Shock, a healing to hiccups?

@Katpet (215)
January 18, 2007 1:18am CST
I read somewhere that when you have hiccups and someone gives you a shock, then the hiccups are gone. How does it work?
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
18 Jan 07
hiccups are caused by spasms in the diaphragm, the muscle that goes across the middle of your body at the botton of your ribs. when you give this muscle some kind of shock,like a scare, and cause it to change its normal possition, it sometimes stops the spasms. other things that help are a colddrink, a spoonful of sugar or sucking on an ice cube