Hiccups, or hiccoughs, are the uncontrollable spasms of the diaphragm that cause a sudden intake of breath and the closure of the glottis (the opening that stops substances from entering the trachea while swallowing). Hiccups are thought to be caused either by a lack of carbon dioxide in the blood or by something irritating the diaphragm.

Recommendation:

Sandalwood

Inhale the aroma directly.

Rub onto the diaphragm area.

Simple Solutions:

Apply 1 drop sandalwood over the diaphragm (the bottom edge of the rib cage).

The information on this page is from the book Modern Essentials: A
Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils
, published
by AromaTools®. Please refer to Modern Essentials for additional
information, research, and usage suggestions.

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