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Acupuncture for treatment of the yips? - A case report
  1. Palle Rosted, consultant acupuncturist, senior lecturer
  1. Sheffield University, Prosted{at}


    A 65 year old golfer with the yips was treated with acupuncture at GV20, EX-HN-1 (Si Shen Cong) and TE5. The symptoms disappeared after one treatment and no relapse has occurred in the 24 months’ follow up. Although it cannot be determined whether the effect in this case occurred from neurological stimulation or was the result of expectation, acupuncture may be worth trying in patients with the yips since this condition is otherwise difficult to treat.

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