Effective Natural Treatments for Vertigo & Meniere's Disease

| Modified on Jan 06, 2024
Epley Maneuver, Peppermint Oil
Posted by Selectatarian (MD) on 05/04/2023 9 posts

I woke up this morning around 8:30 just fine. Still lying in bed I (carelessly?) turned my head to the right. I instantly felt like I was crazy drunk; but without any alcohol. My head was SPINNING. It was like going from 0 to 600 on the teacup ride. My eyes were shooting back and forth behind my eyelids but there was nothing I could do about it. I couldn't make them stop.

I laid there, eyes shut, equally curious and frightened and I didn't dare move. I felt nauseous. After what felt like eternity (but couldn't have been longer than 3-5 minutes), I felt ok again. Not 100%, but the spinning stopped. Then I moved my head back center. Nope. It happened all over again. This time I didn't move for an hour. When I finally got the nerve up, I moved my head at the speed mold grows; eyes shut. It wasn't great but nothing was as bad as before.

I fell back to sleep but woke up startled. Instantly the dizziness was twice what it was before followed by nausea and this time I broke out into an all over sweat with sweat beads and all- the kind of evil sweat you only get before you're about to pass out or die.

I have never experienced this phenomenon before and I had no idea what was happening to me or why. I gave my now terrified 13 year old daughter my phone and mumbled to her to click on earthclinic.com. I told her to look up dizziness and read everything out loud.

Within minutes she came to me with two drops of peppermint essential oil in about 4oz of warm water. She had to give it to me with a straw as I wasn't lifting my head for any reason. Within minutes I felt about 50% less dizzy. She read more. She had my son run to the store for Ginkgo Biloba. I took 2 as soon as he returned.

Peroxide. I filled one ear and listened to the bubbles while trying not to puke in my bed for no less than 15 minutes each. Then I flipped… s l o w l y.

I fell asleep for about an hour. Upon waking I continued to drink as much water as I could and even dissolved some sea salt in hot water and drank that. I also balled my eyes out intermittently because I can't know how to prevent something so horrific if I don't know what causes it.

Colloidal Silver. She got out the spray bottle filled with CS and handed it to me with a wad of toilet paper. I filled each ear and laid there for about 15 minutes on each side. I fell asleep again, positive my brain had committed to atrophy.

My daughter read on. Epley Maneuver.

Now- I was viciously afraid of trying this. I'd literally rather dump lemon juice in a gaping wound. Alas, I gave in and it wasn't as bad as I thought. It didn't work, but it didn't kill me. We did it wrong. There are 5 steps. She had watched a video that only had 4.
About 3 hours later she managed to threaten me into trying it again. She found a different video this time. You have to start AND end sitting up. Reluctantly, I did it.

I sat up and held my breath. When I finally relaxed and opened my eyes, I knew right then there was a difference in my vision. It seemed cleaner. I was still dizzy and I am still dizzy writing this now at 7:43pm, BUT I have been able to get up to go to the bathroom and take a shower that would have otherwise landed me on the bathroom floor with a concussion and maybe even that open wound.

I felt compelled to write this now, before I blissfully forget todays traumatic incident so there could be a testimony out there of what it's like when this happens to someone for the first time. I don't know how long I should expect this mild dizziness but my daughter found on multiple sites that it can last weeks to months. I pray to God that's not the case. I am also thankful to God for this website and for my kiddos who were able to help me through this. My heart goes out to anyone who experiences this alone.

I know the peppermint drops worked for me in slowing the horrific spinning and quelling the nausea.

I don't know about the peroxide, the GB or the colloidal silver, but I would t count them out. Teamwork makes the dream work.

I do know the Epley Maneuver (all 5 moves) worked for me in bringing the ordeal down from a hot 10 to a one.

I know prayer worked and continues to work. And I also know that I can always turn to my earth clinic family for support. Thank you to everyone who writes in for the benefit of the rest of us.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Art (California) on 05/01/2023 2142 posts

Peter, If your friend has no diagnosis for a cause for his vertigo, the easiest thing for him to try is the Epley maneuver, which is free and often times very effective after 2 to 5 applications. Here is a link to how he can do it himself or he can ask his doctor to perform it on him if he prefers. : Https://youtu.be/BtT2PDJVXlk


Colloidal Silver
Posted by Art (California) on 04/30/2023 2142 posts


There are various causes for vertigo. Vertigo can be caused by pathogens of different types in which case colloidal silver may be effective, but colloidal silver is not likely to be effective for a cause such as head injury, hypotension or vertigo caused by a medication. If your friend knows what caused their vertigo, that information would be helpful in trying to remedy the situation.


