A sudden external or internal spinning sensation that is constantly triggered by moving your head too quickly is defined as Vertigo. It can be the sensation that an individual feels where the environment around them can be moving or spinning. Vertigo is more often clarified as a symptom rather than a condition itself. The onslaughts of vertigo can develop suddenly and may last for a few seconds or longer. The endless appearance of the manifestation that can last for several days can make the constraint difficult ushering it to a chronic stage. The most typically found sign of vertigo is the loss of balance which makes it difficult to stand or walk.
Vertigo has two classifications, Peripheral & Central vertigo. In peripheral vertigo, the areas of the inner ear like the vestibular labyrinth or semicircular canals can be inflamed or mutilated. In some cases, there can be pressure on these areas, and these all concurrently cause peripheral vertigo.
Central vertigo can occur due to malfunctioning in the brain or cerebellum. Seizures, strokes, multiple sclerosis, and blood vessel injuries can cause damage in the brain and cerebellar area, thus leading to central vertigo.
Vertigo is a medical condition in which a person suffers from a sensation of spinning or swaying. It is one of the commonest sorts of dizziness that gets exacerbated when the head is moved. According to Ayurveda, this condition is referred to as Bhrama. The aggravation of Pitta & Vata dosha is accountable for this condition in humans. The abnormal functioning of the balance mechanism within the inner ear occurs due to the vitiation of the Vata and Pitta doshas. Since a vestibular imbalance or imbalance in the inner part of the ear acts as the primary cause of vertigo, it disrupts the coordination of a stimulus-response and thus obscene the flow of oxygen in the ear making the condition worse.
The alleviation of morbid Vata and pitta doshas along with pacifying the predominance of Rajo Guna should be done as the preceding step. Nitya snehapana I.e daily consumption of small doses of medicated ghee or oils or both like Shatavari ghrita, Ashwagandha ghrita, Kalyanaka ghrita, or Brahmi ghrita can be done. In addition, Nitya Virechana I.e Daily consumption of small doses of purgation medications can detoxify the body, and also flush off the morbid Vata and Pitta thus soothing the nerves and curing vertigo. Administration of Gandharvahastadi kashayam, Sukumara ghrita, Trivrit leham, etc can also alleviate the condition. External therapies like Abhyanga, Siro-abhyanga, Shirodhara, Vasti, Lepa, Karna Purana, Anjana, Dhumapana, etc can inflate the chances of bringing the Vata and Pitta dosha back to their equilibrium and normalcy. Forthwith the treatment, avoiding Viruddha ahara (Mutually incompatible foods), Sexual intercourse, Hot and spicy food items, and exposure to extreme sunlight can be done as they can vitiate the already aggravated Vata and Pitta doshas. Practicing certain yoga postures and medication can also be beneficial.
Weakness of the limb, difficulty in swallowing, double vision, problems in eye movement, facial paralysis, and slurred speech are certain specific symptoms that can materialize in the case of central vertigo. MRI, EEG, Electronystagmography, Caloric stimulation, and some blood tests can be done for the diagnosis of the same.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), migraines, labyrinthitis, and vestibular neuronitis are some of the major causes of vertigo. In some cases, vertigo improves over time without remedy and in some other cases, repeated episodes for many months are also seen. In the premature stage, medicines such as prochlorperazine and some antihistamines can benefit. In addition, Vestibular rehabilitation training (VRT) can also benefit in improving the condition. As a part of self-care, simple exercises that can almost trigger vertigo so that the brain adjusts to it and ameliorates the symptoms can be practiced with precautions.
AyurVAID has pioneered evidence-based, award-winning precision Ayurveda-based protocols for Vertigo treatment. Following the fundamental principles of Ayurveda, our physicians perform an in-depth assessment of the key symptoms and health factors of each patient to diagnose the root causes around your diet, individual constitution, lifestyle, work pattern, and genetic predisposition.
Based on the assessment, we arrive at the optimal Ayurveda Vertigo treatment protocol for Samprapti Vikhatan or breaking the etiopathogenesis, considering the extent of disease progression, risk factors, your constitution (prakriti), and the disease prognosis. This approach bridges the gap between the patient’s individualistic factors and the standard treatment protocols thereby making the therapy effective and safe.
Our whole person-centric approach will help you regain your happiest and healthiest state of life. Our rehabilitation specialists will also give you advice on ergonomics, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to help you better manage Vertigo.
Patient centricity is at the core of the AyurVAID approach, and we have been widely recognized for our breakthrough approach. Some of them include:
Once the treatment processes are done, the person is asked to sit quietly for the inner ear system to settle down. For better and cleaned-up conditions in the case of BPPV, a canalith repositioning procedure can be done. And within a span of three to four weeks, the balance returns to normality.