Find an answer at our private long COVID clinic
Long COVID is a debilitating illness whereby patients who have been infected by COVID-19 find that their symptoms do not go away, even after they are no longer infected. Many of these symptoms are the same symptoms that the virus presents, for example fever, cough, breathlessness, aches and pains. The symptoms vary from patient to patient and the severity of the symptoms also varies depending on the patient's immune system. Long COVID seems to have nothing to do with how badly the person was affected by COVID-19, rather it can affect patients of all ages, all health conditions and all lifestyles. Even young children can be affected by long COVID. If you have been diagnosed with having long COVID or you feel as if your symptoms of COVID-19 have not gone away, then you need to speak to our private long COVID clinic London and find out what help is available for you.
As well as the symptoms that are similar to COVID-19 symptoms, many individuals affected by long COVID complain of other effects that include different organs systems, such as the cardiovascular system and the nervous system. The most common symptom is extreme fatigue. Many patients suffer from chronic headaches, sleep disturbances, brain fog and other cognitive issues. Some patients experience tightness in their chest and palpitations. These symptoms are similar to symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS/ME.
The Perrin Technique
Here at our private long COVID clinic London we have been helping patients with CFS/ME using The Perrin Technique. This technique helps reduce the symptoms of CFS/ME until they are alleviated completely. The Perrin Technique is an osteopathic massage technique. It is designed to manually stimulate fluid motion around the brain and spinal cord. Specialised massage techniques are thought to encourage lymph flow and blood flow around the body. By encouraging lymph flow it is thought that The Perrin Technique promotes better drainage of toxins from the body. These toxins could have built up in the body as a result of the virus and whilst the body was fighting off the virus. If the virus has affected the lymphatic system, or there has been an overload on the lymphatic system, then the body is not able to get rid of the toxins that have built up during the immune response. This may be what causes the wide range of the symptoms that are seen even after the patient is no longer infected by COVID-19.
When you visit our private long COVID clinic London we will carry out a medical questionnaire and we will find out more about your symptoms and put together an individually tailored treatment plan for you. This will include specialist massage techniques according to The Perrin Technique to help promote the removal of toxins from your body. With increased lymph flow and blood flow you should notice an improvement in your symptoms. These improvements may not happen immediately, but over time the symptoms will subside and hopefully providing you with some much needed relief. Speak to us sooner rather than later at our clinic so that we can begin your journey to recovery.