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Stop Hiccups Every Time

Like most people, I occasionally get the hiccups. But more than simply being annoying, hiccups bring me great pain. It doesn’t take long at all before I feel each hiccup draw stomach acid up into my esophagus, resulting in terribly painful heartburn. Furthermore, when I do get hiccups they will last all day long for a day or two. That makes for some seriously painful, long-lasting heartburn. The blasted bouts will keep me from sleeping and ultimately make me alarmingly irate over the whole ordeal. So I set out on a quest to find the end all cure all that will stop hiccups every time. And I am proud to say that after trying countless techniques that all did nothing for me, I finally found a solution I believe works every time. Before we get into the solution, it would be helpful to briefly understand why hiccups occur…

Why Hiccups Occur

Hiccups largely remain a medical mystery. They can happen for several reasons, but the most common and medically accepted reason is from simply swallowing too much air. This can happen while eating or drinking too fast. Having this excess air in the stomach can disrupt your body’s breathing rhythm as it tries to escape. Thus, to cure hiccups you need to try to both empty some air from the stomach and reset your body’s breathing cycle to a coordinated rhythm again.

The Stop Hiccups Solution

  • Step 1 – Inhale through your mouth until your lungs are COMPLETELY full and you are unable to take any more in.
  • Step 2 – Without releasing any air, swallow.
  • Step 3 – Still without releasing any air, continue to inhale through your mouth again as much as possible (it won’t be much this time).
  • Step 4 – Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you are unable to take any more air in.
  • Step 5 – Gently exhale.

If done correctly, this process should reset your breathing rhythm and make those nasty hiccups disappear. This method has never failed to cure me on the very first try. So please share in the comments if this solution also works for you!

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The Importance of Breathing Properly

In order to have good blood, you must breathe well. Full, deep inspirations of pure air, which fill the lungs with oxygen, purify the blood. Proper breathing promotes a bright color in the blood and imparts a life-giving current to every part of the body. Good respiration soothes the nerves, stimulates the appetite, renders digestion more perfect, and induces sound, refreshing sleep.

The lungs should be allowed the greatest freedom possible. Their capacity is developed by free action, if the lungs are cramped and compressed their capacity diminishes. A sedentary lifestyle, or stooping at your work, is a common practice that leads to many ill effects. In such a position it is impossible to breathe deeply. Superficial breathing then becomes a habit, and the lungs lose their power to expand. A similar effect is produced by overly tight clothing. If sufficient room is not given to the lower part of the chest, then the abdominal muscles, which were designed to aid in breathing, are unable to be fully utilized and the lungs thus become restricted in their action.

Thus an insufficient supply of oxygen is received. The blood moves sluggishly and the poisonous waste matter which should be thrown off in the exhalations from the lungs is retained, and the blood becomes impure. Not only the lungs, but the stomach, liver, and brain are affected. The skin becomes sallow, digestion is retarded, the heart is depressed, the brain is clouded, thoughts are confused, gloom sets in, the whole system becomes depressed and inactive, and peculiarly susceptible to disease.

The human body expels 70 percent of its toxins from breathing. So the lungs are constantly throwing off impurities and they need to be constantly supplied with fresh air. Impure air does not afford the necessary supply of oxygen, and the blood passes to the brain and other organs without being vitalized. Hence the necessity of thorough ventilation. To live in close, ill-ventilated rooms, where the air is dead and vitiated, can weaken your entire system. Your body can become peculiarly sensitive to the influence of cold and even slight exposures may induce disease. It is close confinement indoors that makes many people pale and feeble. Breathing the same air over and over until it becomes laden with poisonous matter thrown off through the lungs and pores, brings all the impurities right back into the blood.