December 20, 2022 · 5:50 AM

I’ve written beforehand about how Paul Ingraham helped treatment my patello-femoral ache syndrome.

Further currently, Paul appeared into hiccup cures on account of his father had an intractable case. What lastly labored for dad? Respiratory proper right into a plastic bag.

Boosting blood CO2 (hypercapnia) by inhaling a PLASTIC bag. This one is kind of plausible and is easy and safe to try. Hypercapnia positively impacts some types of hiccups. The story (from a clever provide, an excellent “pal of PainSci”): “There is a good less complicated strategy out of hiccups — at zero value. Realized it from my uncle, who studied medicine in Brazil inside the 50s. Anesthetized victims with hiccups had been in ache, so that they needed to remove it ASAP. Method: breathe in a PLASTIC bag, small enough with the intention to get hypercapnia (get elevated blood ranges of CO2). It is vital to take care of the bag REALLY tight spherical your nostril and mouth to forestall air from escaping, and while you’ve obtained trouble with dizziness, it’s advisable to sit down down for it. As shortly as a result of it can get uncomfortable, principally after 4-6 breaths, you presumably can stop, the hiccup will in all probability be gone. I have no idea what this does to the phrenic nerve, nevertheless it really works 100%.”

Safety Notes: Clearly there is likely to be some hazard with this method. If he’d had low O2 or was struggling for breath, we probably wouldn’t have dared. (Nevertheless, if he’d been in that state, he would’ve been on the hospital.) Nevertheless he was supervised, with no danger of getting caught, and a matter of just some breaths. Perhaps there was nonetheless some hazard… nevertheless I really feel not treating these hiccups was moreover a hazard.

I’ve not at all tried that method for my hiccups. My non-public favorite dwelling therapy is “ingesting from the far side of the glass.” AKA, ingesting water the opposite manner up. Watch this video of an excellent ol’ boy demonstrating the strategy although I would intention for ingesting a minimum of 6-8 fl oz of water sooner than quitting. Don’t ask me the best way it really works; it might have one factor to do with the style bud or diaphragm.

Steve Parker, M.D

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