The practice of using amber to ease the discomfort of a teething baby is becoming more and more recognized as a legitimate alternative to OTC pain medicines and even some doctors (only the really cool ones of course!) are now also suggesting it to their tiny patients parents.
But does amber really work? Why does it work? I'm going to fill you in on some details about amber and why it's use is on the rise.
Facts about Amber:
Amber is made from a resin not a sap.
Amber has been used for hundreds and hundreds of years as a natural analgesic, anti-inflammatory and for it's pain relieving properties. It is not used in the mouth to relieve discomfort but rather worn. The warmth of the skin causes the natural amber to release trace amounts of healing oils.
Raw amber contains Succinic Acid. Succinic Acid is also commonly known as "Spirit of Amber." Here's what Wikipedia has to say about the history of Succinic Acid...
"Spirit of amber was originally procured from amber by pulverising and distilling it using a sand bath. It was chiefly used externally for rheumatic aches and pains..."The highest concentration of succinic acid is found in the original outer layer of the stone. Therefor the use of naturally formed nuggets and semi-rounded beads is ideal for teething jewelry in order to increase the healing and pain relieving benefits.
Amber is fast becoming recognized as a REAL teething remedy and is also worn by adults to relieve common aches and pains as well.
Knickernappies Baltic Amber is is 100% imported from Lithuania where is is collected. You can read more about Knickernappies Baltic Amber products here http://www.knickernappies.com/balticamber.html
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