We’re gonna save you $49.89 and a lot of hassles, and we’ll keep it short. If you are suffering from chronic vertigo or dizziness, you might be tempted to plunk down almost $50 for The Vertigo and Dizziness Program marketed by Blue Heron Health News. You don’t need to, because their “cure” is actually a well-known technique to relieve dizziness that is available for FREE on the Internet.
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The “simple head exercises” that they claim will relieve your dizziness are, in fact, Epley’s and Semont manuevers.
The Epley and Semont maneuvers are exercises used to treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). A single 10- to 15-minute session usually is all that is needed.
BPPV is caused by a problem in your inner ear. Your semicircular canals are found inside your ear. They detect motion and send this information to your brain. The utricle is a nearby part of the ear. It contains calcium crystals (canaliths) that help it detect movement. Sometimes these crystals detach from the utricle and end up inside the semicircular canals. When these crystals move inside the canals, they may send incorrect signals to your brain about your position. This can make you feel like the world is spinning.
By moving your head into different positions, the calcium crystal (canalith) debris causing vertigo will slip out of the semicircular canal into an area of the inner ear where it will no longer cause symptoms. Two maneuvers have been used successfully: the Epley maneuver and the Semont maneuver.
The Epley maneuver is performed as follows:
- You are seated and turn your head 45 degrees horizontally toward the affected ear.
- Then you tilt backward to a horizontal position with your head kept in place at a 45-degree turn, hanging. An attack of vertigo is likely as the debris moves toward the apex of the canal. Hold in this position until the vertigo stops, usually within a minute.
- Next, turn your head 90 degrees toward the unaffected ear. Roll onto the side of the unaffected ear, so that you are now looking at the floor. The debris should move in the canal again, possibly provoking another attack of vertigo. You should remain in this position until the vertigo stops, usually within a minute.
- Finally, when it stops, you can sit up.
The Semont maneuver is performed as follows:
- In a seated position, you turn your head so that it is halfway between looking straight ahead and looking away from the side that causes the worst vertigo.
- Then lower yourself quickly to the side that causes the worst vertigo. When your head is on the table, you are looking up at the ceiling. Stay in this position for 30 seconds.
- Next, quickly moves you to the other side of the table without stopping in the upright position. When your head is on the table, you are now looking down at the table. Hold for another 30 seconds.
- When the vertigo recedes, you can sit up.
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