Essential Oils For Vertigo!
Vertigo, the medical name for more severe/frequent forms of dizziness.
It is characterized by feeling some sort of movement that isn’t “really” there; such as when standing still one feels they are swaying, whirling, reeling or falling, a swimming or swirling sensation of the head; lack of equilibrium.
Severe dizziness is called Vertigo – accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, lack of depth perception, sweating, sometimes fainting.
Causes are many, including: constipation, menstrual cycle, head injury, compacted sinuses, blood pressure problems, inner ear conditions such as infections.
Which oils to use?
Essential oils of peppermint, ginger, grapefruit, basil and cypress are at the top of the list. Other oils such as frankincense, clary-sage are known to help also.
Running the oils in the diffuser throughout the day can be of great help – peppermint, basil, grapefruit.
Making a body oil with peppermint (ciruculation-blood supply), cypress (circulation -opens air ways), ginger – warming and circualtion. Using this oil around the head, soles of feet and entire body massage.
Or just smelling the oils right out of the bottle several times a day. Peppermint is the best choice here.
All of the methods above can help you control or reduce your symptoms of virtigo.
If I were to pick one oil, it would be peppermint!
Remember peppermint in low concentrations is cooling and higher it is warming.
Not to be used in case of cardiac fibrillation, fever and also with epilepsy.