Can We Manage Vertigo With Ayurvedic Treatments?
Are you someone who experienced dizziness and a feeling that the world around you are spinning? You are not alone. Studies say that over 56% of the population experience such episodes. Dr. V.C. Ajith Kumar, Director and Principal Consultant of Ayush Ayurveda, Singapore, says vertigo is a symptom rather than a condition. “Patients feel a sensation that they, or the environment around them, is moving or spinning. In some people, it’s barely noticeable, while in others, it may be so severe that they find it difficult to keep their balance and do daily tasks”.
Dr. V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, says that though vertigo is not a life-threatening illness, it can severely impair a person’s quality of life due to the nature of the condition. “Patients will feel their world is constantly spinning, especially when they get up after lying down or sudden head movements. Patients with vertigo are prone to suffer falls and injuries. In elderly people, care should be taken not to leave them alone,” adds Dr.V.C Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore. The loss of balance is often accompanied by giddiness, sweating, nausea, headache, and other sensations.
What causes vertigo?
Dr. V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, says there are several reasons for vertigo. “The most common is due to a fluid imbalance in the ear. This can be due to ear infections, colds, and sinusitis. Lack of proper sleep, stress, anxiety, migraine and weak eyesight, side effects of medications, or age-related issues can also cause vertigo
Can we treat vertigo with Ayurvedic treatments?
Dr. V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, says that according to Ayurveda, vertigo is caused by the imbalance of Vata and Pitta doshas. “We, Ayurveda doctors at Ayush Singapore, look at ailments holistically, and our treatments are always multi-pronged,” says Dr.V.C Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore. For vertigo, Ayurveda primarily recommends changes in diet and sleep routine. Dr. V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, recommends, “Avoid fried, spicy, and sour foods. One should also stay away from cold and fermented foods. We recommend that patients avoid excess dairy and meat at Ayush Ayurveda, Singapore. A stomach detox and a light diet could do wonders for one’s entire body and improve health in general. Those suffering from vertigo should sleep early and go to bed at a fixed time every night. One should sleep for at least eight hours.” Dr. V.C. Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor at Ayush Singapore, says that the best medicine for vertigo is to restore the balance in the ear, and for it, sleep is crucial. “Do not get up suddenly. Instead, turn to your side gently and sit up for a while before standing while waking up,” suggests Dr.V.C Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore.
Dr.V.C Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, says that the common Ayurvedic herbal medicines used in the condition include Triphala, Guduchi Kashaya, Amalaki, Ashwagandha, Yavasa, Haritaki, Sariva, Giloy, and Pitpapda. “Brahmi, Sankhupushpi, licorice, and Vacha are other herbs available in our garden, and all have anti-inflammatory and stress-relieving properties.”
Panchakarma treatment at Ayush Singapore
The objectives of Ayush Ayurveda Singapore are to maintain and promote health, prevent illness and cure disease, highlights Dr.V.C Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore.
“In Ayurveda, one’s body, mind, and soul are innately connected. And most of the illnesses of today’s world are caused or aggravated by stress and anxiety. We advocate deep breathing and meditation for vertigo to relax the mind. There are also specific yogasanas to ensure Vata-Pitta balance. But we recommend patients to do them under supervision,” says Dr.V.C Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore.
Besides these, Dr.V.C Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore, explains how Panchakarma therapies help treat vertigo. “One should always do Panchakarma under the recommendation of certified Ayurvedic medical practitioners. Shirodhara and massages for the head and neck and whole-body massage are prescribed to increase blood circulation and reduce vertigo symptoms. In Shirodhara, medicated herbal oils are poured onto one’s forehead, and it calms and relaxes the body and mind,” says Dr.V.C Ajith Kumar, Ayurveda Doctor, Ayush Singapore.
About the Doctor
V.C. Ajith Kumar is a veteran of Ayurvedic Medicine. With over 32 years of experience treating patients using the ancient science of Ayurveda, Dr. V.C. Ajith Kumar is well-known in India and abroad.
A Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Ayurvedic College Coimbatore, India in 1988, V.C. Ajith Kumar was mentored by his guru Bhramasri Ashtavaidyan Vaidyamadam Valiya Narayanan Namboothiri. Dr. V.C. Ajith Kumar, perfected the science of Ayurveda by staying with his guru for four years and became an expert in Ashta Vaidya, particularly in the Vaidyamadam tradition.
V.C. Ajith Kumar had worked for a year at Coimbatore Ayurvedic College and subsequently 14 years as a Medical Officer with the Tamilnadu Government Medical Service. In 2004, he moved to Malaysia and served as a Senior Ayurvedic Consultant with Promotil Ayur Health Centre Sdn Bhd. In 2008, Dr. V.C. Ajith Kumar established Ayush Ayurvedic Pte Ltd in Singapore to offer traditional Ayurvedic treatments to the people there.