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Perrin Technique

The Perrin Technique for CFS / ME

The Perrin Technique London ~ The Perrin Technique Buckinghamshire - The Perrin Technique Hertfordshire 

What is the Perrin Technique? 

The Perrin Technique is a specialist osteopathic technique which has been continuously developed over the last 30 years by Dr Raymond Perrin as a diagnostic tool and treatment approach for CFS / ME.

The results of the initial research can be found in the following peer

reviewed papers.

1. Perrin R,N. 1993 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a review from the

biomechanical perspective. British Osteopathic Journal; vol xi. 


See paper here

2. Perrin RN, Edwards J and Hartley P (January/February 1998) An

evaluation of the effectiveness of osteopathic treatment on symptoms

associated with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. A preliminary report.

Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology , 22(1), 1-13. 


See paper here

3. Perrin RN. Lymphatic Drainage of the Neuraxis in Chronic Fatigue

Syndrome: A Hypothetical Model for the Cranial Rhythmic Impulse.

Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 107(06), 218-224. 2007 


See paper here

By identifying the common signs in all ME/CFS sufferers, Dr. Perrin has devised a physical examination that results in aid to a definitive diagnosis. The diagnostic signs of The Perrin Technique have been tested and supported by the rigor of an NHS-controlled trial, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ Open) in November 2017.

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What are the benefits of the Perrin Technique?

The Perrin Technique has also seen some benefit to patients suffering from ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, post-viral fatigue, reduction in fatigue symptoms related to Long Covid & Fibromyalgia due to similar systematic malfunctions occurring in their bodies. The Rakhee Mediratta Osteopathy is a licensed clinic, using The Perrin Technique as an osteopathic approach to treating people with these conditions. Rakhee Mediratta is an Advanced Licensed Perrin Technique Practitioner; practising the technique since 2007.

The Perrin Technique is based on Dr Perrin’s theory that different stress factors whether that be physical (through postural problems or injury), infectious (bacterial or viral), environmental (exposure to toxins or allergies), emotional stress (work or family) or more usually a combination of these which leads to an overload on the sympathetic nervous system. This in turn results in a build-up of toxins in the fluid around the brain and spinal cord. These toxins are supposed to drain down the spinal cord and into the lymphatic system where they leave our bodies via the liver but in people with CFS / ME and similar conditions the drainage points into the lymphatic system are blocked leading to the build-up of congested toxins. This accumulation of toxins can irritate the brain, spinal cord and surrounding tissues contributing to the wide ranges of symptoms associated with CFS / ME. 

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‘The Perrin Technique: How To Diagnose And Treat CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia via the lymphatic drainage of the brain.’

Here at the clinic we are very excited for the release of Dr Ray Perrin’s new book ‘The Perrin Technique: How To Diagnose And Treat CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia via the lymphatic drainage of the brain.’

Rakhee's review is even on the cover! The second edition of Dr Ray Perrin’s book is not solely about The Perrin Technique Treatment itself but also many other treatments, recommendations and lifestyle factors for an overall approach to recovery from CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia.

Dr Ray Perrin’s book is available to purchase on Amazon. 

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Rakhee has assisted Dr Raymond Perrin on a 3 day Lymphatics masterclass in Hamburg, Germany in March 2023.


Awarded Twice for Excellence in the Perrin Technique by Dr Raymond Perrin

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How does the Perrin Technique work treatment work? 

The Perrin Technique treatment uses an osteopathic approach designed to manually stimulate motion of the fluid around the brain and spinal cord to encourage better drainage of the lymphatic system. It involves gentle manipulation of the soft tissues and massaging the head, neck, back and chest areas. This promotes healthier functioning of the sympathetic nervous system and the lymphatic system which together helps to alleviate physical symptoms and stressors. Providing the patient doesn't have significant extra stressors over time they should gradually improve and many return to full health and become totally symptom free. 

What is Chronic Fatigue and the effect it has on the body?>>


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What will happen during the consultation? 

The initial consultation is 90 minutes long and involves taking a full case history where we will discuss how your condition impacts you and affects your life. A full physical examination will be completed and then a diagnosis can be given for your condition. We will discuss how the treatment works, the research that supports this treatment approach as well as a prognosis and an out-line for the tailored follow up treatment plan to improve your quality of life and support you during the recovery process. You may want to bring a chaperone (partner or friend) with you to your first appointment because we need to examine the spinal and breast tissue to provide an accurate assessment. We will also require you to sign a consent form to allow us to proceed with this in a professional manner.

Our patients visit us for Perrin Technique treatment from: Abbots Langley, Acton, Amersham, Apsley, Aylesbury, Barnet, Beaconsfield, Belmont, Berkhamsted, Borehamwood, Bovingdon, Bricket Wood, Brondesbury, Buckinghamshire, Bucks, Burnt Oak, Bushey, Chalfont, Chesham, Cheshunt, Chipperfield, Chorleywood, Cockfosters, Colindale, Croxley Green, Denham, Dunstable, Ealing, East London, Eastcote, Edgware, Edmonton, Elstree, Enfield, Finchley, Friern Barnet, Frogmore, Garston, Gerrards Cross, Golders Green, Hadley Wood, Hampstead, Harefield, Harpenden, Harrow, Harrow on the Hill, Hatfield, Hayes, Hemel Hempstead, Hendon, Hertford, Hertfordshire, Herts, Highgate, Hillingdon, Hitchin, Hoddesdon, Ickenham, Kilburn, Kings Langley, Kingsbury, Letchworth, London, London Colney, Loudwater, Luton, Maple Cross, Middlesex, Middx, Mill End, Mill Hill, Napsbury, Neasden, North Harrow, North London, Northolt, Northwest London, Northwood, Notting Hill, Oxhey, Park Street, Perivale, Pinner, Potters Bar, Primrose Hill, Queensbury, Radlett, Regents Park, Rickmansworth, Ruislip, Ruislip Manor, Sarratt, Shenley, Slough, South Harrow, South London, South Oxhey, South Ruislip, Southgate, St Albans, Stanmore, Stevenage, Sudbury, Totteridge, Tring, Uxbridge, Ware, Watford, Wealdstone, Welwyn, Welwyn Garden City, Wembley, West Hampstead, West Harrow, West London, Whetstone, Willesden, Windsor, Wood Green.

What our patients say

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Rakhee has helped over 5,000+ patients in 17 years

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Suffering with Chronic Fatigue?

Book a
FREE 15 minute discovery call with our Perrin Technique advisor Sophie.

Discuss how we can help you, learn about the treatments and answer any questions you may have. 

Before our call let us know about you in less than 5 minutes

  • Primary goal of treatment

  • Main symptoms

  • How long you have experienced these symptoms

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