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Beating the symptoms of CFS/ME with The Perrin Technique

The Perrin Technique

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or CFS/ME is a multi system disorder that can begin suddenly and affect people at any stage of life. It is a highly debilitating illness involving a combination of symptoms that can prevent patients from engaging in their daily activities. CFS/ME is characterised by extreme tiredness and fatigue, but it also includes musculoskeletal issues, aches and pains, cognitive disorders such as problems with memory, concentration and attention span, and a loss of coordination and mobility. What may begin as flu-like symptoms can continue to develop until patients are in wheelchairs or bed-bound and no longer able to leave their homes. CFS/ME is an illness that affects every aspect of life.

It is difficult for GPs to diagnose CFS/ME because there is no definitive diagnosis or treatment for this illness. You need to speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy to talk about your symptoms and let us help you by providing a positive diagnosis for the disease. We will take a detailed case history and look for specific signs and symptoms to diagnose CFS/ME since there are many different illnesses that can present with similar symptoms. We can carry out a range of investigations to rule out other illnesses, such as cardiovascular disorders, kidney diseases, thyroid diseases and others that cause CFS/ME-like symptoms. Where necessary, we will refer you to a specialist for a more accurate diagnosis.

The Perrin Technique

Much research has shown that the use of alternative and complementary therapy is beneficial in the management of the symptoms of CFS/ME. Here at Rakhee Osteopathy, we are proud practitioners of The Perrin Technique. We follow Dr Perrin’s criteria to diagnose the disease and create an individually tailored treatment plan for you. The Perrin Technique is an osteopathic technique that makes use of specific massages to help reduce the symptoms of CFS/ME. The symptoms of the disease are thought to be a result of the build up of toxins in the body. The Perrin Technique is designed to improve circulation around the body and metabolise or flush out toxins to help the body function more effectively.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many patients have suffered from long COVID, which presents symptoms similar to those of CFS/ME. The Perrin Technique can be used to help ease the symptoms of long COVID in the same way it would help CFS/ME patients. By encouraging better circulation of blood and lymph around the body using specialist massage techniques, The Perrin Technique aims to help remove toxins from the body, especially from areas such as the central nervous system (CNS), so that the body’s systems can function optimally. This can restore health, strength and vitality and help to combat the debilitating symptoms presented by diseases like CFS/ME.

Speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy today or visit our website to read what our patients have to say about us and book an appointment to find out what we can do to help you.


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