How to get rid of hiccups with 100% success rate. You've probably never heard this one before.Submitted by PHREEDOM on Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:59
Just had an itch to share something I learned on my own a long time ago about how to get rid of hiccups.
Probably around 1997 or so I learned through my own intuition exactly how to get rid of hiccups within 1 minute if done correctly. Not sure how to say I figured this out other than intuition.
For some reason during an episode of severe hiccups lasting more than half hour or so and desperate to get rid of them I realized that hiccups is somehow related to heart rate. The key to getting rid of hiccups is to consciously lower your heart rate.
My technique for rapidly lowering my heart rate and getting rid of hiccups:
I sit and relax in a calm position, breathing normal to gently, close my eyes and place my hand on my heart. I then get a drum beat in my head that is synchronized with my heart beat. Then I mentally lower the tempo of the beat in my head at a pace that my heart correspondingly lowers to and whala, the hiccups are gone instantly.
I have also found I can do this for others too who are not musically inclined and have done this for many people. I have them sit in a relaxed position and I put my hand over their heart and then begin to whisper the beat into their ear and simply lower the tempo of the beat with my whispers and then like magic their hiccups are gone.
Since realizing this technique I (and others I perform this technique on) never have the hiccups for longer than 1 minute. I usually don't hiccup more than ten times anymore unless I am driving when the hiccups begin and can't get parked to perform the technique.
I know some people have really debilitating long term hiccups and I just thought this may help someone out there.
Getting rid of hiccups is all about lowering your heart rate. Synchronizing a beat in your head to your heart and mentally lowering the tempo in your head makes your heart rate decrease and thereby eliminates the hiccups immediately.