Managing Long COVID with The Perrin Technique
Updated: Jan 15
Long COVID is a set of symptoms that persist or develop after an initial COVID-19 infection h
as resolved. Different health agencies have slightly different definitions. Health agencies in the UK describe Long COVID as symptoms persisting for 4 or more weeks after the initial infection and the World Health Organisation says that Long COVID health problems arise 3 months after the initial infection and last at least 2 months. The list of symptoms is long and varies from patient to patient. It is not only the symptoms of the virus that last, however, patients can experience more generalised symptoms also such as fatigue and headaches, respiratory issues, cardiac issues, cognitive symptoms as well as gastrointestinal symptoms or dermatological symptoms. In some cases it can result in organ damage.
All of these symptoms, even those that may seem minor to begin with, have the potential to significantly affect the day-to-day lives of these patients. Lower levels of stamina can affect daily activities, especially with those in demanding careers or with a large or young family, often having to give up the hobbies and activities that they used to enjoy. Other symptoms such as sleep disturbances and cognitive dysfunction, including confusion and memory loss, can have a significant impact on your life and on those around you.
The Perrin Technique
If you have been affected by Long COVID then you need to speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy and find out about The Perrin Technique. The Perrin Technique London is used to diagnose and manage the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS/ME. Patients suffering from CFS/ME have similar symptoms to Long COVID, often to a greater extent. As the name suggests, CFS/ME is a chronic multi-system disorder which can affect patients at any age and from all walks of life. Viruses such as COVID-19 may be responsible for CFS/ME, however, it is a complicated disorder and still remains a black hole of medicine.
Managing your symptoms
Here at Rakhee Osteopathy the Perrin Technique London has been used successfully for many years in the management of the symptoms of CFS/ME and it has been found to also help patients looking for Long COVID Treatment in London. The Perrin Technique uses osteopathic massage techniques to stimulate blood flow and lymph flow around the body to help remove toxins and boost their excretion or metabolism. This helps reduce your symptoms and allows your body to function more efficiently. The technique does not produce immediate results. However, with compliance and regular appointments, as well as carrying out simple exercises and massage techniques at home, you can reduce your symptoms and eventually combat them altogether and begin to feel like your old self once more. Long COVID and diseases such as a CFS/ME can take over your life and the longer you experience the symptoms the greater complications you can have in the future. Speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy sooner rather than later and find out how The Perrin Technique can help you.