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The Perrin technique in London for managing long covid

The Perrin Technique in London

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. First discovered in December 2019 it has caused millions of deaths around the world, as well as long-term health problems in many of those who have survived and are no longer infected. This is commonly known as long covid. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms for more than four weeks after you were first diagnosed then you could be suffering from long covid. Speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy today and find out how we can use the Perrin technique in London to help you.

Symptoms which are commonly described by patients experiencing long covid include tiredness, lethargy, and aches and pains. Many people have reported feeling short of breath, tightness of the chest, palpitations, as well as chest pain. Some people suffer from sleep disturbances, whilst others suffer from neurological issues such as dizziness, pins and needles, and impaired cognitive function. Extreme tiredness or fatigue seems to be the most prevalent symptom and one study showed that more than 50% of people were suffering from fatigue 10 weeks after a positive diagnosis. If you are suffering from fatigue or any of these symptoms and it is affecting your daily life then call us at Rakhee Osteopathy today, so we can put together an individually tailored treatment plan using the Perrin technique in London to help manage your symptoms more effectively.


Post viral fatigue is common in patients who have been infected with viral infections like EBV, influenza and SARS. If fatigue persists for 6 months or longer it is called chronic fatigue syndrome. The Perrin technique in London is popular amongst patients suffering from CFS/ME. CFS/ME is a multi-system disorder which can begin with fatigue and can progress to result in devastating symptoms which impact all aspects of your health. It can affect the immune system, the endocrine system, the gastrointestinal system, the lymphatic system and it can also affect your central nervous system. Although viruses are thought to be one of the causes of CFS/ME, its exact pathophysiology remains unknown and often debated.

Dr Raymond Perrin, who discovered and established the Perrin technique in London, believes that toxins build up in the body which suppress the organ systems and result in the devastating symptoms which are presented in patients of CFS/ME. Toxins are usually removed from the body by the lymphatic system, so Dr Perrin who is an osteopath and neurologist, developed osteopathic techniques which are thought to manually stimulate the lymphatic system. This is to encourage better lymph flow around the body to enable drainage of the toxins so that they can be either metabolised or excreted from the body. These techniques make up the Perrin technique in London. Whether you are suffering from CFS/ME or you are experiencing long covid, there are many similarities between the two, so speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy today and find out how the Perrin technique may be able to benefit you. We will try to help you manage your symptoms more successfully so that you can go back to being your usual self again very soon.


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