Hiccoughs


A hiccough is an involuntary spasm of the diaphragm. Typically hiccough repeats several times a minute. While many cases develop spontaneously, hiccups are known to develop often in specific situations, such as eating too quickly, taking a cold drink while eating a hot meal, eating very hot or spicy food, laughing vigorously or coughing, or drinking an excess of an alcoholic beverage.

Acupressure is often successful in stopping the hiccoughs. Sit comfortably or lie down, close your eyes and breath deeply when massaging the active points. Also close your nose and drink a glass of water with no interruption (in order to hold the breath).

Step 1. TW17 - less painful side

Step 2. TW17 - other side

Step 3. CV22

Step 4. CV17

Step 5. CV12

Step 6. St36 - less painful side

Step 7. St36 - other side

 

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