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Nux Vomica And Vertigo
Useful remedy: There are over 2000 homeopathic medicines but nux vomica is easily in the top 10 in terms of popularity. 30c refers to the potency (each remedy is available in different strengths- 30c is intermediate). For acute use some will do better with 12c, some with 30c. Nux is widely used for nausea, indigestion, hangovers and clearing reactions to foods or drugs that don't agree with you. See comment. ...Read more
A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...Read more
How good is nux vomica for chronic digestion related issues? Is there any website where I can get nux vomica - dosage and timing related information?
Nux vomica: Yes, this is sometimes recommended, usually for headaches triggered by rich foods, or associated with gastric symptoms, sometimes alcohol associated headaches. Others discussed include epiphegus, glonoine, belladonna, and iris versicolor but typically a homeopath would recommend taking your specific case to choose what is appropriate. ...Read more
Is nux vomica safe to use for post-op nausea/vomitting after orthopedic surgery? Have not had good luck with other anti-emetics.
Homeopathic: Homeopathic nux vomica is very safe, and depending on your specific symptoms could be very effective. My colleague is correct that it's prepared from a poisonous substance containing strychnine -- but the manufacturing process dilutes this while retaining the healing properties. Homeopathic remedies interact with your healing system, an energetic aspect of you with wide-reaching effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: Vertigo is a sensation of you or your environment spinning. This implies dysfunction in the balance system, from brainstem to inner ear. Obviously many causes including toxins, drugs, infection, brain injury, stroke, tumor, irritating blood vessels, congenital anomalies & many, many more. Dizziness is a vague, ill-defined term which has therefor a much broader range of possible causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vertigo Causes: Once the ENT docs check out the usual causes, then it's time to look at the unusual causes. Dentistry has a role to play in balancing the bite and restoring the masticatory muscles to balance. When those muscles and the bite is not correct, sometimes the pull of the scm, pterygoids and temporalis muscles on the temporal bone may cause a rotation of that bone and stimulate vertigo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stones in the ear: The semicircular canals of the inner ear contain fluid. This fluid flows over mounds of stones that sense movement. In some patients these stones get dislodged or damaged or the fluid builds up pressure or gets inflamed. The result is sensations of movement (vertigo) which throws off the sense of balance. Gradually the ear readjusts and sets things back to normal - but it can be quite a while. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable : If secondary to inner ear otolithic dysfnction, an epley maneuver by a skilled physical therapist may help. An endolymphatic fistula may spontaneously close or may benefit from surgical repair. Vertigo can be associated with migraine and cerebrovascular disease, and requires expert treatment. Motion sickness can respond to ginger root. An otolaryngologist can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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