When I was a kid, if I had hiccups I’d take a spoonful of sugar and chase it down with a full glass of water. It works! But the sugar hiccup cure is not that convenient unless you happen to keep sugar on hand (I don’t even have it in my kitchen anymore). And it costs calories!
Acupressure is another way to cure hiccups and no props are needed. There are many different acupressure points that you can try for hiccups. Each person is individual, so you might find a certain combination works best for you.
Here’s what works for me: Hold three points along the front of the chest – right below the throat, in the middle of the sternum, and at the bottom of the rib cage – while breathing slowly and deeply.
The next time you have hiccups, try some acupressure! It might surprise you!