Home Treatment of Menier's Disease and Vertigo: Inexpensive approach to providing relief.
Updated: Oct 3
Meniere's Disease is an inner ear disorder that presents with dizziness, vertigo, hearing loss and ringing in the ears (Tinnitus.) Meniere's disease can happen at any age. But it usually starts between 40 to 60 years of age.
Home Treatment of Menier's Disease and Vertigo
Vertigo can present without hearing loss or tinnitus, and can result from a variety of inflammatory causes but most commonly results from inflammation of the organs of balance in the ear.
Tricks that may give you some relief of the vertigo!
Either way, you can help reduce the severity of the symptoms by a few simple steps.
1. Avoid salty foods and avoid adding salt/salt products to your food.
2. Avoid (excessive) Caffeine and Caffeinated beverages.
3. Avoid refined sugar and high carbohydrate foods.
4. A little trick that I found that can give remarkable improvement involves a common ultrasonic toothbrush!
Use a PHILIPS ultrasonic toothbrush, as follows:
a. Get a rubber eraser, the type that goes on the end of a pencil,
pink/pyramidal in shape. Inexpensive.
b. Push it over the bristles of one of the toothbrush attachment.
c. Apply to the mastoid process (bone behind your ear).
d. The toothbrush will buzz, but pause every 30 seconds, move from
ear to ear. (4 cycles, 2 minutes total)
NOTE WELL: Do this while lying on your back or sitting squarely in a chair, as it can cause you to get dizzy.
5. We offer a supplement, "Eyes and Ears," that contains vinpocetin & huperzine. These two phosphodiesterase inhibitors can reduce the symptoms, as well. It is not expensive and may offer some relief.
When I first developed Meniers Disease over 20 years ago, I used this combination and it offered me great relief. While nothing works for everybody, it pays to know what your options might be.
David S. Klein, MD, FACA, FACPM
Stages of Life Medical Institute
1917 Boothe Circle
Longwood, Florida 32750