It is usually caused decreased flow of blood to the brain. It can also be caused by arrhythmia (abnormal change in the beating of the heart), or may be due to heat exhaustion associated with excessive fluid loss, weakness, fatigue, anxiety, drenching sweats, and fainting.
Low blood sugar, low blood pressure (hypotension), allergies, anemia, and nutrient deficiencies such as magnesium and iron can all cause or contribute to fainting. If fainting spells are recurring, all of these factors should be screened for and, if present, addressed.
Note: Should you feel faint, sit down and put your head between your knees until you feel better. Also be sure to breathe fresh air.
Caution: Recurring fainting spells, as well as fainting caused by no discernible reason, require the immediate attention of a physician or other health expert.
As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here
Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:
- Eliminate Candida: Click here to find out how
- Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
- Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.colloidsforlife.com/ Silver has long been recognised as a powerful natural antibiotic. Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water. It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.
- Go on a fast to clear your system of toxic waste www.wecarespa.com
Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.
There are several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. For treating rheumatoid arthritis, we recommended constitutional hydrotherapy (apply two to five times weekly) or a heating compress (apply once daily to affected areas). Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
- We recommend regular colonics to remove toxicity from the body. Read more about colonics by clicking here. Find a practitioner here.
- Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state. During the programme drink alkalised water, which you can buy from Real Water www.drinkrealwater.com/
- Take a bath as often as possible up to once a day with two litres of 35% food grade Hydrogen Peroxide. shoppingcart.purehealthsystems.com/?Click=4464
Eating an organic, whole foods diet that includes healthy supplies of protein foods, and drinking plenty of pure, filtered water can help to prevent fainting.
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef. www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok?affld=104400 The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
The following nutrients can help prevent and speed recovery from fainting spells: Vitamin B, pantothenic acid, iron, and magnesium.
- Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here kevintrudeaudailylifesessentials.com/
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
As always the fastest most effective way to receive tailored advice to your own situation, you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Ayurvedic practitionershere
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
- A herbal mix of shatavari (500mg), kamadudha (200mg), ginger (100mg) and brahmi (300mg), genrally taken twice a day after lunch and dinner
- Brahmi ghee nasya
- Sesame oil mixed with small amounts of camphor, cardamom and cinnamon, which is applied to the head
Traditional Chinese Medicine
To receive bespoke advice based upon your own situation you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners here
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
Acupuncture has been proven to be beneficial, along with the following:
Ginger – this will alleviate nausea and motion sickness as well as dizziness. Try 1 gram of powdered ginger to begin with. Alternative forms of ginger can include candied ginger root or ginger tea to stop your dizziness.
Gingko Biloba – also recommended for vertigo and its accompanying dizziness. Try a daily dosage of between 60 and 240mg.
Chinese Herbs – The Oregon-based Institute of Traditional Medicine cites Chinese herbs as an alternative option to stop dizziness, especially in people who have Meniere’s disease, an inner ear disorder that causes vertigo. A formula called Wuling San combines several traditional Chinese herbs, including cinnamon, hoelen, alisma and polyporus, to treat dizziness. Ginger may be added to the mixture if desired, and may be especially effective for treating nausea that can accompany feelings of dizziness. The ITM explains that if you take the Wuling San formula two to three times daily, you can expect to continue the treatment anywhere from 2 to 45 days in order for symptoms to subside.
Peppermint, neroli, basil, lavender, rosemary, or black pepper placed under the nose of a fainting victim can help speed a return to full consciousness. Other useful oils are:
- Clary Sage – its nervine properties are responsible for treating or controlling symptoms of dizziness and vertigo by providing stability to the nerves. It also has calming, sedative properties which provide relief
- Myrtle – myrtle oil is also rich in nervine properties which help provide more stability when the dizzying sensation begins. Acting as a nervous system stabilizer, myrtle oil effectively treats dizziness, vertigo and any other similar conditions. Use myrtle for a gentle massage (mix with a carrier oil) or use it to make a hot compress for more effective and long-term relief.
Please note: Use proper precautionary methods in using essential oils to avoid harming yourself in the process. If you are going to apply the oil topically, then dilute it using a carrier oil first to avoid skin irritation.
NB: To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.
To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.
