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Reflexology is more than just a footrub. It targets foot- and hand-based nerves that affect the entire body.

Will reflexology help with vertigo?

Barbara Chudiak (Plainville, CT) on Aug 15, 2012
I recently treated a lady who has been living with vertigo. She hasn't had an attack for a while. There were imbalances in the eustachian tube and ear reflexes. The throat reflex is also important, and I would include the head, neck, spine and brain in the list of reflexes to focus on. I would treat the stomach as well, since vertigo and other ear disorders may make people feel sick.
Yolie Amezcua (Phoenix, AZ) on Aug 15, 2012
Yes, it will help with vertigo.
Danielle Buyea (Saint Petersburg, FL) on Aug 15, 2012
Reflexology may help with vertigo, depending on what's causing it.
Lew Huff (Houston, TX) on Aug 15, 2012
First of all let us define reflexology. Typically people think of reflexology as a reflexologist applying pressure and massage to the bottoms of your feet. What people don't realize is that reflexology and many other therapies actually stem from acupuncture. Acupuncture is the original reflexology. The scientific community has identified 361 active acupuncture points on the body which alter physiology, i.e. make changes in our physiology. There are also 200 points on the ear. These points act as "reflex zones" and when stimulated properly they can restore homeostasis and restore health. Vertigo, I believe, can be better treated with gentle chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture treatments. For more about chiropractic and acupuncture see
Janine Fleming (Baltimore, MD) on Aug 15, 2012
It could, but if you came to me for a session, I would try craniosacral therapy first.
Paula Reeder (Katy, TX) on Aug 15, 2012
Reflexology may help with vertigo. Do you have any idea as to what is actually causing your vertigo? Reflexology is like every other treatment. It works for some, and not for others. Give it a try! You have nothing to lose, and much to gain.
Georgia LaCroix (Fairfax, VA) on Aug 15, 2012
This depends greatly on the cause of the vertigo. Reflexology helps to "ground" an individual, literally helping to create more connection between the body and the earth helping one to stabilize and get one's "footing." Reflexology also helps to stimulate, tone and balance all the organs and body systems and in that way the effects can support any condition the body is attempting to balance. In my experience as a practitioner in addressing vertigo, I would first explore the effectiveness of CranioSacral Therapy (CST) which helps to bring the cranial bones into alignment. The cranial bones have a direct impact on the muscles and tendons in the face and ear canals (and vice versa, of course). Another approach is RESET which addresses the muscles, tendons and meridians surrounding the jaw bone and ears. And yet another (separately or in conjunction with the other modalities) is Lymphatic Drainage which helps to balance the fluids (lymph) in the tissues and inner ear.
Carlos Chapa (Mesquite, TX) on Jan 7, 2013
I am not sure about reflexology, however Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine can help with vertigo. The REAL question is WHY are you having Vertigo? We do NOT simply focus on the vertigo. Your practitioner will want to treat the root cause. This can be a vitamin deficiency, a weak organ or nerve damage. Eastern Medicine has treated billions of patients for thousands of years. Pharmacological drugs and steroids are not the only option. Side effects, dependency and not treating the ROOT cause and only the symptoms is not the way to cure these problems. Don't be surprised if your Doctor brings up your diet and will probably recommend some diet changes. Make sure you go to a Licensed Acupuncturist (not certified) that has graduated from at least a Masters Degree program. Every state is different and some require little to no exams or training.
Richard Bartlett (Lansing, MI) on Dec 11, 2012
Reflexology has not been found to affect any reflexes as it claims to do, in the vast majority of the studies done involving this treatment. Vertigo may be an inner ear issue. You could try massage of the head and neck, with emphasis on the sinuses. Clearing sinus congestion might give some relief of the vertigo.
Luis Rivera (Marietta, IL) on Oct 30, 2012
Reflexology has many benefits. The calming work can have deep effects on the body. Especially on the cranial bones and spine. Give it a try and I am sure you would have some benefit for your issue.
Shohreh Younessian Pedouim (Los Angeles, CA) on Oct 15, 2012
Vertigo ? are you sure it is vertigo not dizziness? what is the reason for your vertigo? are you a musician? do you work in a factory with loud noises? do hahave any body in your relatives with the same problem? have you seen an ENT doctor for your ears? have you had too many times ear infections? do you have anemia? when usually you get vertigo? I am not sure about reflexology , but I have treated vertigo (inner ear problem) with acupuncture and herbs.
Maria Baraybar Lee (Denver, CO) on Oct 15, 2012
I'm not a reflexology practitioner but Acupuncture will be Thanks a lot Dr Maria Baraybar Lee
Christopher Serrell (Westminster, CO) on Oct 14, 2012
I am not a reflexologist, I do not know.
Christopher Serrell (Westminster, CO) on Oct 14, 2012
I am not a reflexologist, I do not know.
Canney Yang (New Hyde Park, NY) on Oct 2, 2012
yes, reflexology does help with vertigo.
Katherine Turner (Schertz, TX) on Sep 28, 2012
Reflexology, which is a form of acupressure, may help in alleviating mild forms of dizziness and vertigo, but it should never be a substitute for medical attention if you suspect your dizziness to be a symptom of something serious. Read more:
Karen Homann (Hudson, IA) on Sep 6, 2012
I am not a reflexolgsit you can contact Karen Grabowski in Cedar Falls, Ia.
Sean McCoy (Chandler, AZ) on Aug 28, 2012
Reflexology ~can~ help with the symptoms of vertigo. It depends on how well your body responds to this type of treatment. If you find that indeed you do respond to reflexology (more than just enjoying how it feels), then you will need to receive work that is focused for your ears, head and neck. If you do respond well to reflexology, you might want to consider Acupressure and/or Shiatsu massage, as these modalities can specifically address the condition of vertigo, more than simply addressing symptoms.
Rachel Tan (San Rafael, CA) on Aug 17, 2012
Yes. Indeed, it is very helpful.