn’t always move according to the laws of physics. Sometimes it makes a mistake and causes you pain or even death!
In order to get rid of these kinds of dizziness, you need to learn how to control your head movements. That’s why I decided to write this article about the most effective exercises for treating both types of dizziness.
If you suffer from either type of dizziness, then you will definitely benefit from learning these exercises!
What Are The Best Exercises For Treating Vomiting Or Diarrhea?
Some people (especially those who suffer from migraine) report that spinning in a circle can cause them to vomit. I’ve experienced this kind of dizziness myself when I was little. Indeed, I felt like vomiting whenever the whole room started spinning. This kind of dizziness is called “Vestibular Dizziness” and it can be treated by using these exercises.
Exercise One: The “Calm Eye” Exercises
These exercises promote balance by improving eye-movement. It is very important to keep your eyes fixed on a specific object.
If you have a friend, you can ask them to move around while you follow them with your eyes only. If you’re alone, then try to follow your fingers as they move up and down and side to side in front of your face. To use this exercise properly, you must make sure that you are focusing on one specific point only. If you feel dizzy after doing this exercise, then it probably means that you were focusing on more than one point. In this case, try to refocus your eyes on a single point and keep them still. It is also important to remember that you should blink regularly since this will prevent your eyes from drying out (and it’s healthy anyway).
Exercise Two: The “Accelerating Chair” Exercises
These exercises are very effective in treating problematic dizziness that may be caused by spinning. Before you begin, you need to sit on a chair and ensure that your feet are firmly placed on the ground.
Then, you should swivel your chair from one side to another (from left to right and right to left). To make this exercise more challenging, try to do it as fast as possible. This will force your brain to perceive that you are actually sitting still. After one minute of swiveling, stop immediately. If you feel dizzy, you should lie down with your legs raised above the ground (this will reduce the risk of falling).
Exercise Three: The “Watering Can” Exercises
These exercises are good for those who are tired of spinning in circles! Just kidding!
To perform these exercises, you need to lie on the ground (preferably on a carpeted floor). Press one ear firmly against the ground. Now, slowly move your head from one side to the other. You should try to do this as smoothly as possible. The goal is to make the sounds of the environment seem very far away. If you are successful, your brain will start spinning and you will feel dizzy (this is normal). Continue doing the exercise until the dizziness passes.
Exercise Four: The “Sitting Still” Exercises
These exercises are suitable for those who don’t like to spin in circles. Instead of spinning, these exercises will make you feel dizzy by making you sit still!
Before you begin, you need to sit on a chair with your feet firmly placed on the ground. Keep your eyes fixed on a specific object and do not move at all. If you feel that you are start to lose balance, take a deep breath and relax. After one minute, stand up slowly.
The goal of these exercises is to make you feel dizzy. This will help your brain to adapt to an experience of loss of balance that is common among people who suffer from vestibular migraine.
By making yourself feel dizzy, you are actually “tricking” your brain into thinking that it’s not really dizzy. Remember, these exercises are not designed to make you feel dizzy immediately. You should carry on with the exercises until you feel that they are becoming less effective. At this point, it is time to move on to the next exercise. Don’t be afraid to stop if you feel very dizzy or experience extreme nausea. If this happens, you should lie down with your legs elevated above the ground.
Are there any exercises that can help to relieve the symptoms of VN?
There are some terrific supplements and herbs that help to relieve the symptoms of VN. These are natural solutions and they can be very safe if you follow the directions on the product labels. Alternatively, you can ask your health care provider about other treatments that can eliminate your VN symptoms.
*Pseudoephedrine and Caffeine
This is a combination of two common medicines that can be purchased over the counter. You can find these over the counter in products like Sudafed, Novafed and others.
One side effect of this medication is that it may cause your heart to beat faster, which is why you should not take this medicine if you have heart problems or if you are taking another medicine that can cause your heart to beat faster. If you experience any fast heartbeat, dizziness or nausea after taking this medicine, you should consult your doctor immediately.
This can be a very safe method for relieving the symptoms of vestibular migraine. To perform this method, you have to find a certain spot on your ear canal.
This point is called “Hoku” and can be located by touching the ear gently with your index finger (this should be easy to find). Press this point for a few minutes and then repeat the same process with the other ear. You can also rub this spot gently in a circular motion to alleviate your symptoms even further.
The purpose of this activity is to relieve the facial pressure that is experienced by people who suffer from VN. The reason why this works is still not clear but it has been known to provide some relief for many patients.
This is a method of retraining your nerve system to function properly when you are feeling stressed out or anxious. By using this method, you can teach your body to handle stress in a more effective way.
The goal of this treatment is to enable the patient to relax his or her entire body and focus on certain parts of the body until the stress has been eliminated completely. Over time, you should be able to apply these sensations on your own without any assistance.
Biofeedback works best if you do this on a regular basis. You should practice this for fifteen minutes each day until you start seeing results.
It’s okay to take breaks in between but you should try to maintain a schedule so that you can maximize the benefits of this treatment. If you do this before bedtime, it may also help you to sleep more peacefully.
This has been used for treating many conditions of the body for over 5000 years. In fact, it’s one of the oldest methods known to medical science.
The way this works is still not very clear but many believe that it can stimulate specific points in your body that will relieve pain and other symptoms. There are many points in your body that can be stimulated by an acupuncturist and these treatments can be very safe when performed by a trained professional.
It usually takes several sessions before you see any effects but most people start feeling better after the second visit. You should ask your acupuncturist for a list of rules and warnings before you start this treatment.
This is considered to be an experimental therapy but many medical experts believe that it could be very effective for treating VN. The way this method works is that it modifies the electrical signals coming from your brain in order to relieve pain.
Sources & references used in this article:
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Rehabilitation outcome in home-based versus supervised exercise programs for chronically dizzy patients by CL Kao, LK Chen, CM Chern, LC Hsu, CC Chen… – Archives of gerontology …, 2010 – Elsevier
Clinical and cost effectiveness of booklet based vestibular rehabilitation for chronic dizziness in primary care: single blind, parallel group, pragmatic … by L Yardley, F Barker, I Muller, D Turner, S Kirby… – Bmj, 2012 – bmj.com
Chronic dizziness: a practical approach by AM Bronstein, T Lempert, BM Seemungal – Practical neurology, 2010 – pn.bmj.com