Golf Yips, Baseball Yips: BOTOX Not the Cure

Just thought I’d share an article in the Los Angeles Times today about the yips.

They talked to an expert who to me seems boxed in by traditional medical approaches (traditional here in the West, that is!)

“Perhaps one day there will be a pill you can take,” he comments.   Well, he may be right.

But that’s a long way off and the side effects will undoubtedly cost you “strokes” in other parts of your life.

He even suggested “botulinum injections.”

FamilyDoctor.org says:

Are botulinum toxin injections safe?

Botulinum toxin is made by the same bacterium that causes food poisoning. A high dose of botulinum toxin could be fatal, just as food poisoning can be fatal. However, the dose given in injections is so small that you probably won’t have any harmful effects from the toxin.

PLEASE DON’T TREAT YOUR YIPS WITH BOTOX!

I’m sure you’d survive and might look better while 4 putting or spiking a baseball, but please…

Click here to read the article.

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-five-questions-golf-yips-20120407,0,1483249.story

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