Updated: Jun 18, 2022
Amber is not strictly a gemstone, but fossilized tree resin. Amber is as old as time itself, dating back millions of years. And yet, it is still believed in today and used for its magnificent healing powers.
For many centuries since time began, people have used nature’s bounty for Traditional Medicine. What is sometimes referred to as Alternative Medicine is actually a mainstay medicine in many parts of the world today.
As more and more people are reaching out for natural healing and pain relief, there is one remedy that is prevalent today and has stood the test of time - Natural Baltic Amber. And with good reason.
Natural Baltic Amber has unique properties unlike any other amber in the world. Famous Hippocrates (460-377 BC), father of medicine, in his works described medicinal properties and methods of application of Baltic amber that were later used by scientists until the Middle Ages.
We recognize that amber has been around a very long time. But what is it that amber possesses that has made it a unique contributor to health since the beginning of recorded time? It’s simple, actually. It has a substance – or ingredient – called Succinic Acid. A powerful anti oxidant that helps fight toxic free radicals and disruptions of the cardiac rhythm, Succinic Acid has been shown to stimulate neural system recovery and bolster the immune system, and help compensate for energy drain in the body and brain, boosting awareness, concentration and reflexes, and reducing stress.
Baltic Amber contains 3-8% of Succinic Acid, a scientifically examined medical substance used in contemporary medicine. The highest content of the acid is found in the amber cortex--the external layer of the stone.
There is much documentation regarding the power of Succinic Acid. Albert The Great, born in 1193 who later became a Dominican monk, called Natural Baltic Amber “Succinium” and stated that it was the most effective medicine of the time followed by other substances such as ocastoreum, mors, camphor, tartarus, and aurum. People of that time also made amber tinctures from beer, wine and water and declared them effective against everything from stomach aches to rheumatism. Recent scientific research has also proved that succinic acid has a very positive influence on the human organism. It strengthens the body, improves immunity, the course of energy-related processes and the balance of acids. Succinic acid was analyzed by the pioneer of modern bacteriology, the Nobel Prize winner, Robert Kock (1886), who confirmed its positive influence and discovered that there is no risk of the accumulation of surplus amounts of Succinic Acid in the human organism, even after the introduction of considerable amounts into the body.
Amber oil permeates the skin very fast, penetrating deep into the tissue and exerting a positive influence, leading to the introduction of the majority of negative ions. It improves blood circulation and eases muscle pains. Following the influence of Oriental Medicine, amber oil is used for massage.
Current research shows that the micronization of Amber improves its assimilation by the stress-weakened organism of contemporary man. The unfavorable environmental conditions prevailing today block the natural flow of energy-related processes in cells. Blocks affect cellular metabolism and significantly weaken the immune system, but the natural energy of amber is able to stimulate its renewal. This is confirmed by research carried out by a Kaliningrad-based doctor, Nikolai Moshkov (2002). He obtained fast and fully effective therapeutic results by rubbing very fine powder from pure energizing amber into the ill places (head, spine, thyroid gland, chest, limbs). We are surrounded by all sorts of electrical devices: radios, television sets, microwave ovens, hair-driers, shavers, computers and mobile phones, which affect our organism. Modern research proves that we may protect ourselves against their negative influence by making friends with Baltic Amber, wearing Amber Healing Necklaces, Amber Healing Bracelets, Brooches, Rings or Pendants, or carrying a raw Amber figurine or nugget in our pocket. Warming up, Amber changes ionization, positively influencing our frame of mind and rebuilding the disturbed electrostatic field. We will be happy and full of energy once again, and we will attract luck.
Amber is trying to communicate with us, but we are still unable to understand it and discover its secrets. We do not even know which tree produced this fantastic resin 50 million years ago.
There is magical power in the Baltic amber (succinite). It is an exclusively good power, worth getting familiar with and it is for our protection. Current research confirms what people have felt and believed in for centuries.
METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF AMBER:
It is popular as it has marvelous metaphysical properties for psychic protection. It is a powerful healer that gives the person who wears it a lovely sense of health and healing. Amber helps to balance the emotions, clear the mind and release negative energy. It aids manifestation, eases stress by clearing phobias and fears, and it is a lovely warm stone to wear. A powerful yet gentle healer and cleanser, Amber draws out and transmutes negative energy of all kinds on all levels. Amber aids in physical self-healing, emotional healing of depression, and environmental clearing. Amber opens and cleanses all of the Chakras.
Highly protective, Amber also aids in the manifestation of ideas to reality. The life force trapped within Amber promotes fertility, and its protective and environmental clearing properties make it a good stone to use to prepare a healing or birthing room. Amber has been used for many generations as a medicinal gem, from the Middle Ages up until the early 20th century. Although it is an amorphous gem, it is still used for its crystal healing abilities. Since the time of Hippocrates in ancient Greece, amber and its resinous extracts have been used to cure and alleviate a variety of health ailments.
Amber was one of the first stones used in amulets throughout Asia. Amber is said to carry a 'sunny' energy, likely due to its natural golden color, and it is used to eliminate negative energy. Sunny dispositions and positive outlooks are enhanced by wearing amber stones. Amber gemstones are known to cheer up those who wear them. Amber is believed to be able to draw sickness away from the body and to eliminate negativity from emotional energy.
There are many types of Amber, the value and price can greatly increase depending on the type of Amber and quality.
TYPES OF AMBER:
1- Natural Amber (Succinite):
A gemstone that was only cut, grinded, polished, drilled or turned.
2. Treated Baltic amber (Treated Succinite)
A gemstone whose appearance, texture and durability were changed by human interference, e.g.: thermal treatment, thermal and high-pressure treatment, dyeing using dyes or other colour changing methods, controlled exposure entirely or partly to any physical factor, filling cavities and cracks, shaped Baltic amber.
3. Pressed Baltic amber (Pressed Succinite)
A gemstone made of one Baltic amber stone or many pieces pressed in high temperature and under high pressure without additional components.
4. Bonded Baltic amber (Succinite) (doublet, triplet)
A gemstone consisting of two or more parts of natural, modified or reconstructed Baltic amber bonded together with the use of the smallest possible amount of a binding agent necessary to join the pieces.
TYPES OF AMBER BY LOCALITY:
* Dominican amber - amber from the island of Hispaniola, in particular, the Dominican Republic
* Baltic amber - amber from the Baltic region such as Poland and Russia
* Sicilian amber- simetite (from the name of the River Simeto in Sicily)
* Mexican amber - from the state of Chiapas by the Gulf of Mexico
* Burman amber - burmite
* Canadian amber - cedarite (from the name of Lake Cedar, where it occurs)
* amber from Borneo - from Sarawak, the Malaysian part of the island.
COLORS: Yellow, brown, whitish yellow, reddish, cream color, orange shades. Rarely blue, greenish, violetish.
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