Dizziness is a general term used to describe quite a range of symptoms, from feeling lighthearted to the sensation that everything around the person is spinning (vertigo). It is also one of the most common reasons for going to see a doctor. Depending on the manifestation, it can be caused by any number of factors. Vertigo, the most common type of dizziness, may be caused by inflammation of the inner ear, migraines, Meniere’s disease (build-up of fluid in the inner ear), flying in airplanes, riding roller-coasters, reading in moving cars, and sometimes by some more serious neurological problems, like stroke or MS. Feeling of lightheartedness can be caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure (like standing up suddenly), inner ear problems, anxiety disorders (panic attack), or hyperventilation.
One of the most well-known natural remedies for common causes of vertigo is fresh ginger. Chinese sailors used to chew it for dizziness thousands of years ago. You can either chew a slice, or drink it as a tea. Ginger tea has stimulating qualities, and can help prevent an attack of dizziness. Cinnamon and peppermint can be helpful too.
Drinking celery juice will not only relieve your spell of dizziness, but can help lower blood pressure.
Ginkgo biloba aids with dizziness problems, since it boosts circulation of blood within the inner ear, correcting some inner ear problems.
Another good herb is feverfew. Not only has it been shown to help with migraines, it can also reduce inflammation processes in your inner ear, while improving blood circulation.
If dizziness is associated with panic, stress or anxiety, you need to try Rescue Remedy (an equal blend of Cherry Plum, Rock rose, Impatiens, Clematis, and Star of Bethlehem flower remedies).
And then there is the remedy that seems to cure it all, apple cider vinegar. Try mixing teaspoons each of apple cider vinegar and honey in a glass of hot or cold water. Take three times a day should help this annoying occurrence quite considerably.
One more way to treat dizziness is by adding juice of one lemon or lime to half a glass of soda water and take in small sips.
An inner ear infection can be treated quite successfully with colloidal silver.
Sometimes, stopping the intake of stimulants like coffee, cola, and alcohol may help fight dizziness too, since it helps balance out blood pressure.
Yet another herbal remedy consists of a mixture of fenugreek and thyme. Even though it is mostly used for respiratory and allergic problems, it is quite effective in getting rid of dizziness too.