Fibromyalgia is a form of chronic pain that lasts for longer than three months and affects the joints, muscles, tendons and other soft tissues; it is often confused or associated with the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and lupus. Patients with fibromyalgia often report flu-like symptoms as the pain manifests all over their bodies, causing exhaustion and fatigue that can affect even the most basic daily activities. Patients also report cognitive dysfunction, such as memory lapses or loss, confusion and loss of concentration, and many suffer from depression and anxiety.
Causes of fibromyalgia
The exact causes of fibromyalgia are still unknown; however, it is thought that genetics could play a role in your chances of acquiring fibromyalgia. A viral or bacterial infection could trigger the disease. Physical trauma could begin a chain of events that result in fibromyalgia, and it is also thought that emotional turmoil can cause an imbalance in hormones, which can cause the symptoms presented by patients suffering from fibromyalgia. Research shows that women and those with a family history of fibromyalgia are at higher risk of developing the disease.
The Perrin Technique
Unfortunately, there is no cure for fibromyalgia; however, there are different techniques that can help make the symptoms easier to manage, including medication, a healthy diet, counselling and prescribed exercises. Here at Rakhee Osteopathy, we are pleased to present The Perrin Technique London.
The Perrin Technique London is an osteopathic approach to managing the symptoms of fibromyalgia and other similar diseases. It involves specialist massage techniques that are designed to stimulate fluid flow around the brain and spinal cord. This is thought to help drain toxins from the cerebrospinal fluid through the lymphatic system and into the blood so that they can be metabolised or excreted from the body. Eventually, after the toxins have been removed, the body can function correctly once again.
The Perrin Technique for similar diseases
The symptoms of fibromyalgia are similar to those reported by patients suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS/ME. As the name suggests, CFS/ME is characterised by extreme fatigue that does not go away with rest or sleep. It is believed that the causes of CFS/ME could be similar to that of fibromyalgia. Whether you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or CFS/ME, speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy and find out how The Perrin Technique London could benefit you. If you do not have a positive diagnosis for your symptoms, The Perrin Technique can be used to help you understand your symptoms so that we can provide a diagnosis for you.
Patients suffering from Long COVID also exhibit similar symptoms to that of fibromyalgia and CFS/ME. It is thought that The Perrin Technique could also be effective at alleviating the symptoms of these patients. If you have been affected by COVID-19 and the symptoms do not seem to go away, speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy, and we can put together a tailored treatment plan for you as well.