04 Oct Baltic Amber
Why is it Such an Effective Teething Necklace?
We’ve recently added a few varieties of the teething necklace to our website, and again and again I get asked, but how does it work? How can a gemstone necklace sooth babies niggling gums?
Well, real amber is technically not a gemstone or mineral, but instead is fossilized sap from prehistoric trees that grew as far back as almost fifty million years ago, primarily in Scandinavia and elsewhere around the Baltic Sea. It is generally accepted that the amber from the Baltic region is the world’s finest.
Amber Composition can vary greatly depending on the botanical source, although all amber contains succinic acid, and this is where the science behind these magical beads comes in. During, the 1930’s and 40’s, European biochemists discovered that succinic acid is an amino acid created naturally in every cell of the body capable of aerobic respiration, participating in the citric acid, or Krebs cycle. This is how carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are metabolized into energy. This acid helps to reduce acidity in the human body in a totally natural way. By having the baby wear the necklace everyday it helps reduce the common symptoms related to teething such as; redness in the cheeks, swollen gums, diaper rashes and fevers. Part of what’s amazing about amber is that the chemical properties of the resin which when formed acted as a natural embalming agent, with both drying and anti-microbial properties. Ancient Egyptians actually used pine resin as an embalming agent, and doctors in the Civil War, lacking anything else, would sometimes slap tree resin on a wound as a disinfectant and saved lives that way. Worn close to the skin, the body’s heat helps release minuscule amounts of oil from the amber, which is then absorbed into the blood stream.
It is this that makes Amber a natural analgesic and when worn on the skin, it releases healing oils that helps babies and young children to stay calm and more relaxed throughout teething. Amber necklaces are a great natural remedy and can eliminate the need for over the counter drugs
Wearing amber may also protect us against the negative influences of electrical equipment like computers, televisions, mobile phone and microwave ovens. When Baltic Amber is rubbed it changes ionization which can attracts light objects with its electric charge. The Baltic Amber absorbs this energy, which then allows the body to work on positive influences such as our frame of mind and the rebuilding of disturbed electrostatic field.
So there you have it! Not only pretty to look at, but Amber is one of the oldest remedies used to relieve pain from the teething process. Not only useful for teething however, the Amber necklace with boost the immune system; reduce inflammation of throat and ears and accelerate the healing of wounds. It also assists with stomach infections and respiratory disease and stimulates the thyroid gland to help reduce drooling and soothes red and inflamed cheeks.
Amber is a fossilized resin, not a stone. It is therefore warm to the touch, as well as very comfortable and light to wear. The Baltic amber baby teething necklace has been designed to ensure the safety of your child by knotting before & after each bead so in the event that the necklace does break (it will break if excessive force is applied) only one bead will come off and the remaining beads will stay intact. The clasp is made from an amber/plastic, with a plastic screw mechanism. The clasp is tested to release if excessive force is applied to the necklace, which ensures the highest safety. Unlike traditional clasps used on children’s necklaces (parrot clasp and ring) which do not release, they rely on the ring or necklace breaking to release. Amber necklaces are made for wearing, not for chewing!
For more information on the care of the necklace, visit our shop to view the varieties we are selling at our online organic shop.