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Top Homeopathic Medicines to Treat BPPV – Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the common causes of vertigo. In BPPV mild to severe attacks of vertigo arise. BPPV results from a problem within the inner ear. Homeopathic medicines help reduce the frequency and intensity of the associated vertigo spells. These medicines also help relieve the associated nausea and vomiting. Conium Maculatum, Gelsemium, and Belladonna are the top homeopathic remedies used to treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.

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Homeopathic medicines for BPPV.

Our inner ear has a labyrinth and semicircular canals that contain fluid and delicate hair sensors. The movement of the fluid inside the ear moves the hair that lines the labyrinth. The hair movement helps trigger nerve messages to the brain via the vestibular nerve about the position of the head, thereby helping maintain a proper balance. BPPV is thought to arise when a calcified stone otolith (that is usually present in the utricle) gets dislodged and enters the semicircular canal. When the head moves, these calcified stones in the semicircular canal also move. The movement of these stones brushes the hair cells in semicircular canals and sends messages to the brain via the vestibular nerve. As a result, upon moving the head, the brain gets confused with the signals from the (affected) ear and (the unaffected) ear, resulting in a spell of vertigo. The reason for dislodging of the otolith is not clear. A person over the age of 50 yrs is at more risk of developing BPPV. An injury to the head is another contributing factor, and the chances of getting BPPV are more in females as compared to males.

Homeopathic Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo – BPPV

The homeopathic mode can help in treating Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo – BPPV in an efficient and gentle manner. Homeopathic medicines for BPPV are very safe to use without any side effects. Prescribing a suitable homeopathic medicine for a particular case of BPPV requires a detailed case analysis. The homeopathic medicines to treat BPPV are selected individually for every case. Hence, a person should consider the use of homeopathic medicine for BPPV under the supervision of a homeopathic physician, and avoid self-medication

Homeopathic Medicines for BPPV

Conium Maculatum – Homeopathic Medicine for BPPV When Vertigo Arises Upon Turning Head Sideways

Conium Maculatum is a well-indicated medicine for BPPV when vertigo appears upon turning the head sideways. A whirling sensation in the head is felt, and the person wishes to keep the head entirely still. Vertigo from shaking the head also indicates the need for this medicine. Vertigo that worsens from turning over in the bed or from stooping are other key indicating features. A person may feel as if the bed is floating.

Gelsemium Sempervirens – Homeopathic Remedy for BPPV with Vertigo from Sudden Head Movement with Loss of Balance

Gelsemium is a medicine prepared from the bark of the root of a plant named Gelsemium Sempervirens or Yellow jasmine. The natural order of this plant Loganiaceae. Gelsemium works well in cases of BPPV when dizziness arises from sudden head movement with loss of balance. The person staggers while walking as if intoxicated. Head feels light, sometimes attended with dimness of vision. A sensation of a band drawn tightly around the head above the ears is another prominent symptom.

Belladonna – Effective Homeopathic Medicine for BPPV with Vertigo on Turning in Bed

Belladonna is prepared from a plant commonly known as Deadly Nightshade. This plant belongs to the natural order Solanaceae. Belladonna is beneficial for cases of BPPV with vertigo spells appearing on turning in bed. There is a sensation as if everything is turning around in a circle. There appears a rush of blood to the head, and it may be attended with noises in the ear. Vertigo may be followed by a headache of throbbing nature. Belladonna is also useful for vertigo that appears when getting up in the morning.

Cocculus Indicus – Effective Homeopathic Remedy for BPPV when Nausea and Vomiting Attend Vertigo

Cocculus is a natural medicine prepared from the seeds of a plant called Cocculus Indicus that belongs to the family Menispermaceae. It is useful in cases of BPPV when nausea and vomiting are present along with episodes of vertigo. For using Cocculus, the vertigo attacks appear mostly when rising from lying position. Things appear to be whirling, and there is marked nausea and vomiting. A headache and ringing in the ears may also be present. A tendency to fall due to vertigo may also be present in some cases.

Phosphorus – Natural Medicine for BPPV when Vertigo Appears upon Moving the Head Up or Down

Phosphorus offers a natural treatment in cases of BPPV when vertigo appears from moving the head up or down. Other symptoms that indicate the need for this remedy include vertigo that arises upon rising from a seat. A sensation of floating may be present. A sensation of emptiness may be felt in the head with vertigo. Fainting and exhaustion may also appear.

