animated graphical representation; is a tool which can be used
to facilitate the guided imagery sessions in children with brain
tumours. The guided imagery therapy has a cognitive behavioural
effect on patients, who are guided in imagining a scene to
recover from physical/psychological illnesses and to improve the
immune system. The image therapy has been successfully applied
on a variety of physical problems like in reduction of pain
after surgery etc.
imagery researches have shown that if brain is stimulated
through imaginations, it directly affects nervous system and
endocrinology of body which ultimately changes the immunity
system and the cellular level functioning is also changed.
change occurs with every idea or imagination, which makes
imagery as a significant mind-body bridge. There is a flow of
neuroptides from the Central Nervous System which enhances or
inhibits the immunology through two major neuro immuno
modulatory pathways that are neuroendocrine and autonomic, these
are critically important in fighting disease.
that animated games for cancer patients have helped reduce
depression related to illness and helped make the healing
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animated imagination in the form of a game using PC for children
with brain tumors will provide the explanation of how the tumors
can be attacked by the immune system within their bodies. Brain
tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain. The tumor
can either originate in the brain itself, or come from another
part of the body and travel to the brain. Besides newer
therapies for treating brain tumors like stereo tactic radio
surgery, gene therapy etc., Psychological Imagery has also
contributed for better prognosis reports.
In this game for
children with brain tumors, they will play by hitting the tumor
by using different shaped weapons which belong to the immune
system. Tumor cells will disappear one by one. In this project
guided imagery treatment is thought to promote wellness and
optimize the overall health besides targeting the brain tumor
itself. This animated imagery would be used with, but not in
place of standard brain tumor treatment.