Natural Remedies for Vertigo and Meniere's Disease Dizziness

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Home remedies for vertigo range from simple dietary changes to the addition of common natural supplements. Eliminating foods and additives that cause biofeedback in the body balances the body’s system and naturally eliminates issues with vertigo. Likewise, supplements can treat the underlying cause of the issue.

What is Vertigo?

Vertigo, also known as Meniere’s disease, is an issue within the inner ear that causes spontaneous episodes of the sensation of spinning. Additional symptoms of the condition include fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus or ringing in the ear, and a feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear. The disease typically affects just one ear.

While the cause of Meniere’s is somewhat unclear, it appears to be linked to the abnormal volume or composition of fluid in the ear. Suggested causes of this condition include improper fluid drainage, an autoimmune response, allergies, viral infection, genetic predisposition, head or ear trauma, and migraines.

Home Remedies for Meniere’s Disease

No medical cure exists for vertigo; however, several natural remedies offer relief and appear to reverse the symptoms of the disease. Common treatments include colloidal silver, dietary changes, and natural supplements such as ginkgo biloba. When used over time these treatments eliminate symptoms and effectively manage the condition.

Colloidal Silver

Colloidal silver is a natural substance with effective antimicrobial properties. When dropped in the ear, colloidal silver cleanses the ear and canal. This cleansing functions to destroy bacteria, fungi, and viruses that may be causing vertigo symptoms.

Dietary Changes

Several of the suggested causes of the disease include allergies and aversion to certain food additives. Changing the diet to eliminate aspartame, MSG, cysteine, and other food irritants can eliminate the root cause of the disorder and prevent further progression of the disorder.

Gingko Biloba

Gingko biloba is rich in flavonoids and terpenoids, which serve as antioxidants that protect the cells. Additionally, ginkgo aids in circulation and the flow of blood and other bodily fluids. As such, ginkgo balances the imbalance of fluid in the ear and naturally treats the condition.

While Meniere’s disease is somewhat misunderstood, natural treatments including dietary changes and supplement additions can eliminate vertigo and the other associated symptoms of the condition. Using colloidal silver, eliminating food toxins, and taking ginkgo biloba is an effective treatment regimen for eliminating vertigo.

A consultation with a doctor would be prudent for chronic vertigo to rule out a medical condition like SSCD.

Continue reading below for recommendations from Earth Clinic readers who have successfully treated vertigo and Meniere's Disease symptoms using supplements and various techniques like the Epley Maneuver.




Acid Reflux Medication Link

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Posted by Scott (Atlanta, GA) on 01/01/2008
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I have had acid reflux for several years now. I was on a prescription for Prilosec before it was OTC. Usually only took a pill when I felt the reflux coming on strong. Over time, it has gotten worse with many reflux attacks daily. Two months ago, I started taking Prilosec OTC every day to see if I could fend it off. It worked great and I rarely felt any reflux all day long. Then, I had three violent episodes of Vertigo....which is similar to being spun around while you are violently seasick and stays like that for about 5 hours. Turns out this is rare but known side-effect of Prilosec. Needless to say, I'm off it now. I am relying on Pepsid AC now which works great but only last for a few hours and gets expensive. I'm planning to try the ACV next.

Replied by Faisal
(Carmel, Ca)
09/01/2010

You have to try pomegranate skin powder, take one tblspoon every morning w/ a glass of water it is amazing and it works let me know.

Replied by Tina
(Illinois)
03/19/2018

Also try Acidophilus. Works great for acid indigestion. And not harmful like OTC acid meds.

Replied by Debra
(Ny)
06/09/2020
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My father in law has been struggling with severe vertigo. I read this post and told him it might be the OMEPRAZOLE (prilosec) he is taking for acid reflux. He requested his doctor chang his medication - and he recovered from Vertigo.


Avoid Artificial Sweeteners

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Posted by Angela (Gautier, Mississippi) on 01/11/2012

I was just wondering if anyone with Meniere's drinks diet coke or uses artificial sweetener? I believe this to be the cause of Meniere's.

Replied by Maria
(Gippsland, Australia)
01/12/2012
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Hi Angela, Yes it may well be a cause but it is not the only cause. I know one person who has it and he has never had a diet drink or food in his life nor does he drink any sodas or eat junk food. Although one might say that the white bread he has with all 3 meals is junk! Salt makes his menieres worse but they only had table salt and he has never tried natural sea salt. I also know a family who drank diet cola regularly and 1 of them still does (around 3 a day) and this person has very bad menieres.

