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  • Hiccupsugh, so annoying, right? There’s nothing more aggravating than getting repeatedly

  • interrupted by yourself in the middle of a conversation. And theyre hard to hide,

  • and never seem to go awayjust super awkward and uncomfortable in any social situation!

  • Is there anything we can do besides just wait for the hiccups to release their grip??

  • What even causes this irritating bodily function? Well, hiccups start in your diaphragmyou

  • know, that sheet of muscle between your lungs and stomach that makes you inhale and exhale.

  • If your diaphragm gets irritated, itll spasm, causing you to unexpectedly suck in

  • air. The air that’s sent back up hits your vocal cords, and that’s what creates the

  • distinctive sound. So then what’s so irritating? For me, it’s Loud obnoxious self-absorbed

  • people. (Oh --were still talking about the diaphragm.) Well in that case, eating

  • too much too quickly, your favorite soda, feeling nervous or excited (like on a date

  • the worst time for hiccups!), and even stress.

  • Luckily, there are some natural remedies you can use to kick those annoying hiccups to

  • the curb, and some will even work in a pinch! Ow! Getting rid of the hiccups is all about

  • distracting the brain to stop those spasms in the diaphragm.

  • 1. Ice Cold Water Guzzle down a cold glass of water as quickly

  • as you can. The cold water will shock the system anddistractit from the hiccups.

  • You can even suck down a piece or two of iceitll have the same effect. Pro tip:

  • adding honey to your icy glass of water will stop your hiccups right away!

  • 2. Hold Your Breath Inhale deeply, and hold your breath for as

  • long as you can. Exhale in a controlled way. Repeat this cycle until your hiccups stop.

  • This is a great tip to use if youre out with friends or on a dinner datejust

  • excuse yourself to the restroom and return to the table hiccup-free!

  • 3. Sugar C’mere and give me some sugar! Get a teaspoon

  • of white or brown sugar and hold it in your mouth for about five seconds. Allow the sugar

  • to dissolve without chewing it. Wash it down with a sip of water and voila! The great thing

  • about this remedy is that it’s kid-friendly; they may not be able to hold their breath

  • or chug icy water. And what kid doesn’t want sugar?!

  • 4. Vinegarhey kids heh heh It may not taste as pleasant as sugar, but

  • itll do the trick! Swallow ½ a teaspoon of white, malt, or apple cider vinegar. Wash

  • it down with a glass of water. You could also mix a whole teaspoon of your vinegar with

  • a little water. Might make it go down easier! 5. Peanut Butter

  • Mmm, delicious! My granny swears by this age-old remedy! Put one teaspoon of peanut butter

  • in your mouth and hold it there. I know it’s tempting, but don’t chew it! After a few

  • seconds, swallow it. Got milk? If you need to, drink some water. Pro tip: if you have

  • a peanut allergy, almond butter will work too!

  • 6. Lemon This is another quick fix that’s perfect

  • if youre out on the town! Grab a lemon from the table. (You may want to do this one

  • in the bathroom too.) Squeeze the lemon juice into your mouth (at least ½ a teaspoon).

  • The sourness will make you want to swallow it hard and quickly, and this will interrupt

  • and stop your hiccups! You can also squeeze the juice of the whole lemon into half a glass

  • of water, and drink it quickly. Either way, your hiccups will hit the road!

  • 7. Chamomile This is an herb with muscle-relaxing properties,

  • so it will relax the diaphragm and stop the spasms that are causing your hiccups. The

  • deep relaxation that chamomile causes is why it’s so popular in teas and essential oils!

  • It’s yummy too, so make yourself a hot cup of chamomile tea! Let the tea bag steep in

  • the hot water for at least 5 minutes. Drink it slowly, and your hiccups will go away!

  • Enjoy the relaxation too! 8. Pinch Your Nose And Swallow

  • This method may not be the quickest fix, but itll work! Keep your mouth closed and pinch

  • your nose. Continue to swallow normally. Do this as long as you can, until you need to

  • take a break for air. You may feel the sensation that your ears are about to pop, but they

  • shouldn’t. This interrupts your normal breathing pattern, so it should interrupt your hiccups

  • too! 9. Cough or Burpchoose your weapon wisely!

