how to get rid of hick-ups?
August 30, 2008 3:10pm CST
hi mylotters can you tell me a perfect solution of stopping hickups...thank for your help
• United States
30 Aug 08
Hiccups are spasms of your diaphragm. You need to do something that will get control back by breaking the spasm rhythm. The whole point of hiccup cures is to focus your attention on something that will result in focusing control of your diaphragm. I have had success for more than 10 years with the following technique: I fill a tall glass with water and then I place either a cloth napkin, or a washcloth over the top of the glass. While holding the napkin or whatever I am using as a filter tight across the top of the glass, I drink the water through this filter. It is important to use a tall glass, you need to swallow several times in order to have an effect on your hiccups. Because it is harder to drink through the filter, you swallow differently, because you are sort of sucking the water through the filter, as a result your esophagus moves differently in its' peristalsis which changes the rhythm of your diaphragm somehow. It's also a lot easier than trying to drink upside down. If you need to, you can use a thick paper towel or napkin, if you don't have a thick paper towel or napkin fold it in half to double the thickness.
30 Aug 08
Hiccups..My grandma used to say you should drink lots of water when you have hiccup,one of my room mate said you should eat a spoonful sugar (this worked for me)and what else,hold your breathe for few seconds.Try it,hope it works.Goodluck!