At the beginning pf the year I discovered that I had a Ganglion cyst on the outside of my right ankle. I went to the doctor to get it looked at and they basically said there was nothing that I could do and that it would probably dissolve over the year. They would not drain it for me or do surgery to remove it. I asked if there was any natural way of getting rid of it and I had 2 doctors say no. Fast forward 6 months later, its still there and gets really swollen at the end of the day due me standing on my feet for 8 1/2 hours everyday. The outside of my left ankle has now started to develop a Cyst as well. I came across this chat thread and was so excited to read peoples success stories in getting rid of their cysts. For the past 2 days I have been Massaging in Frankincense Oil onto the Cysts in the morning and then when I get home in the evening I soak both of my feet up to my ankles in a Eucalyptus/Peppermint Epsom Salt bath for 20 minutes. This is followed by another round of me massaging Frankincense Oil onto the Cysts. This morning when I woke up I immediately noticed the difference on my right ankle. Usually when I wake up the swelling has gone down but you can still see the bump on my ankle. There was no bump on my ankle this morning. I see no difference on the left side so far but that cyst is a-lot smaller and just started to develop. I am hoping that I'm not sharing these results too soon but I am excited to see if they completely go away. I will continue to do this routine for the next couple of weeks till there are no swelling or bumps.
I had a ganglion cyst on my thumb near the lower part of my nail. Applied Frankensense oil put on a bandaid each night and after two nights it was reduced! It keeps flattening the more I use it! I'm a believer for sure!
I used frankincense essential oil for months after having removed with a needle the transparent fluid. I thought it had success but it came back. I started again using frankincense essential oil and covering it with a wrist bandaid at night in order not to evaporate. No result at all even after many months and even though I massaged the area a lot.
Has anyone who stopped using a computer mouse with that hand any success by doing that? For example not growing the cyst back after sucking the fluid.
(CA - California)
I just applied Frankincense oil to the small ganglion cyst on the underside of my left wrist. It's only been 5 minutes, but the pain is considerably reduced. A very good sign! I'll apply again before bedtime and keep it up for a few days to see what happens. My feeling is that the oil will work. Glad I checked here at Earth Clinic first.
I have a ganglion cyst on my index finger joint. I have applied frankincense oil on the cyst for 7 days, 3 times a day. The cyst HAS NOT gone away nor has it even reduced in size. I am disappointed considering all the great reviews listed below. I will continue this treatment and report back if I see any positive results. At this point in time I do not recommend using this product for your ganglion cyst.
I had a ganglion cyst on my wrist the size of a small marble. I applied frankincense oil on it is several times a day and in a few months it was completely gone - no evidence of it ever being there. Also frankincense oil works like a charm for skin tags mine was gone in 3 days and has not returned in 2 1/2 years.
They are not kidding. Frankincense makes the cyst smaller in no time at all. I saw a big difference after two days and now four days later it continues to shrink. I'll keep applying it twice daily for a another week and I'm sure it will disappear completely.
Well, I was kind of doubtful about whether frankincense oil would work on the ganglion cyst on top of my foot but I gave it a try. Twice a day mixed with some apricot oil and I massaged it a bit. I thought it seemed a little smaller after a few days but then I wasn't sure. I was about to give up but I decided I might as well keep it going. So I put some more oil on and basically pushed it from both sides with my two thumbs pressing towards the center and it popped! What a shocker. Disappeared before my eyes. Maybe the oil helped thin the sac. Who knows. Anyway, it's gone. Let's hope it stays that way! I would definitely recommend the frankincense oil!
I had a cyst at the base of my middle finger toward the palm, but after only a day using frankincense and massage it popped and flattened right out. It's amazing! It's still a little sore so I'll keep using it til it's gone. I've had the cyst for about 6 months. Frankincense is like a miracle cure.
I had ganglion on my feet for 3 years which sometimes was painfull. Two doctors said I should remove it with surgery. I read in Earth Clinic about frankincense oil, so I used it. In the morning and before sleep I put some frankincense oil and massage smoothly. It seemed to become smaller after two days. At the 10th day I decided to massage it a little harder. And that time I heard the noise of the cyst cracking! And it's gone! That was two weeks ago.
(South Orange County)
Three days of applying Frankincence oil and wrapping with a sports tape on my finger and it has worked--my ganglion cyst is about half the size and no longer painful. I'll continue to use it to bring the size down but am thrilled to be pain free after four months. Thank you to those who posted about their experiences--the solution was only ten dollars and worked so quickly!!
i tried this after reading all the home remedies for ganglion cysts and this seemed less of an effort on my part. Just with 2 applications - one at night and one in the morning, it's gone!!! Thanks guys for the tips :)
I really did NOT expect Frankincense Oil to work on the Ganglion Cyst on my left wrist. Just seemed too EASY. However I had some I had bought several years ago and was averse to either the book slam method or bee sting so I decided to give it a try. Why not? I put some Frankincense Oil on my wrist two different days then decided to actually MASSAGE it in which felt weird, but then two days after that I was surprised that it had diminished in size to be almost impossible to see! I don't even feel the need to continue treatment it has reduced in size so much. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR HONEST EXPERIENCES AND INFORMATION!
After reading about frankincense for ganglion cyst here, I tried it, and honestly, it was kind of miraculous. After a single day of applying oil (only once) and covering with a bandaid, the cyst on my index finger knuckle (which had been red, sore, and irritated -- about the size of half of a small pea) was a third its usual size. I'd had the cyst for over six months, and was about to go attempt a removal. Now, a week later, it's barely raised at all and there is no pain or irritation (even if I bump it, which was excruciating before the frankincense). Thank you!
I just wanted to let people know that having watched my wrist ganglion grow for over 6 months to the size of a walnut, I found this site and saw several remedies suggested for ganglions. I went for the easiest option - I rubbed Frankincense essential oil on it morrning and night and was gobsmacked when I realised, it wasn't my imagination but that the thing was shrinking. It took 6 weeks in all, and I am now able to practice my yoga again. Thank you all for your amazing input into this site. It is sorely needed.