Bryonia Alba – Natural Remedy for BPPV when Dizziness Arises from Least Motion

Bryonia is prepared from the root of a plant named Bryonia Alba. This plant belongs to the natural order Cucurbitaceae. The keynote to use Bryonia Alba in BPPV is dizziness arising from least motion. Vertigo on stooping is also indicative to use Bryonia. There appears a sensation of looseness of the brain in the skull. A sensation as if the head is turning in a circle is also present.
Along with vertigo, there is a pain in the back of the head (occipital region.)

Aconitum Napellus – Natural Homeopathic Remedy for BPPV with Vertigo on Rising from Bed or Seat

Aconite is prepared from a plant named Aconitum Napellus or Monkshood from the family Ranunculaceae. The symptoms for using Aconite are vertigo spells that appear upon rising from bed or rising from a seat. A tendency to fall (mainly to the right side) may also be noted. Vertigo on moving or shaking the head also calls for the use of Aconite.

Calcarea Carb – Natural Homeopathic Medicine for BPPV with Vertigo upon Moving Head Quickly

Calcarea Carb offers a natural cure for BPPV with vertigo appearing upon moving the head quickly. In cases needing Calcarea Carb, a sudden head movement (even at rest) triggers a vertigo spell. Nausea and vomiting may be present, and there may be a tendency to fall backward or sideways.

Symptoms of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo – BPPV

The primary symptom of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo – BPPV is dizziness/vertigo with a sensation as if you are spinning or the surroundings are spinning. The vertigo episode lasts from a few seconds to a minute or two. The attacks of vertigo vary from mild to intense in nature. Severe vertigo attacks may lead to falling. Vertigo triggered by movements of the head like turning the head up or down, tilting the head, sudden head movements, turning in the bed or getting out of the bed are other indications. Keeping the head still removes vertigo. There may be nausea or vomiting. The patient may also experience difficulty in standing and walking, along with a loss of balance and unsteadiness.

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    I am a chronic vertigo patient. After 2016 it has occurred again. Mainly while I lye down on bed, after a while I feel a dizziness in my head and I settle myself by moving slightly. Please advise me a suitable medicine

  2. Evan Bern says:

    Dear Dr Sharma ,i’m 43 yo /84 kgr and yesterday i had a 2nd in 4 months bppv.It happened as i looked up while sitting ,everything started circling around and had nausea and cold swets ,took antivommiting med but had again episode while sleeping as i turned sides,please what do you recommend and at what ch?

  3. Sanjay kumar satapathy says:

    I am 51 years old. One-day I rose up from the bed in morning due to vertigo that lasts only up to some seconds. During the day time I not feel any vertigo or dizzy. However when I lying down in the bed and turning my head sideways I feel dizzy. So I am using double pillow to sleep at night. One homoeo doctor prescribed me Kali phos 6x and spigellia200 for it and now I am able to sleep in my right side or left side with double pillow but on day time when I looked up only I feel vertigo. Please suggest me medicine for it.

  4. Hi, I’m suffering with bppv since 7 months as of now. I had the vertigo attack first time and got medicines which relieved temporarily, but balance problems continued with on and off. I had it again now, again medicines relieved temporarily, but still balance problem is continuing. I would like to know if homeopathy can treat this condition.
    Thank you.


    Dear sir,
    I am Dr. Rajesh Mittal, surgeon in Military hospital, Dehradun.
    On 28th Oct 2019, On getting up from bed, I had sever vertigo and the whole world was spinning. Lied down. on getting up again, same thing. tried 3 times but vertigo recurred. Had two vomits. I was abroad. Admitted to hospital. All possible tests in the world were done. Inconclusive.
    Put on Vertin. ENT doctor did Epleys manouvre.
    I Thought that I was getting berrer with vertin, but since last one week, I am unsteady on changing posture in bed. Feel unbalanced on getting up from lying position.
    Once awake and walking I do all right.
    Now since yesterday, I feel unbalanced slightly even on standing up.
    Doing my Job, but losing confidence.
    Need your help. I read about Conium Maculatum and others.

  6. pranam kumar says:

    I m having vertigo while waking from bed and going to sleep for head on bed and right side turn

  7. Lazarus Anburaj says:

    When I am in bed I use to turn left I am having dizziness and on the same way I could lift from bed and same cause to me why and what is the remedy?

  8. This is my third vertigo episode in several years. I am 70 years old and in good health. I tried the Epley maneuver for the right ear and it seemed to help some. My right side below my ear is sore. Which homeopathic is best for me? I have spinning upon rising from bed that has knocked me back in bed. I am being careful not to turn my head suddenly. My vision seems a bit off. I have a mild headache. this started on Sunday and today is Tuesday. In the previous episodes it was gone in 24 hours. My head feels heavy. I am experiencing nausea but no vomiting. Please advise. Thank you.
    Caren Wolfe

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