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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Yoga Treatment for Dizziness

Dizziness is a condition in which a person suffers from fuzziness, helplessness, wooziness, lightheadedness, confusion and a giddy feeling. Some people also experience a floating feeling. The common name given to the combined condition is Pre-syncope, disequilibrium or Vertigo. The term Vertigo is more appropriate for dizziness. A person who experiences such a condition gets a feel that the whole world is spinning around him. It can be extremely disturbing and a person can also feel nausea after this. Both women and men have equal chances of being affected by dizziness.

Signs and Symptoms of Dizziness
Dizziness is one of the common disorders. Many people have experienced this condition on several occasions. The signs and symptoms of dizziness can vary from one person to other. Some common symptoms of dizziness are lightheadedness, nausea, wobbly feeling on feet, vomiting and intense headache. In some cases, people lose consciousness or even experience short-term memory loss.

The causes of dizziness range from Menier’s disease, viral infections, loss of balance or disequilibrium, inner ear disruption and low blood pressure. Any sudden movement causing momentary drop in the blood pressure can also cause dizziness. Panic attacks, anxiety, low blood sugar, migraine, irregular heart rhythms, tiredness, stress and anemia can also lead to dizziness. Certain drugs and medicines can also lead to this problem. A stroke or transient ischemic attack, in some cases, has caused dizziness. A person who is completely intoxicated can also experience the condition. Poisoning from carbon monoxide and acoustic neuroma have also been listed as the causes of dizziness.

Yogic Management of Dizziness
  • Malasana is one of the effective Yoga poses for the treatment of dizziness. One should practice this asana regularly to get best results.
  • Halasana is another effective Yoga pose to check dizziness. This asana can be done lying down on the mat. A person should only do it when he is not experiencing the symptoms of vertigo.
  • Dizziness is often caused by stress, panic attacks and anxiety. One can practice Shavasana to relax the mind and body.
  • Salamba Sirasana, Paschimottanasana, Sanmukhi Mudra and Nadi Sodhana Pranayama can also help ease the condition.
Home Remedies for Dizziness
  • One should avoid a dry diet. The affected person diet chart should include curries and gravies.
  • Soups should be consumed before meals.
  • One should eat slightly warm meals.
  • Fruit juices and any such fluids should be consumed regularly.
  • Meals should not be skipped. There should be a specific time for every meal.
  • The patient’s diet must contain fats. Saturated fats like ghee should be used while cooking.
  • Warm milk and nuts can be effective. They should be consumed at bedtime. Cashew nuts and almonds are best for this purpose.
Ayurvedic Management for Dizziness
  • Introduction of herbs in the diet of a person can help in the treatment of dizziness. Winter cherry, or Ashwagandha, improves oxygen flow in body and is useful in dizziness.
  • The herb Gingko is preferred for treating all kinds of circulatory maladies. It also helps to improve blood and oxygen flow in the body.
  • Vacha or Calamus can also offer some relief to people suffering from vertigo.
  • Triphala, Sarpagandha and Muktabhasma are useful Ayurvedic preparation to treat dizziness.
  • Sutasekhara rasa, if taken with Amlaki juice and honey, can give positive results.
  • Ashwagandharishtha and Saraswatarishtha can be taken in case of nervous breakdown.
  • One can take Yogendra rasa for better results.
A person who has experienced dizziness should go for health check-ups at regular intervals. One should also exercise regularly to maintain a fit body. A healthy diet should be followed. Stress should be avoided as it is one of the main causes for dizziness.

1 comment:

  1. Hi.
    I Read the above blog and was intersting. Ayurveda is a holistic healing science which comprises of two words, Ayu and Veda. Ayu means life and Veda means knowledge or science. So the literal meaning of the word Ayurveda is the science of life. Ayurveda is a science dealing not only with treatment of some diseases but is a complete way of life. Read More
    "Ayurveda treats not just the ailment but the whole person and emphasizes prevention of disease to avoid the need for cure."
    Ayurvedic Medicine has become an increasingly accepted alternative medical treatment in America during the last two decades.
    Benefits of Ayurvedic Medicines