Some home treatment options for vertigo include the Epley maneuver, the Foster maneuver and the Semont maneuver, advises WebMD. A patient should repeat the Epley and Semont maneuvers three times per day until he goes 24 hours without experiencing vertigo.Continue Reading
To perform the Epley maneuver, the patient sits on the bed and tilts his head 45 degrees to the side from which the vertigo is originating, states WebMD. He then lies back on the bed with a pillow positioned under his shoulders and his head remaining tilted at 45 degrees. After 30 seconds, he tilts the head 90 degrees to the other side for another 30 seconds. Finally, he rolls to the side and looks at the floor for 30 seconds before sitting up.
The Semont maneuver is similar in that the patient tilts his head 45 degrees. He then lies on his side, keeping the head tilted for 30 seconds, then quickly lies on the opposite side of the bed, maintaining the head tilt for another 30 seconds, states WebMD.
The patient should repeat the Foster maneuver every 15 minutes until he experiences relief, states WebMD. He begins in a kneeling position and looks up at the ceiling. He leans forward, touching the floor with his head for approximately 30 seconds. Keeping the head on the floor, he turns the head toward the affected ear for 45 seconds, then raises the head to the level of the back for another 30 seconds. Finally, he raises his head, keeping it turned, and he slowly stands.Learn more about Conditions & Diseases