March 23, 2017
Functional brain training, known as neurofeedback, effectively reduced symptoms associated with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, according to a randomized pilot study published in Cancer.
“The body has amazing healing capabilities, naturally,” Sarah Prinsloo, PhD, LPC, assistant professor of palliative, rehabilitation and integrative medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, told HemOnc Today. “Patients can be taught to modify brainwaves that are associated with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, and that modification can result in a decrease of symptoms. We have an opportunity to turn toward novel treatments for conditions that have had limited responses to existing interventions, but that requires open mindedness of both researchers and practitioners.”