A Deeper Look at Baltic Amber Jewelry
Baltic amber is not a “stone” but a natural resin. As it warms with the body’s natural temperature, Baltic amber jewelry releases healing oils containing succinic acid which are absorbed into the skin and bloodstream.
Baltic Amber has some of the highest concentrations of succinic acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special. Succinic acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues, and its presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways. Basically, you can think of it as a natural Ibuprofen.
Commonly known as “teething jewelry” in Europe, Baltic amber has been a natural remedy for pain relief for hundreds of years. Amber is also known to reduce inflammation of the throat, ear and stomach and to fight irritation, infections and respiratory disease as it dramatically improves the body’s immunity.
Natural Baltic amber jewelry is a completely non-invasive remedy for side-effects associated with teething; such as lack of appetite, redness in the cheeks, swollen gums, diaper rashes, upset tummies, earache, fevers and colds. Baltic amber is also a natural analgesic that will calm your child and is recognized by allopathic and holistic medicine specialists as antispasmodic and anti-fever. Many adults report improvement of arthritis discomfort and carpal tunnel pain in their hands when wearing amber on the wrists.
What Can Baltic Amber Help With?
People have used Baltic Amber for many things – these are a few of the more commonly reported uses.*
Pain Relief: Baltic amber contains analgesic properties and helps take the edge off of many types of discomfort associated with dental issues, headaches, joint pain, etc. It is a well-known European method to help decrease the pain associated with teething.
Strengthening the Body’s Immune System: In many different and subtle ways, succinic acid helps boost the body’s own natural healing ability and immune system.
Restoring Energy: The human body naturally produces succinic acid. The salt of succinic acid (succinate) is one of the most active substances in the processes of cellular respiration and intercellular energy creation. Succinic acid restores oxygen and energy supply to depleted cells and helps the body return to a normal, functioning state.
Maintaining Wellness: When the human body reacts to stress, the body’s cells begin to use oxygen more quickly. Oxygen plays a central role in the intercellular creation of energy, and a lack of oxygen can result in feeling lethargic. Whenever the body functions in a state of low oxygen, it is much more susceptible to illness.
To Help Break a Cycle of (chronic) Inflammation: Where chronic inflammation is present, disease lurks. When the body’s cells are chronically inflamed the human body’s immune system response is to increase production of free radicals. Chronic overproduction of free radicals results in inflammatory-related disease. Chronic inflammation is a common denominator of many seemingly unrelated diseases.
Some information about Sweet Cheeks’ Baltic Amber Jewelry
When we first opened our shop, we were inundated with requests for ‘Amber Teething’ jewelry. My husband and I were both skeptical. There was only a few ‘reputable’ sources – and some of the prominent distributors had lots of questions regarding the authenticity of their amber. We decided early on that we would prefer to go straight to the source – we connected with a cooperative of artisans in Lithuania (which translates into the “Amber Land”) and have worked with them ever since. We are confident in our product and offer our own no-hassle guarantee to all our clients.
We stock adult and child-sized pieces. It is the personal preference of the parent or guardian as to removing necklaces when sleeping. Many of our parents choose to wrap the necklace around an ankle and cover with a sock or sleeper – to maintain skin contact and reduce choking hazard. All child necklaces are pop-clasps, and all adult necklaces are twist clasps.
How do I ‘care’ for my Baltic Amber Jewelry?
For longevity, we recommend to always open jewelry by pulling or twisting on clasps – not on the beads or strings. Over time, pulling on the cord will cause knots to tighten and pull thru clasps. Also, from time to time it is beneficial to clean your jewelry. Using a soft cotton cloth and warm water – rub each stone to remove any body oils or buildup from makeup or lotion, then place jewelry in a warm, sunny space to ‘recharge’ it. We also recommend removing jewelry before swimming in chlorinated public pools or tubs.
There are so many choices, how do I choose?
Personally, we have used all types and colors of amber (dark, light, clear, opaque, raw and polished), and feel there is no significant difference in its effectiveness… They have all seemed helpful to our family and friends! Our best-sellers tend to be the raw (unpolished) and the multicolored options.
* This information is distributed for discussion and educational purposes only. This information is NOT intended to help diagnose, treat or cure any disease, illness or condition.