Jul 28, 2016
Ganglion cysts can cause be inconvenient, painful and can even interfere with normal activities. Natural treatments for ganglion cysts include, "The Book Method," frankincense essential oil, castor oil, Epsom salt, massage and ice.
What is a Ganglion Cyst?
A ganglion cyst presents itself as a lump at a joint, especially the back of the wrist. These fluid-filled lumps can hinder movement of the affected joint. Ganglion cysts can also create pressure on a nerve, resulting in pain. Traditional treatment of these cysts is to remove or drain them surgically. Unfortunately, these cysts often return after surgery, which is especially frustrating because of the cost involved in surgery and the time lost for the procedure and healing.
Fortunately, there are many natural treatments that are quite effective for ganglion cysts. Even if a cyst returns, treatment can be resumed, again for very little cost.
Natural Treatments for Ganglion Cysts
The Book Method
While it may sound barbaric, a common way to swiftly get rid of a ganglion cyst is to hit it with a book. This free remedy only costs the amount of courage needed to implement it. You will find stories of our readers who ventured to try this remedy on this page.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense essential oil is one of the more expensive essential oils but it is reputed to be one commonly used for cysts or tumors. This oil is gentle and most people can apply the oil neat (without diluting) to the skin and experience relief in a short amount of time.
A sterilized needle can be used to self-drain the cyst. This is another remedy that costs only the courage to try. Even so, there are some who prefer this way of dealing with a ganglion cyst.
Serrapeptase is a natural supplement that is used to dissolve all manner of non-living tissue that is causing trouble in the body. Serrapeptase can be used to treat ganglion cysts. This is one of the few methods that deals with the cyst indirectly instead of working on the cyst itself. Serrapeptase can be bought online or in health food stores.
Castor oil, the kind found in pharmacies and health foods stores, can be used to dissolve cysts. Apply a few drops of castor oil to the cyst twice daily and gently massage the oil into the cyst. The massage may be helpful as well to eliminate the cyst.
Epsom salt can be used for ganglion cysts. It can be taken internally each day as a magnesium supplement, or it can be applied to the cyst itself.
Do you have a natural treatment for ganglion cysts? Please share your remedy with us!
Remedies for Ganglion Cysts
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Replied by Joyce
Posted by Keira (Sydney, Australia) on 07/27/2016
Ganglion Cyst: I had raised painless red lumps on both thumbs near the joint, I read the posts on Epsom salts treatment which are full of magnesium, & thought it would be easier to take magnesium tablets. I took two 500mg tablets a day- one in the morning, the other at night. After 3 days I thought the lumps looked slightly smaller. I continued taking the tablets. After 3 weeks the lumps were now gone, but the skin was still red. I continued taking the tablets & after another couple of weeks the redness was totally gone.
I now take a maintenance dose of one tablet daily, & now several months later they have not returned.
An effective home treatment for ganglion cysts is, "The Book Method." This method sounds painful and perhaps a bit hasty. But some who suffer from ganglion cysts choose this method of treating ganglion cysts because it is so easily available and brings a resolution to the problem swiftly!