A disturbance in balance that results in the sensation of spinning or whirling is vertigo. Vertigo is a symptom of some type of condition, such as Meniere’s disease—an illness involving the inner ear. There are homeopathic remedies available that can help you cope with vertigo.
Vertigo generally results from a condition affecting the vestibular system, or inner ear. Besides Meniere’s disease, other causes include an inner-ear infection or even high blood pressure.
Especially useful for vertigo caused by aging or tobacco use, conium is sometimes referred to as poison hemlock. In today’s homeopathic world, conium is an effective treatment for vertigo as well as depression and anxiety. It comes in pellets, soft tablets or liquid. You should follow the dosages recommended by the supplier to prevent overdose.
Ferrum metallicum is a homeopathic medicine derived from iron. It is helpful with vertigo that occurs when standing up. One possible side effect of ferrum metallicum is edema, or swelling in your hands or feet. Available in both pill and liquid forms, its dosage will depend on the type you purchase. You should follow the instructions provided with the supplement.
Indications for using bryonia as a supplement include vertigo occurring when lying down. One tip for the use of bryonia is to lie completely still until it has time to work. It is available in tablet or pellet format. When taken in low dosages, there are no reported side effects; however, if taken in higher dosages, it can irritate the stomach. Bryonia should be taken carefully and only in diluted doses, as the unprocessed plant is poisonous.
If the condition persists over a long period, it will be necessary to see a doctor to determine the underlying cause. Vertigo is a symptom, not an illness. You need to know what is causing reoccurring attacks. Any decision to take supplements should be discussed with a professional. Some homeopathic remedies can interfere with medicines you might be taking, so consult your doctor first.