Baltic Amber - Teething Necklace
Amber is not a gemstone. It originated from a fossilised tree resin in forests that were flooded by the sea millions of years ago.
Associated with sunlight and warmth, it is a very old custom in various parts of Europe and the Far East for babies and children to wear amber. Baltic Amber is reputed to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation and accelerate the healing of wounds making it a perfect soother for babies and children when teething. Note that babies do not chew on the necklaces.
Today we believe that the healing and soothing power of amber are due to two things. When the amber lies on the skin it warms up and this releases succinic acid which is very therapeutic for inflammation and infection. Amber is also believed to create an electromagnetic field that enhances the human frame of mind.
Naturally, the more amber that is worn, the more powerful the therapeutic effect is.