It's a surprisingly common problem in which one is suddenly engulfed by dizziness or loss of balance, causing a spinning sensation. It can occur at any height (even ground level)! What are its causes and how can it be prevented? Gingko biloba is again hailed as a remedy for this condition. One reader points out that in Ayurvedic medicine, vertigo is seen as a symptom of vata imbalance. This person could benefit from an Ayurvedic consultation if also suffering from a few of the following symptoms: anxiety, restlessness, short attention span, overactive mind, fatigue, weight loss, muscular pains and cramps, dry rough skin, bloating, constipation, overtalkativeness, hoarseness, cold hands and feet, cracking of the joints, noise intolerance, tinnitus, or insomnia. And if that doesn't work, one woman says that cleaning her ears with eardrops instead of cotton swabs solved her vertigo problem!