Feeling dizzy? Stop what you’re doing and hold still! Focus your attention on a single spot, anything from a crack in the wall to your own hand. In a few minutes, your inner ear will regain equilibrium and you’ll feel better.
As any person who has suffered a bout of dizziness knows, nausea is often an unwanted side effect. Fortunately, there’s a natural solution: ginger! The next time you get that spinning sensation, chew on a fresh piece of ginger, a ginger candy, or drink a cup of ginger tea. It will focus your attention on the flavor, and settle your stomach in a jiffy.
Water Can Help
Dizziness can often occur as a result of dehydration, particularly on a hot day or after vigorous exercise. If you feel a bout of dizziness come on, slowly sip a glass of water, and you should start to feel better. As a general rule, you should be drinking eight glasses of water per day.
Up Your Sugar Levels
Another possible cause of dizziness is low blood sugar. If it’s been awhile since you last ate something, this could very well be the case for you. To stop the spins, eat a small sweet or carbohydrate-rich snack like hard candy, fruit juice, a spoonful of honey, or a bagel.
Ayurvedic Approach to Dizziness
In Ayurvedic medicine, lemon water is a traditional cure for dizziness. Add one tablespoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of sugar or honey to a glass of water and drink. You should start to feel revived in a few minutes. Cumin and nutmeg are also classic Ayurvedic dizziness remedies.
Feet Flat on the Ground
When you get dizzy, make sure your feet stay flat on the ground. In particular, women who are prone to dizziness should avoid high heels and wedges and choose flats instead. The additional surface area in contact with the ground will reduce your chance of falls.
Skip the Uppers and Downers
If you suffer from dizziness, you should avoid both caffeine and alcohol. These stimulants and depressants can send you for a whirl, making your dizziness problem worse.
Eyes Wide Shut
Have you noticed that your dizziness gets worse when you get up from a chair or out of bed? To prevent the attack from coming on, keep your eyes shut while you change positions. For example, when getting out of bed, close your eyes and sit up, wait for a few seconds until your body adjusts, then stand up. After a few more seconds, open your eyes. It turns out that visual cues can trigger dizziness, and by closing your eyes, you eliminate the problem.
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