Amber for Teething

by Hannah

After reading about it on a few different natural parenting message boards, I decided to get a Baltic amber necklace for Seth, to help through teething. Since he started wearing it, several people have asked me what it’s for and how it works, and I realized that I hadn’t done any research as to why it helps relieve teething pain.
I did a little research, and I found this article: http://www.amberartisans.com/baamalme.html, that explains some of the history of amber’s medicinal use, and the science behind it. The pain relieving ingredient is called succinic acid, and it is actually used in contemporary medicines. Since amber is fossilized resin, most likely the tree it came from originally produced this acid.
Though my little one is still a little fussier than usual from teething, I do think this necklace is helping him. It is a great way to minimize the use of teething remedies that aren’t as natural and safe, such as Oragel and Motrin. Another great natural remedy to complement use of a Baltic amber necklace is Hyland’s homeopathic teething tablets. They dissolve instantly in the baby’s mouth and treat the symptoms associated with teething.
I got Seth’s necklace here, but I have heard a lot of rave reviews of this shop, and I’m actually thinking about getting myself one from there, as the pain relieving properties extent beyond just teething.

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