3.18.2014

Baltic Amber

I wanted to take a second and talk about my experience so far with Baltic Amber. If you have little ones, you've probably seen the amber necklaces used for teething. I was pretty interested in it, I'd heard good things about it so I did a little research. Through my searching I found inspiredbyfinn.com

Now I should explain...since Jordan and I got married (almost four years ago, whaaat?), I've had chronic back pains and problems. I've gone to a few doctors and done even more research about it and found (been told) that it's a nerve issue. Unfortunately there is nothing that can really be done other than things to make it more bearable. It affects my low back/pelvis as well as my thighs and into my knees. It is, literally, a huge pain in my ass. I've found different stretches and massages to relieve pain as well as different ways to sleep: I can no longer sleep on my back which makes me want to howl at the moon. But even with all that, I still find myself in a lot of pain and discomfort at the end of the day. SO, in comes the Baltic amber strand...

It is a fossilized tree resin and has been used for centuries as a natural pain reliever as well as many other medicinal uses. It's said to help break the cycle of chronic inflammation which is what some of my back issues are. But it also helps in overall wellness. I know this probably sounds so hippie, or at least my dad and brothers would say it was, but I have had a lot of success with it. I only wear it at night because lying down is when I experience the most discomfort. But I did use it for cramps/pms this last week and I found it helped. I've been told that a strand can be used for up to two years, which I think is totally worth the spend. I've only had it about a month so I've yet to experiment with other things like knee pain or headaches but you can bet I will. The amount of pain medicine I take has gone down significantly to almost nothing, which makes me happy happy happy.

You should totally check out inspiredbyfinn.com and see all the other products they have. No, this is not a sponsored post. I just really love this stuff.

6 comments:

  1. Bee, this is a really interesting post for me. I actually know about the amber necklaces from when I used to be a Nanny, but I never really thought about amber beyond it's help with teething. I have joint hyper-mobility syndrome, which, I've been told, isn't an inflammatory problem. However, after chatting to a friend today, and telling her about my dismay at the painkillers my doctor prescribed last Thursday not working (and they are strong, so they should!) she asked if there was a possibility in my having a nerve problem and after reading what you had to say about your back, which is a huge problem area for me, specifically low back and pelvis too (and noting when my boy tried to massage the area that he thought where the pain was didn't seem to correspond with my joint problems), I'm now wondering if it could be the case. I will be heading over to the website now and am going to book an appointment with the doctor tomorrow - thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I get the worst cramps. I will definitely be trying this. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  3. my son has one of the little amber bracelets & it seriously has done wonders for him, i'm a huge believer in the uses of amber!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is really neat. I struggle with nerve pain in my lower back/hips and I just started Chiropractic Care. Turns out my bones have been misaligned, pinching nerves and creating this issue all along. I'm finally getting relief and they're helping re-align my body. I'm sure you've looked into it but wanted to share with you in case you haven't. I hope whatever remedy you choose helps! Chronic pain is awful to live with.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm glad it's worked for you but oh I'm just still so skeptical... Is there any research showing how it helps or why it works?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You can find all of that information on the site.

      Delete