Monday, June 13, 2016

Reflexology Help for Hiccups Reported in 1944

“To a Camp Pendleton man, B. S. Shope, PhM2C, should go the credit of curing that Los Angeles hiccough victim after 13 days of suffering. Shope turned the trick by what is known as Zone Therapy (now known as reflexology) after electric shock treatment failed. …

“The victim, Lawrence Schone, 31, an aircraft worker, went to sleep for the first time without anesthesia since his hiccoughs started, after Shope massaged the man’s feet for an hour. The nerves in the feet are associated with the stomach and the diaphragm, Shope explained, and massaging the nerve reflexes is soothing and relaxing. The same cure was used by Shope here several months ago when a marine feel victim to hiccoughs. Shope effected this cure after the victim hiccoughed 2 days and 2 nights.”
Nov. 1944, U. S. Hospital Corps Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 6, p. 201 

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