Owing to the principles behind homeopathy (link to full description of what it is) it is essential you see a licensed practitioner to receive your own personalised prescription. Find your closest Homeopath here
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
Ignatia, Aconite, and Arsen alb are useful homeopathic remedies for preventing fainting spells.
You may also like to consider:
Cocculus indicus, Lobelia inflate, Tabacum and Gelsemium which are all proven to be highly effective in relieving the symptoms of dizziness, weakness, fainting, fatigue, headaches and emotional upsets. Bryonia alba may be beneficial for headaches, and for individuals who perspire and where the slightest movement may be disturbing. Other recommended remedies include Phosphorus, Aconite, Nat. mur., Sulfur, Silicea, Lycopodium, and Belladonna. Homeopathic ingredients are safe and effective for pregnant women but consult your practitioner.
Bilberry and Gingko Biloba are recommended as both improve circulatory problems.
Flower Essences: Apply Rescue Remedy® topically to the lips of the fainting victim to help him or her recover.
Yoga – The physical postures and breathing exercises comprising the practice of yoga have long been proven by scientific research to promote feelings of relaxation while simultaneously strengthening the body. Research conducted since the 1970s has shown that regular yoga practice not only relieves stress, and stressful emotions such as anxiety and depression, but also improves blood pressure rates and overall cardiovascular health. Yoga is also effective for reducing pain, improving gastrointestinal and respiratory function, and for improving cognitive function and enhancing sight and hearing.
Note: If you are just beginning to explore yoga, it is recommended that you initially do so under the guidance of a trained yoga instructor who can guide you to become aware of the subtleties involved in each yoga posture as well as the corresponding method of breathing.
Qigong – Is a wonderful form of exercise, breath work and meditation to relieve stress and tension in the body. See article section for more information about the art of qigong.
Lemon – Drink ahydrating mix of pepper, lemon juice and salt water. Nutmeg
Tai Chi – this can improve your sense of balance. This form of martial arts also reduces your likelihood of falling, according to the Vestibular Disorders Association. Tai Chi also helps postural sway and joint alignment, evenly distributes your body weight, improves your gait and promotes a greater awareness. Do a basic exercise called Hold the Ball. Place your feet shoulder-width apart. Slightly bend your knees to arrive at a comfortable, centered position. Imagine a life force coming from the centre of your body. Shape your hands as if forming a circle around this life force, your chi. Your right palm will be facing down, while your left palm will be facing up, as if you are holding a ball. Breathe slowly during this exercise. Slowly move your body weight to your right side and take a step while holding this ball. Slowly transfer your weight to your left side as you move to your left.
Nutmeg – Beneficial in alleviating nausea and vomiting associated with vertigo. Try this home tincture: one freshly grated nutmeg macerated in a half pint 60 per cent alcohol (such as vodka, gin etc). Leave this for seven days then decant. Take between 5 and 10 drops daily.
Alternative Professional Care
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating fainting: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Bodywork, Environmental Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Oxygen Therapy, Reflexology, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. (See Glossary for descriptions of these Alternative Therapies.)
Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ancient Healing www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php
The best way to cleansing and purification of the body www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php
Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong (from August 2012 newsletter)
Acupuncture and its benefits in treating vertigo: www.longmontacupuncture.net/vertigo.html
TCM and treating vertigo: www.pingminghealth.com/article/275/clinical-origins-and-treatment-of-vertigo/
Treating vertigo with ginger: www.peoplespharmacy.com/2007/10/18/ginger-to-treat/
Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters/
Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong(from August 2012 newsletter)
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT (June 2012 newsletter)
Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress (Oct 2012 newsletter)
Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout (Oct 2012 newsletter)
Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php
Ayurvedic home remedies: www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2KuS4durSA
EFT for treating disease www.garythink.com/eft/physicial.html
Treating vertigo at home: www.news-medical.net/news/2004/07/13/3279.aspx
Cell/mobile phone dangers and vertigo link: www.naturalnews.com/027232_cell_phone_use_radiation.html
Vertigo linked to inner ear “rock slides”: www.naturalnews.com/036848_vertigo_inner_ear_rock_slides.html
Further Information (links and books)
Natural Vertigo & Dizziness Relief [Kindle Edition]; The Book on Dizziness: Natural Solutions for Dizziness and Balance Disorders, Dr Mark A. Scott
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch
Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green
Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen
The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal
The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine
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Kath May firstname.lastname@example.org – reiki, tai chi.
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