Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hiccups Cure!

There are very few things in medicine that can be "cured" and now the hiccups is one of them.

When I was a kid, one of my friends told me she had a surefire hiccups cure, although it only worked once. She said you ask the hiccup-stricken person what they were doing yesterday at 3PM. When they are working this out, their hiccups disappear. This cure absolutely does not work, as far as I know.

However, later I read a study that showed that another particular hiccups cure was effective in 100% of subjects. It's simple and works quickly. And for only $19.99, this cure can be yours!

Just kidding, here it is:

While you are hiccupping, take a deep breath like you usually would to try to get rid of your hiccups. After you take that deep breath though, now take another deep breath on top of that one, to suck in as much air as you can hold. Hold those two breaths worth of air for as long as is comfortable (15 seconds?) then release.

Your hiccups should be gone.

Try it! It works for me 100% of the time.


  1. Interesting ! :) I'm gonna try the first one...its totally new for me.

  2. Double deep breaths eh? Gonna try that!

  3. i drink seven sips of any type of drink (preferably not alcoholic...) or if without any beverages, swallow my saliva seven times - 100% efficacy!

  4. True Story: Here's the only cure that has ever worked for me. I had the really loud kind of hiccups in an important meeting @ work. I was so embarrassed! Anyway, the big cheese sitting next to me calmly opened his wallet, took out about $700 in twenty dollar bills, spread them out on his computer and told me, "If you hiccup again, you can have all of this money." I didn't hiccup once for the rest of the day! It works, people!! :)

  5. I'm going to try that method next time.

    Two days ago, I had the hiccups and they actually went away after I ate a spoonful of sugar.

  6. I read in one of my nursing books to rub the temples to get them to go away and since then it's worked flawlessly for me.

  7. Works for me too! I thought it up one time I was having strong hiccups while in class. When it worked, I started preaching about it in med school, haha. But, one of my classmates asked me the pathophysiology of hiccups and how come my method worked. I really didn't know so from the top of my head, I told him, "I have a theory; since it feels like the diaphragm is contracting uncontrollably, I guess doing something that would make it stop moving for a while -like holding your breath- would eventually hush it down. Just a theory."