I didn't get any sleep last night (and not because Bon bon called me a jerk). I have a cold and I could not stop a raging case of hiccups. All night long these little spasms jerked my body at regular intervals. A couple of times I wound up on the bedroom floor trying not to wake Deb (she later told me that was a wasted effort).
They started around 7:00 p.m. last night. It's now 12:14 p.m. and I just got them to stop.
I went to this Web site: http://www.musanim.com/mam/hiccup.htm
I had tried many of the cures listed but then I saw one referring to acupressure. As I am fond of touching myself I saw no harm in giving this method a whirl.
Coincidence? Maybe. But after 17 or so hours of hiccups I got to know the rhythms of my malady and I was at the peak of a hiccup cycle. I applied pressure to the spot indicated:Suddenly - no more hiccups. My eyes got wide and I looked around the room to see if anyone had witnessed the miracle. The cat sat up and looked at me for a moment. I don't think it had anything to do with some sort of ethereal energy that had been released by my use of this ancient Chinese healing art. He just yawned and flopped back down on the bed.
While the cat may not give a shit, I do. I'm planning a rigorous acupressure regime for myself starting right now. I'll start with points 5, 6 and 22 on my legs. I don't know how this is supposed to cure flatulence, but if I had known it was this easy I could have spared my family a lot of misery over the years.