December 20, 2022 · 05:50
I’ve written earlier than about how Paul Ingraham helped heal my patello-femoral ache syndrome.
Just lately, Paul was in search of a remedy for hiccups as a result of his father had a troublesome case to resolve. What lastly labored for dad? Breathe into the plastic bag.
Enhance blood CO2 (hypercapnia) by inhaling a PLASTIC bag. This one is kind of affordable and simple and protected to attempt. Hypercapnia undoubtedly impacts some varieties of hiccups. The story (from a wise supply, “PainSci pal”): “There’s a better approach out of hiccups — it would not price something. Discovered it from my uncle, who studied drugs in Brazil within the 50’s. Anesthetized sufferers with hiccups are painful, so they should eliminate them ASAP. Technique: inhaling a PLASTIC bag, sufficiently small to attain hypercapnia (getting the next blood CO2 degree). It’s important to maintain the bag REALLY tightly round your nostril and mouth to forestall air from escaping, and you probably have issues with dizziness, sitting down is really helpful. As quickly as you are feeling discomfort, largely after 4-6 breaths, you possibly can cease, the hiccups will go away. I do not know what it does to the phrenic nerve, but it surely works 100%.”
Security Word: Clearly there are some risks with this technique. If he had low O2 or had bother respiration, we in all probability would not be courageous. (However, if he had been in that state, he would have been within the hospital already.) However he was being watched, with no likelihood of being trapped, and only some breaths away. There should still be some threat… however I do not suppose it treats the hiccups additionally a threat.
I’ve by no means tried that technique for my hiccups. My private favourite dwelling treatment is “drink from the sting of the glass”. AKA, consuming water the wrong way up. Watch the video of a pleasant boy demonstrating this system though I purpose to drink a minimum of 6-8 fl oz of water earlier than stopping. Do not ask me the way it works; it might have one thing to do with the taste bud or diaphragm.
Steve Parker, M.D