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Alleviating the symptoms of CFS/ME using The Perrin Technique in London

Perrin Technique in London

What is CFS/ME?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as CFS/ME, is a chronic illness that can begin with headaches, tiredness and loss of energy and vitality. This eventually moves on to high photosensitivity, exercise intolerance, extreme lethargy and many other serious and unpleasant symptoms. Symptoms can progress with devastating effects such as the lack of coordination, mental confusion, memory lapses and loss of mobility eventually leaving some sufferers bed bound.

Chronic Fatigue can have a detrimental effect on all aspects of your life including your career and relationships and can affect your loved ones around you too. CFS/ME is one of the most debilitating disorders and can affect people of all ages and from all walks of life. It has been found in children as young as 5 years old as well as in the retired and elderly. CFS/ME has been found to affect healthy and active people such as sportsmen. It is estimated that around 400,000 people have been affected by CFS/ME in the UK whilst many more suffer in silence or may have been misdiagnosed.

The Perrin Technique and how it works

The Perrin Technique in London was introduced and established by osteopath and neuroscientist Dr Raymond Perrin. Dr Perrin carried out decades of extensive research on this brutal disease and its treatment, going on to achieve a doctorate for his work. Many tests have been carried out on this technique and it has also recently trialled by the NHS.

Here, at our London-based practice Rakhee Osteopathy, we are proud practitioners of The Perrin Technique, and, with our knowledge and expertise, we can provide a reliable diagnosis of the disease. The Perrin Technique in London is based on the theory that diseases such as CFS/ME are caused by the failure of the lymphatic system. Such a malfunction can result in the buildup of toxins within the central nervous system, especially around the brainstem and in the cerebrospinal fluid found in the spinal cord.

Specialised osteopathic massage techniques are thought to stimulate the flow of lymph around the body through the lymphatic system, which is separate from the circulatory system. This works because the lymphatic vessels rely on the squeezing of the muscles during contraction to push lymph around the body, and osteopathic massages can mimic this.

CFS/ME patients tend to have their movements restricted as they are often at rest; therefore, it is difficult to recover from this illness. By encouraging better lymph flow using manual stimulation of the lymphatic drainage system, it is thought that toxins can be flushed out of the system quicker, thereby helping to alleviate and eventually combat the symptoms of CFS/ME.

Speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy today to find out more about The Perrin Technique in London and how it can benefit you. We are an award-winning practitioner of this technique and have been recognised for our excellence by Dr Perrin himself. With our knowledge and expertise, you will hopefully be on the road to recovery very soon.


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