The Epley Maneuver

If you are dizzy or off balance, it may be as simple as needing to do this maneuver to get the follicles back through your ear canal so they can reattach and you can regain your equilibrium.

There are 4 positions (note the angles in the diagram below):

1) Sitting up, turn your head to one side and lay back with a pillow far down under your neck

2) With your head held to that side and your head tilted slight back, hold that position for 30 to 40 seconds

3) Turn your head to the other side and tile your head slightly back.  Hold that position for 30 to 40 seconds

4) Turn your nose down towards the bed/floor.  Hold that position for 30 to 40 seconds

Slowly sit up and hold that for 30 seconds.  Repeat for the other ear, reversing the sides.

I use this procedure several times a year when I get allergies (water on the ears) and notice I am off balance or just don't feel right.  It is amazing how many people suffer from this.  I have many friends who were going for MRI's etc thinking it was a serious problem and they tried this, and it fixed it!  I hope that this helps someone out there.

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