Don't get me wrong, they do have their place and are effective but I would prefer to use a natural homeopathic option to try and help with my pain.
I had heard a lot about "teething necklaces" being used for toddlers/infants who are having pain from teething and it working great for them. But when I first heard about these "teething necklaces" I thought that they were just some sort of chew toy that had been attached to a string that the child would wear around and just gnaw on whenever they were uncomfortable (similar to Teething Bling).
I was, however, very wrong.
These pain management necklaces, as they should more appropriately be called if you ask me, are made of high quality Baltic Amber and are NOT meant to be chewed on. As said there are moms that swear by these necklaces.
Ok, so how does it work then? Well according to the Inspired by Finn shop site when you wear the amber the skin's warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils from the amber. These oils contain succinic acid and are absorbed into the skin. Succinic Acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues, and it's presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways. It is scientifically accepted that the darkest colored amber generally contains less succinic acid than lighter colors.
So while that's all well and good as far as explaining how/why it works, and I had heard from lots of different women about it helping their children AND others using it for their own aches and pains I was skeptical as to how effective it could actually be. I mean you are not actually ingesting anything like you would with herbal pills or tinctures, you are just setting it on the skin. It couldn't work that fast or effectively... I had to try it and see if it really was as amazing as they said!
Now obviously baby D is not here yet (and I pray that he is not one of those babys that starts teething at 4 months) so I can not try out the amber on him so I was my own "test subject". I have to say that while it does not take away all my aches and pains it does seriously help!
Being in the last trimester with the weeks winding down to a close my back/neck/shoulders have been extremely achy.
Now maybe it is just a mental thing but either way I find that when I have the necklace on my neck/shoulders do hurt less and I feel more loose and (almost) energized! Over all I just feel better than before when I didn't have it on. So I truly believe that baltic amber can and does work as a natural pain reliever and I will most definitely be using it for D when he does start teething!
I am also going to get another necklaces for Daniel because he has wrist problems and I think wrapping the necklace around his wrist a few times will really help.
Seriously I believe that this stuff works and would recommend that everybody at least give it a try, what do you have to loose? You know except for that pain in your neck there.
So check it out for yourself, visit Inspired by Finn and look through their large assortment of youth and adult sized amber or hazel wood. Use the code SAVE during checkout for 15% off your order. You wont regret it!
Sorry no giveaway this time, but I really love the benefits I have experienced while using the amber necklace so I'm thinking eventually I will have a giveaway and just pay for somebody to have their own so they can fall in love with it too!