Colloidal Silver
Posted by peter (chicago) on 04/29/2023

ART, Need your help

Which colloidal silver should I buy for Vertigo? I notice all the silver one are out, do I need to get the Gold kind?

My friend has had vertigo over 2 months, can you suggest what you think is the best remedy?

Posted by Stella (Queensland ) on 02/27/2023

Use L-lysine for menieres. My husband had it. At the time I searched Med papers and found it's related to herpes virus. Lysine works for that. He took it and it went away. When he had his specialist appointment he said he used lysine and they were shocked. Said that there were studies in Germany happening only now.

Meniere's Disease Remedies
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 12/10/2022

Colloidal silver can be used as an ear drop for ear infections or painful ears. Simply put 5-10 drops into each ear, followed by plugging the ear with a cotton ball several times a day or as needed. Place drops of Colloidal Silver directly into the ear several times per day. It is helpful to place some cotton in your ear afterward to avoid excess solution from dripping out.

Meniere's Disease Remedies
Posted by Pattycake (Greenville, SC) on 12/08/2022

Dave, or anyone who knows: how much Colloidal silver do you administer to each ear?

Swedish Bitters
Posted by Weronika (Warsaw) on 06/26/2022

Hi. I've read the post of Mery, who was taking Swedish Bitters for Menieres Desease. How do you have to take it? Drink with water or put into your ear? I've heard different opinions. And how long does it take to feel better? I mean, when do you start to see the results after the beginning of the couration? Thanks

Spinning Yoga Exercise
Posted by Janet (Destin, FL) on 06/17/2022

This worked for me first try! I stood next to my bed post as I turned, to maintain balance. I followed the instructions exactly. No more dizziness!

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Pete (Bethany OK) on 05/10/2022

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

Rule Out Ehs First
Posted by Marsh (c) on 03/16/2022

Yes, very true. Holding a cell to my SSCD ear makes it feel like hot, electrical currents clamoring inside.

Foster Half Somersault Maneuver
Posted by wd (Virginia) on 03/15/2022

The only treatment for my vertigo that actually helped was the Foster half somersault maneuver. Google it.....brought such a relief when prescription medicine and chiropractic treatment did not.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Maxwell (WA) on 02/23/2022

I have also tried HP 2 percent for vertigo just a couple of drops in each ear and, no more vertigo.

Physical Therapy
Posted by Bobbi (California ) on 01/30/2022


No one here is talking about BPPV. benign proximal positional Vertigo. As we age, the gelatinous layer in our inner ear which holds the crystals gets weak. Sometimes they come loose into the canals causing Vertigo. I had this and physical therapy fixed it.

Lugol's Iodine
Posted by MB (Atlanta) on 01/30/2022

Hello! With regards to tinnitus- are you putting it in your ear or massaging it around the outside? Thank you!

Lugol's Iodine
Posted by Beverly (Texas) on 01/27/2022

I put a few drops of 5 percent lugol's in a bottle of water for two days in a row and my vertigo that I had for months was gone. I had painted it on my body for weeks and it did not have the same effect.

I had read in a study that it might work for tinnitus and am going to dilute some in heated distilled water and try it.

Rule Out Ehs First
Posted by Evelyn (RI) on 05/29/2021

I had that happen to me many years ago after using a carpet cleaner. Vomiting, diarrhea, and severe dizziness. Lasted about an hour or so. Scary.

Epley Maneuver
Posted by Mary (Texas) on 05/29/2021

I have tried this twice in 3 days and it does not change anything. How many times do you have to have it done before it will work?

Dietary Changes
Posted by Dub (Washington) on 11/19/2020


The dietary change that worked for me was eliminating dairy. If I start eating dairy again I get clogged ears and then popping. If I don't stop eating it I eventually end up with room spinning vertigo. But when stopped again the vertigo goes away

Posted by Angela S. (California) on 10/12/2020

My husband has had vertigo for a few years. He had a series a few weeks ago, and I suggested Ginger tea. Which helped tremendously.

