Dizziness & Vertigo
Dizziness | Lightheadedness | Vertigo
Feeling dizzy or light-headed is different from vertigo, although treatment is similar.
Dizziness or light-headedness may be brought on by a range of factors such as low blood sugar from irregular meals, strenuous exercise, excess alcohol intake, physical or emotional stress, blow to the head, excess blood loss, low in protein / iron / vitamin B12, hyperventilation / over-breathing, anxiety etc.
Vertigo is the sensation that your immediate environment is spinning around you or you are spinning within it. This may occur with a number of other symptoms; visual disturbances such as blurred vision or double sight, auditory disturbances such as tinnitus or hearing loss, headache, cervical spine dysfunction, depression, anxiety, insomnia, sweating sensation, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
Up to 40% of vertigo is connected with our visual system and 60% is connected with our aural sense (30% each ear) and various sensory receptors throughout the body outside of our five main sense organs.
For further information please investigate http://www.vertigo-dizziness.com/
In addition to discussing ways to implement healthy eating and moderate exercise, in treatment we address the equilibrium centre of the brain using Craniosacral Therapy. We assess cranial bones for position and movement with a focus on cranial nerves and how they may be affected by spatial relationships between bones and musculature of the head and neck (NO bone manipulation involved).
Should there be a restriction(s) in the fascia or muscle attachments in the head and neck then we treat using primarily Myofascial Release, with some Remedial Treatment.
For these conditions The Source of Wellness recommends other medical investigations such as blood tests by your GP, dietary assessment, and specialist tests.