Resources


Books

Cargill, Marie. Acupuncture: A Viable Medical Alternative. Praeger Trade: 1994.

Cohen, Elizabeth. The Empowered Patient: How to Get the Right Diagnosis, Buy the Cheapest Drugs, Beat Your Insurance Company, and Get the Best Medical Care Every Time. Ballantine: 2010.

Khalsa, Dharma Singh, M.D. Brain Longevity: The Breakthrough Medical Program that Improves Your Mind and Memory. Warner: 1997.

Medifocus. Medifocus Guidebook on Meniere’s Disease. CreateSpace: 2011

Weil, Andrew, M.D. 8 Weeks to Optimum Health: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body’s Natural Healing Power. Ballantine: 2007.

Spontaneous Healing. Ballantine: 2000.

White, Adrian, Mike Cummings and Jacqueline Filshie. An Introduction to Western Medical Acupunture. Elsevier: 2008.

Websites

Meniere’s Disease

John of Ohio’s Regimen www.menieresfoundation.org/johnsregimen.htm

Meniere’s Disease Information Center www.menieresinfo.com

Low-Sodium Diet

 

USDA guidebook of the sodium content of foods  http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/Data/SR17/wtrank/sr17a307.pdf

The Daily Dish Low-Sodium Recipes http://thedailydish.us/

 

Breathing

Healthy.net breathing article www.healthy.net

Dr. Wiel’s three breathing exercises www.drweil.com/

Herbs

The American Botanical Council www.herbalgram.org

The Herb Research Foundation www.herbs.org

National Herbalist Association of Australia www.nhaa.org.au/


Allergies

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians: www.naturopathic.org

Allergy Prevention Center www.allergypreventioncenter.com

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology www.aaaai.org

American Board of Allergy and Immunology www.abai.org

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases www.niaid.nih.gov

Food Allergy Initiative www.faiusa.org

General health research

WebMD www.webmd.com

National Institute of Health www.medlineplus.gov

Federal Government’s gateway to health information www.healthfinder.gov

Directory of Health Organizations http://dirline.nlm.nih.gov/

Medline Plus www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

PubMed www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov

National Institute of Health www.nih.gov

U.S. National Library of Medicine www.nlm.nih.gov

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine www.nccam.nih.gov

General research

Ask a Librarian www.ipl.org

Organizations

The Ear Foundation
P.O. Box 330867
Nashville, TN 37203

800-545-4327 (Voice – Toll-free)
615-627-2724 (Voice)
615-627-2728 (FAX)

The Ear Foundation
Marjorie Sherman House
83 Sherwin Road Lenton
0115 942 1985

House Ear Institute

2100 West Third Street, Fifth floor

Los Angeles, CA 90057

(213) 483-4431

(213) 484-2642 TDD (hearing impaired)


www.hei.org

Vestibular Disorders Association

P.O. Box 13305

Portland OR 97213

(800) 837-8428


www.vestibular.org/

Final Note: Few ailments have been misspelled more often than Meniere’s disease.  When searching the web for what people have to say about it, not only has it is called Meniere’s syndrome by some, it is often misspelled as Meneire’s, Mears, Minears, and Meniere.

 

 

Comments

  1. I woke up a couple weeks ago with the room spinning. I had nystagmus and vertigo on movement. Went to an ENT and was diagnosed with BPPV. Hearing test was normal. Had two Epleys and feel better with residual dizziness andunsteadiness. Can’t sleep flat. Googled vertigo and found Menieres. Started feeling pain in ear, not sure if just in my head. I have worked myself into a major depression over everything I have read. I have convinced myself I have Menieres and my life is over. Have been experiencing brain zaps when I try to sleep. Is this part of it? I read your book and ordered the supplements. I am so despodent like life is over and my family doesn’t understand. I just needed to hear from those of you that have it so I know you can still have a life with Menieres. I am such an anxious person anyway. I don’t know how I would ever cope. Is there anything at all positive you can say?

    • People overcome this all the time. The challenge is that you don’t see them and it is a horrible disease. When I first got diagnosed and was having daily attacks, the only thing I could think is “I can’t go on living like this. And unfortunately, no one understands what you are going through but another Meniere’s sufferer. Many times, I tried to explain to others just how awful those attacks are and they would smile and nod and say, “Yeah, I get a little dizzy sometimes too.” ARG! I just wanted to grab them and shake them. It was so frustrating. I quickly stopped trying to get others to understand. You have to go through the eye of the Meniere’s storm to understand what all it entails. Hopefully, you can figure out what your specific triggers are. And in answer to your question, I haven’t heard of the “brain zaps” you are describing. I have heard of them from folks coming off of anti-anxiety meds. Good Luck

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