Difficulties encountered which COULD BE IMPROVED
The main neurological complications of long Covid are headaches, insomnia, cognitive difficulties, paresthesia*, depression, anxiety, dizziness, epileptic seizures and mood changes. If you suffer from one or more of these symptoms, we are happy to announce that neurofeedback can help you, and that several clinical studies have observed this effectiveness (Orendácová, M. and Kvašnák, E., 2022).
*: Paresthesia is a sensitivity disorder resembling a sensation of tingling and numbness, generally felt in the hands, feet or legs.
Covid symptoms have several intertwined causes which vary depending on the person. The coronavirus stimulates a strong immune response that creates inflammation in the body and brain. When this response is excessive, severe neuronal damage can result. In addition, the virus itself can penetrate the brain and cause various damages.
When neurons or microglia are damaged, their functioning is affected. The more pronounced the malfunction, the greater the probability of a self-destruct message. This results in various symptoms that vary depending on the specific regions of the brain that are affected.
Since each person is affected differently, the first step in neurofeedback is to measure the effectiveness of different regions of the individual’s brain. This makes it possible to determine which brain electrical circuits are affected and cause the symptoms of long Covid.
After the assessment, neurofeedback training will be personalized to restore the effectiveness of dysfunctional brain regions. For example, they will target the frontal attention circuit, the anxiety circuit, mood circuit, pain circuit, or others depending on the situation and objectives.
Now, clinical studies measuring the effects of neurofeedback on symptoms of long Covid have demonstrated:
- Increased cognitive abilities such as attention and memory
- Reduced level of stress and anxiety
- Reduced pain associated with headaches
- Improved mood and reduction in depressive symptoms
- Improved sleep quality and recovery
- Improved quality of life
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