Ailment: Uncontrolled spasms that lead to a familiar "hiccup" sound.

Odd Cure: Relaxing and controlling the diaphragm.

Rationale:  Diaphragm muscles are responsible for opening and compressing the chest to breath and uncontrolled spasms lead to hiccups. Cures for this hiccups are numerous and including being scared, drinking water, and others. One particular method found to be useful is to take control of the diaphragm. This method involves drawing in as much air as possible, pinching lips to contain air and thinking about how spasms of the diaphragm cause hiccups - until breath cannot be held any longer. The individual claims a 80% success rate but variations of this technique, focused on relaxing and controlling the diaphragm, have also been successful.

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