Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Crunchy Hippie Fun Stuff - Headaches, teething, & more!

Today I was introduced to Baltic amber as a way to help me with my migraines. I found a bunch of info on how it helps teething babies, carpal tunnel sufferers, and other afflictions. Check it.
From their site:

MORE ABOUT THIS ALTERNATIVE: While the most ideal spot for amber to be worn
is around the neck, we have done some testing and have found that a full 9" of a
lighter-colored amber on the ankle is an effective alternative to wearing a
necklace. I am not sure if it is as effective as amber worn around the neck, but
it does seem to be beneficial. The warmer the Baltic amber gets, the better it will work,
(this is one reason the most ideal spot for amber to be worn is around the neck)
so if you can keep the anklet tucked under a sock, this tends to help. MORE

ABOUT BALTIC AMBER:As you know, amber teething jewelry is made to wear but
not to chew! Among other things, amber is a natural analgesic (pain reliever)
and anti-inflammatory. When amber is worn on the skin, the warmth of the skin
releases trace amounts of healing oils on the skin. Commonly known as "teething
jewelry," Baltic
amber has been a natural and traditional European remedy for teething discomfort
for hundreds of years. To read more about the many benefits of Baltic amber, click

Our necklaces and bracelets are handcrafted with amber beads imported from
the Baltic Region. They are made of authentic Baltic amber, the most esteemed
type of amber in the world. The translucency of amber depends on the amount of
air bubbles contained within a piece of amber and their distribution. Some
believe the color is related to the type of tree source. Succinic acid is the most
beneficial component of the amber. I have read that the darkest colored amber
generally contains less succinic acid than lighter colors. I have also
read that the more cloudy or opaque amber is, the more succinic acid it contains (and usually the more
cloudy amber is the nearer to the color white it becomes).


Iris Took said...

Very very interesting! Glad to hear that you are finally feeling better (I creeped you on facebook today).

wrestling kitties said...

that is interesting. let us know if you try it and it works?!

(Glad you are feeling better!)