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Food therapies on hiccup

Hiccup is derived from stomach qi rising up that touching diaphragm, disorders on up and downs of qi in stomach, resulting in frequent and short hiccups sounds that one can not even control.

Food Therapeutic principles:

  • 1 Mild vegetables can promote digestion, relieve hiccups. Eat more bananas, shepherd's purse, fungus, mung bean, sesame to maintain smooth stool.

  • 2 Intake appropriate ginger, pepper, crucian carp Decoction to warm stomach. Walnut, mutton, dog meat can also warm the stomach.

  • 3 Eat more digestible foods with high carbohydrate and protein, but with low fat, semi-liquid or liquid food, eat less in each time and change into more meals.

  • 4 Avoid thrill seasonings, such as pepper, curry powder, mustard, these are all easy to cause stomach qi rising and aggravate hiccup attack. During cooking, steam, boil, fry, stew methods are prefered, fry,smoke, salted, raw, and cold food should not be taken much.

  • 5 Avoid all raw or cold food, because these are not easy to digest, and may aggravate the symptoms.

  • 6 Excessive intake is not suggested, avoid having hot and cold foods at the same time. Avoid all hot foods, such as pepper, chili sauce.

Various types of food

  • 1 Vinegar drink: vinegar 20ml, cool boiling water 20ml, blend and
    drink slowly in one time.

  • 2 Eggs: Boil one egg and apply after soaking in water.

  • 3 May bloom juice:500g may bloom, smash and drink the juice of 15ml each time for three times a day.

  • 4 Fresh yolk: Swallow one egg yolk.

  • 5 Sesame oil walnut:walnut 120 grams, fry with sesame oil, set aside until it’s cold. Apply at once. Apply four times total. Contraindication in pregnancy.

  • 6 Jiu cai zi:9g jiu cai zi, smash them and apply with warm water.

  • 7 Ding Xiang green tea drink:9 grams ding xiang, green tea 1 gram, 2.5 grams of crystal sugar, mix well add boiling water 300ml. Soak for 5 minutes. Apply in 2 times for one dose a day.

  • 8 Two ingredients drink:white radish juice 30ml, ginger juice 5ml, mix and drink.

  • 9 Shou wu fried egg:steamed 40 grams Shou wu, boil for juice, add 2

  • Eggs. Apply 2 times a day for 3 times.

A. Cold in stomach

clinical manifestation

Hiccup sound slow but strong, meeting warm place then the symptoms are relieves, epigastric discomfort, not thirsty, light red tongue, thin and moist white coating, retared pulse.

Food therapies principles

Dispel cold, relieve the hiccup.

Food Therapies

  • 1 Clove and kaki calyx Decoction:kaki calyx 10g, clove 10 grams, 5 grams of ginger. Put the three into the casserole, add water and boil for decoction. Apply one dose a day for 3 days.

  • 2 Rice vinegar brown sugar drink:rice vinegar 100ml. Brown sugar 9 grams. Mix well. Drink as tea.

  • 3 Fried gua di:nan gua di 4 pieces, boil well and drink as tea.

  • 4.Dao dou ginger brown sugar decoction:dao dou 30 grams, 3 pieces of ginger, boil and collect the decoction. Add brown sugar and stir well. Drink two doses a day for 5 days.

B. Stomash heat rising symptom

clinical manifestations:

The hiccup sound is loud and strong; halitosis and polydipsia, prefer cold drink, yellow urine, constipation, red tongue, yellow tongue coating, slippery and rapid pulse.

Food therapies principles:

Clear and cool stomach heat, relieving hiccups.

Food therapies

  • 1 Four ingredients decoction:ji nei jin 6 grams, 9 grams of burnt shen qu, burnt shan zha 12 grams, fried mai ya 30 grams. Four Boil the four and collect the juice. Apply the juice one dose a day for 3-5 days.

  • 2 Ji nei jin:ji nei jin 6 grams, a little salt. Smash them all. Apply with warm water for 1 time a day for a few days.

  • 3 Sugarcane ginger drink:sugarcane juice 100 grams, 9 grams of ginger juice. Mix thoroughly. Drink slowly of one dose a day for 2~3 days.

C. Qi stagnation syndrome

Clinical manifestation

Frequent hiccups;mostly rise from depression and anger, gasteralgia, frequent belching, thin tongue coating, taut pulse.

Dietary principles

Regulation qi circulation and relieving hiccups.

食疗方Food principles:

  • 1 Two peels honey drink: qing pi, orange peel each 10 grams, orange core 15 grams, zhi qiao, yu jin 6 each grams, boil 30 minutes and make decoction. Add honey when it’s getting warm. Apply 1~2 times a day.
  • 2 Shan zha zhi qiao porridge: shan zha 20 grams, 10 grams of zhi ke, rice 100 grams, 10 grams of sugar. Smash zhi ke into powder for later use. Slice sha zha and boil with rice, add sugar when it’s about to ready.

  • 3 Zi su zi wine: zi su zi 50 grams, 500 grams of rice wine. Smash zi su zi, soak in wine for 3~5 days. Apply several times a day.

  • 4 longan zhe shi drink: longan 7 pieces, 15 grams of zhu shi. Smash Longan, boil zhu shi for decoction. Apply in 4 times of one dose for 2 times daily.

D. Spleen coldness deficiency

Clinical manifestations:

Weak and deep sound of hiccup, abdominal discomfort, prefer warm, cold limbs, eat less and loose stools, pale tongue with white coating, weak and deep pulse.

Dietary principles

Warm stomach, relieve hiccup.

Food therapies:

  • 1 Zhi pi pa ye:zhi pi pa ye 120 grams, boil and collect decoction. Apply one dose a day.

  • 2 Sha ren porridge:rice 100 grams, 5 grams of sha ren. Make porridgeand add in grounded sha ren, cook for one or two round. Apply on warmfor two times a day on 3 days.

  • 3 Fresh ginger stewed with dog meat:120 grams of dog meat, 30 grams of ginger. Put the above two into the pot, add water and simmer well.