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(Arkansas (ar))
04/25/2016
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I have Menier's & don't drink any soda or artificial sweeteners of any kind.


Avoid Citrus

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Posted by Mariann (Annapolis, Maryland) on 09/12/2017
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That's odd. I was diagnosed with vertigo about 10 years ago and the neurologist gave me a list of food restrictions and on that was anything that was citrus.. It was said to be a vertigo trigger. 😳


Butter Coffee

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Posted by Janet (In) on 05/01/2016
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My daughter had suffered for years with the same spectrum of problems with Menier's. The "cure" for her was bulletproof or butter coffee. The recipe is:

collagen protein 2 tbsp in a hot beverage, 1 or 2 tbsp of real butter, 1/2 tsp mct oil or coconut oil in a blender. Blend 15 to 30 seconds and drink.

That was the first thing that really helped because all the hearing and dizziness was from bad digestion. We found out by her drinking it. It was not a plan. At 27 years old and a lifetime of issues I contacted an herbalist to further help her.

Here is what worked:

Bulletproof coffee in the morning. She blended and processed every meal into a soupy type meal. She drank lots of water. Digestion digestion. Her problems really got worse and she acquired food allergies to all nightshade vegetables eventually unable to work or go in a restaurant and lunchroom. Due to the coffee and blending her food she now is able to work two jobs and is looking forward to getting a driver's license this spring. Her allergy to nightshade is diminishing enough that I can cut up a tomato in the house and she can go in a restaurant.

Method cutup cooked meats and vegetables in blender or processor add some soup broth and or bone broth some coconut water enough to allow free movement of food. Blend until particles are tiny every meal. Eliminations were no Aspartame nitrates calcium supp. Msg fast food No gluten or grains no corn syrup. She saw results right away just doing this.

Her supplements are inositol choline. b50 with thiamine mononitrate as b1 only the hydrochloride can upset things. Magnesium as citrate or malate 6 to 800mg 2x a day. Bromelain with each meal and 2x a day 1/2 hr after food 1 whole lime squeezed in a glass or 2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar add 1/2 tsp baking soda let fizz add 1/2.glass of water drink. She also takes n acetyl cysteine nac to keep her nose and ears clear. She takes 5000iu of vitamin d every day to help heal digestion. She added supplements after she started changing her food bromelain is essential and was the first supp. As she could not tolerate any for years.

Janet


Cayenne

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Posted by Nicholas (Edison, Nj) on 08/16/2013
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Many years ago I had a little vertigo. As I was lowering my head onto my bed pillow I experienced a little dizziness. As days went by the dizziness increased. I concluded I had a balance problem, that my inner ear wasn't working properly. I figured it might be an infection, so I made cayenne pepper tea. I boiled enough water for a cup of tea and placed into the cup as much cayenne powder as I could stand, heat-wise. I drank three cups a day. The problem was completely healed in less than a weak, never to return.


Chiropractic

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Posted by Kris C. (Australia) on 11/01/2019
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Vertigo: my eldest son (44yrs) recently had vertigo. A chiropractor finally fixed him. There is a 'bone' that sits under base of skull, and on top of first vertebra - its called 'the Atlas'. Worth researching this Atlas joint. Crooked unbalanced Atlas and many things go wrong. My son was falling down all over the place! The dizzy spells were causing him confusion and he didn't know what was going on. Falling backwards, laying on the floor and trying to get up - and all of that! 3 visits and he had his life back.

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A functional med doc told me to go see an atlas orthogonal. I thought was foolishness. Guess not.


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Posted by Kris C. (Australia) on 11/01/2019
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Vertigo:

my eldest son (44yrs) recently had vertigo. A chiropractor finally fixed him. There is a 'bone' that sits under base of skull, and on top of first vertebra - its called 'the Atlas'. Worth researching this Atlas joint. Crooked unbalanced Atlas and many things go wrong. My son was falling down all over the place! The dizzy spells were causing him confusion and he didn't know what was going on. Falling backwards, laying on the floor and trying to get up - and all of that! 3 visits and he had his life back.