  • Try to count how many seconds there are between your hiccups. When you anticipate the next

  • one, cough or make yourself burp. This will cause your diaphragm and the muscles around

  • it to start working in a different way, which will interrupt your hiccup pattern! Repeat

  • until your hiccups are gone. 10. Swallow with Your Mouth Open

  • The sensation will feel weird at first, but youll get used to it quickly. Sit down

  • and get comfortable, and also be sure that you aren’t wearing any tight clothes that

  • might restrict your diaphragm. Open your mouth wide. As soon as you feel the need to swallow,

  • do so, but make sure to keep your mouth open! You may have a hiccup or two escape, but repeat

  • every few seconds, and your hiccups will disappear in a few minutes!

  • 11. Scare Those Hiccups Away Does this old wivestale work? Well, in

  • theory it does, but the scare must be genuineyou can’t know it’s coming! When you

  • get startled and jump, the release of adrenaline and your body tensing up both affect the diaphragm,

  • which will interrupt your breathing pattern. Similarly, your sharp intake of breath as

  • you gasp will interrupt your breathing pattern too, and in turn, your hiccups! I’m sure

  • youve got a friend or two who would love to give you a good scare!

  • 12. Swallowing Three Times See how much time you have between hiccups.

  • When youre ready, try to quickly swallow three times in between them. This takes a

  • lot of muscle control in your throat and abdomen, and it may be difficult at first, but itll

  • pay off! The muscle control that’s required to do this little exercise gets your diaphragm

  • back under control, which will stop your hiccups! 13. Take a Hot Bath

  • Run yourself a nice, warm bathheat is a good way to relax any muscle, including

  • the diaphragm! Pro tip: Add a muscle soak to your bath, and a few drops of eucalyptus

  • essential oil to promote deep, relaxing breathing. Aaah, sounds groovy! By the end of your luxurious

  • bath, your hiccups should be gone. 14. Breathe Essential Oils

  • Speaking of essential oils, add some drops of eucalyptus, bergamot, or lavender to your

  • diffuser and breathe deeply. You can also use incense, if you prefer. These scents will

  • have a calming effect, and should relax your diaphragm and restore your normal breathing

  • pattern, and your hiccups will leave to go find their own bliss!

  • 15. Warm Milk Love it or hate it, warm milk has a calming

  • effect as good as any essential oil, which is why it’s associated with good sleep for

  • children. Milk also contains magnesium, which is known to relax muscle tissue. This warm

  • drink will relax your diaphragm and the rest of your body, and your hiccups should subside.

  • 16. Stand on Your Head Wait, what?? Seriously? Yes! If you can, and

  • ONLY if youre well-practiced, standing on your head turns the diaphragm upside down,

  • shocking it out of spasms. It’s also a good distraction for you thatll completely change

  • up your breathing, which is good for interrupting that hiccup pattern! You probably shouldn’t

  • do this one in public though… 17. Stick Your Tongue OutHard! Yep that’s

  • another non-public oneSticking your tongue out as far as it will

  • possibly go will work a nerve that’s connected to your diaphragm. Stimulating this nerve

  • will get your diaphragm’s spasms under control, stopping your hiccups in their tracks! If

  • youre lucky enough to find someone else with the hiccups, then maybe you both can

  • have a contest… 18. Distract Yourself

  • This may not be the quickest fix, but itll work even before you realize it! The more

  • you think about your hiccups, the more intense they seem to get, and the longer they seem

  • to stick around. So try reading a book, watch your favorite TV show, play a video gamebefore

  • you know it, a couple hours will have gone by and youll notice that your hiccups have

  • gone away along with the time! This method is all about putting you in relaxation or

  • happy placemode. If youre doing something you enjoy, your diaphragm will relax

  • and stop spasming. 19. Hot Sauce

  • While consuming a lot of spicy food can cause hiccups, swallowing just a drop or two of

  • hot sauce will totally distract the body from your hiccups. Though it might be unpleasant

  • (or maybe you love hot stuff, I don’t know…) the heat will certainly change up your breathing

  • pattern, and your body will be busy doing some serious temperature control. You and

  • your diaphragm will forget all about your hiccups! Whew-hooo!

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/23
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