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A Meditative Approach to Coping with Chronic Dizziness & Imbalance
by Maeghan Culver, ND of Bastyr Center for Natural Health
Coping with vertigo
Cindy Price has had balance problems all her life. She suffered from constant migraines and was bounced from doctor to doctor, receiving one diagnosis after another.
Cultivating the four sublime emotions-metta (lovingkindness/friendliness), karuna (compassion), mudita (joy in the joy of others), and upekkha (equanimity)- eases suffering in yourself and in others.
In August 2013, 52-year-old David suffered a sudden onset of vertigo that later led doctors to discover that he had suffered a stroke. David is launching a vestibular support group for people with symptoms similar to his.
Recurrent dizzy spells shouldn't be dismissed, according to the April issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Any recurrent, sudden, severe attacks or prolonged episodes of dizziness, faintness, light-headedness or vertigo can signal underlying disorders and warrant a visit to the doctor.
Athletes of all ages are working on their stability to improve stamina and minimize injuries
Vertigo is a carnival world and I was the Human Bumper Car.
Motion sickness seems to be caused by a mismatch between certain body receptors: the eyes, the vestibular mechanism in the ear, and position receptors to muscles and joints.