rss
7

Nine Simple Cures for Hiccups

They’re annoying and they can happen at the most inconvenient times. Here are nine simple ways to get rid of hiccups.

Have you ever experienced a bad case of hiccups that just won’t stop? They can strike at the most inconvenient times. These menacing spasms occur when the diaphragm is irritated by drinking too much, eating too much, or swallowing excess air.

In most cases, hiccups will resolve on their own, although there are cases where they’ve lasted for so long that the sufferer had to be hospitalized. You’ll be pleased to learn there are some simple techniques that can help you get rid of hiccups quickly.

Most methods which are effective in getting rid of hiccups involve stimulating the nerve which innervates the spasmodically contracting diaphragm or increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the blood stream. Here are some tricks for stopping hiccups:

  1. White Sugar

    This method for stopping hiccups has a high cure rate with more than 95% of hiccup sufferers getting complete relief. Put a tablespoonful of white sugar onto a spoon and swallow it. This method was discussed in the New England Journal of Medicine who called it highly effective.

  2. Drink a Fast Glass of Water

    This free and easy method works for the majority of people who try it.

  3. Tickle the Roof of Your Mouth

    This method works so well that it was published in the Journal of Gastroenterology as a technique that works for hiccup relief.

  4. A Herbal Remedy

    This trick for getting rid of hiccups comes from the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine. They advocate sucking on slices of ginger root to cure hiccups.

  5. Try a Combination of Yogurt and Salt

    This method cures hiccups for a significant proportion of people who use it. Mix two teaspoons of salt with four ounces of plain yogurt. Slowly eat the mixture.

  6. Use Citrus Fruits to Cure Hiccups

    Simply eating a lemon or an orange has been shown to relieve hiccups in a significant number of people.

  7. Stick Your Fingers in Your Ears

    It sounds silly, but it work by stimulating the vagus nerve that innervates your diaphragm. This can cause the spasms to cease and the hiccups to be cured.

  8. Blow into a Paper Bag

    This method works by increasing the levels of carbon dioxide in your blood stream. Use an ordinary paper bag to cover your mouth and nose. Slowly breathe in and out repeatedly. This should be quite effective in stopping your hiccups.

  9. Hold Your Breath

    This also works by increasing carbon dioxide levels in your blood stream.

If you should experience hiccups that last longer than three hours and that fail to respond to the above techniques, you should seek medical attention. Not every technique will work to get rid of hiccups. You may have to experiment and see what works best for you.

8
Liked it
RSSComments: 7  |  Post a Comment  |  Trackback URL
  1. My grandmother taught me this method of getting rid of hiccups many years ago. It is never failed me nor anyone else I’ve told. I do get some crazy looks from them initially but that quickly changes to astonishment when they see for themselves how quick and effective it works. The trick? You take nine (9) sips (no gulps, sips) of water from the opposite side of the glass. Make sure you only sip in water, so don’t slurp or you’ll get water and air. Sounds difficult but it’s quite simple. Just bend forward from the waist (don’t forget to support your upper body by placing your elbows or free hand on knees/knee respectively), bend head slightly down, now you’re in position to take nine sips from the opposite side of the glass. This has NEVER failed to work immediately!

  2. I tried the whole bend over and drink water method and it worked. Thanks dude. I owe you big time. I had the hiccups for about and hour.

  3. The putting your fingers in your ear method worked for me! I am eternally greatful to this site for that suggestion!!

  4. Great tips to overcome hiccups

  5. Make sure you only sip in water, so don’t slurp or you’ll get water and air. Sounds difficult but it’s quite simple. Just bend forward from the waist (don’t forget to support your upper body by placing your elbows or free hand on knees/knee respectively), bend head slightly down, now you’re in position to take nine sips from the opposite side of the glass. This has NEVER failed to work immediately!

  6. i did the table spoon of sugar, fingers in the ears and holding my breath…it worked great…especially holding my breath to increase the co2 levels. Thats for the tips!

  7. People of the world! Relax! Look no further for a hiccups cure. I got that dream cure of the world. It guarantees you the joy of life. You will be free to do anything you want, enjoy eating your food any way – too quick, or too much, or oily and spicy, enjoy anything in life that might trigger hiccuping, and in case that happens, you will just laugh it away. You will know why right now. Because I got the “unhiccuper”, or the “hiccups buster” that gets you rid of hiccups in just 15 seconds, every time without fail. This cure is the only workng one on the planet and will get the world rid of hiccups once and for all. There will be no more uncontrollable, or unstoppable hiccups. Them hiccups will become history. Everybody will know how to get rid of hiccups and will forget that hiccuping ever was a problem. Many factors cause hiccups, but finally all of them result in spasms of the diaphragm. The main effect of the unhiccuper is in getting your diaphragm rid of its spasms. You can do it eveywhere in case you start hiccuping. It is very easy and 100% safe and effective. Here is what to do: Standing, or sitting on a chair lean your head backwards as much as you can, to the maximum. Breathe normally. Count up to 15. Slowly bring your head back to normal position. The hiccups are gone (for a long time).

RSSPost a Comment
comments powered by Disqus
-->