Yes the book method works for ganglion cysts... many video examples and tried myself.
The Book Method
The book method worked for me today. I had a ganglion cyst come up suddenly while on a diving vacation last week. I went to the internet and watched a few videos and had my husband watch as well. He smacked it for me and just like in the video... Gone instantly. No pain really.... And my wrist is cyst free :)
The Book Method
After months of having this cyst and debating over what to do, totally discounting the book method, I finally decided to use the book. It worked.
The Book Method
I have grown up with a ganglion cyst on my left wrist. It remained small for years but recently I have noticed that it has grown and I found that I was unable to flex my wrist like I used to. When I tried I could feel strain in that joint. I had made a visit to my doctor when I first noticed it - it looked like my arm bone was jutting out of my wrist when I flexed it forward. He inspected it. Holding my wrist and probing the site with his thumbs he asked me if I had ever heard of Bible therapy. I thought about it - no. I responded, "Should I have?" No sooner did the words escape my mouth that a sharp and sudden pain flared up on my arm - the jerk tried squishing it with his thumbs!! "OUCH!" He stepped back and fingered his way along the nearby bookshelf only to withdraw one of his hardcover medical textbooks. He went on to explain what he meant by Bible therapy while approaching me again - book in hand. I told him his idea was barbaric and stupid and I left.
Years later my attention has been brought back to my wrist. In an attempt to find a solution myself I remember quickly browsing to see what remedies existed - none of them looked appealing. You essentially had the option of having it drained, surgically removed, or worse - smashed with a heavy object - just what the doc advised! The sources seemed to suggest that after having it drained the ganglion is likely to reappear - not to mention the huge needle! Surgery was to leave you with this huge scar because in order for the surgeon to access the area they need to pull back all the tissue from your wrist and then stitch it back! I decided to wait it out..
The wait wasn't doing anything. I woke up this morning determined to get rid of this thing. I couldn't stand looking at it! I was morbidly curious about the experience others had had smashing their wrists with a book - it seemed like the most convenient option - why not? I Googled videos and watched.. one after another. It seemed like most of the pain was spent in anticipation for having a part of you voluntarily and forcibly smacked. All of the victims looked okay afterwards - could this be the miracle treatment? I swallowed the last of my coffee and walked to the bookshelf. As I had forgotten my textbooks at school I had to settle for the Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire. It was smaller in than what I had seen people using.. but if my understanding of physics was correct I just needed to apply more force. And there I was. Book in one hand, ganglion on the other. There was nobody to assist, not drink to be drank, not a pillow to cry on. SMACK! ..and that was it. Gone. Harry Potter had saved the day. The pressure was gone and I swear I could feel the fluid depart into my bloodstream. But oddly the ganglion isn't what hurt the minute that followed. It felt like I had just been hit on the wrist with a book! I worked to try and drain the remaining fluid from the cyst by working my fingers over the site and moving my wrist about.
And there it is. I type to you now, a ganglion-free man!