Homeopathy treatment for Dizziness
Dizziness is a symptom more than an illness, but it is nonetheless quite annoying and can be debilitating. Dizziness may accompany fever, headache, and nausea in acute illnesses. It is also present with fainting, motion sickness, and loss of balance.
Dizziness is often described as a loss of orientation, loss of balance, and visual disturbance, often with a "lightheaded" feeling or a sensation of the room spinning. Nausea and vomiting often accompany the dizzy feeling.
Dizziness may precede loss of consciousness and falling. It may be a symptom of more chronic, serious underlying problems with the endocrine or nervous system or the inner ear, such as hypothyroidism, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, and Meniere's disease. Dizziness may also come from breathing chemical fumes or from alcohol intoxication. Prolonged or re- current dizziness should be diagnosed by a qualified homeopath or other qualified healthcare practitioner.
Is the person falling over or staggering?
Is there any paralysis?
What position does she prefer to be in?
"I'm so dizzy I want to go home." Bryonia
"How am I going to carryon my business without losing money?" Bryonia
"If everything would just stop moving I'd be all right." Cocculus
"I feel like I have been run over by a truck." Gelsemium
"I was so frightened." Aconite
"I feel like my legs are so weak I can't stand up." Conium
"Please hold me." Pulsatilla
What brought on the dizziness?
What makes the dizziness better or worse?
Is it accompanied by nausea? Vomiting?
Are there any mental or emotional symptoms with the dizziness?
Are you hungry or thirsty?
Are you desiring anything to eat or drink?
Do you feel too hot or too cold?
Pointers for Finding the Homeopathic Medicine
If the dizziness follows a fright or shock, give Aconite.
· Give Gelsemium for dizziness due to fright.
· When the dizziness is from motion or motion sickness, consider Bryonia or Cocculus first.
· Give Bryonia if the patient is very irritable, dry, and thirsty and talks of business or wants to go home.
· If the dizziness is definitely from riding in a car or airplane or watching moving objects, give Cocculus.
· If the dizziness is associated with paralysis or weakness of the legs, you can try Conium first, but also see a homeopath as soon as possible.
· If the dizziness is associated with overall weakness, exhaustion, and dullness of mind, give Gelsemium.
· If the dizziness is worse during the menstrual period, when looking upward, or from sitting down, in a weepy, clingy person who is worse in a warm, stuffy room, give Pulsatilla.
· Give three pellets of 30C every two hours until you see improvement.
· If there is no improvement after three doses, give a different medicine.
· After you first notice improvement, give another dose only if symptoms begin to return.
· Lower potencies (6X, 6C, 30X) may need to be given more often (every one to two hours).
· Higher potencies (200X, 200C, 1M) often need to be given only once. Repeat infrequently only if the symptoms return with intensity.
What to Expect from Homeopathic Treatment
Both acute and chronic dizziness can be treated with homeopathic medicines. Acute dizziness should resolve within minutes to hours with the correct medicine. Chronic dizziness should be treated by a qualified homeopath or medical practitioner.
Other Self-Care Suggestions
Hold on to something to prevent falling.
· Do not drive or operate machinery while dizzy.
· Pick one point and look at it for orientation and balance.
· Sit or lie down; close your eyes.