A hot water bottle is a container filled with hot water sealed with a stopper, used to provide warmth while in bed. Invented in 1903 the hot water bottle was manufactured in natural rubber or PVC, to a design patented by Eduard Penkala. Some newer products function like the older bottles, but use a polymer gel or wax in a heat pad.
While generally used for keeping warm, conventional hot water bottles can be used to a certain extent for the local application of heat to a specific part of the body as a medical treatment, such as chills from a fever, pain relief, reduce swelling from minor sprains. Today, newer items such as purpose-designed heating pads are now used.
Increasing Blood flow with the Heating Pad
The heating pad has been around for ages and can be very useful for dealing with fever chills, flu and sprains ect. This form of treatment is best used for drawing heat to the service of the skin, not for promoting blood flow internally which is what is needed to remove the roots (Nucleus) of the ganglion cyst.
The electric blanket is an electrically heated alternative to the hot water bottle.
These method of treatments draw blood to the service where the heating element is placed but it does not penetrate internally. This factor is the main reason we believe why there is a 46% recurrence rate with these methods of healing ganglion cysts.
The only effective method of healing the ganglion cyst is the I.B.V.S System (Details)