Hiccups

Hiccups Hiccups are involuntary contractions of the muscle tissue between the chest cavity and the abdominal cavity known as the diaphragm. This spasm of the diaphragm causes an intake of breath and simultaneously the vocal cords in the throat close causing the characteristic sound of a hiccup. Typically this spasm repeats every few seconds and last for a few minutes. Rarely they can continue for days or longer and become a situation requiring professional help.

Hiccups can be caused by eating or drinking too much, a sudden cold or hot drink, swallowing air or some type of emotional excitement or stress.

Oils & Blends:  Dill, Peppermint, Sandalwood

Also consider: Basil, Fennel

Suggested protocols:

Protocol 1:

·    Place 2 to 3 ounces (mouthful) of water in a cup

·    add 5 drops of Peppermint oil

·    drink rapidly, expect a Peppermint jolt, but tightness will relax and hiccups stop

·    an added benefit is this is also a great breath freshner

Protocol 2:

·    2 drops Dill, 4 drops Fractionated Coconut Oil

·    apply along lower edge of jaw line from base of earlobe

·    drink warm water slowly

Note * – The information on this website is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious Medical Concerns consult your doctor. Please treat this website for reference purpose only.