a "cure" for the hiccups

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by muzikool, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    A buddy of mine was in line with his brother at a grocery store a while back, and his brother got a violent attack of the hiccups... they just kept coming and he couldn't stop them. An older Asian man standing in line behind them noticed and asked the brother to reach out his right hand. He did, and the man rubbed the bottom joint of his little finger for a few seconds, only applying a bit of pressure. The hiccups immediately stopped.

    When my buddy told me the story, I figured his brother was just caught off-guard by the strange situation and his hiccups stopped for that reason. But the next time I got the hiccups, I tried the same thing and it worked. Since then, I've told quite a few friends when they had hiccups and it worked for them as well. So I'm spreading the good news for anyone who might need it! Just take the thumb and index finger on your left hand and gently squeeze the bottom joint of the little finger on your right hand while rubbing in a circular motion. It should only take a few seconds to work! :D
     
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  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Interesting. I'll be sure to try this out next time. [​IMG]
    Is there some kind of scientific explanation for it though? *Heads over to Google*
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I'll definitely give it a go if I remember :)
     
  4. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    sounds good, I'll give it a try. I get the hiccups from time to time, and they take an age to go away (plus I tend to have them in public places and loud enough for people to thing I might actually explode)
     
  5. E-kLiPsE

    E-kLiPsE OSNN Junkie

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    There's always the drinking water upside down trick as well, but this sounds easier, and you don't need a glass of water (one is not always readily available.)
    In this one, you're not actually upside down when drinking the water, just drinking from the opposite side of the glass, and then lean forward, bending at the waist. Almost like drinking from a water fountain which I find works well some times too. I'll have to give this pinky trick a try though!
     
  6. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Wonder if this works something like acupuncture? I know that there is a nerve between your thumb and hand in that "web" like part (sorry lacking a way to describe it :p) that if you press that for a few secs/mins will relieve a headache. :)
     
  7. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    does it (hic!) work if you've been drinking?!
     
  8. ThePatriot

    ThePatriot -=[BOHICA!]=- Political User

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    Ok, sounds excellent, and I'm gonna try it, but first get me pointed in the right direction. The first paragraph says index finger, but the second paragraph says little finger(i assume that as pinkie finger). I'm sooooo confused! :p

    Or maybe I'm in for the "you shouldn't assume because it makes..."you know :rolleyes:
     
  9. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Yes, Acupressure
     
  10. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    /goes to get some hiccups
     
  11. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    supposed to put your head between your legs and pour large quantities of water down their throat, I saw it done once in a cafeteria, must have been serious cause the paramedics came to take him away, something must have gone wrong at the hospital or something cause apparently he drowned :s
     
  12. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    It's not put your head between your legs and blow? :p
     
  13. ThePatriot

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    If we could do that, wouldn't marriage be useless? :rolleyes:
     
  14. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    ^ Who told you you needed marraige? :p
     
  15. ThePatriot

    ThePatriot -=[BOHICA!]=- Political User

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    LOL! My wife told me so...and you know she's right...she's always right! :rolleyes:
     
  16. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    that's errm.... kinda odd. gonna have to try to remember that next time i get the hiccups.

    and i second ThePatriot's question. is it the bottom of your little finger, or index/pointer finger?
     
  17. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    just do both...I have a couple of things to massaged when I get the hiccups
     
  18. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Sorry for the confusion there... it is the little (pinky) finger. I fixed the mistake in the first paragraph. :eek: Also, if anyone tries this out and it works, be sure to let me know!
     
  19. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    The hiccup cure is just all in your head. Some people can do any of the old tricks to "curing" hiccups. We talked about it in biolgy last week. Example...I give 10 people a pill to cure cancer then i give another 10 a sugar pill but they think its a cure for cancer pill. The first group had 6 people free of cancer after taking the pill. The second group had 5 people that were cured. The teacher said people have been cured by just takin sugar pills cause its all in your head its not really the pill. I know some of u prob think i am crazy and dont beleave me but i am not to sure about it either. So if i find proof later today after school or if u do please post it.
     
  20. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Thats called the placebo effect :D