Imbalance? Unsteadiness? Motion Sickness? Try Pascoe's Vertigopas!
Vertigopas is a homeopathic remedy to relieve symptoms of vertigo and dizziness. It comes in 50mL drops, creating easy general dosing and acute dosing, varying from 1 to 30 drops depending on age. Approved for all ages, including infants, by Health Canada, it is formulated without peanuts, gluten, and dairy.
Vertigopas is a homeopathic product with the following active ingredients: anamirta cocculus, conium maculatum, ambra grisea, oenanthe crocata, petroleum rectificatum. The drops should be taken diluted in water.
What Causes Nausea and Vertigo?
The root cause of vertigo and nausea is a confusion at our brains “switchboard”. While our sense of balance is reporting motion, our eyes register stillness. This problem is exaggerated when you are in motion.
This sensitivity usually declines as we get older and in adults, it only appears under more extreme conditions, such as mountain driving around hairpins or in rough sea conditions. Fear can often play a part, intensifying the problem.
What is Vertigo?
Vertigo is the feeling or sense of motion or feeling of dizziness (i.e. rotation, rocking, spinning) when a person is perfectly still. You can induce this feeling by spinning around for a time – this type of vertigo only lasts for a few minutes at most. Alternatively, vertigo can also occur spontaneously or as a result of an injury and can last for long period; hours and sometimes days.
Signs and symptoms include a sense of spinning or moving, nausea, vomiting, nystagmus (abnormal eye movement) and imbalance. Causes can include, but are not limited to: migraines, inner ear infection, inflammation of the inner ear, head injury, medication, vestibular neuronitis (an inner ear infection that causes inflammation on the vestibular nerve - the nerve that controls balance), motion sickness, viral infection.
Vestibular Nerve vs. Vestibular System:
Among other roles, the vestibular nerve is responsible for maintaining the bodies sense of balance. If the nerve is damaged, it can cause acute symptoms of imbalance, sometimes including nausea and vomiting. Vestibular rehabilitation is essential to anyone suffering from nerve damage in the area.
Central vs. Peripheral Causes of Vertigo:
Central vertigo arises in the brain or spinal cord; head injuries could increase the risk of developing vertigo. Peripheral vertigo arises in relation to an inner ear problem, (i.e. an infection or inflammation).
Advice for travel/motion sickness:
- Look out of the window in the direction of travel instead of reading books
- Eat light food before departure
- Avoid eating dairy products before or during your travels
- Create a relaxed atmosphere
- If possible, take plenty of breaks and hop energetically (creating a sense of balance)
- Carry Vertigopas with you for both general and acute treatment
1 g (34 drops) contains:
- Oenanthe crocata 3X 0.20 g
- Anamirta cocculus 4X 0.20 g
- Conium maculatum 4X 0.20 g
- Ambra grisea 6X 0.20 g
- Petroleum rectificatum 8X 0.20 g
Contains 23% vol. alcohol.
Adults and children 12 years and over: 10-30 drops 1-3 times a day,
Children (ages 6-11): 5-15 drops 1-3 times a day;
Children (ages 1-5): 5-10 drops 1-3 times a day; Infants (0-11 months): 1-5 drops 1-3 times a day.
Acute dosing: Every 15-60 minutes (up to 12 times a day) or until improvement of symptoms. Then resume general dosing. The drops should be taken diluted in some water.
Contraindications/Cautions: Consult health care practitioner before use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use in children under 1 year of age before consulting a health care practitioner.
Side effects/Interactions: None known.