A Cure for Hiccups


How To Diagnose Hiccups:

Hiccups are named after the sound which the make "hic-up".  They are very common effecting most everyone atleast a few times during their lifetime.  They are even common while in utero having many expecting mothers feeling their babies jump with each hiccup.  Although they are very common there is no western medicine explanation as to having any health benefit from them.  

Hiccups have been known to last from a minute or two or days.  The longest recorded case of having the hiccups was 6 years !   They are most common in children and over all will slowly decrease in commonality as we age.  

A hiccup occurs when the diaphragm spasms and can be on either side or both sides.  It most commonly occurs on the left side of the diaphgram.  Hiccups can be caused by many different things like stress or nerve irritation.    Finding a cure for hiccups can be difficult but there are many things you can do to help decrease them.  


Stomach Cold

Hiccups which are deep and forceful.  There will also be stomach cramping pain which is alleviated by warmth and aggravated by cold.  

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Stomach Fire

Hiccups which are loud, clear and forceful.  The patient will also have bad breath, mouth ulcers, cold sores, thirsty for cold water, dry stools and constipation.

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Phlegm stagnation

Continuous hiccups which can last a very long time and in severe cases have associated vomiting. These hiccups can be induced by stress or anxiety or a poor diet.  Generally these people will also have a low appetite, feeling like they have to vomitt, bloating, burping and possible chest fullness.

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Stomach Yang Insufficiency

There are a weak, deep sounding hiccups accompanied with a pale face, chilliness in the limbs and body, feeling of fatigue, and digestive problems.  

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Stomach Yin Insufficiency

Quick and intermittant hiccups.  The patient will also have dry lips and mouth and constipation with dry, difficult to pass bowel movements.  There will also be a gnawing hunger type of pain in the abdomin and a big thirst for cool water.

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Other Natural Cures for Hiccups:


Deep Breathing To Cure HIccups !

taking a very deep breath, swallowing, taking in more air, swallowing, another deep breath (keep repeating till no more air can be inhaled).  


Burping To Cure Hiccups !

Swallowing air into your stomach and making yourself burp.  After burping repeat until the hiccups have stopped.


Drinking Water to Cure Hiccups !

Poor yourself a large glass of water, take a deep breath and slowly drink the entire glass without stopping to breath.  

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