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Posted by Emily (Jacksonville, Fl) on 05/03/2011
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I live in Jacksonville FL and started going to a chiropractor specializing in atlas orthoganal (sp?) repositioning. It is not the typical "popping/cracking" chiro care. They take very specific x-rays, map out your center, and use this really cool machine - I believe it is using sound waves, you do not feel anything literally - and it's truly amazing. I have suffered vertigo for a year straight, it got worse and worse, went to the ENT, antibiotics, ear drops, garlic in the ear, you name it. My dr. has changed my life. The vertigo has lessened greatly and is manageable. He told me it will probably take about 6 months or so before I am back to normal. I had a concussion back in Nov. 2009. Dr. P said the way I hit my head jammed my atlas bone into the brain stem, which is basically your central supply of information that is dispersed through your body. The vertigo started happening around April 2010 (about 5 months after the concussion) and progressively got worse. I have always suffered ear/sinus issues, so I thought it was just a stubborn infection, but it wasn't. Anyway, the info - if anyone is interested in learning is about atlas repositioning. Hope this helps!


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Posted by Jj (Pittsburgh, Pa) on 03/06/2011
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I have been suffering with tinnitus and symptoms of Meniere's disease such as vertigo and nausea. After visiting the ENT and taking megadoses of antibiotics I still did not receive any relief. At my wits end, I tried a Chiropracter in Florida while visiting the area; he helped me greatly. I was so ill the day of my visit, my daughter had to walk me into the office - when I left, I felt much better and was able to function again. Give this a try, I found this treatment more effective and quicker than all the perscriptions and weeks or months of agony.


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Posted by Bill (Erie, Pa) on 01/07/2011
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after 1 year of seeking help with ear specialists in Pittsburgh and Cleveland Clinic trying to rid my meniere's my local chiropractor found some anomalies in my neck and totally cured my disorder I can't EVER thank them enough for saving my life


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Posted by Carolyn (Pittsburgh, PA) on 11/09/2007
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re: Vertigo, hearing loss, Meniere's symptoms -- I suddenly lost my hearing in one ear, and shortly there after, started getting vertigo. I knew it was somehow related to an incident that caused very slight physical, but more mental trauma. After several doctor visits, taking steroids, seeing an Ear, nose and throat doctor, having an MRI done, seeing a neurologist, I still was not cured, and no one knew what the problem was. I also noticed that if I ate something very salty, that it might start an episode of vertigo. This comment is not about any item that helped me, it is about a particular type of doctor, and help me he did! I self referred to a chiropractor because I had heard a talk show about hearing and spinal misalignment. After starting my treatments, my vertigo gradually subsided, but took the hearing longer to come back. After months with no symptoms, I jarred my neck while horse back riding, a week later my vertigo and hearing loss came back with a vengeance! I went immediately to a chiropractor and this particular doctor had me up and running in less than two weeks, with my hearing restored. He explained that the misalignment in my neck was putting pressure on the cranial nerve that controls hearing and balance and also stated that certain foods can indeed aggravate the situation by causing dehydration, especially very salty foods, as was the case with me. This doctors regiment is not just spinal adjustment, but exercise, and nutritional advise. After being led to believe that I needed a hearing aid, or may have an incurable disease, I am so grateful that I was somehow led into the right direction and am totally symptom free. In my research I have found that thousands upon thousands of people are suffering from the same symptoms, and the cure is so simple, if the cause is the same as mine. I already had the misalignment problem, it was the mishaps that caused the further aggravation that set the vertigo and hearing loss in motion. I have noticed for years, a kind of pinched nerve feeling from my neck and into my shoulder. It does not take an accident to have neck problems, is what I am trying to relay. I hope this helps some fellow sufferers.

Replied by Mary Kaye
(Pittsburgh Pa)
03/17/2014

Do you have a list of chiropractors in Pittsburgh Pa who work with atlas repositioning?

Replied by Kathy
(Las Vegas, NV)
05/25/2014

The name of the Chiropractors specialty is NUCCA...I visit a Dr in Vegas that specializes in that. They manipulate the atlas and don't "crack" anything.

