Main manifestations for hiccups caused by food retention are, loud hiccups, epigastric and abdominal distention, anorexia, thick stick tongue coating, rolling and forceful pulse. Stagnation of Qi continual hiccups, the attack of hiccups caused by emotional changes or in server cases. Symptoms also include distending pain and chest congestion, hypochondriac pain with think tongue coating, string-taught and forceful pulse.
Cold in Stomach- Hiccup is alleviated by warmth and aggravated by cold, discomfort and pain the epigastrium, preference for warmth. Tongue has a thin white coating and pulse is slow.
Decline of Stomach Qi- Hiccup is low and weak, lassitude, emaciation, light tongue proper, enlarged tongue with teeth marks, thready pulse weak and irregular intermittent pulse.
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