Manage long COVID with The Perrin Technique London
The long-term effects of COVID-19, more commonly known as long COVID, have been talked about in the media over the last two years. Although most people infected by COVID-19 recover quickly, some of the effects of the virus can last for weeks or months. It includes a variety of ongoing symptoms, which patients continue to experience for more than four weeks after being infected by COVID-19.
Long COVID can last for months or years and can even cause permanent disability. 1 in 5 people between the age of 18 and 64 suffer from at least one medical condition that may be due to COVID-19, whilst 1 in 4 aged 65 and older are affected by at least one medical condition due to infection by COVID-19.
Long COVID is most commonly reported to cause fatigue that does not go away with rest. It can cause an ongoing fever, and many patients report shortness of breath or a cough that will not shift. Other symptoms are neurological, such as poor concentration, memory disturbances, depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. The symptoms vary from patient to patient and occur at different severities; some patients may have mild symptoms, whilst others may not be able to get out of bed in the morning.
Similarities between long COVID and CFS/ME
The symptoms of long COVID are similar to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME). CFS/ME has been documented and researched very much, allowing us to understand the symptoms of long COVID and manage them effectively. Here at Rakhee Osteopathy, we use The Perrin Technique London to manage the symptoms of CFS/ME, and over the last 2 years, we have also helped patients manage the symptoms of long COVID in the same way. We use osteopathic massage techniques to encourage fluid flow around the body; this is thought to encourage toxins that have built up in the body as a result of the virus and the body's response, to move out of the cells and tissues and into the lymphatic system. From here, the toxins can be sent to the liver for metabolism or removed from the body, reducing the pressure on the different organ systems so that they can function more effectively. As the toxins are removed from the body over time, your symptoms will begin to reduce until you can get back on your feet.
Whether you are suffering from long COVID or CFS/ME, you need to speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy. We are award-winning practitioners of The Perrin Technique London, and we can combat the symptoms of tiredness, fatigue as well as disturbances in cognitive function using The Perrin Technique London. We can put together a custom-made treatment plan for you, which will involve osteopathic massages at our clinic and simple exercises you can do at home. In addition to that, healthy eating and a positive outlook can help improve your quality of life and well-being, allowing you to put your illness behind you and lead a healthy life very soon.