Amber is the Painkiller You May Have been Looking For.
Baltic Amber has been used for centuries for its beauty and for its amazing healing properties. Historically, Baltic amber has been used to alleviate many types of pain -- from dental pain, arthritic joint pain to swelling, and inflammation.
It also aids in immune support! Amber is not officially gemstone regardless of the fact it is often though of as one. It is a fossilized resin from the sap of ancient pine trees.
These days, baltic amber is becoming quite rare and is only found near the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe. This article outlines the various ways that you can use Baltic amber daily to alleviate pain, support the throat and thyroid glands, and increase immunity.
Baltic amber relieves pain and inflammation: Baltic amber is not a painkiller in itself; succinic acid is the active compound found in amber that has analgesic properties where it can assist in pain relief. Baltic amber contains around 3-8% succinic acid and has been studied for years in contemporary medicine.
The highest concentration of succinic acid is found in the amber cortex--the outermost layer of the stone. When you wear Baltic amber, trace oils from the resin are absorbed through your skin as it heats to your body temperature. This allows the amber’s acid to enter your bloodstream leading to maximum therapeutic benefit.
Baltic amber supports the immune system: Scientific research has shown that succinic acid has a positive influence on the body by improving immunity and speeding up wound healing. On top of that, amber is an excellent natural antibiotic. In the past, alchemists and doctors used powdered amber as a poultice to dress wounds to assist those that need healing. Topical use of amber has been well researched for hundreds of years and amber bead necklaces are often found in pharmacies in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria to this day.
Baltic amber supports the throat and thyroid gland: Amber is thought to be supportive to the throat when it is worn as a necklace; especially for the thyroid glands. The thyroid, in particular, benefits from Baltic amber because the succinic acid it contains stimulates the thyroid to assist with soothing bodily inflammation and assists balancing an underactive or overactive thyroid. Amber’s anti-inflammatory properties may even be helpful to those with a sore throat and assist with vocal training by way of supporting the vocal cords and esophagus.
Baltic amber can assist with anxiety and stress: Amber is calming and can assist with reducing anxiety in babies and toddlers while also offering these benefits to children and adults. Natural compounds found in Baltic Amber are especially useful for combating distress in babies and adults alike. Amber’s beauty is quite therapeutic in itself, but the stones when worn or used for massaging, allow amber’s chemical properties to assist in de-stressing. Further, amber beads can be used as a meditation tool to assist with mental clarity, relaxation and an improved sense of well-being.
Try this exercise to de-stress!
- Take your amber bead necklace into your hands and use your forefinger and thumb to gently hold one of the beads on the necklace.
- Inhale deeply and exhale thoroughly as you focus on the sensation of each bead warming to your body’s temperature.
- Move your fingers on to the next bead and repeat until you feel calmer or until you’ve touched each bead in your strand.
Nature’s healing wisdom is locked within Baltic Amber, so make wearing it in the form of jewelry as a beautiful part of your daily wellness practice will do wonders. Baltic amber is a low-maintenance stone that does not require charging or thorough cleansing; its soothing warmth is available for you now and as you need it! Wearing Baltic amber is an easy way to relieve pain and inflammation, increase your immunity, and support the well-being of your body-- inside, out.