Studied Homeopathic Remedies
- Homeopathic Remedy Containing Ambra grisea, Conium , Petroleumm, and Cocculus
Vertigo is a kind of dizziness in which the world seems to spin around you. These symptoms commonly occur when you whirl around rapidly and then stop. Often, vertigo is accompanied by nausea and a loss of balance. Vertigo may pass quickly, or it may last for hours or even days.
There are many possible causes of vertigo, including motion sickness, infection in the inner ear, vision problems, head injury, insufficient blood supply to the brain, and brain tumors. A condition called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo involves attacks of vertigo triggered by certain head positions; its cause is believed to be deposits of calcium in the inner ear. Another condition, Meniere's disease, is characterized by sudden, intense attacks of vertigo often accompanied by nausea and vomiting, along with ringing in the ears and progressive deafness. Its cause is unknown.
Note: Because of its wide variety of causes, persistent episodes of vertigo should always be investigated by a physician.
Scientific Evaluations of Homeopathic Remedies for Vertigo
Another study found this same remedy equally effective as the herb
Traditional Homeopathic Treatments for Vertigo
The homeopathic remedy
is often recommended for the treatment of vertigo, especially when it is a result of motion sickness. The
In contrast, the homeopathic remedy Conium is associated with a symptom picture in which vertigo is made worse by lying down, turning over, or moving the head.
2. Issing W, Klein P, Weiser M et al. The Homeopathic Preparation Vertigoheel((R)) Versus Ginkgo biloba in the Treatment of Vertigo in an Elderly Population: A Double-Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial. J Altern Complement Med . 2005;11:155-60.
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