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amber teething necklace - Page 2post #22 of 3611/10/12 at 7:36pmpost #23 of 3611/10/12 at 7:38pmpost #24 of 3611/10/12 at 7:42pmpost #25 of 3611/10/12 at 7:43pmpost #26 of 3611/10/12 at 8:24pmQuote:
Ever notice there are a heck of a lot more studies done about ariticicial baby milk (formula) than breastfeeding?
I'm not sure why you would think there aren't a lot of studies done on breastfeeding. There are studies being done on that topic all the time. Just for fun I just now went to CINAHL and searched using the word breastfeeding. There are 5,434 articles in the last 5 years. Infant formula, 1.076 in the last 5 years.
I'd have to agree with the poster who said, lets see a double blind randomized controlled trial, I doubt you'd make a case for its use. But like another poster siad, if you think it works for your baby, then it is working for you, other than the obvious safety risks of putting a bunch of little tiny beads around your baby's neck.post #27 of 3611/10/12 at 8:53pmQuote:
releases, leaches, its just semantics for something coming out of something else. no thank you, the science does not add up no matter what you call it
and i did say leach, not leak, that is two different things depending on what you are talking about. and no a non living bead does not do anything "like our body" what we do is a chemical feedback from stimuli, what the "claim" is that the beads do is just a substance leaching out when heated.post #28 of 3611/10/12 at 9:54pm
I just wanted to share my experience. DD got one for Christmas and for her, I do notice some difference. I don't think it helps much with the acute pain but the low level pain it does. I still have my wisdom teeth and they bother me occasionally. I had a few days a while back where they were really hurting me so I thought I'd try on DD's necklace for kicks. I wasn't sure it would do anything or how long it would take. Within a minute of putting on the necklace MY teething pain was gone.
So I can say it worked for me. I think, just like anything else, for some people it's effective while for others it's not. I think they are worth a shot.post #29 of 3611/10/12 at 9:59pmpost #30 of 3611/17/12 at 5:57amQuote:
People have been using amber teething necklaces or a long time, and in many different cultures. Save your skepticism for something that deserves it. Seriously.post #31 of 3611/17/12 at 5:57pmQuote:Originally Posted by contactmaya
Everything deserves skepticism! Seriously.
That folks have done it for a long time does not make it anything more than what it is. We collectively have been doing tons of things that don't work for a long time. And used many things for a short time that dont either and some that do, the timeframe of use has absolutely nothing to do with the validity of the medicinal claim.post #32 of 3611/17/12 at 7:27pmpost #33 of 3611/18/12 at 6:14ampost #34 of 3611/18/12 at 6:18ampost #35 of 3611/18/12 at 10:43pmI would have to start by asking for proof that:
"many" cultures actually used it,
actually used it for teething pain,
thought it was more direct help than, for instance a "charm"
And that those cultures came up with it completely independent of each other, rather than something that spread thru trading routes or similar means.
Not that this info would proof it worked, but it would be integrating info in looking at why folks thought it did.
As for different cultures all coming up with the same false conclusions from vague correlation, happens all the time, it's called human nature and is a byproduct of how our brains are wired.post #36 of 3611/19/12 at 11:11am
i guess the simplest way to go about it, would be to literally test the product itself. If amber causes chemical reactions that lead to decreased pain at skin touch, then surely this could be measured scientifically. How did they come to that conclusion in the first place? I havent read the whole thread, or researched it. Maybe someone here has. It surely must be an pretty straight forward claim to dis/prove scientifically.
It reminds me a bit of the debate around vitamin c, whoever it is actually still go on about how its health benefits have yet to be proved. (and im the naive idiot who actually believes it prevents my cold every time, and has done since childood)
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