The similarities between Long COVID and CFS/ME: The Perrin Technique London can help both
Long COVID has affected millions of people across the world. Here in the UK, it is thought that approximately 2 million people are affected by the symptoms of Long COVID. Of this number, more than half have experienced Long COVID for at least a year after they were first infected, and more than 500,000 people were infected at least two years ago.
What is long COVID?
Long COVID is described as symptoms that persist for several weeks or months following infection by COVID-19. It affects people of all ages but is found to be most common in women, people between the age of 35 and 69 and those with underlying diseases. The severity of the infection also determines how patients are affected by long-COVID, with it affecting each individual differently. The most commonly reported symptoms are fatigue, dyspnoea or breathlessness, aches and pains in the muscles and joints, and chest pain. Persistent coughs, rashes, palpitations, headaches and diarrhoea are other symptoms.
Patients also report an inability to carry out daily activities in addition to mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and sleep disturbances. Unfortunately, there is no single treatment or medication that can be used to combat the symptoms of long COVID. However, it has been noted that these symptoms are very similar to that of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME).
What is CFS/ME?
CFS/ME is a multisystem disorder for which there is, again, no single treatment or medication. However, over the last few decades, much research has been carried out on patients with CFS/ME to help manage the symptoms more effectively and reduce them over time. The Perrin Technique has proven to be a success in patients with CFS/ME. This strategy is being used for patients with long COVID positive results. It is thought that a build-up of toxins in the cerebrospinal fluid is responsible for the debilitating symptoms that are found in patients suffering from CFS/ME. By encouraging the effective removal of toxins from the body using The Perrin Technique London, these symptoms can be reduced and eventually alleviated completely. As the symptoms found in long COVID are very similar, The Perrin Technique London can be used to help patients with long COVID manage their symptoms more effectively.
The Perrin Technique
If you are experiencing troubling symptoms that are affecting your life many months after being infected with COVID, book an appointment with us at Rakhee Osteopathy today. Let us assess your symptoms and create a treatment plan with The Perrin Technique London.
The Perrin Technique is an osteopathic technique used to diagnose and manage post-viral fatigue symptoms. By stimulating blood and lymph flow around the body using these massage techniques, we can help remove toxins from your system, encourage better blood flow and improve your quality of life slowly but surely. In combination with a healthy diet, mild exercise and a positive state of mind, The Perrin Technique can help you get your life back on track.