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Inspired by Finn Baltic Amber Necklaces to test and review for free. These beautiful necklaces are made with beads made out of amber, fossilized tree resin, that date back tens of millions of years ago. This particular type of amber comes from the Baltic region, the area surrounding the Baltic Sea. This region is home to the largest known deposit of amber. These necklaces just glow with gorgeousness.
Contrary to popular belief when the Baltic amber necklaces are use for babies and toddlers for teething they are NOT supposed to be chewed on. Instead they are supposed to be worn so that the healing oils can be absorbed through their skin. My youngest daughter Zari will be teething soon and when she is I want to be ready with as many natural remedies as possible because teething really is a miserable time. Babies usually get their first teeth around 4 to 7 months, but some may start teething as early as 3 months of age. Teething can include a number of annoyances including: drooling (which can lead to a facial rash), gum swelling and sensitivity, irritability or fussiness, biting behavior, refusing food and sleep problems. I want to ease Zari's suffering. I also wanted something to help me and my sinus headaches and I thought this might do the trick.
Apparently when wearing Baltic amber close to the skin the warmth releases small amounts of healing oils from the amber that contain succinic acid and are absorbed into the skin. Baltic amber and its succinic acid has been used in Europe as a folk medicine remedy with healing properties of a natural antibiotic, natural analgesic (pain reliever), anti-inflammatory, and general curative for centuries. Succinic acid occurs naturally in plant and animal tissues, and it's presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways. Baltic amber is very special because it has some of the highest concentrations of succinic acid found in nature.
Succinic acid is the most beneficial component of the amber. It is scientifically accepted that the darkest colored amber generally contains less succinic acid than lighter colors. 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). 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.
Inspired by Finn's necklaces are handcrafted and are made of authentic Baltic amber, the most treasured type of amber in the world. The necklace fastens with a screw clasp, and the necklace cord is knotted in between each bead as a safety feature so that the beads just don't all slide off if the necklace happens to break. Warning: Necklace does contain small parts. Children should always be supervised when wearing this jewelry, and it should be removed when the child sleeps. Measure the proper length so there is no strangulation or choking hazard. The length of the necklace should not be too snug or too loose, just somewhere in between. *Of note: I didn't get to measure the necklaces I received from Inspired by Finn, they were just given to me for free as is for the review.
I felt that the necklace helped reduce my sinus migraine headaches significantly. Especially if I wore the necklace around my forehead. I read the closer proximity the Baltic amber is to the pain the better it will help it. I read also that the amber acid fights toxic free radicals, is a natural stress reducer and helps strengthen the immune system. It is my own belief that the Baltic amber did help me. However I am not a medical professional by any means and so I would advise you to try it for yourself instead of taking my word for it. Even if they just worked for me because of the placebo effect I am happy with the results and the necklaces are beautiful all on their own so still very much worth purchasing! Since my results for myself worked fairly well I am excited to try them out for Zari.
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http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=102544519787403&topic=339. They also have anklets, bracelets, nursing necklaces, Hazelwood necklaces, back pain amber strands, knee pain amber strands.
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The information provided on this blog post is, at best, of a general nature and cannot substitute for the advice of a medical professional (for instance, a qualified doctor/physician, nurse, pharmacist/chemist, and so on). I am not a medical professional, just a mom with a opinion. Baltic amber is not supposed to "cure" anyone's ailments and I am not suggesting or claiming that it does. I am only suggesting that you should try it for yourself and see if helps you. People are all different and outcomes could vary drastically.