Anyone who has suffered from vertigo knows how debilitating the episodes can be.
Vertigo is a specific kind of dizziness that happens when you aren’t even moving. It’s caused by various conditions associated with underlying problems in the ear, brain, or sensory nerve pathways. The dizzy feeling is often associated with the same sensation you get when you’re very high up and look down. It’s a problem for millions of Americans, but one doctor has found a quick, at-home fix for it.
Dr. Carol Foster has developed a way to treat vertigo. Since taking her methods to YouTube, her video has had over 2.5 million views.
Referring to the treatment as the “half-somersault maneuver,” the fix has been a success for millions of people around the world. The greatest part is how simple it is to combat the dizzy spells.
First, you just have to tip your head up towards the ceiling. Then, you put your head down as if you’re going to do a somersault. Once in that position, look at your left elbow. Wait for the dizziness to stop, then raise your head to back level. After the dizziness stops again, sit back quickly.
For people who suffer from vertigo, this solution has changed their lives.
For Sue Rickers, her vertigo was so debilitating that she couldn’t do anything except wait for the episodes to pass.
“I couldn’t drive, I couldn’t walk, I had to hold on to the wall,” Rickers remembers. “It was very, very scary.”
Rickers suffered from vertigo for years. Her episodes would last for days before subsiding, but she said they would always come back. Just imagine how difficult that would make just trying to get through an average day.
Luckily, Rickers found Dr. Foster’s video of the somersault maneuver and gave it a try.
“It worked,” she said. “It worked the very first time!”
If you, or anyone you know gets vertigo, you need to watch the video below.