Have you heard of anxiety jewelry yet? It was kind of a new concept to me but I’ve done some research and just had to share what I’ve learned about anxiety bracelets, necklaces, rings and their benefits.
What Is Anxiety Jewelry and Does It Work?
Anxiety Jewelry is a fairly new alternative treatment for anxiety on the market today. It’s hard to lump them all into one category so let me describe the different types I’ve learned about recently.
1. Magnetic Bracelets
Magnetic bracelets are designed to help break the mental/physical cycle I talked about in this post some time back. Physical pain can make mental illness a thousand times worse. Therefore, if you suffer from pain in your hands, or arms, supposedly, magnetic bracelets may be your answer.
Based on beliefs that date back as early as the Renaissance period, they are said to reduce swelling, increase blood flow, speed up the metabolism, and even boost emotional well being.
Despite all of these claims, however, I do have to say I’ve come across many more reputable sites seem to indicate if they work at all, it is only in local areas. That being said, if you do suffer from carpal tunnel, arthritis, or other hand or arm pains, and that pain causes you mental anguish, give one of these a try. I mean, they’re not very expensive, so what do you have to lose?
That being said, I do not believe that these will truly help with mental illness outside of the above description. I also have to mention that these are not recommended for people with pace makers. Please make sure you do your research and consider consulting a medical professional if you have any doubts.
2. Lava Bead/Diffuser Bracelets and Necklaces
My mother in law bought me a lava bead diffuser bracelet for Christmas last year along with some peppermint oil from Young Living Essential Oils. Essentially, diffuser jewelry is designed to absorb essential oils, allowing you to diffuse them wherever you go.
For anyone who isn’t familiar with oils, they are extracted from plants to form a very concentrated liquid and are used in a variety of ways for a huge number of ailments. One of those such ailments is anxiety.
Which Essential Oils Should I Use For Anxiety?
Here are a few of the oils Young Living has that many have found to be helpful for anxiety:
- Lavender – If you’re a mom, you’re probably familiar with the amazing effects some good lavender baby wash has on an infant before bed. It’s known to be soothing, calming, and relaxing. The same is true for adults. Diffusing some of this on a good bracelet or necklace may help you breathe a little easier.
- Orange – Citrus oils, unlike the relaxing lavender, are said to boost energy levels and focus. So when you’re struggling to just keep going, this might be the one for you.
- Vetiver – If anxiety is keeping you up at night, this one is for you. It is said to aid sleep and has even been called the “Oil of Tranquility.” Try this one out and you just might sleep a little better tonight.
- Stress Away – This is not one oil, but a unique combination of them that is said to just melt stress straight away in order to help you feel calmer, more relaxed, and able to accomplish your day’s tasks.
If you’re interested in purchasing some of these great essential oils from Young Living, click here and use distributor number 11988561 during the checkout process.
But anyways, back to the jewelry. So once you have an oil of choice, you simply put a small amount (remember, the oil is concentrated) onto the lava beads or into the included absorbent pad and you’re all set! Here are some beautiful jewelry pieces you can order today. I can’t guarantee that they work or don’t work, but I can say there are a lot of testimonies to their effectiveness out there!
3. Spinner Rings
Spinner rings, also called “worry rings” were the most interesting type of anxiety jewelry I came across. Supposedly, they originate with ancient Tibetan meditation techniques. They are comprised of a fixed, immobile ring that fits tightly on your finger along with an outer ring that spins easily along the outside.
Primarily, it is designed so that one can fiddle (as many of us with anxiety tend to do) in a more non-conspicuous, non-harming way that allows us to move while deep in thought or while trying to calm ourselves down.
To be honest, I am not convinced that these should be marketed as anti-anxiety jewelry. While I am definitely a “fidgeter”, I just can’t imagine crediting this with a decrease in my anxiety levels. That being said, if you’re looking for a really cool looking ring that you can play with, check them out! I’m actually thinking of getting one myself!
Looking For More Jewelry Choices?
Beads-N-Style is an awesome company with a HUGE variety of both magnetic and diffuser jewelry (that they refer to as aromatherapy jewelry). Check it out here!
So, Does Anxiety Jewelry Work?
After my research, I can truly say I do not believe the Spinner Rings, or the Magnetic Jewelry truly helps much. To be honest, the magnetic jewelry actually scares me just a little. I mean, magnets are great but these definitely have their dangerous side. On the other hand, the diffuser jewelry combined with a great essential oil actually sounds promising.
Have You Used Any Of These?
If you have used any of these products, let me know what you think of them below! I’m extremely curious about your experiences. Also, if you are convinced your anxiety jewelry works great, go over to my work with me page and I may consider doing a test and review of it!