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
double-blind studyAmbra grisea, Conium, Petroleumm, Cocculus
Traditional Homeopathic Treatments for Vertigo
In classical homeopathy , there are many possible homeopathic treatments for vertigo, to be chosen based on various specific details of the person seeking treatment.
The homeopathic remedy Cocculus is often recommended for the treatment of vertigo, especially when it is a result of motion sickness. The symptom picture of this remedy includes a pattern of symptoms being made worse by eating or drinking, rising up from bed, or exposure to bright light, along with a sense of confusion, and possibly a sick headache. Lying down usually relieves the symptoms.
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.
Other Natural Options
For more information on herbs, supplements, and other alternative treatments that may be useful for this condition, see the vertigo article.
For a thorough explanation of homeopathy, including dilution of therapies, see the Homeopathy Overview .
- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 07/2012 -
- Update Date: 07/25/2012 -