• A hiccup is an unvolutentory movement ( spasm ) of the diaphragm (the muscle at the base of the lungs. ) This spasm is followed by quick closure of the vocal cords, which produces a distinctive sound.
  • Hiccups often start for no apparent reason and usually disappear after a few minutes. Rarely , hiccups can last for days, weeks , or months.
  • Hiccups are common and normal in newborns and infants.

 

Causes

  • Abdominal surgery
  • Any disease or disorder that irritates the nerves that control the diaphragm

(such as pleurisy or pneumonia)

  • Hot , spicy foods and liquids
  • Noxious fumes
  • Stroke or tumor affecting the “ hiccup center “ in the rain
  • Anemia
  • Phrenic nerve irritation (tumors)
  • There may be no obvious cause for hiccups.

Ayurvedic Aspect-

As per ayurveda,vitiated kaph obstrusts the path of vata,further cause pranavaha srotas,udaka vaha srotas and ann aha  sroto dushti and leads to Hikka.

According to Ayurveda there are 5 types of hikka

Mahahikka

Gambhirahikka

Vyapetahikka

Kshudraja hikka

Annaja hikka

Treatment-

  • Breathe repeatedly into a paper bag
  • Drink a glass of cold water.
  • Eat a teaspoon of
  • Hold your breath

Line of Treatment

  • Udavartacikitsa
  • Use of Agni dipaka dravyas
  • Svasakasahara chikitsa
  • Jalapanam and ambusekam
  • Vataanulomana chikitsa
  • Muhurmuhurousadapanas
  • Mruduswedan
  • mruduvirecanam

Panchkarma-

  • Local application of til tail or karpooradi tail to chest region

Svedam

  • Nadisweda with dashmool kwath or Lavan sweda is very effective

Virecanam

  • Purgation therapy with help of Kalyanakagudam – 25 gms with hot water morning at empty stomach (weekly once)
  • Trvrt lehyam-20 ml with waters at bed time. or
  • Haritakicurnam- 20 gms at bed tiem.

 

Kasayam

  • Gandarvahastadikasayam – 60 ml before food morning and night.
  • Bhandradi kasayam-60 ml before food morning and night.
  • Ciravilvadi kasayam-60 ml before food morning and night.
  • Balajirakadi kasayam-60 ml before food morning and night.
  • Nayopayamkasayam -60 ml before food morning and night.
  • Gandarvahastadikasayam -60 ml before food morning and night.

Curnam

  • Vaisvanaracurnam -1 teaspoon with kasayam morning and night before food.
  • Jathilavangadicurnam -1 teaspoon with honey morning and night before food.
  • Karpuradicurnam – 3 gms with honey morning and night after food.

Gutika

  • Dhanvantara gutika
  • Pushkaradi yoga
  • Hingwadi vati
  • Asalyadigutika
  • Vayugutika
  • Bhunimbadi ghan

Lehyam

 

  • Nayopaya lehyam-
  • Vilvadi lehyam-
  • Svasaharalehyam(kasturiyadigulikayogam)

Ghrtam

  • Dadimadighrtam –
  • Sukumaraghrtam –

Asava/Arista

  • Abhayaristam
  • Pippalyasavam
  • Kanakasavam
  • Jirakaristam
  • Dantyaristam
  • Vasaristam

 

Rasa ousadam

  • Mayura pica bhasmam
  • Sankhabhasmam
  • Kamadugha rasam-
  • Muktapistirasam –
  • Sutasekararas

Hikka mentioned yogas

  • Agasthyarasayanam
  • Haritakyadirasayanam
  • Kusmandarasayanam
  • Madhularasayanam
  • Svasakararasayanam
  • Vasistarasayanam
  • Kasthurigutika
  • Dhanvantaragulika

 

 

 

 

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