As a person dealing with Vertigo and Meneires I am a confirmed medicinal Ginger user and advocate. I also very much enjoy the taste and add it to foods whenever I can.
What are the benefits of Ginger? The benefits of ginger are so many that it is hard to list them all. I began studying Ginger because of my balance disorder. Ginger is probably the best thing in the world for motion sickness and Vertigo induced nausea. A small amount taken thirty minutes before you travel will prevent motion sickness, the same small amount will greatly reduce the duration of Vertigo induced nausea. My personal experience is if taken daily it will actually help prevent the number of Vertigo episodes.
Natural remedies are abundant with Ginger and include relief from morning sickness, respiratory tract infections, shortening the duration of colds and flu, Vertigo induced nausea, relief from the after effects of chemotherapy,multiple sclerosis and many many other diseases and disorders.
One of the reasons that ginger works so well promoting wellness is that it is an anti-inflammatory. Recently the medical world has been turned upside down with new discoveries on how inflammation is the source of so many diseases and disorders. Ginger fights inflammation so is helpful in many diseases.
Ginger can be drank as a tea, the root can be sliced and added to food, candies are available in many smaller Asian food stores. No matter how you get it into your system the trick is to get it into you.
Most everyone will benefit from Ginger but especially those with Vertigo and Meneires. Give it a try, I think it will help you.
Winter time seems to be much worse for Vertigo-Meneires patients. With the cold weather people seem to congregate inside and once we are jammed together pass all those delightful cold/flu bugs.
As just witnessed by my cold induced two day spin fest relapse, the relapse was much worse than the head cold that brought it on.
Just the nature of the disease I guess to let us know once in awhile who the boss is.
Months have gone by since my last Meneires episode. Every day I contend with the effects of Meneires but because of my life style changes, dietary changes, and exercise and Tai Chi I can get through the day but now I catch a simple cold which triggers a two day spin fest.
Just a reminder for me of how terrible and devious this disease is
Once Vestibular Rehabilitation has been completed a person has usually made progress with their balancing. Now is the ideal time to begin Tai Chi. Classes can be found by looking through your local phone book or asking friends and family. My advise is to go to the local senior center or senior care hospital (even if you are not a senior) and find classes there, instructors will tend to be more aware of students with balance disorders.
Tai Chi is practiced every day, preferably in the morning and for only ten to fifteen minutes. Balance will improve over time and equally important falls are reduced by 40%.
Tai Chi is used for both balance and exercise. Although slow and low impact it is a full work out program and when you add in low belly breathing the metabolism kicks in and you receive full benefits.
If you have any questions on Tai Chi feel free to leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org