Can acupuncture help one play better chess?


The Chinese translation for the acupuncture point, Yintang, is “hall of impression”. “Hall” is defined as a corridor or passageway, or the large entrance room of a house. An “impression” is defined as a strong effect produced on the intellect, emotions, or conscience. Thus, Yintang is the entrance or passageway to the mind.  Yintang is used to improve mental clarity, concentration and cognitive function as well as soothe emotions and relieve stress, anxiety and agitation.

Location: Midway between the eyebrows

Indications: Calms the mind, enhances one’s ability to focus, soothes emotions, promotes sleep and relieves depression. 

In contemporary medical acupuncture GV-26 is also known as Governing Vessel 26. GV-26 is also called Shui Gou, and is traditionally used as a first-aid revival point due to its effectiveness in restoring consciousness and mental alertness after a person has fainted or become extremely weak.

GV-26 is a point that people can apply pressure to for about a minute at a time to increase mental alertness and physical energy. Pressure can be applied with the tip of a finger, or for increased effectiveness, with the tip of a fingernail.

Self applied pressure to GV-26 is particularly useful for drowsy drivers, as it tends to provide an almost immediate boost of alertness that can be life-saving. GV-26 can also promote mental clarity and focus, useful for when a project is at hand and the brain feels a bit sluggish.

GV-26 is located between your upper lip and nose, about one-third of the way down from the bottom of your nose. 


Yes, this might help me to pinpoint problem areas in my inner game.

BhomasTrown wrote:

Yes, this might help me to pinpoint problem areas in my inner game.

Some little prick might improve your game.



   yes acupuncture helps for to play better chess , 

Do you find yourself getting a good position only to spoil it by missing a simple tactic?  How about getting a promising attack but failing to find a forced mate or win of material? 




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They did a funny test of acupuncture where half the people volunteering were given real acupuncture... and the other half?

They were poked with toothpicks.

Of course none of the people were allowed to see which treatment they got. And afterwards both groups reported the same benefits.

It's an expensive placebo.

I remember an astrology study where the subjects were intentionally given the wrong astrological readings and they all believed they were amazingly accurate.
But I thought acupuncture had more merit than astrology.

I don't know about acupuncture but the one time I got a Edited by Moderator - Toilet humour thirty minutes prior to an OTB game, I was too content in my playing and had lower stamina and performance than usual.


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If you feel that a sneeze is about to happen, press on GV-26 and you won't sneeze.  


I would lose to this guy