Neurofeedback reduces chemotherapy-induced pain

Science Daily reports on a study by University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Centern titled "Neurofeedback reduces pain, increases quality of life for cancer patients suffering from chemotherapy-induced neuropathy"

Based on the description in the article, it sounds like this study used a traditional form of EEG Neurofeedback.

Some highlights from the article:

  • Chronic chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common side effect of chemotherapy.
  • CIPN affects up to 96 percent of patients after a month of chemotherapy treatment.
  • There were 71 participants with all types of cancer in this study.
  • Seventy-three percent of participants saw improvement in their pain and quality of life.
  • The neurofeedback reduced the intensity and unpleasantness of pain and numbness.
  • The neurofeedback reduced how much pain interfered with daily activities.
  • A study that will focus exclusively on breast cancer patients experiencing neuropathy was recently funded.