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Old 05-06-2014, 07:08 PM   #1
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What do you do for hiccups?

My father-in-law taught me a cure that seems completely at odds with the mechanics of hiccups, but it works.

I know they start down in the diaphragm. However, his trick was to take a very deep breath right after you "hic". Don't gulp the air in, but make sure you inhale quickly enough to give yourself time to finish the process. Then while exhaling very slowly you very gently take your open hand (I like to use the topside since it's generally smoother than the palm) and slowly stroke your neck from collarbone to chin tip. All gone!

You do need to exhale as slowly as possible, and use a light touch with your hand. If a "hic" escapes just purge the rest of the air from your lungs and start all over with the deep breath and slow massage.

What have you found works for you?
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:15 PM   #2
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Slowly dissolving a sugar cube on my tongue.
It works great with babies. Wet the tip of your pinky.Dip it in a sugar bowl.Then let them bite you!

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Old 05-06-2014, 09:08 PM   #3
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Thankfully, I haven't had them in a very long time, but a teaspoon of sugar always seemed to work.

I remember some girl on the news that had them for years. What a curse and how exhausting that must be!
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I have been told that you get hiccoughs because your diaphragm has gotten itself into a sort of "S" shape. One half is up, while the other half is down. I snap my diaphragm up and down a few times to "straighten" it. It works. It's really hard to describe how to snap one's diaphragm.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:07 PM   #5
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I do the deep breath trick, but I don't stroke my throat and chin. Works every time.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:10 PM   #6
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Deep breaths work for me too.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:29 PM   #7
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I take a deep breath through my mouth and hold it while I take small breaths through my nose. Sounds weird but works for me.
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:23 PM   #8
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I have been told that you get hiccoughs because your diaphragm has gotten itself into a sort of "S" shape. One half is up, while the other half is down. I snap my diaphragm up and down a few times to "straighten" it. It works. It's really hard to describe how to snap one's diaphragm.
Taxi, you could teach belly dancing!!
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Taxi, you could teach belly dancing!!
I think belly dancing needs a few more moves than that.
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:07 AM   #10
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Well if having a "belly" is a prerequisite than I could teach belly dancing! Lol!!!
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