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A Cure for Hiccups?


Throughout the years I have had many students come to my office complaining of hiccups. The only way I have succeeded in curing the hiccups is by sitting the student in a chair, give him/her a full glass of water, cover both his/her ears with my hands, and tell him/her to drink all the water slowly. By the time he /she is finished the water, the hiccups have disappeared.

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Comment from Michele
Date: December 19, 2006, 8:30 am

This works because it stimulates the Vagus nerve by causing varying pressure in the ears during the act of drinking. The Hic-Cup ( does this through natural galvanic stimulation of the Vagus nerve and is now being used by many school nurses.