Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis also known as CFS/ME is a devastating, multi-system disorder that can affect patients of all ages, male or female, of different ethnic backgrounds and different lifestyles. It can affect the fit and healthy, and it can affect the vulnerable and elderly. It is a highly debilitating disease and it can leave some patients in a wheelchair or even bedbound.
Millions of patients across the world are affected by CFS/ME. Some of them have received a positive diagnosis, whilst others are wrongly diagnosed with depression or another mental health disorder. It is still a mystery. Despite advances in medical technology there is no agreed specific cause, diagnosis or treatment for CFS/ME. However studies show that it is most commonly found in patients between the ages of 40 and 60 and women are more commonly affected than men.
Causes and symptoms of CFS/ME
It is thought that CFS/ME is caused by a certain trigger that affects the homeostasis of the body from which it is unable to recover. This could be a virus or an infection, for example COVID-19. Hundreds of thousands of patients were affected by an illness that is termed long COVID which presents very similar symptoms to those found in patients of CFS/ME. As the name suggests the most common symptom is severe fatigue that does not improve with rest. Post exertional malaise or PEM is when symptoms become worse after any physical or mental activity. Patients suffer from cognitive issues such as problems with thinking and concentrating that is also known as brain fog. They may experience memory loss and confusion. Sleep disturbance is also very common in patients suffering from CFS/ME as well as aches and pains throughout the body, flu-like symptoms, dizziness, gastrointestinal disorders, loss of coordination and loss of mobility. Patients eventually find that they are unable to carry out daily activities for themselves.
The Perrin Technique
If you are suffering from similar symptoms it is important that you get a diagnosis. At Rakhee Osteopathy we can provide you with a positive diagnosis for CFS/ME, or if we believe you are suffering from another health condition or conditions we can recommend you to your GP. At Rakhee Osteopathy we aim to provide Chronic Fatigue relief London. We have been helping patients for many years with The Perrin Technique to diagnose CFS/ME and provide Chronic Fatigue relief London using osteopathic massage techniques. We have been recognised for our excellence in providing Chronic Fatigue relief London with The Perrin Technique by Dr Raymond Perrin, the pioneer of this form of massage therapy. With specialist osteopathic massage of the head, neck, back, chest and spine we can help you manage your symptoms slowly, but surely, and over the course of weeks and months we will help you combat your symptoms all together and achieve relief. Speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy today to find out more about the benefits of The Perrin Technique, how it has helped patients get back on their feet and how it can help you get back on your feet too.