Replied by Eiffelq
(Saratoga Springs, Ny)
11/26/2014

While I haven't used atlas orthogonal chiropractic for vertigo, I have found it to be amazing for back pain, heart arrhythmia (PVCs), allergies, neck pain, and so much more. Regular chiropractic didn't help me at all but this specialty is amazing and completely pain free. To find a doctor with this specialty, go to http://www.atlasorthogonality.com and click Find a Doctor and click on the state you want. It is a more rare specialty but worth a drive if one isn't close to you. You can watch a video on the website that shows how it works. It is used broadly in sports medicine. It will change your life.


Chiropractor, Magnesium

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Posted by Maria (Gippsland, Australia) on 06/26/2011
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I used to have episodes of vertigo lasting a few weeks. Then I went to a chiropractor with my dish for vomiting in hand, it was so bad that I could not walk unassisted, and eyes closed because everything was spinning. We had rung him first and he thought he could help. And help he did. I walked out with the symptoms easing. I also took magnesium and three days later back to normal. Once I started to recognize my warning symptoms early and we would treat with magnesium and one visit to the chiropractor. I have not had a full blown attach for some years now and only need magnesium for very early symptoms.


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Posted by Dianac (Ca) on 01/15/2018
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I recently experienced Vertigo at the start of the holidays and remembered what I read here that Colloidal Silver helped. I drove slowly (because of dizziness) to the closest Whole Foods and bought a bottle. Five drops in each ear for a couple of weeks and it's gone.


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Posted by Wil S. (Kentwood, Louisiana ) on 04/23/2017
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For several years, I have fought vertigo intermittently. Two of the 3 ENT's I went to were only interested in selling me a hearing aid. They did me absolutely no good -- weren't interested in healing me, to my notion, or even in really diagnosing the problem. This last bout got no better for 4 days. My husband insisted on getting fresh eyes on the problem in the form of a local NP, who might try to actually find the problem rather than having a diagnosis in mind before seeing me and trying to make the problem fit his diagnosis rather than the other way around. He immediately saw (by looking in my ears -- what a novel idea) that I had a terrible infection. Two rounds of antibiotics helped a lot, but apparently the sinus behind the maxillary bone had been infected, perhaps for years. The NP sent me to yet another ENT, and I was once again disappointed. I thought my own way through the problem and I believe a cure is at hand.

For years I have made my own colloidal silver. I have no idea how many ppm it is, but I make it with our well water, which is from an aquifer that is mined by a local company which bottles and sells it as "spring water." My colloidal silver is lavender-colored. To get rid of the infection in my maxillary sinus, I lie on the bed with my head hanging over the side (upside down, face up) and use a large eye dropper to fill my left nostril with colloidal silver until I feel it coming into my throat through the eustachian tube. By turning my head to one side (left), I am able to fill the infected sinus without swallowing liquid. The first application burned like the mischief. When I am regimented in doing this 3 or 4 times a day, I experience great relief. The dizziness, while not completely gone, is almost gone. I figure it took years of negligence to get to this point; it may take awhile to completely cure.

Replied by Art
(California)
04/23/2017
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In reply to Wil S. (Kentwood, Louisiana ),

I am glad that colloidal silver is helping your vertigo symptoms!

I would suggest that people not to use well water or spring water to make their colloidal silver with as you have no control over what is in that water. I understand that it is used for drinking water, but when you are taking your colloidal silver into your nose, whatever is in that colloidal silver can potentially reach the brain and that definitely seems a risk worth avoiding by just using distilled water to make your colloidal silver with.

The fact that you say that your CS is lavender colored, indicates that there is more than silver in this water, but you don't know what it is and you are putting it up your nose. It may not be something harmful, but is it worth the risk when a gallon of distilled water can be had for around a buck? If you look at all of the commercially available CS products, I don't think you will find any lavender ones. Most silver products will be clear or shades of yellow or brown.

Art


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Posted by Sim (Calgary , Alberta, Canada) on 01/24/2013
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I had ear ache and my ear were plugged and balance was quite off. I was skeptical about putting Colloidal Silver (CS) in my ear. But didn't want to take antibiotics either. So I put 3 drops of CS 10 ppm last night. My balance has been restored and my ear doesn't feel plugged up. I just couldn't believe how fast CS healed my ear. I will be using 3 drops for rest of the week and post my progress here! :)

Replied by Pete
(Bethany OK)
05/10/2022

I have vertigo for 3 months after covid and am curious if the cs will cure it?



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