What is Baltic Amber and How Does it Work?
Baltic Amber is a tree resin that is like sap that formed over 45 million years ago from the Baltic Sea region of Europe/Asia. The resin was dripping from the trees and transported by the rivers out of the forest into oceans or lakes, where the amber was protected from weathering. After many years people started to find amber in the sea or just thrown on the beaches and it became a gemstone.
Baltic amber contains the highest quantity in nature (3-8%) of succinic acid, which produces its anti-inflammatory properties. Amber is used in alternative medicine. It is believed, that when Amber is worn your body heat warms the resin, then it releases its oil into your bloodstream to activate these healing powers. And that is one of the reasons why amber necklaces to soothe a child's teething pain is a practice that been around the world for thousands of years. It also helps to calm ear and throat pain, growing pains and migraines.
Amber was appreciated many years ago and still is. It's used for jewelry and decoration, and sometimes in alternative medicine. Because Amber formation has stopped many years ago the webs are running out, so it's getting more difficult to find and that is the reason why the value of amber is growing.