Hiccup Remedies

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.


Holding the Breath Technique
Posted by Sandy (Eastern Shore, Virginia) on 08/14/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Right before my very eyes this stopped my husband's torturous hiccups instantly! (2+1 breathe and hold) This is his second round of cisplatin. First time he had a few hiccups everyday and they went away. Last night he had them for well over an hour to no avail. Thank you so very much.


Holding the Breath Technique
Posted by Kj (Virginia, USA) on 06/14/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I had to respond and agree with this post! I tried this, and after having the hiccups 5 times today, they were gone instantly - if only I knew this trick earlier haha! Thanks so much!!


Holding the Breath Technique
Posted by Jopa (Paradise, California) on 01/14/2010
5 out of 5 stars

My girlfriends son has had chronic hiccups since before birth. He gets them at least once a week. Often a bout of laughter triggering an episode. This helped immediately.


Holding the Breath Technique
Posted by Nina (Sofia, Bulgaria) on 12/27/2009
5 out of 5 stars

hiccups

holding breath, pinching the nose and swallowing and breathing in more and swallowing again a few times.

Worked 1st time.


Holding the Breath Technique
Posted by Theo (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) on 11/20/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I've discovered this also works for hiccups:

1. Sit down on ground.
2. Put your head between your knees.
3. Hold breath for as long as you can.


Holding the Breath Technique
Posted by Nicole (New York, Ny) on 10/19/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Wow this really does work I just tried this and my hiccups were gone instantly. Just make sure you're not sucking in your stomach otherwise you won't be breathing through with your diaphragm.


Holding the Breath Technique
Posted by Rachel (Bronx, NY) on 06/21/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Hello, I wanted to add that the 2+1 BREATH method for hiccups which requires you to take three deep breaths, and then on the third breath, hold it as long as you can, as described by Jess works. I had the hiccups and the above method cured them immediately. Thanks again earth clinic (and Jess)!


Holding the Breath Technique
Posted by Chelsie (Nashville, TN) on 05/08/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I hate the hiccups and upon getting them this afternoon, I quickly looked up this technique on EC.com --I am quite relieved to say, yes, it worked!!


Holding the Breath Technique
Posted by Jess (PA) on 11/07/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Take three deep breaths, and then on the third breath, hold it as long as you can. I was told this by my anatomy teacher who says hiccups are nothing but your diaphragm having a spasm. So taking three deep breaths and holding the last one stretches your diaphragm, and therefore stops the hiccups. I have tried this many times, and it does work instantly.


Holding the Breath Technique
Posted by Nestor (Sydney, Australia) on 05/25/2006
5 out of 5 stars

i don't usually have hiccups but when it does it really bothers me because it last for so many hours and even days. i tried so many remedies like holding my breath for as long as i can, but it didn't work, so i searched the net and this is what i found that cured my hiccups....take a deep breath using your mouth until your lung is full.. DO NOT BREATH (PINCH YOUR NOSE SO THAT NO AIR CAN ESCAPE) swallow, or pretend that you are swallowing something, inhale more air through your mouth while holding your breath, swallow, inhale then swallow..by this time you might be turning pale...release your breath through your nose.....it worked for me and i hope it will for you...if it does please let me know.


Holding the Breath Technique
Posted by Vinny (Atlanta, GA) on 04/25/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, Ever since when I was a little kid, I had heard many things but only one worked for me. I hold my breath for about 6 secs (if you hiccup while holding your breath start over) and continue doing this for about 4-5 times and it should be gone. Good Luck.