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12 Natural Ways to Help with Dizziness (You Will Love #5)
If you or someone you know suffers from frequent bouts of dizziness, you have probably been desperate to find relief. Although most of us suffer from dizziness at one time or another, chronic dizziness is not normal. Most people don’t realize that dizziness itself is not a disease, but rather a symptom of some other condition such as hypoglycemia, anemia, ear infections, migraines, anxiety disorders, neurological problems, low blood pressure, heart disease, or allergies.
Sometimes dizziness is simply due to simple things such as motion sickness, stress, hormonal changes, dehydration, or a side effect from medications.
Dizziness sometimes causes chest pain, weakness, vomiting, nausea, paleness of the skin, even a loss of consciousness.
If your doctor has cleared you from having any type of serious medical condition and your dizzy spells are not very frequent, try one of these 12 natural remedies to help take care of this problem.
If you continue to have dizzy spells, talk to your doctor again.
Although most people use this to stop a fever, this herb is also good for combatting feelings of dizziness. It can also help relieve feelings of nausea, vomiting, and headaches that often come with a dizzy spell. This herb improves the circulation of blood, which also helps to put an end to dizzy spells. When you have a dizzy spell, you can make a tea using 1 teaspoon of feverfew leaves (add some mint leaves also if you like) added to one cup of boiling water. Allow to steep for 15 minutes, strain, and then drink. Try drinking the tea twice each day for a few weeks to see if this relieves your dizzy spells.
2. Deep Breathing
This is perhaps one of the simplest and easiest way to deal with dizzy spells. This provides you with adequate oxygen to the brain, which should relax the nervous system and reduce feelings of dizziness. Sit or lie down comfortably, and block one nostril with your finger. Now fill your belly with air and hold your breath for a count of 2, then exhale slowly. Repeat by closing off the other nostril. Do this 10 times, 5 sides each nostril, or until your dizziness passes. Be sure to get up slowly to avoid becoming dizzy once more.
3. Mustard and Salt
This is an old home remedy that helps dizziness by improving blood circulation. Mix one teaspoon each of mustard, salt, vinegar, and pepper. Mix these ingredients in one glass of water and drink this each day to prevent dizziness and to stop an attack if it happens.
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4. Get some H2O
Dizzy spells often happen when the body becomes dehydrated. At the first sign of dizziness, try drinking a full glass of water and see if this will do the trick. You can then follow that up with some herbal tea, soup, or broth. Find out more about signs of dehydration.
5. Ginkgo Biloba
This is a great herb for those who suffer from dizzy spells. It improves blood flow to the brain, which can stop and/or prevent dizziness. This herb is also helpful for those with tinnitus (ringing in the ears) which also can lead to dizzy spells. This herb is super popular, so you will find it available in a liquid extract, tablet, or dried leaf form. Most people consume 150 mg of biloba extract, divided into 3 equal doses, taken each day.
Ginkgo biloba can interact with certain medications. Always consult your physician before consuming this herbal supplement to avoid dangerous side effects.
6. Grab a Bite
Sometimes, dizziness is caused by low blood sugar, especially if you are diabetic. For some people, simply being hungry can lead to a dizzy spell. If you have tried drinking some water and it did not help, try grabbing a bite to eat. It’s especially helpful to consume a snack that is high in carbs such as a banana or an ounce of dark chocolate. A cup of yogurt with some fruit is also a good choice. Some people find that a handful of nuts also does the trick.
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7. Cumin and Nutmeg
This is an old preventative measure that is meant to be consumed twice per day for a few weeks. Mix one teaspoon each of cumin seed powder and nutmeg. Mix this in a glass of water or fruit juice. Remember to drink this twice each day to help prevent dizzy spells before they hit.
Speaking of spices, ginger is a time-tested remedy for dizzy spells and the nausea that often comes with it. This spice stimulates blood flow to the brain, as well as other parts of the body, which can help to stop, or at least reduce the intensity, of dizzy spells. You can take ginger in any number of ways. You can drink fresh ginger ale, or ginger tea two or three times each day. You can also suck on some ginger candy or if you are a real fan of ginger, chew on a piece of fresh, organic ginger root. If you don’t love ginger, you can take supplements. Talk to your doctor about what would be an appropriate dose for you.
Wow. This is a sweet way to beat a dizzy spell! The natural sugar in honey can instantly stop low blood sugar, boost your energy levels, and stop dizziness in a heartbeat. You can mix two teaspoons of raw, organic honey in some hot water or herbal tea or mix it with some lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. If you really need to stop dizziness fast, try letting a tablespoon of honey simply melt in your mouth.
An old home remedy for the prevention of dizziness says to mix 1 teaspoon of honey with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and swallow this mixture once each morning.
Always be sure that you are consuming real, organic, raw honey. Most of the stuff sold at your supermarket is nothing more than high fructose corn syrup with some honey flavoring and one drop of pollen.
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Lemons are really healthy for your body. The vitamin C they contain improves the immune system, which can stop you from becoming ill. Lemons are also naturally energizing, and can help you to feel more refreshed and full of energy. When a dizzy spell hits, simply squeeze the juice from half of an organic lemon into a glass of water and drink. If this is too sour for your tastes, add a bit of honey to the mix to make it more palatable. Read more about ways how lemons can save your life.
This fruit is sometimes called Indian Gooseberry and it is a popular Ayurvedic remedy for dizzy spells. This fruit is rich in vitamins A and C, which means it contains compounds that improve blood circulation, which help to stop dizziness. You can eat a few of these fruits each day or grind up the de-seeded fruits into a paste, mix with two teaspoons of coriander seeds (sometimes referred to as cilantro) and mix with a cup of water. Allow to sit overnight, then strain and drink the water. Drink one cup of this mixture each day.
12. Eat a Better Diet
Sometimes, you can prevent dizzy spells simply by eating the proper diet. Eating right will help you prevent many of the root causes of dizziness including low blood sugar, low blood pressure, and anemia.
Eating iron rich foods such as spinach, almonds, dates, asparagus, liver, and tofu will help to fight off anemia.
You should also include plenty of vitamin C in your diet including broccoli, grapefruit, lemons, oranges, bell peppers, and spinach.
If you don’t already, you need to add plenty of foods that are rich in folic acid such as peanuts, sprouts, liver, bananas, broccoli, and green leafy veggies such as kale, spinach, and Swiss chard.
Avoid beverages that block the absorption of iron such as wine, beer, and coffee.
Be sure you get plenty of rest and avoid working overtime or performing strenuous tasks while you are experiencing periods of dizziness.
Stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids.
If you feel dizzy while reading in a car, bus, or train, avoid this activity.
Many people find that yoga or mediation exercises help to calm their mind and the body and decrease the frequency of dizzy spells.