Hiccup Remedies

| Modified on Aug 29, 2022
Peanut Butter
Posted by Holly (Ohio) on 10/05/2021
5 out of 5 stars

In the past I have always been able to cease hiccups with the holding breath method. This evening I tried for at least 20 minutes holding my breath and for some reason it wasn't working. Got on Earth Clinic and tried the peanut butter technique. After one spoonful of peanut butter, not one hiccup! I love this website!


Drink Upside Down
Posted by Yvaughn (Arlington, Tx) on 08/28/2016
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Yet another "yay" for drinking water upside-down. I filled my mouth with water, bent waaay over, and then swallowed. I didn't hiccup once after the first swallow, but I did it 3 more times, just in case. I now have a slight... awareness (not even enough to say "discomfort") in my chest, beside my sternum, over my right breast, but I think that's only because I used really cold water :-) Thank you, everyone, for this cure!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 08/08/2015
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My thirteen year old daughter gets terrible hiccups. Loud and violent and hard to get rid of. I was the same way when I was young, and so was my mother. They can be downright exhausting! They can also be embarrassing. One time I was at Carlsbad Caverns, on a tour, in a cave, hiccuping. They echoed!

So this morning my daughter got hiccups. She tried many of her usual things to get rid of them and she could not get rid of them. Finally they abated, only to return in the afternoon for another long round of hiccupping.

Before dinner, they came again. She said, "Well, vinegar will probably work." She poured herself a spoonful of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar and took it straight and chased it with water. She hasn't hiccuped since!

~Mama to Many~


Rolaids
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 06/29/2020 335 posts
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Other antacids may also work but back when I had indigestion all the time, I also had hiccups and the Rolaids always worked.

BTW, the indigestion, hiatal hernia and acid reflux was all due to chronic dehydration. Since I started drinking plain water, I haven't had any of that nor hiccups so I suppose hiccups might also be a sign of dehydration, I don't know but, indigestion is definitely a sign of chronic dehydration. If one gets indigestion, one is chronically dehydrated. If you have the hiatal hernia and acid reflux, you're quite dehydrated.


Drink Upside Down
Posted by Debbie Gray (US) on 05/26/2020
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One day I developed hiccups during my high school chemistry class. My chemistry teacher made me get up and drink a cup of water while bending over from the waist. It worked!! Since then, I have altered the technique by getting a mouthful of water, then bending over and swallowing. Sometimes I have to repeat this several times in a row, but the hiccups always go away.


Peanut Butter
Posted by Arle M. (United States) on 05/15/2020
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Thank you, wanted to say that my 28 year old son was up all night with hiccups and told me when I woke up. I said go to Earth Clinic, we tried the peanut butter and it worked instantly! You guys are awesome!


Sea Salt
Posted by David (Anchorage, Ak, Usa) on 07/11/2013
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When my toddler son has hiccups which is almost weekly I dip my wet finger in a homemade blend of sea salts and place in his mouth. I chase it with a drink of water and he is good almost instantaneously.


Drink Upside Down
Posted by Melisa (Asheville, Nc) on 03/15/2013
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The drink upside down technique for hiccups worked amazingly well. My husband was suffering from recurring hiccups for 10 minutes due to fullness. He didn't eat a lot, but felt very full. I suggested this remedy. He hiccuped through the first 2 sips and then completely stopped on the fourth. He said he felt like he was on the verge of hiccuping and took a mouthful, bent at the waist and swallowed one more time. He stopped hiccuping completely or feeling like he was going to hiccup. We could not stop laughing - it was unbelievable!


Drink Upside Down
Posted by Sara (Bentonville, Arkansas) on 01/30/2013
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Another yay! Had a bad case of hiccups I took about three gulps of water out of a cup upside down using a straw (I didnt follow one persons post of upper lip on rim of cup) and worked like a charm. Try it. It works! Sara


Vinegar
Posted by Lucky (Winnipeg, Manitoba) on 06/29/2009
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growing up my parents would always give us sugar and vinegar (the vinegar gets rid of the hiccups, and the sugar makes it taste better). all you have to do is get a teaspoon of sugar, pour enough vinegar on top to make the sugar wet, and as soon as you get it down the hiccups are gone


Drink Upside Down
Posted by Aria (Port Huron, Mi, Us) on 07/14/2010
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I too have been drinking water upside down for hiccups since I was 14. It works every time. . . Just remember not to breathe through your nose while bent over with water in your mouth! I have learned that from experience :).


Drink Upside Down
Posted by Joanvirginia (South Riding, Va) on 02/16/2012
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Wow, that was soooo easy! I had just a tiny sip of water in my mouth (I actually had a large sip before I swallowed half of it), I leaned over, while sitting, with my head between my knees and swallowed. Gone. So cool!


