hiccup cure

Hiccup Cure

Hiccup cure for those hiccups that just won’t go away.

Definition of a Hiccup: “A quick, involuntary inhalation that follows a spasm of the diaphragm and is suddenly checked by closure of the glottis, producing a short, relatively sharp sound.” (www.Dictionary.com)

So if the hiccup is a result of a spasming diaphragm, then I would hypothesize that performing a bit of massage or soft tissue work on the diaphragm during the spasming episode should help it to ease. In fact, WebMD lists massage as a way to ease muscle spasms. And on a search for “massage and spasm” on APTA’s (American Physical Therapy Association) Move Forward page, 39 results come up.

I don’t know why I didn’t think of this earlier, but for some reason several months back it just dawned on me. And perhaps I’m not the first to think of it this way, but I did a search and didn’t find anything like this. So here it is…..a successful method to relieve hiccups. Check out the quick video below.

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**PLEASE NOTE: This hiccup cure is for acute, rapid response use. There are other causes of persistent hiccups that should be explored if this technique does not work or your hiccups last for more than 48 hours. There are some case studies of pulmonary embolism or heart attack associated with persistent hiccups. Please do contact your physician if you have other symptoms or have risk factors for heart/lung disease.
“Persistent Hiccups as a Rare Presenting Symptom of Pulmonary Embolism”

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