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Gum Chewing and Headaches

30th December, 2013

[Source:  Pediatric Neurology via Your Therapy Source]
Gum chewing is occasionally recommended for children as part of a sensory diet therefore I thought this research regarding gum chewing and headaches was important to mention.  Pediatric Neurology will be publishing research on 30 patients between 6-19 years old who had chronic or migraine headaches and chewed gum daily.  The medical doctor, Dr. Watemburg, requested that the patients stop chewing gum for one month.  The following results were recorded:

  • 19 of the 30 patients reported that the headaches went away entirely
  • 7 of the 30 patients reported a decrease in frequency and intensity of headaches

To further test the results, 26 of the 30 patients resumed gum chewing for two weeks and all of them reported a return of their symptoms within days.
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