We received this article from Brad Runia. Brad recently attended the Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration course and thought the Institute would find this article interesting.
“Recently, several investigators have reported that mastication produces an antinociceptive effect. The present results support our hypothesis that the rhythmic behavior of chewing suppresses nociceptive responses via the serotonergic neurons descending inhibitory pathway.”
Prolonged rhythmic gum chewing suppresses nociceptive response via serotonergic descending inhibitory pathway in humans is the title of the article. You can read it HERE!