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Alternative Medicines for Common Ailments : How to Stop Hiccups in Only 10 Seconds!!!

December 6, 2019

Hi, my name is Doctor Kim Makoi. I’m a holistic
chiropractor in San Francisco, and this is how you get rid of hiccups in ten seconds.
Hiccups, while still a bit of a medical mystery, it’s been agreed upon, fairly agreed upon
now, that it’s usually caused from swallowing too much air, or swallowing air quickly, either
by eating too fast or drinking too fast, or being in a nervous state where somebody might
be breathing a little faster than normal. So, the fastest way to get rid of hiccups
is to just stop, slow down your breathing, and, take a nice, deep breath in. Hold the
breath for about ten seconds. While you’re holding your breath, maybe, close your eyes
or try to center yourself and calm down the system. And, for most of you out there, that’ll
do it, and that’ll end the hiccups. And that’s basically how you get rid of hiccups in ten
seconds. There’s lots of strange variations on how to stop the hiccups, varying from standing
in different positions, and drinking beverages from different angles from the glass. Basically,
all of these things are aimed to do the same thing, which is to get the mind distracted
and focused on one single thing, and to try to get the body to slow down, basically. So,
if you just remember that your goal is to get the body to calm down, get the air back
into the lungs and out of the gut, then, you’ll be good.


  • Reply Sean Shubin December 4, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Thanks! I always tell my kids. You've got the Hiccups? PROVE IT! GO ON! HICCUP! That usually cures them too. Probably because they're concentrating like you say. LOL

  • Reply Samuel Champaign January 28, 2009 at 3:36 am

    WOW!! Just like that?!!! It works for me!! Thank You!!!

  • Reply codespots February 26, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    OMG it worked! I relaxed for like a minute with my eyes closed, slowed down breathing as you said, i took a deep breath and held it for 10 seconds and it worked!! Thank you so much!!!!

  • Reply REAmemiya June 22, 2009 at 5:43 am

    damn. that actually worked. thanks

  • Reply Brian Clark July 6, 2009 at 1:08 pm


  • Reply Meryl Pritchett July 23, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    But my hiccups even happen when I'm holding my breath..

  • Reply CrazyDood69 August 25, 2009 at 4:28 am

    Yeah, but this WORKS. Trick your body into thinking it's drowning is the best method. It decides to use it's resources for something other than hiccuping.

    1) Pour a TALL tepid glass of water.
    (2) Hold your breath…
    (4) Slowly, take 10-20 swallows of the water…while holding your breath with your nose pinched closed.
    (5) When you can't stand it any more….you'll know by that overwhelming drowning sensation — after a gasp, take a deep breath and relax.

  • Reply ro mov October 12, 2009 at 12:35 am

    it work

  • Reply Corey Crouch July 15, 2010 at 4:36 am

    @CrazyDood69 you really did that?

  • Reply Michael Hong May 13, 2011 at 7:03 am

    OMG… it worked!!!

  • Reply Harnish Ganatra May 25, 2011 at 4:51 pm


  • Reply 182popeye June 17, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    i think it worked, ….hiccup

  • Reply MultiKharn October 12, 2011 at 3:05 am

    thank you very much 😀

  • Reply Beregovski Beregovski December 5, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    it stop my hiccups think u 🙂

  • Reply Pengguiin 'xo December 9, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Man this workrd staight away XD

  • Reply melody January 29, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    this worked for me……… u have to try it ….. hold ur breath for ten sec… then it will stop

  • Reply Andro'5 World March 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    holy shit it worked!!!!!!!!!!!!=) god bless you

  • Reply chochagak May 9, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Shit, It worked, lolzz, i was in trouble now it's all good..thanks

  • Reply Alking666 May 11, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    The best way to get rid of hiccups is to throw up

  • Reply linsquip November 24, 2012 at 10:37 am

    NOT WORKING. =( sadface

  • Reply BlakeBeat February 14, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Huzzah! They're gone. People will no longer have to deal with my crazy loud hiccups.

  • Reply tube008008 April 5, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Thanks u

  • Reply hieuniverse April 13, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Wow it really works!

  • Reply codespots April 19, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Brought to you by the Dharma Initiative

  • Reply BlakeBeat July 11, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    I can never do this on my own. I always have to hold my breath with the video. It only works then for some reason.

  • Reply Nick Baxley July 13, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I stopped hiccuping as soon as I watched this, TY Ehow!

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  • Reply Up North Naturals October 20, 2013 at 4:17 am

    yep! it worked.

  • Reply Ciara A B November 27, 2013 at 3:01 am


  • Reply Vie lee June 4, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    thank you doctor Kim it really work!

  • Reply minicomma February 16, 2015 at 4:07 am

    Awww, you had a poster of ears on your wall, so I thought for sure you were going to suggest the ear lobe method:  Pull down right ear lobe while drinking water for 5 seconds.  It works!  I got it from another young lady who posted here on Youtube while I was going crazy with my hiccough and it stopped instantly after trying.  Many other remedies only work "sometimes", but the ear lobe + water was amazing.  Passing it on. 

  • Reply pinkbillows December 26, 2016 at 3:14 am

    thanks! worked for me 🙂

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