How to Treat Vertigo at Home

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July 31, 2004 | 68,530 views

Research has shown that performing specific body-positioning movements at home could help alleviate the symptoms of a common contributor of dizziness that results from a build-up of crystals in the inner ear. Medical studies revealed that a technique referred to as the modified Epley procedure (MEP) works more effectively on "benign paroxysmal positional vertigo" than another technique known as Semont maneuver (MSM).

Based on the results from these studies, researchers are recommending MEP as the foremost self-treatment technique to achieving quick relief from vertigo.

Comparison Study Between MEP and MSM for Treatment of Vertigo

The MEP method

The MSM Method

Results of the Study

Neurology July 13, 2004;63(1):150-2

Over 90 million Americans, age 17 and older, have experienced a dizziness or balance problem.

It affects an estimated 64 people in every 100,000.

It's encouraging to hear about a practical and effective treatment that doesn't involve medication or a visit to the doctor and could be taken care of right in the comforts of your own home

A video showing the maneuvers is available on the Neurology journal Web site, www.neurology.org.

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