Chemo Brain

Chemo Brain

A common term used by cancer survivors to describe thinking and memory problems that can occur during and after cancer treatment. Chemo brain can also be called chemo fog, cancer-related cognitive impairment or cognitive dysfunction.

Chemo Brain and memory.

Two ways to improve quality of life for persons with chemo brain.

  1. Photobiomodulation – This  is a device you can buy to use  at home  Thinkfast
  2. ISF Neurofeedback – This therapy requires visiting a therapist regularly between 20-30 sessions. 

Both choices are excellent.   To get a more targeted training, a qeeg will be required.

Photobiomodulation 

  1. Light Therapy May Improve Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy

  2.  Can Chemo therapy cause memory loss?  Well, the The good news is Photobiomodulation improves  memory by retraining the brain’s default mode network at 810nm.  Thinkfast

NEUROFEEDBACK REDUCES CHEMO-INDUCED NERVE DAMAGE – CLICK HERE

LARGEST STUDY TO DATE

Are you easily agitated, feeling tingling sensations in your fingers and toes?
The electrical activity in the brain has been disrupted.  Step 1 get a QEEG quantitative electroencephalogram.  Unlike an EEG, a qeeg is a digitized eeg.

Step 2:   ISF  Neurofeeback + Thinkfast Photobiomodulation (New)

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Other possible symptoms of chemo brain:

  • Being unusually disorganized,
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty concentrating, finding the right words, learning new skills and or multitasking
  • Mental fogginess
  • Short-term memory problems
  • Trouble with verbal memory (remembering a conversation) or visual memory (recalling an images and or words).

The results of the QEEG will tell you, if the neurons are firing in syncrony or not.  Subsequently, Infraslow fluctuation neurofeedback will be a very good way to optimise those electrical connectivity.

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more information for you. 

  1. Neurofeedback reduces chemo-induced nerve damage
    https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/cancer-frontline/neurofeedback-reduces-chemo-induced-nerve-damage.h00-159144456.html
  2. Randomized Controlled Trial of Neurofeedback on Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: A Pilot Study.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5470539/

  3. The Long-Term Impact of Neurofeedback on Symptom Burden and Interference in Patients With Chronic Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy: Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29421164

  4. One hundred percent of the participants completed the program.  After treatment, the neurofeedback group showed significantly greater improvement than controls in their BPI worst-pain item (on a 10-point scale, 2.43 for neurofeedback versus 0.09 for controls).  Similar improvements were also seen in the secondary measures.  https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/study-of-the-efficacy-of-neurofeedback-training-on-chemotherapy-induced-neuropathy-receives-2018-fnan-award-300651321.html
  5. Neurofeedback Promising in Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy  https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/876723

  6. Neurofeedback Reduces Symptoms of Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy – https://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/home/hot-topics/side-effect-management/neurofeedback-reduces-symptoms-of-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy/

  7. Neurofeedback reduces pain, increases quality of life for cancer patients suffering from chemotherapy-induced neuropathy. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160311150127.htm

  8. Treating Post Chemotherapy Symptoms with Neurofeedback – https://www.neuroregulation.org/article/view/16167

  9. Tips for Managing Chemobrain – https://www.dana-farber.org/health-library/articles/tips-for-managing-chemobrain/

  10. Among cancer survivors, neurofeedback—a form of functional brain training—results in a neurologically evident reduction in peripheral neuropathy induced by chemotherapy, suggests a new study.  https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045(17)30182-1/fulltext
  11. https://youtu.be/VEYuG7vtIn8  A psychologist had breast cancer, post chemotherapy,  got better after neurofeeback turns practicioner herself.

 

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