Epley Maneuver for Meniere's Disease

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Mary (Texas) on 05/29/2021:
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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?

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Chris (Stamford, Ct) on 09/11/2020:
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"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

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Marsha (Denver) on 07/04/2016:
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I've practiced the Epley maneuvers 3 times for about 10 years which helped. This last episode over the past 2 weeks has helped but I am still having vertigo. Came across a CU doc, Dr. Carol Foster who has a different maneuver I started this morning. So far good.

I've been on a Candida diet without incident due autoimmune issues. A month ago I gave in and started introducing breads (regular & GF) and a bit of sugar and then the vertigo returned.

A lady selling fresh breads at the local farmers market suggested avoiding 'enriched' breads specifically the 'potassium bromide that is seeming to be a culprit causing health issues. Back to the wheat free diet.

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Kathi (New Brunswick, Nj) on 02/13/2016:
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One more YEA for Epley maneuver. I have had vertigo a number of times now, and using the maneuver always does the trick to relieve the symptoms.

My variation: sit up at the edge of the bed, quickly lie back (with force) onto your back, then quickly turn your body on its side toward the affected side. Wait until the (very! ) unpleasant vertigo sensation stops, then slowly raise yourself back up to sitting. Repeat 2-3 times.

My understanding is that vertigo is caused by calcium crystals that are naturally present in your inner ear become loose. The maneuver forces the loose crystals into a place where they don't float around so much every time you turn your head.

Sadly I will not be able to take any more arial yoga classes until this latest bout of vertigo subsides.

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Sp (New Jersey, US) on 02/24/2015:
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I had BPPV.

I saw a vestibular therapist who did the Eply Maneuver on me. 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.

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Lynne (Winchester, U.k) on 07/02/2014:
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I suffered from dizziness foe several months which my doctor diagnosed as Vertigo. I was rather put out and sceptical when her recommendation was to look up Epley maneuver on "you tube". She said some people only need to do it once for success! Well I did it with the help of my husband twice a day for a week and it did stop altogether. It is straight forward after you have watched a couple of times and costs nothing so must be worth a try.
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Mia ((formerly Of Lyons, Ny), Ny) on 09/01/2012:
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Epley Manuever for Meniere's Disease

I did the Epley Maneuver and WOW! Only had to do this once. My ears felt very full and I could not lay down or sit up from laying down without the room spinning and it was worse if I laid down on the right side, violent, nauseating spins. Immediately after doing this maneuver I was so nauseous that I vomited but during the maneuver I could feel a water liquid drain (from my ears presumably) into my sinuses. When I rose, the full feeling in my right ear was gone and I have not had another spell since.

I LOVE THIS SITE! Thank you so much for posting this!

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Zeninfinity (Santa Rosa, Ca, Usa) on 11/08/2011:
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What Crabby from Townsend is talking about The Epley Maneuver.

It is a great way to deal with a vertigo episode. I had a mild attack last week, did the Epley Maneuver and the room rocking back and forth stopped!

Here's a youtube video of this simple movement. I hope it works for you!


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Crabby (Townsend, Delaware) on 05/20/2010:
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there are many different reasons for vertigo..one i had had was a fleck in gryoscope hairs in fluid in the ear.. the fleck keeps the hairs from flowing correctly ,,sending false imputs to the brain..

the cure is/was,, lay on back on bed.. head hanging off but neck supported neutral..then roll head to the right side for 10 seconds.. then back to neutral for 10 sec. .. then roll to left for 10 sec. .. then back to neutral.. it's hard to to do.. brain spinning at warp speed.. probably vomit. but hang in there.. what happens is by doing this clears the fleck .. like magic your good to go..

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