Drink Upside Down
Posted by Selmalami (Newton, Ma, Usa) on 10/05/2012
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My family have all been using a method I found here for as long as I can remember. It's a variant on the water drinking one. My sister found it after she had hiccups for almost two days!!! I've always been distrustful of hiccup cures but amazingly this one seems to work. Luckily, I've never had it as bad as my sister!! ^_^


Drink Upside Down
Posted by Machelle (Tucson, Az) on 10/17/2012
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I have been miserable with the hiccups for the last hour. Just tried drinking water upside down and I can't believe it worked! Thank God, I thought my chest was going to explode!


Drink Upside Down
Posted by Ajeeth (Toronto, Canada) on 01/20/2012
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This was a great help from earthlink comunity. Swallowing mouthfull of water by bending down immediately stopped my hiccups. Worked like a charm!


Drink Upside Down
Posted by Zuely (Batavia, Ny) on 05/18/2012
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I can't believe this actually just worked for me!


Water and the Help of a Friend
Posted by Lucinda (Perth, Australia) on 02/20/2007
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A friend showed me this trick and I have never seen it fail. If some one has hiccups give them a large glass of water, six or seven hundred mls, put you hands over their ears firmly and tell them to drink and keep drinking until you say stop. Let them drink most of the water and then take your hands away. The hiccups will disappear. I get my husband to do this for me and it works every time. Makes a good party trick too.

Drink Water Without Breathing
Posted by Natural in NY (Upstate New York) on 08/29/2022
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I can't believe I only recently learned of this. My mother actually told me about it. I had always tried unsuccessfully to just hold my breath. It never worked well. Now, I take a deep breath and sip water to roughly the count of ten. It has worked perfectly two times now. It is my new favorite remedy for hiccups! I hope this helps someone else.


Burp
Posted by Melissa (Ohio) on 09/14/2017 9 posts
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I just tried this and it worked after the second time...amazing!


Arms Above Head and Breathe
Posted by Angel S. (US) on 05/26/2020
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Just lift your arms up for 1 minute and breathe deeply ... always works.


Baking Soda
Posted by Kathleen P. (US) on 05/26/2020
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For hiccups: burping, and some baking soda in lukewarm water.


Acupressure
Posted by Art (California) on 05/15/2020 1462 posts
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A friend showed me an easy way to get rid of my hiccups. I take my thumb and index figure so they form a " C ". I take the open part of the C and lightly squeeze on each side of my Adam's apple with those two fingertips and that has always worked for me to get rid of the hiccups! It is convenient because I can do it anywhere and don't need anything other than my hand! Art

Acupressure
Posted by Sassaphras M. (US) on 05/26/2020

I don't have an Adam's apple 🤔


Acupressure
Posted by Robert Viks (US) on 05/26/2020
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Yes you do, it's your “voice box”. Might not be as prominent on some people, but it's there. Do the “C” thing and grasp the front of your neck midway between bottom & top & gently move that back & forth- that's your Adam's apple. If you're still not convinced, say “A-a-ahh” in a low pitch while you've got that in your grasp & you can feel the vibration.


Homeopathic Remedy Cuprum Metallicum
Posted by Purplebutterfly (Usa) on 03/02/2017
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Hello.

I'd like to post this please. It's long, but very important.

For many years now I've had intractable hiccups (99%) nocturnal and (1% daytime). I don't know where else to turn. Now, this is not the typical hiccups so peanut butter and sugar (which is a poison) will not help.

It occurs on and off, meaning that it may happen for several months and then all of a sudden nothing for 1 day to 2 weeks.

I've checked for potential food allergies - nothing!

For years I was on a plant based only diet (as a lifestyle) until recently I started eating sardines. I do not eat fast foods or processed meals. All of my meals are made at home.

I take my omegas, vitamin D, trace minerals, and aminos daily. I exercise 2-3 times a week.

I need to know if anyone else here is experiencing this or has found a resolution to this problem.

Here's more info according to a hiccup article on naturalnews.com.

Complications of Intractable Hiccups:
(1) Cardiac arrhythmias: Liver chi stagnation disrupts the wind energy causing Cardiac arrhythmia (a wind disorder of heart). If you treat the liver chi stagnation, the arrhythmia will be cured.
(2) Gastro esophageal reflux: due to stomach chi rebelling upwards.

Now I do not want to take muscle relaxants or antidepressants which some places suggest.

However, I did find a temporary solution which turned out to still be temporary because I've been taking it for years - but no cure. It's called "Cuprum Metallicum" which is a homeopathic remedy.

Once I take it, sometimes I can drift right back to sleep. About 30% of the time it's not so easy.

It feels like I'm having an attack if I ignore it and try to keep on sleeping.

Does anyone here have this issue? It's not your typical hiccup.


Holding the Breath Technique
Posted by Teacheroftheyear (Pennsylvania, US) on 11/05/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Contracted a seemingly intractable case of hiccups lasting a few minutes until I tried this remedy. Took a few breaths at first, but didn't hold the final one long enough. Tried the method again, two deep breaths and exhales followed by another deep breath; hold while the diaphragm is inflated. Hold breath until you cannot hold any longer.

A+ Remedy for a quick dispensing of the hiccups.



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