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Today I'm a Bit under the weather. Got hiccups. Did not feel like getting out of bed to find a paper bag. ( Better now, thanks. ) So I tried two ways to change my breathing to increase the CO2 and stop the hiccups. Both work.
First method, blow your cheeks out like a trumpet player and breathe shallowly.
letting just a tiny bit of new air in and out. Just as I started to feel light headed, the hiccups stopped.
Second method, stop breathing entirely until your body forces you to breath and than breath only very shallowly so most of the air in your lungs is the old stuff. This work twice as well.
Well this one is baked for me, but your mileage may vary.
No doubt someone in France will post a backdated instructional video soon.
Will paper bag company stock prices fall steeply tomorrow?
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||Usually I rely on the "pop this bag near my head when I'm not expecting it" method.
||As a teenager I encountered a book on self-
hypnosis, which was mostly about how you could
communicate better with your subconscious mind,
to improve various abilities that were luridly
spelled out on the cover of the book.
||Anyway, not too long after practicing some of the
exercises in the book, I had a hiccup episode, and
I realized that the subconscious mind has control
over the spasms of the diaphragm, when hiccups
are happening. So, I simply tried asking my
subconscious to turn them off --and it worked! It
also has worked every time in all the years since,
and within seconds of asking. Cool!
||I sort of do the same thing except I tell it to stop. It's a bit like having control of opening and closing your own eustchian tubes, or wiggling your ears. I don't think everyone can do it.
||I have never heard of a paper bag to stop hiccups! I
put my forefinger sideways across my mouth and
then (try to) drink a cup of water. It has always
worked for me and other people that I told.
||I have a hiccup cure that seems to work for about 1 in 5
people I share it with:
||1. Stand in an open doorway with your back pressed against
the jamb and stick out your chest so that your
shoulderblades touch the trim on each side. It also seems
to help if you keep the back of your head in contact with
||C. Lay your hands one over the other with your fingertips
pressing against the lower sternum, just a hair below the
||2. Using you biceps but keeping your shoulders as relaxed
possible, press against your sternum and breathe slow,
regular breaths. I find that using your shoulder muscles too
prevent your diaphragm from relaxing, which of course
is the objective.
||4. Keep up the pressure and find your happy place. Your
hiccups should go away in 1-2 minutes.
||Goozfrabba, my brothers and sisters.
||//I have a hiccup cure that seems to work for about
1 in 5 people I share it with: //
||If you drink three very dry gin martinis in rapid
succession, your hiccups will often stop within 1-2