A Simple Technique to Eliminate Vertigo at Home Discovered
If you suffer Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), you may have tried to eliminate vertigo using a technique called “Epley maneuver” to move the crystal particles inside your inner ear.
This is a very successful technique to eliminate vertigo, when performed by doctors or physical therapists but more difficult as do-it-yourself technique.
When Dr Carol Foster – an expert in vertigo – experienced BPPV herself, she developed her own home technique to eliminate vertigo that ended up being easier and more successful than Epley maneuver.
She calls it “the somersault maneuver”
After successfully treating her vertigo with “the somersault maneuver”, Dr Carol Foster conducted a study to find out which of the Epley maneuver and her half somersault maneuver worked best as a home treatment for vertigo.
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She published her findings in the journal Audiology and Neurotology Extra.
She recruited people with vertigo, divided them into two groups, and taught them either the Epley maneuver or the half somersault maneuver. After she observed that they could do it, she sent them home with instructions to continue it for six months.
She then tested them to see which group’s treatment was the most successful. The best test of vertigo is called nystagmus, which are the rapid involuntary movements of your eyes that occur when you are extremely dizzy.
After two months self-administered maneuvers under her supervision, the reduction of nystagmus was greater in the Epley maneuver group, but both procedures worked quite well.
After six months, however, the half somersault maneuver ended up more effective, with more failures in the Epley maneuver group.
So how should you do the half somersault maneuver?
#1 – Kneel on the floor and look up at the ceiling.
#2 – Lean forward with your head as if you going to do a somersault. Your head should touch the floor with your chin tucked in so you face your thighs. Hold this position for about 30 seconds.
#3 – Turn your head 45° in the direction of the ear that causes your vertigo and hold it for 30 seconds.
#4- While holding your head at this 45° angle, raise it quickly until it is level with your back while you are on all fours. Hold for 30 seconds.
#5 – While keeping your head at the 45° angle, raise it all the way until the top of your head points to the ceiling.
#6 – Then stand up and turn your head so you are facing forward again.
The trouble with this technique (as well as Epley maneuver) is that it helps only for one type of vertigo and doesn’t work for everyone.
Another problem is that they take a long time to develop permanent results and you’ll probably have to keep on doing them.
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