Curing the Yips with CBD
For as long as the game has been played, golfers everywhere have suffered from the yips. No matter how easy the putt, even veteran golfers can start to jitter, shake, twitch, or jerk when lining up their shot which can affect grip pressure, putting, chipping, and fine motor movements that can also bring about a loss of confidence. Even advanced PGA tour players like Ben Hogan have had to walk away from the game due to the yips.
Thankfully, the shaky, nervous condition known as the yips can be treated. Today, there is relief available to help reduce the symptoms of the yips and restore your game to where it once was. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally-occurring cannabis compound that can help mellow out anxiety and ease tension without getting you “stoned” but will improve the loss of fine motor control which could mean the difference between winning and losing.
Are you ready to take control of your game? If so, read on about the various benefits of CBD for treating the yips. From steadying your shot to alleviating mental stress and anticipatory anxiety, there are a host of game-enhancing benefits that CBD can provide.
Even if you have never experienced the yips yourself or are a seasoned golfer, you know exactly what the yips are. From novices to veterans, countless players have fallen victim to the shaky, uncomfortable tremors that the yips are infamous for. Worst of all—it’s not unique to golfers because darts players, basketball players, and other athletes also suffer from yips.
In short, yips is a movement disorder that can negatively affect athletic performance due to fine motor interference. Also known as the jitters, yips has been shown to affect up to 48 percent of all golfers throughout their lifetime. Until lately, there was no known cure for yips.
CBD: An Unlikely Hero?
Recently, a lot of media attention has been paid to CBD and its unique ability to treat formerly “incurable” medical disorders. When it comes to the yips, there is perhaps no medical treatment available more talked about than CBD.
Although some so-called experts might point out that the yips is a purely psychological phenomenon, this is not a completely accurate description. Rather, the yips is as much a condition of the central and peripheral nervous system as it is of the mind. Fortunately, CBD provides de-stimulating benefits for both the bodily nervous system and the mind.
CBD was first discovered in 1940 and, since then, it has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for medicinal use in humans. There are many ways that CBD can be consumed, from smoke or vapor inhalation to aerosol sprays, eating, or applying it sublingually in tincture form.
Unlike other leading anxiety-related treatments, there are very few adverse side effects of CBD. A naturally-occurring compound, CBD can affect sleepiness, appetite, and digestion. However, CBD has also been shown to have antipsychotic effects that can ease disordered thinking and help restore calm and balance to one’s mindset.
Best of all, CBD is totally non-psychoactive. In other words, there are no intoxicating effects of CBD and it cannot get you high. Instead, CBD simply relaxes the body and mind, which allows athletes and hobbyists alike to improve their sports performance.
CBD Products for the Yips
At Sunday Scaries, we offer a variety of solutions for those looking to treat the yips without pharmaceutical intervention. Our all-natural CBD-based products provide fast-acting relief without getting you high, zone you out, or leave you nursing a hangover. However, it is important to note that Sunday Scaries is not meant to replace any existing medications.
To find out more about our line of CBD products, read below. Note that all Sunday Scaries CBD is 100% American sourced, organic and pesticide-free, and fully compliant with the 2014 Farm Bill.
CBD: A Cure-All for Yips?
Even today, there is no known cure for yips. In fact, yips is a condition that is little understood by medical professionals. This is why it is difficult for us to find a proper treatment for it. Although doctors and health professionals do not consider CBD to be a cure for yips, thousands of satisfied customers have had success and long-lasting relief thanks to CBD. By harnessing the power of CBD, you too can start playing at the level you deserve.
This article by Sophia Trunzo is originally published at SundayScaries.