Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Craziest Cure for Hiccups - But it works!

I was at work the other day when I was hit with a terrible case of the hiccups.  Now when I get hiccups I get them bad.  They are deep, strong and last forever (it seems).  I often end up with a headache because I can't get rid of them. 

Image:  Healthy Talks

I had been sitting there suffering for about 20 minutes trying my best to muffle the sound (had I mentioned they're usually really loud?) when a client walked in.  Laughing, she claimed she knew a crazy cure for the hiccups but didn't want me to get my hopes up in case it didn't work.  I kind of assumed she was going to tell me to drink a glass of water, stand on my head and yodel at the same time but I was getting desperate and told her to go ahead.

Drum roll please...

She told me to put my forefingers inside each of my ears and pinch the tragus (the piece of cartiledge where your cheek meets your ear) between my finger and thumb while holding my breath. 

Image: Dr.Spiller

Yup, that was it...

I  followed her instructions and immediately my hiccups stopped.  I SWEAR, it was a miracle.  I still find it hard to believe that everyone doesn't already know about this when the solution is so simple.  Maybe you already do know and I was the only one left in the dark...but just in case, I thought I'd share.

1 comment :

  1. Wow! Just got a case of hiccups and tired it. It worked!! I'm eating lunch and it's hard to eat and hiccup at the same time. Thanks!!


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