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New Hiccup Cure - Try It and See If It Works For You

Surfing around the web can lead you to some interesting places. I found this new cure for hiccups. It's not earth shattering science like a cure for cancer, but we are all affected by hiccups. Which, by the way is a spasm of the diaphragm that is suddenly interrupted by the closure of the vocal cords.

Basically, you stretch your abs pushing up on the the top of a door frame, while holding your breath. You should feel an arch to your back and your abdomen stretching. Take a nice deep breath before performing this maneuver since you will need to hold the position for about 30 to 60 seconds. See the photo of the move (love that he included a visual aid).

Unfortunately (or fortunately) I haven't had the hiccups since I read to test this guy's method. So file it away in your memory bank to try the next time you are afflicted with hiccups.

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juliet juliet 8 years
Thanks for the tip, Fit - I'm going to try this!
Fancy04 Fancy04 8 years
sounds like this might work for some people.
OhMyShannon OhMyShannon 8 years
I sure hope that girl that has been hicupping for weeks sees this thing!
arista arista 8 years
I've been getting hiccups a lot lately, it seems. I can't wait to try this!
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 8 years
nycgirl - I hiccuped one time and a co-worker yelled from a few cubes away "You gonna be alright over there??" I just saw this on yahoo! Someone needs to get this girl to FitSugar..>STat!
nycgirl nycgirl 8 years
I get hiccups at work randomly, which is really embarassing since I make these squeaky chirpy sounds, and sit next to 5 people. I'll try this!
chibarosa chibarosa 8 years
I had the hiccups so bad yesterday and my usual trick - holding my breath while trying to keep my diaphragm very still - didn't work. Next time I get the hiccups I'll definitely try this stretch. Thanks!
vigilante vigilante 8 years
Huh. Guess the whole "pay attention to your diaphragm" thing my coach told me years ago really had some medical backing to it! Thanks, Fit! I'll give it a try if I can find a doorframe short enough to reach to!
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