On our blog, we have previously addressed the influx of enquiries to our practice to do with symptoms of Long Covid. As research into this develops and more is understood about the effects – we too have been developing a deeper understanding of how our therapies can relieve these symptoms.

In the June to September issue of First Voice, the in-house journal of the Federation of Small businesses, a significant amount of article space was devoted to various aspects of Long Covid. 

Although this article was predominantly focused on the needs of organisations and businesses with employees, many of the implications of Long Covid are just as much of an issue for individual workers as they are for the organizations that employ them.

What is ‘Long Covid’?

The official definition of Long Covid, is “symptoms which continue for three months or more, ongoing after recovery from Coronavirus.”

Although some individuals may be experiencing symptoms on a shorter time scale than this, if they are experiencing chronic fatigue, muscle pain, mood swings, and mobility problems over a period of time, circumstantial evidence has to suggest that Long Covid is likely to be the culprit. 

Who has been affected?

According to the UK’s Office of National Statistics, at the end of January 2021, some 200,000 people in this country had been infected with Covid 19. With the arrival of the apparently more transmissible variants, realistically we can only expect this number to increase. 

All of this clearly has to suggest that the likely instances of long Covid cases are probably going to be as much of an epidemic as Coronavirus has been.

Is ‘Long Covid’ similar to any other illnesses?  

Individuals who remember having M. E. (otherwise known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) may be thinking that descriptions of Long Covid sound somewhat similar to M . E. Because of their experience with symptoms of M.E., many may already be planning their recovery strategies based on what has worked for them previously. 

How can we help?

Here at the Complementary Medicine Centre, with our acupuncture, homeopathy, hypnotherapy, and counseling departments – we were able to help a lot of people back to health and back to work during the M.E. era. We expect to be similarly involved with Long Covid in the weeks, months and possibly even the years ahead. 

While there’s still so much to be learned about the impact and lasting effects of Long Covid, know that we are here to listen and offer support on your journey towards better health.

If you are struggling with any of the symptoms mentioned within this blog, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Ruth or Brian to discuss how we can help!