If you suffer from the feeling of lightheadedness or unsteadiness on a regular basis, you may have an underlying condition that is causing your dizziness. What can you do to cope with this issue naturally? We’re going to take a look at a number of home remedies for dizziness. Then we will discuss an alternative form of medicine that many patients who struggle with dizziness have been turning to for safe and natural care that goes beyond what you can do at home. First, we’ll begin with the home remedies. Here are six different things you can try.
Get a loved one to rub your back and shoulders. You don’t need a pro (although that could be effective too). You just need to relax. Dizziness can be exacerbated by feelings of stress and anxiety. As all of that tension is rubbed out of your neck and shoulders, you may find that your dizziness goes away as well. If this works for you – great! If not, you may need to find a different stress relief tactic.
This is another way to reduce stress and promote healing in the body. We’re not just talking about clearing your mind. Try focusing on positive things. Envision yourself accomplishing goals, reflect on the good things in your life, and focus on what you are grateful for. Not only can this help to reduce stress, but it can also give your body the time it needs to restore your equilibrium.
#3 Stretching and Breathing Exercises
Once again, the goals are to relieve stress and help your body to find its balance. Your central nervous system relies on a steady flow of oxygen. Breathing properly and stretching out the muscles can help to ensure that oxygen-rich blood is reaching the brain. Remember to fill the lower part of your lungs first in order to get a proper breath. The mistake many people make when breathing is thinking the chest should expand first, but really the abdomen should expand as the diaphragm drops to fill the lungs.
#4 Vitamin C
Before you go out and buy an expensive supplement, there are plenty of ways to get vitamin C into your diet naturally. Lemon is one great way. Try adding a squeeze of lemon to your water first thing in the morning every day. About half a lemon should do the trick. It can help to improve your immune system function and stop your body’s moisture from evaporating through the skin. If you need to sweeten it a little, try honey instead of sugar. You can even heat your water up and make it like a morning tea.
While research is still being done to show the benefits of ginger for dizziness, sailors once used to use it to combat motion sickness. It is also the common treatment for dizziness in Chinese medicine. You can try gnawing on some ginger root if you really like the flavor. Or you can turn it into a tea and add some honey to cut through the spiciness.
#6 Drink More Water
Dizziness is often a sign that you haven’t had enough to drink. There are plenty of water apps to help you track your intake. You may find that you just don’t get the recommended amount of water per day. If that is the case, you may see your bouts of dizziness reduce in frequency or disappear altogether once you start keeping track of how much you drink and get the recommended amount of water each day.
Natural Relief for Chronic Dizziness
If you can’t control dizziness with home remedies, it may be because an upper cervical misalignment is at the root of the problem. The atlas (C1 vertebra) is positioned directly between the ears, and it encompasses the bottom of the brainstem. Thus, it can affect both the ears which help to balance the body and the central nervous system which interprets the signals from the ears. Either way, dizziness can result. How do upper cervical misalignments occur?
Poor posture is a common culprit in the modern world. Whether you sit slumped over a desk all day at work or frequently reach for your smartphone, the wear and tear on your neck may be increased to the point where misalignments occur. There are also more abrupt causes such as a car accident, a sports injury, a fall, or an assault. No matter what causes the initial misalignment, it then goes to work affecting the parts of the body that control balance and movement.
Many people who suffer from this common symptom have found that upper cervical chiropractic care helps. This is because upper cervical chiropractors focus on the alignment of the atlas. We use precise measurements and gentle adjustments. There is no twisting or popping of the vertebrae. The corrections are designed to hold for as long as possible so that the body has time to heal. It also means that patients are often able to spread out their visits, making this a cost-effective form of alternative care.
To learn more about upper cervical chiropractic care, schedule a consultation with a practice near you. You may discover what many other people are beginning to learn – that the alignment of the atlas is a key to go overall health. Get your journey to wellness started today and use the search feature on this site to find your local upper cervical practitioner.
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