Hiccups occur when there are spasms of the diaphragm followed by quick, noisy closings of the glottis. For persistent hiccups, treatment is needed, particularly when the cause cannot easily be identified and corrected.
Male, Y55, had hiccups for more than 4 years. Hiccups occurred after breakfast until bed time. There were no hiccups during night time, including the time when he woke up. He had a total of 4 acupuncture treatments and was asked to not have breakfast. The hiccups stopped completely after the treatments. February 28, 2008. hz-acupuncture.com