Effective Natural Remedies for Hiccups: Quick Solutions

Almond Butter
Posted by Donna (Houston, Texas) on 04/20/2014

Peanut butter worked like a charm for my guy just now. He has had hiccups off and on for a few days now and was miserable. Yay for peanut butter!

Posted by Shurtygee (Hutchinson,kansas) on 12/08/2013

I had hiccups for 4 days an orange or a few grapes would stop them for a few hours. So I starting eating 4 or five grapes as soon as the hiccups would start again after 2 days of eating grapes they stopped. I have been eating a few grapes and an orange most every day for two weeks and they have not come back, I don't want to go through that again, couldn't sleep, had really bad heartburn and was getting sore from strong hiccups.

by the way I tried drinking water upside down, holding breath while drinking etc. Hiccups never even slowed.Hope no one else goes thru hiccups that bad , but if you do I hope this helps.

Raw Onions
Posted by Cyndy (Vershire, Vt) on 10/14/2013

My hubby had a bad case of hiccups 16 years ago. He was heading out to the car to put our lunch stuff away, carrying an onion in a baggie, he rolled the baggie down and took a bite or two. The hiccups were immediately gone and he didn't get another one for 14 years (seriously). At work one day (about two years ago) he had a hiccup and was getting ready to eat his sandwich, took out some of the onion and chewed it up. The hiccups did not continue. This morning I was making his steak sandwich and hiccuping from the fridge to the table, etc. I decided to take a couple slices of the onion and - voila! Not another hiccup. I'd heard him talk about it for years, but until today I never tried it. I'm a true believer now.

Posted by Karen (Florida) on 08/14/2013

I have been studying accupuncture and discovered that by squeezing the thumb hiccups disappear. My dad is 89 and when he gets them it works everytime. If it doesn't try squeezing (on each side of the nail base) other fingertips and see what happens. It sounds weird, however it does work!

Bitters, Lemon and Sugar
Posted by Sandra (Los Angeles, Ca) on 08/12/2013

Take a slice of lemon, cover it with sugar and (liquid) bitters... Then gnaw on it for a minute or two and the hiccups are gone!

Holding the Breath Technique
Posted by Peter (Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff) on 04/29/2013

Hiccup Remedy:

Hold your breath for as long as you can whilst pinching your right ear hard all the time.

I laughed when I was told this but I tried it and wow, same reaction from everyone I tell but they try it and it's never failed yet. I recall the pinching of the ear releases chemicals, sounds nuts, try it.

Drink Water Through Paper Towel
Posted by Tiffany (Asheville, Nc) on 01/03/2013

To get rid of hiccups: Place water in glass and cover lid of glass with a paper towel. Drink water in glass through the paper towel. No more hiccups.

Almond Butter
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 09/10/2012

My 13 yr old daughter was having trouble with hiccups all day long. Finally, we went on EC and found peanut butter. We only had almond butter so used that instead and within minutes the hiccups stopped! And she was relieved- amazing!

Drink Upside Down
Posted by Joanvirginia (South Riding, Va) on 02/16/2012

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!

Ice Cream, Cold- Pressed Barley Pills
Posted by Raberdash (Ely, Nevada, Usa) on 12/21/2011

When my husband gets the hiccups, he first tries a few bites of good quality ice cream. If this is unsuccessful, he takes four to six organic, cold-pressed barley pills. He has had 100% success in ridding himself from the hiccups.

Drink Water Without Breathing
Posted by Dion246 (Central, Sc) on 10/18/2011

While holding your breath, take a drink of any beverage. Soda or sweet tea works great, but I don't think it matters about the beverage. Usually one sip is all it takes.

Bitters on a Lime
Posted by Oak_84 (Chicago, Illinois) on 08/13/2011

Bitters on a lime!!!!

A very old "Bar" trick that works wonders every time!!! I've been plagued with hiccups for decades and it seems that this old fashioned remedy is just about the only thing that works for me!! Give it a try sometime... You will not be dissappointed!!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Patricia (Miami, Fl) on 06/19/2011

Yes! 1 tbsp ACV straight just got rid of my hiccups. Thank you!

Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 05/19/2011

Someone was suggesting a way to stop hiccups here a while ago. Here is another remedy, not that I have tried it yet as I seldom get hiccups but maybe somone can try it and tell me whether it works (I will do the same if in the meanwhile I do get hiccups): Put 1 drop of lemon essential oil on the tongue, it even works for babies although they might not like the taste, my book says.....

Inhale While Arching Your Back
Posted by Wei (Spring Hill, Fl, Usa) on 05/07/2011

Inhale Then Exhale: Inhale at a moderate and comfortable speed while arching your back and puffing out your chest until you cannot breathe in any more air, and then exhale also at a moderate and comfortable speed. Repeat if hiccupping continues.

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