Amber Necklace

5 Frequently Asked Questions About Amber Teething Jewelry

If you are a parent who is thinking about getting a teething necklace for your child you are not alone. Baltic amber teething necklaces have been used for hundreds of years as a natural remedy to help babies and toddlers with teething discomfort. Unlike silicone teething jewelry, genuine amber jewelry is not meant to be chewed but rather worn. The amber necklace works by releasing therapeutic succinic acid into the baby's skin which helps relieve inflammation and pain.

1. Where does amber come from and how does it work?

The Baltic region has the world's largest supply of amber with the highest concentration of succinic acid. Amber is an ancient resin, so the oldest amber also contains the highest levels of succinic acid. When amber is warmed by the skin it releases the succinic acid, which is widely believed to work as a natural anti-inflammatory.

The acid is slowly absorbed into the skin, then into the blood stream and transported by the blood throughout the body to reduce inflammation and ease the discomfort of teething.

The traditional beaded amber necklaces from the Baltic region are a less intrusive remedy for the pain and side effects of teething. A natural analgesic, Baltic amber can help calm a baby without resorting to drugs.

2. Is it safe to wear?

At Powell’s Owls we recommend that all amber jewelry is used under careful supervision. We suggest the following:

  1. Parents should always supervise their child when wearing the necklace or bracelet.
  2. Remove the amber necklace when your child is asleep or unattended. Alternatively, the necklace can be looped around the child's ankle and safely covered with clothing while they are asleep. Amber bracelets and anklets are also available for this purpose.
  3. Amber necklaces are made for wearing, not chewing! Do not allow your child to chew the necklace or bracelet/anklet.

3. How long does it take for the amber to work?

The effects from amber jewelry can begin working within hours. However, each child is different and it may take up to 1-2 weeks for some people to see results. In addition, the bigger the body and the extent of the problem, the longer it can take to see a difference. Just like taking any kind of health supplement, you will not feel an immediate effect.

4. Does amber jewelry work for adults?

Absolutely! Baltic amber can help many conditions. Some of its healing benefits include:

  • Helps the body heal itself therefore speeding up the recovery process.
  • Boosts the immune system to assist in healing ear, throat, stomach and respiratory infections.
  • Relieves headaches, sore neck, sore throat and chest congestion.
  • Anti-anxiety remedy that can help eliminate fatigue and weariness.

Adult Amber Necklace

5. How long will my amber teething necklaces last?

Amber jewelry can last for years depending on how it is cared for. Amber can endure a large amount of wear and tear but is more likely to become brittle and faded over time if exposed to soaps, creams, perfumes, chlorine or extreme heat.

If you have a question about your amber jewelry please let us know. Our team of experts is ready to answer your questions!

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