Posted on February 10, 2020 by Chad Pegura | 44 comments
It’s estimated that right around 69 million people in the United States will be affected by vertigo at some point in their lives. Vertigo isn’t like your typical dizziness, and it’s a much different sensation than the one you may get if you stand up too quickly. With episodes of vertigo, individuals feel as though they’re on a carnival ride, or that the very room they’re in has begun to spin or move. In some cases, an episode of vertigo may cause a person to feel as though they’re unbalanced and falling to one side. Vertigo may be quite uncomfortable, but in many cases it’s fairly harmless. Episodes of vertigo may lead to feelings of anxiousness or nausea, making it very important that relief can be found and found quickly.
In most cases, vertigo is a sensation that lasts for just a few seconds to a few minutes, but this isn’t universal across the board. Central vertigo, a rare type of vertigo, can cause prolonged vertigo experiences and is likely caused by trauma to the brain. Vertigo is a sensation that some may feel during the course of a migraine, and in some instances is considered the central vertigo type due to it’s relation to brain activity.
Far more common than central vertigo is peripheral, which originates from the inner ear. Many don’t know that our ears are our bodies’ central balance centers, and when they get thrown off balance, so do we. Vestibular imbalances caused by the movement of tiny ear stones can lead to feelings of vertigo, an ear infection may cause vertigo, ear injury, air travel when an ear won’t pop, and some external motions can lead to feelings of vertigo as well. In most cases, these episodes of vertigo will last only a few seconds to moments, but they may be recurring until the problem is fixed or goes away on its own.
Short episodes of vertigo are difficult to treat, and some are more prone to episodes of vertigo than others. Often times, doctors will simply prescribe physical therapy and certain exercises to cut down on episodes of vertigo with no exact known cause. This may cut down on symptoms but it won’t eliminate vertigo from your life.
Anyone who has experienced vertigo can attest to the need for relief and fast. Essential oils can provide help with relieving vertigo if you know just what oils to choose. The top 5 essential oils to help during bouts of vertigo are:
No person, whether very familiar or less than familiar with feelings of vertigo, enjoys the experience. What essential oils bring to the equation is another way to help these sensations, and get you safely back on your feet once again. As with any essential oil, these should only be applied topically with a safe carrier oil, and they may be diffused to experience the effects as well. While you’re in bed during a bout of vertigo, a few drops of any vertigo-friendly oil in a nebulizing diffuser can be a great helping hand until the episode passes.