The test was, that he had started to dilute the tea with more water. Bam! he had a vertigo attack!

Back on full strength ginger tea, he drinks it as iced tea. He drinks this instead of his usual coffee.

Hope this helps others.

Epley Maneuver
Posted by Chris (Stamford, Ct) on 09/11/2020

"It is a simple head movement that a professional needs to do to you so that it is done properly. If it's not done properly, it won't help. Good luck."

It's a simple head movement yet a professional needs to do it? No. A professional should identify that it is BPPV, which is most likely when having vertigo symptoms. Then determine which head movement you need if it is BPPV, There are three types of head movements, the most common of the three being Epley Movement.

Identifying ear and the Epley Movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTnV3m4bWDg

Afterward do not look down for 24 hours. It's hard to remember so use a neck brace or wrap a rolled up towel around your neck using a pin asa clsp to keep it there. It will help remind you not to look down. Repeat Epley Maneuver every day or every other day.

f you want to diagnose and treat at home have friend or family help:


Once you determine which head movement is needed watch their other videos:
• Deep Head Hanging: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw1QciZWfP0
• Lampert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwTmM6uF5yA
• Epley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SLm76jQg3g

Posted by Kelly (Ohio) on 12/31/2019

Thyme also helps with the symptoms of Meniere's Disease and Vertigo. Making a tea out of fresh Thyme twigs or dried thyme. Just boil hot water and add a teaspoon of honey pour over the thyme and drink the tea. You will need 8 oz of water; that is all it takes.

I was diagnosed with Menieres last year. I drink a cup a day; the ringing in my ear has stopped, I am no longer nauseated, I have a few spots; but not as many as before. I even told my ENT about it and he is telling his patients about it.

Red Onion Juice
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 11/23/2019

Onion juice is the best remedy I have used for my ear problems “Menieres Disease” and I have tried many. Simple grate a red onion into a coffee filter. Squeeze the grated onion into a small bowl. Put 10 or so drops of onion juice into your ear canal and plug with a cottonball. If earache returns, repeat process.

Posted by KS (United States) on 12/01/2019

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

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

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.

Acid Reflux Medication Link
Posted by Debra (Ny) on 06/09/2020

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.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Craig (Albany, Oregon) on 10/04/2018

Twelve years ago I was diagnosed with meniere's disease.My symptoms included constant pain in both ears, dizziness, vertigo, and extremely loud tinnitus. I had difficulty sleeping, working and, just generally, functioning. It ruled my existence.

After a few months, I decided to go to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Over the course of two days, they did a battery of tests. When it came time for my diagnosis, the ENT looked at my chart, then at me, and said "all I can think is that it's a food allergy".

He was right. It turned to be an allergic reaction to legumes. Once I stopped eating them, I was back to normal again.

All by way of saying that when a doctor tells you that your condition is "idiomatic", it doesn't mean that there isn't a cause, but rather, that they don't know what the cause is.

Acid Reflux Medication Link
Posted by Tina (Illinois) on 03/19/2018

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

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Dianac (Ca) on 01/15/2018

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.

Olive Oil Drop
Posted by Mari (Texas) on 10/10/2017


My chiropractor told me to put a drop of olive oil every night in each ear and it has helped.

Avoid Citrus
Posted by Mariann (Annapolis, Maryland) on 09/12/2017

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.

Eliminate Artificial Sweeteners
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 09/08/2017 2063 posts

J: Thanks for the post about your aspartame experience.

If I might add, one of the negative aspects of Diabetes is excess sugar in the body which ferments and becomes a fungal infection which further ferments into aldahyde. aspertame contains wood alcohol which goes thru the fermentation process into aldahyde just like regular glucose. So, in your case, you experienced major aspartame toxicity shortly after it's consumption, in comparison many people drink large quantities of Asp but no bad symptoms whatsoever.

Suggestion are to help correct sugar metabolism and alcohol or aldahyde detox so you don't get sick again.

A good whole-food multivitamin plus extra Chromium Picolinate helps convert sugar/glucose into energy.

A complex of Zinc/Copper plus any combination of Niacin forms will improve alcohol detox.

Molybdenum plus Niacin again will help detox aldehyde.

I provide this info as a preventive to your condition which will only worsen in time and eventually have deadly consequences.