Evaluation of the Forced Inspiratory Suction and Swallow Tool to Stop Hiccups
One article on PainSci cites Alvarez 2021: Cramps, Spasms, Tremors & Twitches
PainSci notes on Alvarez 2021:
This is a small and low quality positive “trial” of Hiccaway device for hiccup treatment based on questionnaire data from 250 people, with 90% of respondents declaring the Hiccaway to be superior to other home remedies. This is not “extraordinary” evidence, obviously, but the claim isn’t extraordinary enough to need it. It’s based on quite a straightforward neurological mechanism, and so although the result is quite strong, it’s not “too good” to be true. The FISST probably works.
And, for whatever it’s worth, I have found it to be highly effective in treating my own hiccups, based on several tests over several months.
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